For 82 years, we at CR have prided ourselves on delivering the independent, expert guidance that families need to confidently make choices in the face of questions large and small. How safe and reliable is my car? Is this a predatory loan masquerading as a fair deal? Is there a right way to load a dishwasher to get a better clean? How can I safeguard my privacy and security in an age when so many everyday products are internet-connected? Across the generations, tens of millions of Americans have looked to our magazine, our website, and our social media channels for insights and answers they can trust.

Now we’re thrilled to introduce a brand-new way that CR will equip people with the tools they need to make smarter choices: our first-ever TV show. Premiering Oct. 6 and airing Saturday mornings on NBC, our new show, “Consumer 101,” will take you behind the scenes of our labs and our auto test track to bring you answers to your most pressing questions and deliver an honest look at the products, services, and apps that you care about most. Each 30-minute episode will feature CR engineers and experts tackling a handful of issues, from deciphering food labels to choosing the right car seat to navigating the world of smart products. And as with everything we bring you, you’ll be able to count on our show for the same independent analysis, scientific rigor, and consumer-first approach you’ve come to expect from us through the years.

We’re excited to connect you with a whole new view of CR’s work to bend the marketplace to better meet your needs and interests—and we hope that you’ll tune in as we embark on this new venture together.

Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the November 2018 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.