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June 27, 2011

Time Warner Cable to Premiere 30 Minute Pilot 'It Ain't Rocket Science' on NY1

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable has announced the premiering of a 30 minute original pilot called “It Ain’t Rocket Science,” on NY1. The company will also be airing the pilot for its On Demand digital customers.

Time Warner Cable, will premiere “It Ain’t Rocket Science” through Connect a Million Minds which is a five year educational initiative the corporation launched to help inspire and present young minds with learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The program which has been packaged for family viewing will delve deep into a number of topics related to the STEM fields through a series of interviews and sections. Adam Balkin, NY1’s technology reporter, will be hosting the 30 minute pilot.

“It Ain’t Rocket Science” will look closely into FIRST and its robotics program. Tara Lynn Wagner, NY1 reporter will meet with Goleta California High School teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer, and discuss the recently published book, The New Cool profiling MacArthur and his robotics team while NY 1 Health reporter Kafi Drexel will engage Scientific American editor Mariette DiChristina in discussion over contagious cancer which is prevalent among the Tasmanian Devil population. DiChristina presents the information gleaned in a way which is easy to follow and understand for both a young and adult mind. To give the science of archeology a boost, there will be an exhibit called How the Indiana Jones and the Adventures of Archaeology.  

“It Ain’t Rocket Science” will aireon June 24 at 9:30 pm on NY1 ET with repeats of the program being aired on Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET following which Time Warner Cable will air the program for its On Demand digital customers as well.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves