The New Heroes Episodes

2005, TV Show

Episode Detail: Technology of Freedom - The New Heroes

“Technology of Freedom” (Part 2 of four) profiles social reformers whose better mousetraps are lifting people out of poverty around the world. In Kenya, Martin Fisher and Nick Moon's manually operated irrigation pumps can increase farmers' incomes tenfold. Agronomist Fabio Rosa has made electricity affordable for rural Brazilians. And Indian eye surgeon Govindappa Venkataswamy and American businessman David Green have teamed up to put eyeglasses and cataract surgery within the reach of the poor.

Episodes: The New Heroes (4)

7/5/2005: The Power of Knowledge    Season 1, Episode 4
7/5/2005: Power of Enterprise    Season 1, Episode 3
6/28/2005: Technology of Freedom    Season 1, Episode 2
6/28/2005: Dreams of Sanctuary    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: June 28, 2005, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Four-part series profiling private-sector reformers around the world who are `applying business skills to solving social ills,' says host Robert Redford. Among the countries they're working in are India, Zambia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, Peru and the U.S.


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