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Consumer 101

Hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, Consumer 101 gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product - the obscure, the fascinating, the everyday. Each week, audiences will discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and glimpse unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. Consumer 101 is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why we spend our resources so we can all make educated decisions when it counts.

Show Info

Network: United States NBC (2018 - now)
Schedule: Saturdays at 11:00 (30 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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Previous Episode

Tires, Ticks, and Tips

Episode 2x14; Feb 22, 2020

When a neighbor is spotted with a suspiciously lush lawn, it's a case for Detective Jack Rico, who investigates and turns up tips on how to get the most out of his own yard. Then, Jack discovers Consumer Reports tire testing taking place in an unexpe

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x14: Tires, Ticks, and TipsFeb 22, 2020
2x13: Take CareFeb 15, 2020
2x12: Under PressureFeb 8, 2020
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