Book Discussion on To Forgive Design

Henry Petroski talked about his book, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, in which he discusses the role of engineers in our society… read more

Henry Petroski talked about his book, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, in which he discusses the role of engineers in our society and why some designs eventually fail. In his book, Professor Petroski looks at headline-making failures like the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, took place at the Washington Duke Inn on the campus of Duke University. close

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Book Discussion on To Forgive Design

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Program ID:
318386-7
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Durham, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 2014
Last Aired:
May 12, 2014

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  • May 11, 2014 | 1:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2014 | 1:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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