AMERICA REVEALED takes viewers on a four-hour journey high above the American landscape to reveal the country as never seen before.
Ten Sleep, Wyoming is one of the most isolated places in America. Yul meets Rod Collingwood, he supervises the laying of fibre optic cable in this area. Fiber optic cable carries signals for our phones, television and the internet. Rod explains how fibre optic cable has become the new highway; it enables places even as remote as Ten Sleep to communicate with the world.
In this final episode of America Revealed, our host Yul Kwon takes a look at American manufacturing, which has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, America is actually the number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul crosses the nation looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.
Yul visits a CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in Colorado. This is the modern day prairie, the cattle graze, but they are not eating grass... they are corn fed cattle.
Kansas farmer Greg Stone s corn production is under attack. Yul talks to Greg about the measures he has taken to stop pests from ravishing his crops. Yul also meets Robert Grace, a crop duster or Ag-flyer . Robert has seen a change over the years in the number of different types of chemicals he has to use.
Yul speaks to Intel engineer, Tammy Westall at the intel microchip manufacturing factory in Chandler, Arizona. Tammi explains how overtime through innovation and continuing advances in technology the size of the microchip has shrunk to microscopic proportions, so now they are now smaller than a strand of hair.
Yul meets international insurance saleman, Dean Burri. He is one of a new breed of commuter whose weekly journey to work can take him all over the world.
Finding innovative ways to power the grid is still a work in progress. We are taking steps to find energy sources that are renewable and greener. Yul goes back to Daytona Beach, Florida to discover some of the ways in which NASCAR is trying to reduce its energy consumption at the Daytona 500.
Yul travels to Medford, New Jersey to meet Vinnie Carchia and Ryan Hill to learn more about their jobs as cable repair guys. Because it would cause too much disruption to turn them off, Vinnie and Ryan carry out work on the cables whilst the power lines are still live. Yul joins them on one of their regular maintenance trips to find out how theydo this without being electrocuted.
Yul visits Windy Flats wind farm in Goldendale, Washington and meets up with Randy Deputy, wind energy maintenance and repair worker. Yul joins Randy on a typical day's work maintaining the wind turbines. Unfortunately for Yul, a typical day for Randy means being 300 feet off the ground!
In the past farmers would live and work on their land, there was no need to travel far from home. Today agricultural workers travel across the county to do their jobs. To keep our great food machine running it requires workers to migrate. Yul investigates the reason behind this change in the way we farm.
Yul meets Debra Griffith, air traffic control manager at the Air Traffic Control Command center in Northern Virginia. Debra talks Yul through the complex and concise system that keeps our planes in the air. She explains to Yul how factors such as the weather can seriously affect the day s flight plan.
Steve Cousins is CEO at Willow Garage in California. Willow Garage makes personalized robots, robots that do chores, such as load the dishwasher or take the dog for a walk. Yul meets up with Steve and some of their android creations.
Every year, more and more of us are taking to the skies. This data visualization shows the flights that will carry over fifty thousand planes and two-million passengers in one day. It shows how our airways connect almost every corner of the country.
In this video we meet David Hackenberg, a commercial bee keeper. We discover how the humble honey bee is an essential part of the crop production process. Yul learns how David and his bess travel around the country pollinating crops and in this data visualization we can see David trucking his bees all over America.
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