Consumer 101

February 2019
20:00

Be Smart

4.0 5 x
Many consumers love their smart TVs, without knowing how much information they gather; teams evaluate sunscreen to keep consumers safe; a Consumer Reports expert shows Jack Rico the safest and most effective way to pack a car for a trip.
20:00

Sensing Danger

4.0 6 x
Jack Rico learns what to do when hydroplaning on a wet road; gets advice from a top Consumer Reports expert on how to protect Wi-Fi routers from hackers; and takes a look inside the mind of a top scientist as he performs a simple task -- shopping.
January 2019
20:00

Leading the March

3.0 1 x
A high school marching band helps explain what happens to sound in an anechoic chamber, a room with no echo; Jack Rico learns about car safety with the help of Consumer Reports experts; plus the dos and don'ts of preparing a meal safely.
20:00

Leading the March

3.0 0 x
A high school marching band helps explain what happens to sound in an anechoic chamber, a room with no echo; Jack Rico learns about car safety with the help of Consumer Reports experts; plus the dos and don'ts of preparing a meal safely.
20:00

Power Up

3.0 3 x
Jack Rico learns how to drive off-road with the help of a top Consumer Reports expert; and he shares some useful tips to keep phones charged up while on the go and the best way to organize a yard sale.
November 2018
20:00

Right Fit

4.0 3 x
Technicians turn up the heat on barbecues in the test lab, and Jack shares money-saving strategies for credit card owners and explains how to fold fitted sheets so they fit in your linen closet.
20:00

Tread Carefully

4.0 1 x
Jack struggles to keep up with "Johnnie," a device used to test treadmills, gets a look inside the mind of a top scientist by asking him to perform a simple task: clean a kitchen, and shares useful tips for buying a car
20:00

High Noon

4.0 6 x
Jack faces off with an expert in a power-drill challenge. Cleaning up after grilling can be a chore, so he brushes up on his grill-cleaning techniques. Plus, we set out to decode television terminology.
20:00

First Class

3.0 7 x
Jack gets behind the wheel with a top car tester at the Consumer Reports test track, explores testing door locks for strength and protection, and shares tips for transforming your economy air travel experience into a journey fit for royalty.
October 2018
20:00

Buckle Up

3.0 6 x
Host Jack Rico shows you how to keep your cool when hydroplaning, how to organize your fridge to save money and waste less food, and how to stay safe using peer-to-peer payment apps.
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