The first high rise buildings were constructed in New York City in the 1880s. A growing population and a dwindling supply of space meant that the cost of real estate was sky rocketing. This lead to the need to build up, rather than out. In the early days of high rise buildings, their primary use was strictly for office space, as most people lived in the suburbs and commuted into the bigger cities. As time passed, however, people began to move to the big cities, thus the purpose of these tall buildings changed from being strictly office space to residents as well. The invention of the elevator is what allowed high rises to turn into skyscrapers. High rises provide ample space when space is at a premium. In recent decades, however, many of the skyscrapers that have been erected have been built in the race to have the tallest building in the world.
This episode from “Informed”, with your host Rob Lowe, is sure to be an informative look into the history and future of high rises. “Informed” is an educational series that is produced and provided for Public Television PBS Member stations.
Informed, with host Rob Lowe, is in pre-production for a series on military and war museums throughout the U.S. The series will be featured on PBS member stations throughout the country. PBS is currently running a series by Ken Burns on the Vietnam War that according to the NY Times will “break your heart and win your mind”.
The art of wine tasting is an ancient practice that has been performed just as long as humans have been producing wine. Professional wine tasters are referred to as sommeliers, and they use a continuously evolving system of terminology to describe the different aspects of the wine. When describing a wine, a taster is looking for aroma, taste, color, and a multitude of other features. An important aspect of wine tasting is that the tasting is as “blind” as possible. The taster should not know details such as the origin of the wine, the type of wine, or the shape and label of the bottle. Blind tasting can even go as far as serving the wine from a black wine glass to ensure the taster can’t see the color, as this can bias their opinion of the wine. Many studies have been done that have found that the general public cannot discern between an expensive wine and a cheap wine. Perhaps wine tasting should be left to the experts!
“Informed”, with host Rob Lowe, will be exploring wine tasting in this latest episode. Experts will be called in to explain the history of this art and describe to viewers how modern day wine tasting relates to and differs from ancient wine tasting. The “Informed” series is provided to Public Television PBS Member stations.
Since the late 50’s when Russia launched the first satellite into orbit, Space Travel has grown by leaps and bounds and is quickly on its way to becoming a commercial industry instead of only for scientific purposes. “Informed”, hosted by Rob Lowe, will be doing the latest segment on space travel, specifically the industry’s shift towards becoming a commercial project with travel for civilians in the near future. This segment will interview the multiple private companies that are developing innovative technology that will allow commercial space travel to the moon and beyond to become a reality much sooner, rather than later. For an in depth look into the future of commercial space travel, be sure to tune into this episode from “Informed”, a series distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations.
Social media allows a business to make connections across various platforms easily and quickly. These connections were once not possible but now have become so integral in the business world it’s almost impossible to think of a time when they weren’t used.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn allow businesses to advertise in one spot and allow others to do the rest of the work by sharing their post. It’s possible to reach millions of people by making one post simply because the network of connections that can be made on these websites is almost endless.
Relationships between businesses and customers are established through ongoing and pre-scheduled Twitter chats where an exchange of ideas can take place. Joining these chats is beneficial for both the business and the consumer as it provides the business a way to hear what their consumers are saying and consumers can know they have a voice in shaping the way a business is run.
Many business professionals use LinkedIn as a way to make contacts with other professionals in similar fields. LinkedIn is also a great way for someone looking for a new job to get their credentials out there for potential employers to see. LinkedIn allows businesses to search for potential candidates all in one space.
Make sure to tune in for this latest informative piece from the educational series, “Informed”, hosted by Rob Lowe. “Informed” is a series provided to Public Television PBS Member stations.
“Informed” will be meeting with experts in the field of mobile app development as well as the restaurant industry to provide viewers with insight into how these apps have affected the success of restaurants.
The increasing number of people using personal devices like smart phones, tablets, and even smart watches means that there is an “app for everything”. The restaurant business is no exception; they have jumped into the world of mobile apps to provide users with discounts and other such incentives to get them into their restaurant over others. Places like McDonalds and Starbucks even use the apps to allow customers to pay in store, or do pre-orders to avoid standing in long lines. In addition to the restaurant specific apps, there are also those like OpenTable and UrbanSpoon that allow users to search for restaurants using a plethora of options so they can find exactly what they want.
“Informed” is always bringing the most relevant and hard-hitting topics to the American viewing public by distributing its episodes to Public Television PBS Member stations. Join host Rob Lowe in this latest episode as he opens the door on mobile apps for restaurants.
Prepared Meal Delivery Services are the focus of the latest segment to come from the “Informed” series, hosted by Rob Lowe. Prepared meals are becoming an increasingly popular method of dining, especially among the millennial generation and those individuals that are fitness conscious. Prepared meals allow for people who are short on time or have a strict diet to order exactly what they want and have it delivered to their door, saving on time and aggravation from dealing with grocery shopping. This episode, along with all other “Informed” segments, will be provided to Public Television PBS Member stations.
Transatlantic Cruising seems, to many people today, as a relic of the past, however, it is a thriving aspect of the cruise industry. “Informed”, with your host Rob Lowe, is presenting a unique look into the world of transatlantic cruising in this latest episode from the educational series. Transatlantic cruises are committed to providing passengers with the most elegant service and accommodations. If you are interested in embarking on a transatlantic cruise, be sure to tune into this episode, distributed to Public Television PBS Member stations, before booking!
Hollywood heavyweight, Rob Lowe, will be hosting this latest episode focusing on the diverse industry of Hair Stylist Education.
The journey a hair stylist takes to gain their education in this field is truly as unique as the business itself. Obtaining an education as a hair stylist provides a person with the ability to allow their creativity to shine. With the proper education and tools, there is no limit to what a hair stylist can provide their clients. The education of a hair stylist extends beyond the reaches of simply learning how to cut hair. A stylist must have the knowledge of the multitude of products used in the industry as well as a personality that allows them to interact well with clients. After all, when a client is sitting in the stylist’s chair, there’s not much else to do but strike up a conversation!
Public Television PBS Member stations will be provided with this latest episode from the “Informed” series, hosted by Rob Lowe.
Rising sea levels brought on by the warming of the planet and thus the melting of the largest deposits of fresh water within the ice caps of the North and South Poles has forced engineers and scientists to initiate Coastal City Dam Projects. Join host Rob Lowe and the “Informed” series as he speaks with experts in the field of Dam Construction to find out how they’re protecting our coastal cities. This episode is distributed to Public Television PBS Member Stations.