Blockbusters and Bombs

4 segments
Peter Bart, a former film executive and the editor-in-chief of Variety, explores what makes some movies blockbusters, and others bombs. Then, a travel writer describes his harrowing journey through the Sahara. And we’ll we’ll find out how the hunt for terrorist cells is putting a damper on science experiments people conduct in their homes. Plus: a new biography of Henry Ward Beecher.