If You Could Travel in Time, Where Would You Go? Have you ever felt that you were born in the wrong era? We asked professionals from a diversity of fields what time periods they would visit if they could rewind or fast-forward time. And — before we get too carried away — an astrophysicist explains the complicated logistics of time travel.
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If You Could Travel in Time, Where Would You Go?

If You Could Travel in Time, Where Would You Go?

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Have you ever felt that you were born in the wrong era? We asked professionals from a diversity of fields what time periods they would visit if they could rewind or fast-forward time. And — before we get too carried away — an astrophysicist explains the complicated logistics of time travel.

Guests:

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium

Joseph Ellis, professor of history at Mount Holyoke College

Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners), etiquette columnist