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THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS | A Momentous Encounter | PBS


http://www.pbs.org/program/mystery-matter/
Premieres Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

While holding a variety of jobs as a minister, teacher, lecturer and tutor, Joseph Priestley wrote prolifically on subjects ranging from education and theology to politics and science. Biographer Steven Johnson explains how Priestley’s idea for a book about electricity led to his warm friendship with Benjamin Franklin – and inspired him to become a scientist in his own right.