Blue Sky Metropolis
1 HR | 4 Episode Series | PBS
An epic 4-part series that traces the 20th-century emergence of Southern California as the aviation and aerospace capital of the world. In Episode One, Wings, Los Angeles becomes America’s “arsenal for democracy” during World War II while critics see an unhealthy alliance develop between the federal government and aircraft manufacturers. The Big Chill explores how the Cold War and Pentagon dollars fund the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles, creating the gargantuan “military-industrial-complex”. A Space Odyssey unfolds in the first-hand accounts of those who made possible mankind’s greatest achievement. Back to the Future sees tech billionaires launching a new generation of aerospace companies, setting their sights on colonizing Mars and exploring the universe.