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Science Channel Sets ‘Innovators’ Series

Science Channel will unveil a new documentary series later this year that will profile figures who have fundamentally altered the way we live, the network announced Monday.

The series, Innovators, will debut in fourth quarter 2018 and will pair historical and contemporary innovators from similar fields to examine truths of how innovation happens and tell the story of how our modern world was created.

The three, hour-long episodes will include pairings of Richard Warren Sears, the businessman who founded Sears, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; Alexander Graham-Bell and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg; and John and Horace Dodge -- who challenged the Ford Motor Company’s automobile industry dominance – with Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and Space X.

Innovators, with be produced by Ross Greenburg Productions, said network officials.

“These are inspiring stories of some of the most brilliant minds of the last couple of centuries, people who have shaken things up to the point where there really is no looking back,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual in a statement. “Ross Greenburg is an expert storyteller and we are thrilled to have him partner with us on this innovative series.”