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Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974)

Jacob Bronowski was born on January 18, 1908 in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire as Jakub Bronowski. He was a writer and director, known for Television Tomorrow (1957), The Ascent of Man (1973) and Insight (1960). He died on August 22, 1974 in East Hampton, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Television Tomorrow
The Ascent of Man
Insight Writer
The Brains Trust
The Brains Trust Himself / Himself - Panellist


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  The Ascent of Man (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Harvest of the Seasons (1973) ... (writer)
- Lower Than the Angels (1973) ... (written by)
 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary)
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 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary)
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 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary) (producer)
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 1973-1976 Parkinson (TV Series)
- Episode #5.21 (1976) ... Himself (as Dr. Jacob Bronowski)
- Episode #3.10 (1973) ... Himself (as Professor Jacob Bronowski)
 1973 The Ascent of Man (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Presenter
- World Within World (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
- The Starry Messenger (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
- The Majestic Clockwork (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
- The Long Childhood (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
- The Ladder of Creation (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
 1965 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
 1960/II Insight (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Presenter
 1960 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
- Challenge of the Sixties (1960) ... Himself
 1958-1959 The Brains Trust (TV Series)
Himself - Panellist / Himself
- Episode dated 17 May 1959 (1959) ... Himself - Panellist
- Episode dated 17 August 1958 (1958) ... Himself
 1957 Television Tomorrow (TV Movie)
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 1976 Forty Years (TV Movie)

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Jacob Bronowski | Professor Jacob Bronowski

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The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself." [1977] "Dissent is the mark of freedom. And as originality and independence are private needs for the existence of a science, so dissent and freedom are its public needs. The safeguards which it must offer are apparent: free inquiry, free thought, free speech, tolerance. These freedoms of tolerance have never been notable in a ... See more »


During World War II, his work helped to increase the effectiveness of bombing raids. This connection led him to Nagasaki after the war to study the effects of the atomic bombing there, but he came away convinced that scientists needed to pay more attention to the ethics of science, and in particular the danger that their discoveries would be misused. See more »

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