Whatever Happened to the Metric System

John Bemelmans Marciano talked about his book, Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet, in which he discusses… read more

John Bemelmans Marciano talked about his book, Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet, in which he discusses the reasons behind the U.S. choosing not to adopt the metric system, even though it was championed by Thomas Jefferson and other founders. He also talked about the failed efforts in the U.S. to convert over to the metric system during the 1970s. Mr. Marciano spoke at Word Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. close

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Whatever Happened to the Metric System

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Program ID:
321068-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
First Aired:
Aug 31, 2014 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2014 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 31, 2014 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 06, 2014 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 2014 | 10:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2014 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 12, 2014 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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