‘Genius’ Albert Einstein
April 21, 2017 § Leave a comment
‘Genius,’ has been picked up for a second season even before the first episode of its first season has even aired. Beginning on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 9/8c, and every week thereafter for 10 weeks, you can watch the story of Albert Einstein starring Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, and Richard Topol on http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/genius/
The hour long program flashes back and forth from Albert Einstein in his later stages of life as a professor teaching to University aged men in the 1930’s in Berlin, to him as a teenage student himself in the late 1800’s. Raised in a non-observant Ashkenazi Jewish family in Germany, the program demonstrates his upbringing and his concerned father who was afraid that Albert wouldn’t amount to much if he didn’t earn a degree, Albert’s education and passion for math and physics at various schools in Germany and Switzerland, his non-monogamous beliefs and his relationships with many women, including his first cousin, his renunciation and requests of varied citizenships, to the tumultuous political conflicts of that era, his beliefs, and how they impacted his family, life, and career.