History Hacker, Hosted by Bre Pettis on The History Channel

Our good friend Bre Pettis who produces new media for Etsy, has created a television pilot for “History Hacker” airing tonight on The History Channel. On the show, which Bre produced and hosts, he explores history’s great inventors, taking a hands-on look at their inventions and new ways to hack them. The pilot episode, which is all about Nikola Tesla and his pioneering work with electricity, airs September 26th.

Meet Nikola Tesla, the unsung genius behind the most miraculous advances of the Age of Electricity, and Hacker-extraordinaire Bre Pettis who will break the history of electricity down to its nuts and bolts. Bre will show you how to build your own versions of Tesla’s greatest inventions and takes you on a journey from New York City’s ultra modern power plants, to one of the world’s most advanced satellite research labs, and then onward into the future of energy…unlimited wireless power.

On the set of History Hacker

If all goes well Bre’s “History Hacker” pilot will be turned into a full series on The History Channel, so please help make this a reality by spreading the word about the show. If you can’t watch it live, be sure to set your Tivo or DVR to record it. Here’s the show listing on The History Channel.

You can give feedback and discuss the show in the History Channel Forums and History Hacker Facebook group and for the latest updates, follow Bre on Twitter.

UPDATE 1: If you have Comcast in San Francisco, there are 4 air times: 5pm & 9pm on HISTHD (Channel 758) and 8pm & 12m on HISTW (Channel 62).

UPDATE 2: The BitTorrent for History Hacker is now available on Mininova.

photo by Bre Pettis

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