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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

Conquering the Used Car Purchase

Episode 2x26; Jun 13, 2020

Host Jack Rico plays "That Sounds Shady" to guess which scenarios sound like online privacy traps; then he learns how to buy a used car from a Consumer Reports expert; plus, a runaway robot brings Jack to the robot vacuum lab.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x26: Conquering the Used Car PurchaseJun 13, 2020
2x25: Talking to the FutureJun 6, 2020
2x24: Hot Car Stories -- True or FalseMay 30, 2020
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