Here is a descriptive list of what some of the programs we air are about.
Go Fish with Dan Kenney
Dan is an avid angler and host of the television program Go fish with Dan Kenney. The show takes you to many great fisheries all over the United States & Canada. Both fresh and saltwater. His guests are professional anglers. (FLW and BASS), guides, friends and fans of the show. The show highlights the fun of fishing, with a touch of Dan’s humor, also many interesting tips and information. We target all ages and interest of fishing from the avid angler to the beginner.
Conversations With Dr. Don
Each thought provoking show interviews one or more interesting individuals on a wide range of topics of significance to viewers today.
Past show topics include poetry, politics, theater, music and even live performances. Some broadcasts are live including musical performances.
Conversations With Dr. Don has been broadcasting since 1998 and is going strong with well over 600 shows created so far. Shows are recorded at Tualatin Valley Television studios in Beaverton, Oregon.
Improving life as we age is the goal of Graceful Aging. Welcome to this journey!
Graceful Aging features national experts describing ways your life can be vibrant, fun, productive, profitable, safe, and healthy. Gregory Bator is the founder, producer and host of the country’s leading community access television program. Over 350 TV markets reaching over 15 million households have access to smart programs with experts passionate about improving life.
More than 100 interesting programs treat viewers to topics from “Getting Good Sleep” to “Strengthening Your Driving Skills” to “Building Stronger Relationships”. Show guests include doctors, national leaders, renowned experts, authors, and professionals in aging. Every guest is delighted to share valuable insights on improving life as we age.
Graceful Aging is America’s most popular community access television show. (www.pegmedia.org). “Graceful Aging’s strong community access reach is a testament to the nation’s hunger for reliable interesting ways to improve life as we age,” says Bator an accomplished attorney with over 30 years’ experience in assisted living law. “My own interest, probably like yours, began from a deep respect for my grandparents and parents.” Professionally and personally, Bator assists families and individuals lead fulfilling, rewarding, vibrant lives.
Graceful Aging is simple, if everything goes right. Our promise is that every video you watch will impact your life for the better. Thank you for your support and interest. We will work diligently to earn your continued trust.
“Healthy Living” is a health interview show on a variety of topics from including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and so forth.
The interviews are done at the Parkview Medical Center in Maine with medical experts.
Learning About Beekeeping
Basics of Beekeeping
Loose Painting in Oils
“Loose Painting in Oils” – Artists and non artists alike will enjoy watching Carol Hallock paint a beautiful water landscape as she makes it seem incredibly easy and fast.
Watch as Carol Hallock paints with easy to learn demonstrations for beginning to advanced painters.
Techiniques are demonstrated showing how to develop a loose stroke, stop sweating the details and using contrast, color and composition to achieve maximum “OOOMPH”.
Moment by Moment – The Healing Journey of Molly Hale
“Moment By Moment ” is a film by Emmy winning film maker Dorothy Fadiman. It is the documentary of Molly Hale, who suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile rollover, and after being told there was no hope for movement below her shoulders, proceeded to rehabilitate herself and continues to recover. “Moment By Moment” is Molly’s story, a story about disabilities, health and healing, attitude, choice and intention, sex, intimacy, and relationships.
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Money Talk with Jack Bevilacqua
Host Jack Bevilacqua’s goal is to reach out to the community with financial information that will be helpful to everyone, at every stage in their lives. His years of experience in the financial services profession have given him insight into which issues matter most to young families, retirees, and small business owners.
He weaves real-life stories into his discussions with expert guests from such areas as: college funding, investing, social security, 401(k) plans, mortgages, long-term health care insurance, investment fraud, annuities, real estate investments, estate planning and retirement.
On Eternal Patrol – The Story of the USS Thresher
On Eternal Patrol is the story of the worst nuclear submarine accident in history. In it are photos, black and white film and fantastic color shots of the Thresher .
The USS Thresher was built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The piece contains footage of Portsmouth NH then and now, the Shipyard itself and the Piscataqua River she called home. Also included are interviews with designers, sub sailors, civilians and family members. 129 families spread across America were affected by this tragic tale.
The history of the Thresher as well as the possible reasons for the accident and the ramifications are all covered. This is a bit of history most of the TV world has missed.
“Painting Journeys” with Artist, Kitty Lynne Klich, is an intimate journey on canvas to various destinations Ms. Klich has traveled. The one hour program features Ms. Klich painting the location, in oils, as she shares her painting process and tells the viewer about her experiences on that journey.
A different destination will be highlighted each show.
Ms. Klich is an Award Winning Artist whose Community Cable Television Show, “Gallery Works” won the 2011 Award of Excellence and Best of Show, in her category, at the Wisconsin Association of PEG Channels Video Festival.
Painting Seascapes in Watercolor
Paint along with Annie Strack in this 55 minute art education video as she teaches the techniques to paint realistic seascapes in watercolor. Viewers will enjoy this fun and easy how-to show about watercolor painting, while learning new techiniques and tips from an award winning maritime artist.
Perils for Pedestrians
“Perils For Pedestrians” is a public affairs television series that looks at problems confronting pedestrians in communities like yours, and solutions to those problems from across the United States and around the world. Each 28-minute episode consists of several interviews with advocates, planners, engineers, and public officials, on a broad range of issues of concern to pedestrians. The program occasionally looks at bicyclists, transit, and broader issues of urban design and public health. Since 1996, the host of the series, John Z Wetmore, has conducted interviews in all 50 states, and 15 foreign countries.
“Reality Cooking” is a series that focuses on preparing every day meals using real ingredients that anyone either has around their kitchen or can easily get from any grocery store. These meals are cooked up by real people, not TV chefs, who run on the same ‘time schedule’ that most of us have when we’re cooking.
Join Chapman University’s President Jim Doti as he prepares real food for real people.
Science Quest with Brad West
Science Quest with Brad West highlights various government and municipality jobs, careers and services that use science every day. This show is filmed in Polk County, Florida, but the topics covered are those you would find most anywhere in Florida and across the country.
The Childrens Corner
The Children’s Corner is a family oriented television program based on “The Slouch In The Couch” series of children’s learning books and takes place in the World of the Magical Couch.
Hosted by Sheriff Stephen J., the town of “The Children’s Corner” is located in Slouch County (an old west scenario) where Black Bart’s bumbling gang attempts to conduct various robberies that always end up in failure which leaves a positive message with the audience.
When Sheriff Stephen J. is not dealing with Black Bart, he is introducing the audience to various other characters that live in the Magical Couch. Some of these characters include the Alphabet Chef’s. These chef’s belong to “The Fraternity of Alphabet Chef’s” and bring a quick cooking segment into the Sheriff’s house.
Some episodes may be hosted by one of the many characters in the World of the Magical Couch and other episodes include original music provided by: “The Slouch In The Couch Children’s Corner Band” but all episodes have the daily Word of Interest, which is spelled and defined in a simplistic way to enhance the viewers vocabulary.
The Alley 99 Show
The Alley 99 Show Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed in California in 2011. Our mission is to create a series of educational puppet shows and public service announcements for children to learn, grow and have fun!
Our 501(c)(3) corporation’s focus is preparing children ages four through ten for a successful future academically, physically, and socially. We believe learning and play go hand-in-hand and that a fun environment is crucial to a child’s development. Through our broadcast media partners, with diverse and well-rounded Alley 99 Show episodes and public service announcements on subjects that affect the quality of life for our Nation’s children, we achieve that goal every single day.
The Folklorist is NewTV’s upcoming television pilot program exploring the iconic and lesser-known historical occurrences in our world’s history.
Hosted by John Horrigan and produced by NewTV, The Folklorist offers a captivating look at the stories that will forever inspire us.
The Garage with Steve Butler
Steve Butler is an artist and furniture maker with more than 20 years experience in the field. In his garage workshop, he’ll share with you the way to make fun, funky projects without having all the fancy expensive shop tools of the other shows. Anything from fine furniture to cool, artsy objects are what he’s making. The Garage is a how-to show unlike any other.
The Health Reporter
The Health Reporter™ is a series of multiple one- to three-minute segments providing current health news and tips on living well. These short-form segments provide solid intellectual how-to’s on living a longer and stronger life with concise practical nutrition, cooking and fitness tips. The Health Reporter presents each weekly topic in a friendly, upbeat and easy-to-understand style.
New “Minute” versions – The Health Reporter Minute™ and The Men’s Health Minute™ deliver the latest nutrition, health and fitness headlines and stories in a minute or less.
Tina Cooks – A truly “Down to Earth” cooking show with Chef Tina Piermarini.
Tina’s natural style and common sense approach to cooking great meals is a must carry program. and don’t miss the wonderful ending credit sequences and special effects.
Travel Television is a new magazine series that will explore the news and events in the travel industry and the impact that these events have on the traveling public. This half-hour program will explore changes in technology, regulations, and products and services designed with the traveler in mind. This series focuses on voluntourism and presents stories of those people volunteering their time and efforts to rebuild the gulf coast. Almost 2 million have travelled to volunteer, and there are those have come from every community in the country. This series hopes to be an interactive experience, and we want to work with local peg stations to provide an opportunity to tell stories of your viewers as part of this series. We offer an opportunity to include video stores in the series and provide a companion website where viewers can share their volunteer experiences through the web using multiple social media platforms. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Each episode will be hosted and provide useful consumer information to help every viewer become a better informed traveler
Wicked Good Dads
The Wicked Good Dads show is a program designed to share the stories of what it means to be a dad in today’s modern world. We explore the journey of fatherhood and question stereotypes. We engage our children, friends, partners, and fellow dads to challenge each other to take an active role in the lives and dreams of our kids. The program is informative but also features funny segments and out takes.
This production spotlights dads and kids doing great things in their communities and provides a forum to talk openly about hopes, dreams, goals and challenges we all face now and in the future. While not claiming to be “Wicked Good Dads” the message is to be the best dad you can be every day, to learn from our mistakes and be positive role models for our children.
Your Next Bold Move
A television show that provides inspiration, information and resources to those looking to make their next BOLD move. Personally and or professionally. Many of us reach a time in our lives where we re-evaluate our situation and ask ourselves questions like; Am I in the right job, career, or industry? Is there something I have a passion for that I’m not doing something about? Why am I dissatisfied and restless and what can I do about it?
Our show will help viewers learn strategies and tips to inspire them to move forward with their dreams and goals.
The series examines ancient ruins and monuments across the globe.
Topics include Stonehenge, The Pyramids of Mexico, Baalbek, Easter Island, Egyptian Obelisks and pyramids, Maccu Piccu, the Nazca Lines, and much more. The 6000 year old Sumerian Clay Tablets are discussed in great detail, to shed light on the elusive Annunaki, or ” giants ” of the Bible. Old maps, mythology and legendary creatures such as dragons are discussed in detail.
The format is a slide show, with many photographs per show, along with my narrative. It’s a fast, entertaining and enlightening half hour!
30 Odd Minutes
Each week, 30 Odd Minutes brings you a unique look at all aspects of the paranormal including ghosts, UFOs, ancient mysteries, psychic phenomena, conspiracies, cryptozoology, legends, and magick. Recorded LIVE aboard the Mother Ship — a vehicle that crosses time and space, host/Captain Jeff Belanger and the 30 Odd Crew take a light-hearted approach and offer live interviews with experts from all over the world who bring visual and audio evidence of the paranormal. If the truth is out there… we will find it… but only by sheer accident.
The episodes don’t reference dates, and our guests come on live in the studio or through a Web cam via Skype so there’s a timeless and global quality to each episode.
The show’s host, Jeff Belanger, is the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including The World’s Most Haunted Places, Our Haunted Lives, and Who’s Haunting the White House?, he’s the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web’s most popular ghostly destination, and he’s been a guest discussing the odd and unusual on more than 100 radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Biography Channel, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM. He’s lectured around the country to audiences big and small and brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to 30 Odd Minutes.
For more information, visit the show’s Web site: http://www.30oddminutes.com/
A Culinary Journey
“A Culinary Journey” is produced by local chef Luca Paris, owner of a very successful Mediterranean restaurant. The show has excellent production value, and is very entertaining and informative.
Adventures of Cinnamon and Spice
The Adventures of Cinnamon & Spice ™ phenomenon derives out of the city Atlanta, Ga. Having just turned 6 years old, Cinnamon & Spice began attending the prestige school, Empire Elementary, located in the Community of Buckhead. In this community, they are taught some of their first lessons in fun and safety from their friends the crossing guard, Mrs. Lewis, the school police officer, Officer Payton, and their teacher, Mrs. Pete. Mrs. Pete is one of the most adore educators at Empire. She instructs Cinnamon & Spice, along with many other students, how important it is to just be ‘you’ and to live life with a little imagination. With that tiny imagination, you will then see that the world we live in is full of FUN & ADVENTURE!
The character-driven friends, Cinnamon and Spice, are an adventurous double act. Living only a few blocks from their newly loved school, Empire Elementary, the two girls arrive home safely everyday with the help of their friends. Instead of taking the consistent approach to everyday challenges, Cinnamon and Spice embark on life to bring fun and adventure to this sometimes solemn world we all live in. Whether searching for the ultimate solution to the new everyday life activities, or just finding ways to enjoy life uniquely together with friends, Cinnamon & Spice are notorious for creating an unforgettable experience.
So come and join us while we fasten our seat belts to enjoy world’s new favorite girls, Cinnamon and Spice, on each of their fascinating journeys.
Adventures of Donkey Ollie
Adventures of Donkey Ollie is a animated musical thirteen part TV series with E/I content for children everywhere. The characters were created by Mike McKinney (lion King, Home on the Range) and shows were directed by Doug Aberle (California Raisins, Will Vinton Productions) The shows are designed to help children early on face the difficulties of life and develop a keen survival as they prepare to enter the adult world. Each show is twenty eight minutes and thirty seconds long. There is no commercial content. Each show highlights different adventures and shows how with the right heart someone can survive any adventure.
The individual shows feature a life action segment with animator director Farmer John and Friends and cover additional subjects with education and entertainment value. Children will benefit as they learn
This show will be terrific viewing for children who are interested in catchy songs, and great animated characters. The cast of Adventures of Donkey Ollie include Rupert the Raven, Aunt Alana and lovable children characters Elizabeth and Jehu. The Setting for the shows is Middle Eastern along the Mediterranean Sea.
Animal Adventures with Linda Forand
Animal Adventures with Linda Forand is an educational/environmental show that teaches people about animals and encourages them to explore nature.
Ask Dog Lady
“Ask Dog Lady” is an interactive show – Monica and her guests will answer phone calls, tweets and emails from listeners who are bewitched, bothered and bewildered by their creatures. Ultimately, dog behavior boils down to human behavior. Much fun and instructive talk will be had since our pets are a source of comedy in our daily lives.
Animal House is a monthly program that follws an animal trainer and Disaster relief worker as he works with training animals, training for disasters and works in the veterinary field.
The show is educational and informative and gives easy to understand instruction on animal training, welfare and general care as well as an exciting peek into the world of veterinatrians.
Ask Graceful Aging
Ask Graceful Aging answers questions to improve life as we age. Expert guests offer insights viewers can incorporate into their personal life. Each video is short and focused on a single topic.
Beatrix Potter – Reading Aloud with Judith McConnell
Each episode is a different story by renowned children’s author Beatrix Potter. It is read by our cherished citizen of the year Judith McConnell who has been reading aloud in our public schools for over 30 years. She has an amazing cadence to her voice and is much loved by people of all ages. In fact this program is of equal interest to children as well as seniors, who were raised on Beatrix Potter stories and will remember them with much pleasure. The program cuts between footage of Mrs. McConnell reading aloud and the illustrations in the book.
Cooking With Papa Tuck
Cooking With Papa Tuck Show is all about helping food pantries in the USA . Papa Tuck is on a mission through his shows , to get the word out to everyone in the country to help others who are in need . Cooking with Papa Tuck’s Cooking show teaches new and old cooks how to prepare meals for there hard working family’s . Papa Tuck films a average of four shows per month with people from all over the world as guest on his show. You will never know what Papa Tuck is cooking up next. Papa Tuck is cooking at the Pa Club in Oak Bluffs once per month on Martha’s Vineyard . All proceeds are going to charities through the Club . Papa Tuck is also a author and publisher of books . He is working on his 3rd cook book and some of his guest are authors and stars.
Tomorrow Today – The Science Magazine
TOMORROW TODAY is DW’s weekly science program. The compelling features and reports about science and technology, medicine and the environment give a glimpse of the world of tomorrow. See the latest innovations and trends in European technology and research as well as portraits of the scientists behind the latest developments. Along with several video features, the program invites an expert into the studio to discuss such topics as stem cell research, global climate change, or a new development in technology.
TOMORROW TODAY presents fascinating images from the depths of space and the depths of the oceans. Its reporters accompany climate researchers to Antarctica and volcanologists to Indonesia.They’re there when scientists test molecule-sized nano-engines and when robots learn to walk. They explore how science affects our everyday lives. TOMORROW TODAY brings you the people who are looking ahead – visionaries, lateral thinkers, and the minds who are shaping our world.
Durango Public Library Storytime
Durango Public Library staff entertain while reading popular children’s books. These are undated, non-regional in nature, timeless in content etc, highly produced and can be used as programming filler especially early morning or evening as part of your children targeted programming.
*Recipient of best series in Rhode Island Peg awards 2012. Emily’s Garden was never intended to be a “how to garden” series, but rather that of a lifestyle concept. You see, We leave from my garden to another great destination. The format is based on the fact that everything is connected to the earth in some way, allowing the subject matter to be virtually unlimited. Having served thirty-five years in the field of horticulture, Emily’s knowledge of diversified subject matter coupled with a large group of eclectic friends sets the stage as she greets you at her garden gate to embark on yet another venture.
The show opens in the setting of Emily’s backyard followed by “on location” segments. This series is lighthearted, fun and educational. She snaps in and out as a mode of travel. Most episodes content includes history, folklore and other fun-filled facts ending with a creative “hands on” project pertaining to the subject matter. Emily’s Garden is must see “Reality TV”at it’s best!
Expedition New England with Scott Tucker
An interesting nature show, “Expedition New England”, is a little bit wacky, but takes viewers close up into areas much like their own back yards where there are all kinds of interesting creatures. It’s a great show for kids as well as adults. Makes you want to turn off the tv and get outside!
This show is in various parts of New England including Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine, but also ventures out to other interesting areas of the world. It’s produced for community access and is shown on many stations.
For details see http://www.expeditionnewengland.com/
Garden Thyme, a gardening show, features twin sisters, Donna Sawyer and Dianne Senechal dispensing gardening tips with homespun humor and downeast wit.
Donna and Diane had never picked up a video camera before May of 2009 but they compensate for their lack of production expertise with the infectious enthusiasm and down to earth gardening information they bring to each episode of this popular show.
Gardening Rhythms – The Naked Garden
Winner of the 2009 & 2010 WAVE Award for Educational Programming, Hometown 2010 & 2011 Award and 2010 Create TV Bay Area Award. Gardening Rhythms is a comprehensive urban gardening show (for any skill level gardener) embracing the wisdom of traditional farming systems, modern scientific, permaculture and technological knowledge. The show has a lot of eye-candy. The format contains no sponsors or commercials. It is a 30 minute show in 4:3 format for most if not all TVs. The Producer and Host of Gardening Rhythms career in gardening began at the tender age of 10 when he started a professional arborist business.
His father, who holds a graduate degree in Agriculture, taught him how to prune trees using loppers and a chain saw at the age of 10. At 13, he expanded into beekeeping. And his entrepreneurial pursuits continued through college with full landscaping design and installation of residential gardens.
To date, over 130 community TV stations play the show, called “Gardening Rhythms”. He has committed to producing 26 episodes per year on organic gardening techniques, featuring local gardens and landscape experts.
Great Gardens is a monthly half-hour gardening program that focuses on plants and all things related to successful gardening and beautiful landscapes in our area.
To see more visit: http://hcam.tv/greatgardens
Green By Design
Green By Design TV™ is a grass roots TV series spotlighting sustainable living. Through the stories of the people who are taking action we learn the many ways we can incorporate “green” choices into our daily routine. The show has been rebranded as “Newlygreens”, please look for new episodes under that heading in Fall of 2009.
Green By Design TV is hosted by the “NewlyGreens”- Greg and Connie. They share their newfound passion for environmentally conscientious living with a sense of humor, energy, and love for people and projects.
Through inspiring tales of people and projects, the show does more than just demonstrate how others have gone green, it provides practical strategies, motivating and guiding viewers on how to implement healthier, more considered lifestyle choices.
Hanging Around the Fishin Hole
Maine fishing and outdoors show shot mostly on the Saco River and Saco Bay in southern Maine. We cover tips, techniques, boating, and many other topics on the outdoor life of New England.
Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora
The award-winning “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora” features candid conversations with doctors, authors, scientists and other health care professionals who are leaders in their fields. These are the type of discussions each of us would like to have with a doctor one on one, where any question may be asked, and every answer is understandable. We also showcase patients and their families who generously share personal stories about their conditions and treatments. Every segment of the show presents information you can use right now to evaluate – and perhaps improve – your own health and wellness.
Built on a tradition of education and service to our community, “Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora” is produced by Panther Productions at Chapman University. The show’s crew is made up of both professionals and students working side by side, providing students valuable hands-on production experience.
Karen White is a registered dietician living in Westborough. She started her education at the University of Maine in Farmington and earned an Associates Degree in Nutrition. Karen then transferred to Framingham State College and earned her Bachelors and Masters in Nutrition. Her work experience includes working as a clinical dietician in various hospitals in the Boston area, teaching courses in nutrition, providing community education on topics in nutrition when needed and management for diet offices in the hospital setting. She currently teaches part-time at Framingham State University and would now like to volunteer her knowledge and time in helping people eat better.
“Healthy Living” is a health interview show on a variety of topics from including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and so forth.
The interviews are done at the Parkview Medical Center in Maine with medical experts. The production quality is good. The shows run approximately 30 minutes each. There are currently 12 shows. New shows are added on an irregular basis, but approximately one per month.
Helping Seniors Understand Reverse Mortgages
A complete education for Seniors about Reverse Mortgages that includes information about what a Reverse Mortgage is, who is eligible, the process and what are the qualifications to get a Reverse Mortgage. The show also includes “Frequently Asked Questions” plus it addresses the myths that are associated with Reverse Mortgages. After a Senior views “Helping Seniors Understand Reverse Mortgages” they will have the knowledge on whether this financial tool can be utilized for their benefit in the later years of their life.
Home Winemaking 101
The show is designed to show how to make wine from a wine kit from beginning to end.
I Can Be Me
“I can be me” is a series of half hour childrens shows.
Programs feature music, story telling and fun activities for kids in the 5-10 year age group. Jennifer Armstrong, is a professional musician and story teller who is the creator and host of this series.
We wanted to have a positive kids show that promoted imagination, literacy music and wholesome fun. We realized this program would appeal to kids outside our community and due to the generosity of our underwriter, we are able to offer it free to stations.
What’s new in the world of High Technology? The computer wizards at Houston Community College track the new trends and evaluate the latest technologies in this high paced 30 minute program.
Link TV – Explore with Charles Annenberg
Explore.org is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing the selfless acts of others.
“At explore.org we are archivists,” explains founder and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten. “We strive to create films that allow the viewer to join us on our journey as we go on location and experience what unfolds. It’s like the viewers are traveling with the team.”
Explore.org features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short, digestible bites, explore films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them.
Explore.org, the online portal for explore, is a community destination where people share thoughts, engage in dialogue, view and email films and photographs, and embed their favorites on blogs and social networking sites.
Never stop learning™. Come explore.
Granite State Outdoors
“Granite State Outdoors” features engaging features and segments on fish and wildlife management, wildlife research, and outdoor recreation such as fishing, hunting, hiking and wildlife-watching.
While filmed in New Hampshire – the center of Northern New England – “Granite State Outdoors” beckons outdoor enthusiasts and amateur naturalists everywhere to explore local wildlife and wild destinations close to home.
With New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Jon Charpentier as your host “Granite State Outdoors” takes viewers behind the scenes with biologists, guides and other experts to learn about and experience an array of wild pursuits ranging from a moose roundup for research, fishing for brook trout and smallmouth bass, hawk watching, snowshoeing in the White Mountains, exploring a salt marsh, or cooking wild game.
NASA 360 is a half-hour broadcast program produced by the National Institute of Aerospace for NASA.
By examining how technologies developed by and for NASA are used in everything from space exploration to everyday consumer products, NASA 360 showcases how NASA changes our lives in positive ways.
No Excuses Outdoors
Our whole premise is that the promotion of the outdoors is our number one priority on any budget…a back to the basics mentality.
No Excuses Outdoors is a fishing and outdoor show that fishes and hunts throught the country with a majority of our shows being in Wisconsin.
Although the show is produced in Wisconsin, it has a much wider appeal and potential audience.
Not Too Stuffy Law Show
“Not Too Stuffy Law Show” offers an innovative and entertaining way to learn about the law and how it influences our lives. The program blends interviews with experts and discussions on case law, sprinkled with humor and comic bits. Attorney Justin St.James hosts with a straight-man’s finesse.
On Your Computer
“On Your Computer” is a series that teaches computer novices the basics of operating a personal computer.
The show is primarily geared toward the elderly who own a computer but don’t know much about their computer. The show starts with the very basic: how to identify what type of computer you have, how to turn it on, how to use a mouse, etc. and then moves into slightly more advanced operations: how to connect with the internet, how to create an email account and such.
Older and Loving It
Older and Loving It is designed to address the legal and life concerns of Seniors and their families. Our show’s purpose is to help seniors, and nearly seniors, enjoy healthy, active and happy lifestyles as they grow older and to provide useful information to deal with age-related problems that may arise. Produced and hosted by Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney’s Cathleen and Philip Summers, each episode of “Older and Loving It” explores a single topic with well known national knowledge leaders in a relaxed informative manner.
Paint with Kevin
The show is about art. I will demonstrate how to create an oil painting in each episode.
If you were born in the last century, in the 40’s or 50’s, you’re a Baby Boomer. The United States Census Bureau considers a baby boomer to be someone born during the demographic birth boom between the years 1946 and 1963. In the late 40’s a new invention took over America by storm and changed how we utilized our spare time. It was called television and instead of hearing things like on the radio, we could now see them as well.
Over the past 60 years, so much has changed in this industry. Some of the most classic of programming has appeared on what started out as a little round black & white screen and quickly turned into big rectangular color screens. The cathode ray tube, sometimes called the boob tube is now a thing of the past and is consigned to the museum, replaced by the new technology of the 21st century of flat screens and high definition televisions.
Remembering When’s goal is to take you back to the days of your youth and let you once again experience those programs that defined the medium of television. Some of these shows are on film and some are taken from kinescopes which was the technology of the day, way before videotape, so pardon us for the quality and enjoy. We even left in the original commercials which certainly have great historical significance. So keep in mind, no one’s trying to sell you anything; we want you to experience the state of technology back in those early days. And if you’re just a youngster, this is how television started. We’ve gone into the attic and dusted off all those film cans and the 2 inch Ampex quadruplex videotape machine. So sit back, relax and enjoy, and see how television was done in the old days.
This is a show that is simply about the history of television, the technology and how television was accepted way back in it’s infancy. With each show, we try to supply you with a synopsis of what each show was about along with some historical information as well. Our goal is to expose you to samples of some of the best programming from the very early days of television; a retrospective of what was then a new medium back in the second half of the 20th century!
Master storyteller Sari Ross reads childrens stories.
Creating Cooperative Kids – The Parenting Show
Creating Cooperative Kids is a one-hour cable television show that provides education and guidance to parents and professionals of children from 18 months to 18 years of age. Each episode features parenting experts and step-by-step instructions for parents, grand parents, and educators on raising high self-esteem and cooperative kids.
SEA-Inside Pacific Northwest
“SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest” is a bimonthly TV journey to meet our neighbors who live below the surface of Pacific Northwest waters. Through the magic of underwater video, you’ll see surprising colors and contrasts, cold-water creatures seldom seen on TV that look like they might have come from outer-space.
Produced by Still Hope Productions, Inc., each episode of this magazine style show includes several short videos from a variety of sources, from recreational divers to NOAA. The videos also represent diversity in perspective, telling the stories of the underwater world from the points of view of science, art, nature, poetry, or just hanging out with our underwater neighbors.
Remote as the underwater world may seem sometimes, it is the vast majority of our planet, and our fate is inexorably linked to the health of our oceans. Though the show focuses mainly on waters of the Northwest coastal states including British Columbia, there are occasional visits to other parts of the world, from Montenegro to the South Pacific.
“SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest” recently won a national Hometown Video
award: “Best Magazine Show — Professional” from the Alliance for Community Media.
Sustainable Today introduces people to the vast issues that encompass the sustainable movement. We provide scientific facts about environmental conditions, and present up-to-date news. We showcase local businesses and non-profit organizations or individuals which are making the world of sustainability accessible to you and me. Sustainable Today engages industry professionals in an informative, open dialogue.
Take It to the Auction
“Take It to the Auction” is a program that appeals to antique collectors as well as folks just interested in what kind of collectible or novelty items might show up at an auction.
Dan and Elsie Andrews host these half hour programs. Together they operate Andrews and Andrews Auction Company in Northport Maine. Programs usually begin with an explanation about some item that will subsequently go on the Auction block.
The introduction is about five minutes long while the remainder of the show takes place at a lively New England Auction.
The Cloud Show
The Cloud Show looks at how the internet cloud is impacting our daily lives and where we can leverage cloud services
to do amazing things. Each episode features animation, interviews with experts, and examples to make the show accessible to a wide audience as possible.
The Wood Whisperer
The Wood Whisperer is a modern take on an age-old craft. Marc Spagnuolo, professional woodworker and contributing editor for Popular Woodworking Magazine, provides compelling and sometimes comical details on various woodworking projects and techniques. The Wood Whisperer was the first and continues to be the #1 woodworking video podcast on the web. Think of it as a modern version of The New Yankee Workshop.
Wicked Good Food
Wicked Good Food is a 30 minute American, cooking show, which is filmed every two weeks.
The Chef, Matt Williams, is a chef/instructor at a local vocational school. Chef Matt Williams’ cooking show highlights simplistic ingredients and instructions, which make this show and his cookbook a score. Williams shares the recipes of the comfort foods of his childhood along with souped up versions of those classics American dishes.
World War II – A Series Hosted by Robert Kopper
In “World War II, A Series Hosted by Robert Kopper,” we get a glimpse of those times by watching interviews of WWII service personnel, examining personal memorabilia and one-of-a-kind photographs, reading letters written home, and listening to stories. The initial episodes feature Night Torpedo Squadron 90 Fighter Pilot Robert Roy III now living in Pembroke, Massachusetts.
You and Your Health
Look out Dr. Oz, Dr. Chapnick has hit the airwaves! You and Your Health is an interview based show on all things health with its focus on the non-traditional healing arts.
Understanding that the world of alternative and complimentary health care is growing at a rapid rate, much of the public are still unaware of its many disciplines. We may have heard of reiki or acupuncture but not know much about it or how they work. Chiropractors, the most utilized practitioners in the alternative health care arena, are still thought of as only a back pain relief specialists. As a chiropractor, Dr. Sandy Chapnick sheds light the on the undeniable power of Chiropractic to help the body work to its potential and on the many ways that the public can take charge of their own health. His hope is to encourage and inspire his audience to live healthier lives. As confidence in traditional medicine has been waning in recent years, Dr. Chapnick takes you on a journey to a healthier you.
Your Money Your Life
Dedicated to educating the general public on issues surrounding elder law, estate planning, elder care services , elder housing options, medical issues, financial planning insurance products and driving issues most relevant to Baby Boomers and care takers of older adults. This show targets the Baby Boomer demographic and seeks make them more aware of their options to develop the confidence to engage in the appropriate advance planning.
Earth Revieled Series
This series shows the physical processes and human activities that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, Earth Revealed offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles. Follow geologists in the field as they explore the primal forces of the Earth.
1. Down to Earth
Surface conditions of the planets Venus and Mars are compared with those of Earth, and scenes of Earth’s living landscapes lead into a discussion of how unique Earth truly is. Major topics addressed in the series, including plate tectonics, natural resources, seismology, and erosion, are introduced in this program.
2. The Restless Planet
Early Greek astronomers believed that Earth was the center of the universe. However, this notion changed dramatically over time, especially after the invention of the telescope. This program traces the development of astronomical theory with discussions of the discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton. Unique characteristics of Earth are also discussed.
3. Earth’s Interior
Oil wells do more than just produce oil — they serve as windows to Earth’s interior. This program introduces the topic of geophysics, exploring methods of studying what lies beneath Earth’s surface. Geophysicists use seismic wave studies, variations in temperature, magnetic fields, gravity, and computer simulations to create models of deep structures.
4. The Sea Floor
The mysteries of the ocean floor lie hidden under enormous pressure and total darkness. This program looks at the research submersibles and indirect methods used to study the bottom of the sea, providing a glimpse of volcanic activity, formations such as the continental shelf and mid-ocean ridges, and life forms that thrive at extreme depths.
5. The Birth of a Theory
In the 1960s, earth scientists developed the theory of plate tectonics. This program traces the development of plate tectonics, beginning with the contributions and methods of geologist Alfred Wegener. Sea-floor spreading, continental drift, paleomagnetism, and the primordial supercontinent Pangaea are some of the topics covered.
6. Plate Dynamics
This program examines the movement and interaction of tectonic plates, which account for a vast array of geologic formations and phenomena — from California’s San Andreas Fault to the Rift Valley of eastern Africa. The program covers convergent boundaries, subduction, hotspots, and the debate over what drives plate motion.
7. Mountain Building
This program erodes the myth of the mountain as a solid, permanent structure. Animations are used to illustrate the process of orogeny (mountain building) through accretion and erosion, as well as the role of plate tectonics, the rock cycle, and how different types of rock are formed in the course of mountain building.
8. Earth’s Structures
A visit to the Grand Canyon lays the foundation for this exploration of rock layers and deformation. The program covers sedimentation, major structures, the methods used to examine them, and how petroleum may be trapped inside them. It also looks at tectonic force and the different types of stress involved in the formation of geologic structures.
Showing actual footage of earthquakes and their aftermath, this program discusses the forces that fuel these massive events. Faults, waves, and the transfer of energy from the epicenter are explained, and histories of the seismograph and Richter scale are presented. The program also describes devices being developed to study — and eventually predict — earthquakes.
10. Geologic Time
To illustrate the immensity of geologic time, the entire span of Earth’s existence is compressed down to a year. The timeline of major geologic events is superimposed onto the year for a condensed view of Earth’s evolution. A relationship between this timeline and that of life on Earth is established, with fossils and radiocarbon dating playing a major role in the discovery.
11. Evolution Through Time
The fossil record reveals much about the diversity and development of species. This program examines the traces left by early plants, animals, and single-celled organisms and follows the progression of life forms over time. Connections are drawn between atmospheric gases, climate change, rock formation, biological functions, and mass extinctions.
12. Minerals: The Materials of Earth
Minerals have been indispensable to human civilization. This program looks at the variety of minerals, their atomic and crystalline structures, and their physical properties such as hardness and luster. Petrologists’ methods of sectioning rocks are shown, and gems, precious metals, ore excavation, and the value of silicates are discussed.
Volcanoes provide clues about what is going on inside Earth. Animations illustrate volcanic processes and how plate boundaries are related to volcanism. The program also surveys the various types of eruptions, craters, cones and vents, lava domes, magma, and volcanic rock. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as one example.
14. Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Most magma does not extrude onto Earth’s surface but cools slowly deep inside Earth. This magma seeps into crevices in existing rock to form intrusive igneous rocks. Experts provide a graphic illustration of this process and explain the types and textures of rocks such as granite, obsidian, and quartz. Once again, plate tectonics is shown to be involved in the process.
15. Weathering and Soils
The Cleopatra’s Needle obelisk in New York City’s Central Park is severely weathered after only 75 years, whereas the dry climate of Egypt has preserved similar structures in that country for millennia. This program shows how weather, climate, chemicals, temperature, and type of substrate factor into rock and soil erosion. Environmental connections are also considered.
16. Mass Wasting
Anyone undertaking a building project must understand mass wasting — the downslope movement of earth under the influence of gravity. Various factors in mass wasting, including the rock’s effective strength and pore spaces, are discussed, as are different types of mass wasting such as creep, slump, and landslides. Images of an actual landslide illustrate the phenomenon.
17. Sedimentary Rocks: The Key to Past Environments
This program returns to the Grand Canyon: its exposed layers of sedimentary rock allow scientists to peer into the geologic past. The movement of sediment and its deposition are covered, and the processes of lithification, compaction, and cementation that produce sedimentary rocks are explained. Organic components of rock are also discussed.
18. Metamorphic Rocks
The weight of a mountain creates enough pressure to recrystallize rock, thus creating metamorphic rocks. This program outlines the recrystallization process and the types of rock it can create — from claystone and slate to schist and garnet-bearing gneiss. The relationship of metamorphic rock to plate tectonics is also covered.
19. Running Water I: Rivers, Erosion and Deposition
Rivers are the most common land feature on Earth and play a vital role in the sculpting of land. This program shows landscapes formed by rivers, the various types of rivers, the basic parts of a river, and how characteristics of rivers — their slope, channel, and discharge — erode and build the surrounding terrain. Aspects of flooding are also discussed.
19. Running Water I: Rivers, Erosion and Deposition
Rivers are the most common land feature on Earth and play a vital role in the sculpting of land. This program shows landscapes formed by rivers, the various types of rivers, the basic parts of a river, and how characteristics of rivers — their slope, channel, and discharge — erode and build the surrounding terrain. Aspects of flooding are also discussed.
20. Running Water II: Landscape Evolution
The Colorado River is a powerful geologic agent — powerful enough to have carved the Grand Canyon. This program focuses on how such carving takes place over time, looking at erosion and deposition processes as they relate to river characteristics and type of rock. The evolution of rivers is covered, along with efforts to prevent harmful consequences to humans.
Approximately three-quarters of Earth’s surface is covered by water. But most fresh water comes from underground. Topics of this program include aquifers, rock porosity and permeability, artesian wells, the water table, cave formation, sinkholes, and how groundwater may become contaminated.
22. Wind, Dust and Deserts
Land in arid climates is shaped in particular ways. This program shows how deserts are defined by infrequent precipitation and how desertification relates to proximity to the equator, proximity to mountains, and ultimately plate tectonics. Images of landscapes illustrate how wind creates features such as dunes, playas, blow-outs, and even oases.
Many of the world’s most beautiful landscapes were made by glaciers. This program shows how, explaining glacial formation, structure, movement, and methods of gouging and accumulating earth. The program provides images of glaciers and glacial landforms such as moraines, and discusses how study of glaciers may help us understand ice ages and the greenhouse effect.
24. Waves, Beaches and Coasts
This program shows the dynamic interaction of two geologic agents: rocky landmasses and the energy of the ocean. Aspects of waves — their types, parts, movement, and impact on the shore — are illustrated. The program also covers shoreline characteristics, currents, sea barriers, tides, and how the greenhouse effect could impact sea level and coastal lands.
25. Living With Earth, Part I
Scenes of San Francisco before the Loma Prieta earthquake introduce this program addressing how humans are learning to cope with earthquakes. Various groups and agencies are studying the San Andreas Fault and the damage caused along its path to better understand how earthquakes ravage the land. Methods of studying earthquakes are reviewed.
26. Living With Earth, Part II
Since the nineteenth century, humans have turned to the Earth for energy sources to fuel their industry. This program discusses where oil comes from, how it is extracted, and how it is converted into energy. The effects of oil drilling and the burning of fossil fuels are also addressed, and the potential of alternative energy sources is considered.
Planet Earth Series
This series presents visually spectacular tours of the seven continents as it makes connections between our solar system and Earth’s oceans, climate, and mineral and energy sources. It unifies Earth science, astronomy, and comparative planetology into an integrated discipline that relies on common scientific methods.
1. The Living Machine
Plate tectonics, one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, is explored at such sites as the erupting Kilauea volcano and the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in the submersible craft Alvin.
2. The Blue Planet
Perhaps the last great unexplored frontier on earth, the oceans reveal major new revelations as detected by scientists aboard the space shuttle and submerged to the depths of the “middle ocean” to view rare life forms.
3. The Climate Puzzle
Scientists piece together an unfolding mystery — what caused the ice ages, how Venus’s greenhouse effect may have parallels on earth, and what Antarctica’s eerie ice rivers demonstrate.
4. Tales From Other Worlds
Through little-seen footage shot in space and special effects, visit the great failed star of Jupiter, probe the raging volcano of Io, and peer through acid rain clouds to see the surface of Venus for the first time.
5. Gifts From the Earth
By examining the earth’s mineral and energy sources, scientists analyze how the theory of plate tectonics has revolutionized the search for earth’s treasures that lie hidden in locations such as the Red Sea and Antarctic ice cap.
6. The Solar Sea
Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis all contribute to an understanding of earth’s relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as the sun.
7. Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a “nuclear winter” and an “ultra-violet spring” are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
The Habitable Planet Series
Learn about Earth’s natural systems and environmental science.
1. Many Planets, One Earth
The early Earth was a much different planet than the one we know today. Ancient rocks provide evidence of the emergence of oxygen in the atmosphere and of a frozen Snowball Earth. Scientists Paul Hoffman and Andrew Knoll look at these clues to help explain the rise of complex animal life.
The atmosphere is what makes the Earth habitable. Heat-trapping gases allow ecosystems to flourish. While the NOAA Global Monitoring Project documents the fluctuations in greenhouse gases worldwide, MIT’s Kerry Emanuel looks at the role of hurricanes in regulating global climate.
Ocean systems operate on a range of scales, from massive systems such as El Niño that affects weather across the globe to tiny photosynthetic organisms near the ocean surface that take in large amounts of carbon dioxide. This program looks at how ocean systems regulate themselves and thus help maintain the planet’s habitability.
Scientists from the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Research document the astounding abundance of diversity in tropical rainforests to discover why so many species coexist that are competing for the same resources. In North America, the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction project explores why removing just one species dramatically changed the distribution of plants and animals up and down the food web.
5. Human Population Dynamics
The human population of our planet now exceeds 6.5 billion and is rising. Much of this growth is projected for the most environmentally fragile regions of the world. Will studying the history of the world’s population growth help predict the Earth’s “carrying capacity”?
6. Risk, Exposure, and Health
We all require food, air, and water to survive — which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.
Will world population outrun food resources? The “Green Revolution” of the 20th century multiplied crop yields, in part through increasing inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. How can farmers reduce their use of agricultural chemicals and still produce enough food?
8. Water Resources
While essential to the lives of humans and animals, fresh water only accounts for six percent of the world’s water supply. Scientists in Florida’s Everglades and the water challenged Southwest consider the optimum use of existing sources of fresh water for both humans and ecosystems.
9. Biodiversity Decline
Species are being lost at a rapid rate in rainforests and coral reefs. Yet many species still have not been discovered. Tropical scientists struggle to keep ahead of the bulldozers as they work to understand this complex ecosystem. And an ocean biologist predicts the death of life and the “rise of slime” in the sea. How can we protect the biodiversity of these vulnerable ecosystems?
10. Energy Challenges
Global energy use increases by the day. Polluting the atmosphere with ever more carbon dioxide is not a viable solution for our future energy needs. Can new technologies such as carbon sequestration and ethanol production help provide the energy we need without pushing the concentrations of CO2 to dangerous levels?
11. Atmospheric Pollution
Once released, air pollutants react chemically with each other under solar radiation to become even more dangerous secondary pollutants. A company in the Northeast U.S. tracks the emission of pollutants at street level, while an international long-term study follows plumes of pollution from Mexico City across the continent and beyond.
12. Earth’s Changing Climate
Tropical glaciers are the world’s thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
13. Looking Forward: Our Global Experiment
Earth’s essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?
A Biography of America
A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians — Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff — present America’s story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history — how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens’ lives.
1. New World Encounters
Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The program looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the explorations of Columbus, DeSoto, and the Spanish.
2. English Settlement
As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. Professor Miller explores the origins of values, cultures, and economies that have collided in the North and South throughout the American story
3. Growth and Empire
Benjamin Franklin and Franklin’s Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English dominance in America.
4. The Coming of Independence
Professor Maier tells the story of how the English-loving colonist transforms into the freedom-loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic — Washington, Jefferson, Adams — are featured in this program as they craft the Declaration of — and wage the War for — Independence.
5. A New System of Government
After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826.
6. Westward Expansion
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country’s central artery; and Jefferson’s vision of an Empire of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase — for the North, the South, and the history of the country.
7. The Rise of Capitalism
Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution — the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment, and the engineering feats involved in Chicago’s early transformation from marsh to metropolis.
8. The Reform Impulse
The Industrial Revolution has its dark side, and the tumultuous events of the period touch off intense and often thrilling reform movements. Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the women’s movement, and a powerful wave of religious fervor.
While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master.
10. The Coming of the Civil War
Simmering regional differences ignite an all-out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from ‘Bloody Kansas’ to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war.
11. The Civil War
As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle — and the war.
Professor Miller begins the program by evoking in word and picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War’s aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled
13. America at Its Centennial
As America celebrates its centennial, 5 million people descend on Philadelphia to celebrate America’s technological achievements, but some of the early principles of the Republic remain unrealized. Professor Miller and his team of historians examine where America is in 1876 and discuss the question of race
14. Industrial Supremacy
Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the nineteenth century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, and the countless workers in the packinghouse and on the factory floor.
15. The New City
Professor Miller explores the tension between the messy vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Chicago — with Hull House, the World’s Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism — is the place to watch a new world in the making at the turn of the century.
16. The West
Professor Scharff continues the story of Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty. Railroads and ranchers, rabble-rousers and racists populate America’s distant frontiers, and Native Americans are displaced from their homelands. Feminists gain a foothold in their fight for the right to vote, while farmers organize and the Populist Party appears on the American political landscape.
17. Capital and Labor
The making of money pits laborers against the forces of capital as the twentieth century opens. Professor Miller introduces the miner as the quintessential laborer of the period — working under grinding conditions, organizing into unions, and making a stand against the reigning money man of the day, J. Pierpont Morgan.
18. TR and Wilson
Professor Brinkley compares the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson — the Warrior and the Minister — in the first decades of the twentieth century. Professor Miller discusses American socialism, Eugene Debs, international communism, and the roots of the Cold War with Professor Brinkley.
19. A Vital Progressivism
Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggles of ordinary people. In a discussion with Professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement.
20. The Twenties
The Roaring Twenties take to the road in Henry Ford’s landscape-altering invention — the Model T. Ford’s moving assembly line, the emergence of a consumer culture, and the culmination of forces let loose by these entities in Los Angeles are all explored by Professor Miller.
21. FDR and the Depression
Professor Brinkley continues his story of twentieth century presidents with a profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Brinkley paints a picture of America during the Depression and chronicles some of Roosevelt’s programmatic and personal efforts to help the country through its worst economic crisis. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is at FDR’s side and, in many respects, ahead of him as the decade unfolds.
22. World War II
America is enveloped in total war, from mobilization on the home front to a scorching air war in Europe. Professor Miller’s view of World War II is a personal essay on the morality of total war, and its effects on those who fought, died, and survived it, including members of his own family.
23. The Fifties
World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the ’50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold War, and rock ‘n’ roll are discussed.
24. The Sixties
Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era.
25. Contemporary History
The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period — and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of television on the way we experience recent events.
26. The Redemptive Imagination
Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America’s Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., closes the series with a reflection on the power of the human imagination.
The Whole Child Series
This video series gives you the latest information about child development and childcare for the critical years from birth to the age of five. Taped at working childcare centers with real caregivers and children, the programs teach you about children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development. You’ll learn practical developmental activities and techniques to use in difficult situations. Series host Joanne Hendrick presents comprehensive information about child-development theory in a down-to-earth, accessible manner. This series was filmed on location in urban and suburban preschools, university childcare centers, Head Start classrooms, and in-home programs.
1. It’s the Little Things
The importance of a well-ordered and predictable environment.
2. By Leaps and Bounds
Physical development and appropriate developmental activities, good health practices, and environmental safety.
3. Babies Are Children, Too
The special concerns when caring for infants in groups and the importance of nurturing care.
4. Dealing With Feelings
Activities that promote emotional health in family relations, self-expression, and dealing with frustration and stress.
5. I’m Glad I’m Me
Recognizing children’s accomplishments and offering opportunities for individual choice.
6. Listening to Families
Ways to help families deal with everyday problems and life crises.
7. Everybody’s Special
Working with children who have special educational needs.
8. Getting Along Together
Childhood social development and ways to enhance a child’s social competence.
9. Building Inner Controls
Guiding children in controlling themselves and finding acceptable ways to express their aggressive feelings.
10. Respecting Diversity
How prejudice develops and how to respect cultural differences.
11. Creativity and Play
The relationship of creativity to self-worth and self-expression.
12. Let’s Talk About It
The process of language acquisition and methods for increasing language competence.
13. Growing Minds
Two approaches to developing mental ability: the conventional approach and what is currently known as emergent curriculum.