Consumer 101

April 2019
20:00

Sweet Success

3.0 1 x
Jack Rico discovers how much added sugar might be lurking in his breakfast; learns how to build a strong password to deter would-be hackers from accessing private data; and a Consumer Reports expert offers invaluable tips on a teen's first car.
20:00

Safety First

4.0 5 x
Jack Rico meets the Consumer Reports team that tests how well cars handle sudden swerves; visits a gadget durability lab, where testers scratch, drop and dunk devices; and offers advice on how to protect your home from burglars while on vacation.
March 2019
20:00

Way Ahead

3.0 4 x
Jack Rico heads to the track to learn how to drive like a pro; peer-to-peer payment app tips; a fascinating look inside the mind of a top scientist performing a simple task -- cleaning a kitchen.
February 2019
20:00

Rest Assured

4.0 3 x
Jack Rico digs deep to find the right snow blower to clear a driveway; seeks a safe way to use a cellphone while driving; and with the help of a Consumer Reports expert, learns all about choosing the right mattress to help get a good night's sleep.
20:00

Rico & Rico

4.0 5 x
Host Jack Rico learns the correct way to paint a wall from a Consumer Reports expert with a similar name; learns all about drones; and looks at the science behind fuel economy testing.
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 7 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.
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