Education Nation is NBC's week long initiative of education programs and events that correspond with the Education Nation Summit held at Rockefeller Plaza. The summit welcomes policymakers, educators, business people and citizens to come together and discuss the challenges facing America's education system today. The sessions highlight success stories, problems, solutions, and new ideas to help us maximize the potential of our schools. With panels including teachers in the discussion of education issues with elected officials, the summits mission is to link educators with those in power to make progress in education. To correspond with the summit, NBC is airing a series of inspiring educational programs. See the science and history of the Mars Rover, the development of new technologies in the 70's and 80's, interviews with famous American authors and playwrights, the stories of the Civil Rights Era, advancements in organic farming and more on NBC's Education Nation.