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Aug 11, 2022 Scott Foster, Randy Burton, Skip Gray, KTOO-TV (Television station : Juneau, Alaska), Alaska Natural History Association.
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Examines southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest. 1 videodisc (27 min.) : 4 3/4 in DVD Producer/writer, Scott Foster ; director/editor/videographer, Randy Burton ; editor/videographer, Skip Gray Narrator, Scott Foster
Topics: Tongass, Travel, Alaska, Southeast -- Description and travel, Tongass National Forest (Alaska) --...
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Aug 10, 2022 David Saxon 1927-2016., Bud Wiser, Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010., National Geographic Society (U.S.), Wolper Productions., National Geographic Television & Film.
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Uses night-vision camera devices in presenting detailed studies of bats, owls, hyenas, and sightless cave-dwelling fish during their nighttime activities. 1 videodisc (51 min.) : 4 3/4 in Uses night-vision camera devices in presenting detailed studies of bats, owls, hyenas, and sightless cave-dwelling fish during their nighttime activities Not rated DVD-R, Region 1; Dolby Digital This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives Narrator: Leslie Nielsen First shown as a...
Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Nocturnal animals, Animaux nocturnes
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Aug 8, 2022 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation., Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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This dramatized program documents the now famous Kettering Group, a group of English boy's school students and their teacher Geoffrey Perry, who began monitoring transmissions from Russian satellites as part of a unique individual teaching method. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Title on container: NOVA : the schoolboys who cracked the Soviet secret VHS format Cameraman, Stephen Foster ; editor, John Hackney ; narrator, Peter Thomas A segment from the television program: Nova Closed...
Topics: nova (Television program), Astronautics, Films for the hearing impaired, Astronautique, Films pour...
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Aug 8, 2022 John Angier, Zina Schiff (Instrumentalist), Chedd-Angier Production Company., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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Music is a complicated interplay of many different elements, including the imagination of the composer, the skill of the instrument maker, and the talent of the musician. Delving further, we ask what constitutes musical meaning and the process by which it is communicated--is it purely abstract or is there a more concrete answer? 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Narrator: Peter Thomas; Musicians: Malcolm Bilson, piano and fortepiano; Richard Boulanger, Matthews "baton"; Bruce...
Topics: nova (television program), Music -- Acoustics and physics, Sound-waves, Music -- Social aspects,...
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Aug 8, 2022 Larry Engel (Screenwriter) (Production personnel) (Director), Thomas Lucas (Television producer and director) (Screenwriter) (Production personnel) (Director), Paula S Apsell, Don Wescott, Cineworks (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH Video (Firm)
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Join Hugh Willoughby on a data-gathering flight made into the eye of Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988. Hear first-hand accounts of Hurricane Camille, the most devastating storm ever to strike the United States. 1 videodisc (60 min.) : 4 3/4 in Not rated DVD; region 1; Dolby digital Narrator, Don Wescott Cinematography, Larry Engel, Bert Guthrie ; sound, Peter Miller, Wayne Bell ; editor, Cindy Kaplan Rooney ; music, Susan Ring ; Nova theme, Mason Daring, Martin Brody ; executive editor,...
Topics: nova (television program), Hurricanes, Hurricane Gilbert, 1988, Hurricane Camille, 1969, Cyclonic...
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Aug 7, 2022 Jon Palfreman (Screenwriter) (Producer), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Looks at the controversial genome project whose goal is to determine the location and makeup of individual genes in the human genome. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS Cameramen, Kevin Graf, Mark Molesworth, Chris Hartley ; film editor, Peter Parnham ; narrator, Don Wescott A segment from the television program: Nova Don Wescott
Topics: nova (television program), Human gene mapping -- Research, Gene mapping -- Research, DNA --...
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Aug 7, 2022 Marian Marzynski, Paula S Apsell, William Grant, WGBH Educational Foundation., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), MARZ Associates., Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Five competing teams of architects and builders discuss their designs submitted for the new Chicago Public Library. Selection of the winning design is also discussed. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format "6172 CVHS." Title on label : Nova: Design wars Executive producer, Paula S. Apsell; executive editor, William Grant; photography, Marvse Alberti Peter Thomas
Topics: nova (television program), Chicago Public Library, Library architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago,...
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Aug 7, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Covers Dr. Koop's tenure as U.S. Surgeon General, explaining controversial issues (such as AIDS and smoking) facing him and his handling of these issues. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Camera, Peter Hoving, Joe Vitagliano, Ray Brislin ; editor, Eric Handley ; online editors, Mark Steele, Jim Deering, Doug Martin ; science editor, Evan Hadingham ; narrator, Will Lyman VHS "6171CVHS." Will Lyman, narrator
Topics: nova (Television program), Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett), 1916-2013, United States. Public...
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Aug 7, 2022 Carl Charlson, Judd Hirsch, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Channel Four (Great Britain), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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A look at New York City's four vital utility systems--power, water, sewage, and trash--their growth over time, and plans to adapt them to the city's future needs. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Judd Hirsch Based on the article, "Apartment" by Bill McKibbon, published in the New Yorker, March 17, 1986 A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired "6170CVHS." Editor, Joel Olicker ; music, Tom Phillips
Topics: nova (television program), Public utilities -- New York (State) -- New York, Films for the hearing...
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Aug 7, 2022 Don Wescott (Narrator), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Tells the story of three people whose lives are affected by Huntington's chorea, a genetic disorder that causes a gradual deterioration of mental abilities and muscle coordination. Geneticist Nancy Wexler has done research in a Venezuelan village which has the world's highest concentration of victims. Janice Blenkharn seeks genetic counseling to end the uncertainty about her future, for herself and her children. Arlo Guthrie, son of Woody Guthrie, has decided not to take the test. 1...
Topics: nova (television program), Wexler, Nancy S, Blenkharn, Janice, Guthrie, Arlo, Huntington's disease,...
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Aug 7, 2022 Andrew Liebman, Gail Ringel, Jeff Lass, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video., WGBH Educational Foundation., Chedd-Angier Production Company.
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Looks at the role of the oil geologist in the ongoing search for oil and attempts to answer some of the troubling questions we as a nation and as citizens of this planet must face. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS Narrator, Don Wescott Edited by Larry Ross ; music, Jeff Lass Telecast on the PBS-TV science series, Nova Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired "5915CVHS."
Topics: nova (television program), Petroleum -- Geology, Petroleum reserves, Films for the hearing...
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Aug 7, 2022 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Nova investigates Easter Island's existing legends, artifacts and other remains, including a thousand giant human-like monoliths, endeavoring to explain the presence of its current culture, where they came from, and why they began, and abruptly stopped. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Issued as VHS 1/2 in Photographers, John McGlashan, Niall Kennedy ; film editor, Roy Sharman ; narrator, Don Wescott ; music, Peter Howell, BBC Radiophonic Workshop Originally shown as part of the television...
Topics: nova (television program), Polynesians -- Easter Island -- Antiquities, Prehistoric peoples --...
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Aug 7, 2022 John Lynch, Bettina Lerner, Bebe Nixon, British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Program focus on researchers using scientific methods to learn where the first Easter Island settlers originated and how and why the statues were created. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format
Topics: nova (television program), Easter Island, Pâques, Île de
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Aug 7, 2022 William H MacLeish 1928-, John Borden, Joana Hattery, Peace River Films., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Describes the Gulf Stream's impact on man since the time of Columbus and the trends in modern study of North Atlantic Ocean currents, including the use of oceanographic instruments and computer mapping techniques, and their aid to understanding ocean-atmospheric interaction. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Animation, Jed Schwartz ; editor, Michael Chalufour ; music, Steven Schoenberg A segment from the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Columbus, Christopher -- Travel, Columbus, Christopher, Ocean currents...
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Aug 6, 2022 Jeremy Taylor 1946-, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation., Coronet (Firm)
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Uses live action and animation to discuss examples of naturally occurring phenomena which can be explained and/or predicted by this new scientific approach. 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : 1/2 in "5919CVHS." Title on container: The strange new science, chaos Don Wescott Associate producer, Thomas Levenson; editor, Andrea Williams VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Chaotic behavior in systems, Chaos
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Aug 6, 2022 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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A documentary of Nobel prize recipient Richard Feynman of the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California). His inquisitiveness, sense of adventure and discovery are highlighted. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format Cameraman, Brian Hall ; film editor, Michael Flynn ; narrator, Peter Thomas A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired "5920CVHS"--Label
Topics: nova (television program), Feynman, Richard Phillips, Leighton, Ralph, Feynman, Richard P. (Richard...
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Aug 6, 2022 Paula S Apsell, Robin Brightwell, Peter Ceresole, Kathleen Bernhardt, Don Wescott, WBGH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Coronet (Firm)
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A study of the greenhouse effect on planet earth caused by the increase of the carbon dioxide (CO2) level due to the burning of fossil fuels (18 billion tons CO2 yearly) as well as other gases like nitrogen oxide, methane and chlorofluorocarbons. Scientists explore the effects of these gases on ozone layer, climatic changes (cloud formation, rainfall, desertification, coastal level) as well as plant life. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in. + Narrator's title: Is it hot enough for you? "A...
Topics: nova (television program), Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric, Climatic changes, Global warming, Ozone...
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Jul 16, 2022 David Attenborough, British Broadcasting Corporation, Public Broadcasting Service
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David Attenborough narrates a look at the salamander, a survivor from the age of the dinosaur. From the Appalachian mountains to the rainforests of Costa Rica, poisons and love potions are the secrets of success. The amphibians' courtship is a slow seduction which culminates in a mass orgy, as ten thousand salamanders do what nature intended in one night of passion.
Topics: wildlife on one (television program), david attenborough's natural world (television program),...
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Jul 16, 2022 Paul Shenar (Narrator), Joe Seamans, Georgann Kane, Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, inc. (Copyright holder), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (Copyright holder), WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), Vestron Video (Firm)
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Describes the probability of mass extinction of wildlife, plants, rain forests and insects by man's actions. Presents some methods of prevention and restoration.
Topics: the infinite voyage (television program), Nature -- Effect of human beings on, Environmental...
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Jul 15, 2022 William Hootkins, Simon Trevor, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Shows the killer instinct in action in an African honey badger, a savage, relentless predator which will attack any animal, seemingly for pure sport. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS William Hootkins, narrator Simon Trevor, photographer ; Howard Marshall, editor ; Rod Bowkett, music Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Badgers -- Africa, Badgers, Films for the hearing impaired,...
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Jul 15, 2022 Jim Brandenburg, Peter Davey, Gerry Ellis, Alan Root, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Describes granite outcroppings called Kopjes, which form islands in a sea of grass - a safe haven for some of Africa's most unusual creatures. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Jim Brandenburg, Peter Davey, Gerry Ellis, Alan Root, photography Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: animal oddities (television program), kopjes, Caracal cat, Rock hyrax, Pancake tortoise,...
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Jul 14, 2022 Gordon Creelman, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Talks about the secretive nature of the snow leopard, who leaves only bare traces of its wild presence, in the remote mountains of Outer Mongolia. Few have ever encountered this elusive creature or succeeded in unraveling its secrets. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Fernandez & Peck/A.P. & F., james Randklev/Tony Stone Images, Gerry Ellis nature photograhy, Richard Bailey/OSF, Michael Dick, picture credits Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Snow leopard, Once (Mammifère)
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Jul 14, 2022 Gerry Ellis, Colin D Willock, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Shows the giant Komodo dragon, the african monitor lizard, Gila monsters marine iguanas and flying lizards, in action. Found in every extreme, these lizard kings are the surprising and often dangerous incarnations of a living myth. Proving once and for all, that real nature is far stranger than fiction. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Gerry Ellis, Nature photography; Art Wolfe, Tony Stone Images, Cover
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Komodo dragon, African monitor lizard, Gila monsters, Marine...
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Jul 14, 2022 William Hootkins, Caroline Brett 1956-, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Describes the habits and behavior of the giant otter which inhabits the Amazon. Explains its rarity due to loss of habitat, hunting, and pollution. 1 videocassette (approximately 50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS William Hootkins, narrator Filmed by Nick Gordon ; editor, Michael Holmes ; music, Rod Bowkett Closed captioned for the hearing imparied
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Animals -- Amazon River, Otters -- South America, Films for...
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Jul 14, 2022 William Hootkins, David Hickman, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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A close look at Madagascar's lemurs and the forests which they inhabit. Describes the need to preserve the forests since little study of the unique animals which inhabit them has been done. 1 videocassette (approximately 50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS William Hootkins, narrator Filmed by Doug Allan [and others] ; editors, Ken Hansford, John Shippey ; music, Rossy Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Lemurs -- Madagascar, Forest animals -- Madagascar, Forest...
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Jul 14, 2022 Gerry Ellis, Norbert Wu, Gorman John, Neill Bromhall, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Shows deep sea creatures from the edge of the ocean's outer limits. From the twilight depth of the Atlantic abyss, bizarre creatures- of-the-extreme drift beyond human belief, and from the deep reaches of inner space, alien pteropods flutter like glass butterflies, in icy blackness. Life at any depth, is a desperate struggle to avoid a final reckoning with the "Phantoms of the Abyss." 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Gerry Ellis, nature photography; Norbert Wu, John Gorman,...
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Angler Fish, Pteropods, Films for the hearing impaired, Films...
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Jul 14, 2022 Alan Root, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Discusses the dark labyrinth of the termite world - a place where the true rulers of the African plains reside. In the shadows of this insect empire, prehistoric creatures roam. The pangolin, aardwolf and giant monitor lizzard search for prized treasures hidden inside the termite mounds. The most powerful enemy of the termite, the African army ant, awaits a chance to attack the billowing termite queen. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Donald Specker, Scott Barrow, Gerry Ellis, A.S....
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Termites, African army ants, Isoptera
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Jul 14, 2022 William Hootkins, Caroline Brett 1956-, Colin D Willock, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Shows the killer instinct in action in a common American grasshopper mouse, which will kill scorpions, rattlesnakes and other mice, while a Galapagos Island finch, isolated on wind-swept Wolf Island, mysteriously acquires a vampire's thirst for blood. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS William Hootkins, narrator Claude Steelman, Friedmann Koester, Heide Koester-Stoewesand, photography ; Mark Anderson, Antje Riddering, editors ; Rod Bowkett, music Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Northern grasshopper mouse, Ground finches, Films for the...
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Jul 14, 2022 William Hootkins, Survival Anglia Ltd., Time-Life Video.
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Shows the variety of animals that live in and around the Amazon River. 1 videocassette (93 min.) : 1/2 in VHS William Hootkins, narrator Nick Gordon, photography ; Mark Anderson, editor ; Anthony Phillips, Joji Hirota, music Closed captioned for the hearing impaired "V704-01"--Container
Topics: animal oddities (television program), Animals -- Amazon River Region, Rain forest animals -- Amazon...
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Jul 14, 2022 PBS Video, Melanie Wallace (Producer), Elizabeth Warnock Fernea 1927-2008., Llewelyn-Davies, Melissa., Granada Television.
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An overall survey of the life and conditions of Muslim women in Marrakech, Morocco, especially in light of Islamic teachings. 1 videocassette (59 min., 28 sec.) : 1/2 in VHS Camera, Diane Tammes, Edward T. Joyce ; graphics, Salvatore Raciti ; editors, Dai Vaughan, Eric Handley Narrator, Nimet Habachy Originally produced as a TV program by Granada Television as part of the PBS TV series Odyssey, with new scenes added for the Odyssey version, in 1981. Cf. closing frames Taped off-air from the PBS...
Topics: odyssey (television program), Muslim women -- Morocco -- Marrakech, Women in Islam -- Morocco --...
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Jul 14, 2022 Lauren Bacall 1924-2014., WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), National Audubon Society., Turner Broadcasting System., PBS Video.
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Discusses Costa Rica's efforts to save its tropical rainforest, 80% of which has already been destroyed by clearing for timber, cattle and farming. Forestry experts, zoologists, businessmen and international research teams hope to halt the destruction and, if successful, apply their methods to saving other tropical rainforests. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Hosted by Lauren Bacall Executive producer, Christopher N. Palmer ; producer/director, Pamela Hogan ; co-producer/writer, Jean de...
Topics: national audubon society specials (television program), Rain forests -- Costa Rica, Rain forest...
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Jul 14, 2022 James Woods 1947-, National Audubon Society., Turner Broadcasting System., WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), Vestron Video (Firm), Live Distributing Inc.
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Discusses the role of fire in the environment and fire policy for national parks, using the 1988 fire in Yellowstone National Park as an example. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format "9056." Videocassette release of the PBS National Audubon Society television special Executive producer, Christopher N. Palmer ; producers, Sharon and Wolfgang Obst James Wood
Topics: national audubon society specials (television program), Fire ecology -- United States, Wildfires --...
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Jul 14, 2022 Fritz Weaver 1926-2016., Lionel Friedburg, WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
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Describes what effect global warming will have on climate, and ultimately, the quality of life we can expect. 1 videocassette (VHS) (approximately 58 min.) : 1/2 in Fritz Weaver Writer/producer, Lionel Friedberg ; narration writers, Georgann Kane, Lionel Friedberg ; editor, Hyman Kaufman ; associate producer, Robert Lattanzio ; photography, Norris Brock ; music, Jack Tillar, William Loose ; special effects, John Allison Originally produced for broadcast on PBS television stations as part of the...
Topics: the infinite voyage (television program), Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric, Ozone layer, Global...
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Jul 14, 2022 James Coburn (Narrator), Richard J Wells, Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, inc. (Copyright holder), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (Copyright holder), WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), Vestron Video (Firm)
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Discusses the impact of exercise on the human body ; presents several biomechanical and sport science research that have resulted in improvements of athletes' performance and optimum health for the general population. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format Hi-fi stereo Closed captioned for the hearing impaired A production of WQED/Pittsburgh in association with the National Academy of Sciences Executive producers, Greg Andorfer and Thomas Skinner ; producer/writer, Richard J. Wells ;...
Topics: the infinite voyage (television program), Exercise -- Physiological aspects -- Audio-visual aids,...
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Jul 13, 2022 Paul Shenar, Stephen Eder, LIVE Home Video (Firm), Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, inc., National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
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15,000 years ago, people crossed frozen northern seas from Asia to the New World. Superb hunters, they migrated south into the Americas, establishing cultures we are only beginning to discover. In this program, the five astounding archeological discoveries that were turning points in the search for ancient Americans are relived. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in Suitable for all ages Written and produced by Stephen Eder ; editor, Douglas Waterman ; photography, Norris Brock Narrated by Paul...
Topics: the infinite voyage (television program), Prehistoric peoples -- America, Indians of North America...
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Jul 13, 2022 E G Marshall 1914-1998. (Narrator), David Vassar, Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, inc., National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), Vestron Video (Firm)
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Explores the habitats of the Tibetan plateau, the creation of a new island in the Hawaiian Islands chain, the marine habitat of the Galapagos Islands, the canopy of the Costa Rican cloud forest, and the Canadian arctic. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Hi-fi stereo Closed captioned for the hearing impaired A production of WQED/Pittsburgh in association with the National Academy of Sciences Executive producers, Greg Andorfer and Thomas Skinner ; producer/writer, David Vassar ; editor,...
Topics: the infinite voyage (television program), Habitat (Ecology), Discoveries in geography, Films for...
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Jul 12, 2022 Anne Neale, Tom Clarke-Hill, Eric Meyers, Partridge Films., Dorling Kindersley Vision., Disney Channel (Firm)
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Henry the lizard learns about rare & seldom seen animals. The passenger pigeon is an example of an animal species that became extinct. People can help to see that this does not happen. 1 videocassette (approximately 30 min.) : 1/2 in Children VHS Live-action and animation Host, Henry the Lizard (Eric Meyers) Camera, Andy Shillabeer ; graphic design, Kate Beldon ; narrator, Tom Clarke-Hill ; music, David Poore
Topics: amazing animals (television program), Endangered species -- Juvenile films, Passenger pigeon --...
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Jul 7, 2022 Rob Harvey, Anne Neale, Igor Lazin, Roger Stennett, Tom Clarke-Hill, Eric Meyers, Dorling Kindersley Vision., Partridge Films., Disney Channel (Firm)
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Henry the Lizard explores the amazing world of armored animals, describing several animals with hard or spiky skins or horns, including armadillos, porcupines, rhinos, turtles, and others. 1 videocassette (25 min.) : 1/2 in VHS, stereo., Dolby surround sound Tom Clarke-Hill, narrator ; Eric Meyers (Henry) Music, David Poore ; animation, Varga Studio Ltd
Topics: amazing animals (television program), Armored animals -- Juvenile films, Films for the hearing...
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Jul 7, 2022 Peter Thomas, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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 In this first part of a 10-year series chronicling the progress of six students as they advance from Harvard Medical School training to professional practice, NOVA documents a new and unique experiment in doctor training which takes young students out of the classroom during their first two years and places them face-to-face with patients in a clinical setting. The program details how this radical new approach will enable students to develop a habit of self-directed learning, wherein they...
Topics: nova (television program), Harvard Medical School, Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts...
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Jul 7, 2022 Robert Richter 1929-, Peter Kinoy, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Richter Productions., Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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This documentary shows how new scientific methods are being used to review key evidence and theories surrounding Kennedy's death. 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : 1/2 in. + Walter Cronkite A segment from the television program: Nova "Funding for Nova is provided for by Johnson & Johnson and Prime Computer." "5912CVHS." Phil Ochs performs "Crucifixion" as part of the background music VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination, Kennedy,...
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Jul 7, 2022 Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Don Wescott, Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey, Coronet (Firm)
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This program examines the issue of scientific fraud, why scientists may be less than honest, analyzes how our scientific system deals with quality control, and considers the adequacy of the scientific community's response when a researcher is involved in fraud. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format Originally broadcast on the television program. Nova Don Wescott Producers, directors, writers, Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey ; editor, William Grant ; music, Mason Daring
Topics: nova (television program), Fraud in science, Research, Research -- Moral and ethical aspects,...
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Jul 7, 2022 Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Examines the forces behind past U.S. successes and failures in space, and then investigates how space issues were addressed in the 1988 presidential campaign. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS-Standard play Title on label: Will the next president win the space race? "Nova." "Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired." Cameramen, Kevin Conly [and others] ; editors, Russell Srole, Daniel W. Blevins ; science editor, Evan Madingham ; narrator, Don Wescott; music,...
Topics: nova (television program), Astronautics and state, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1988,...
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Jul 7, 2022 Susanne Simpson, Peter Thomas, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Nihon Terebi., Vestron Video (Firm)
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Using footage of the scientific measures used by the restoration team, NOVA explores the controversial restoration of the Sistine Chapel and whether the resulting brilliant colors are the original work of Michelangelo. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format Vestron Video: 5297 Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Title from container Title on tape: Can the Vatican save the Sistine Chapel "A production of WGBH/Boston in association with NTV International Corporation for...
Topics: nova (television program), Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564, Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace,...
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Jul 6, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Surveys the history of the development of polio vaccines and presents the continuing controversy surrounding them. The advantages and disadvantages of using either the dead virus vaccine, first developed by Jonas Salk, or the live virus vaccine, first developed by Albert Sabin, are discussed in detail. The serious problems faced by those contracting polio from the oral vaccine are especially emphasized. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in "5270CVHS"--Container Photography, Peter...
Topics: nova (television program), Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995, Sabin, Albert Brüce, 1906-, Poliomyelitis --...
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Jul 6, 2022 Linda Garmon (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), Will Lyman 1948- (Narrator), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Norddeutscher Rundfunk., British Broadcasting Corporation., Coronet (Firm)
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Tells the history of the discovery of superconductivity and the international race to make superconductors at practical temperatures. Explains potential technological applications and examines the political and economic implications for the nations which win or lose the race. 1 videocassette (approximately 53 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS Will Lyman Editor, Eric Handley ; cinematographer, Robert Elfstrom
Topics: nova (television program), Superconductivity, Superconductivity -- Industrial applications,...
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Jul 6, 2022 Christopher Sykes, Gregory Harris, Will Lyman, Paula S Apsell, Nicola Glucksmann, Peter Middleton, Tom Ingle, Naresh BediInca Films (Firm), Channel Four (Great Britain), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation.
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Tells the story of the brilliant Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and of his brief association at Trinity College in England with the English mathematicians G.H. Hardy and J.E. Littlewood. His full potential was never realized because of his tragic death from illness in India at age 32. 1 videocassette (approximately 58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Adult Biographical documentary Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired Title from data sheet Will Lyman Editor, Gregory Harris ; camera, Peter...
Topics: nova (television program), Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 1887-1920, Hardy, G. H. (Godfrey Harold),...
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Jul 6, 2022 Colin BatesRobert Mark, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Modern engineering technology is now being used to perform structural analysis of ancient buildings. This examination of ancient and modern buildings reveals how the interaction of structural and aesthetic considerations have influenced the style of architecture through the ages. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Robert Mark Writer and producer, Colin Bates VHS
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Jul 6, 2022 Jane Pauley 1950-, Graham Chedd, Alice Markowitz, Coronet (Firm), Chedd-Angier Production Company., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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A presentation on theories about the causes and treatment of breast cancer, something that affects one out of every 11 women in the United States. An emphasis is placed on on early detection through mammography. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Originally broadcast on the television program Nova "5273CVHS"--Container Host: Jane Pauley VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Cancer -- United States, Cancer -- Treatment, Breast -- Radiography,...
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Jul 6, 2022 Jane Pauley 1950-, Coronet/MTI Film and Video., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Nova reports on the painstaking trials to determine the value of Interleukin 2 (IL-2), looking into the lives of patients and into the laboratories of scientists who have pinned their hopes on this latest treatment. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Part one of a two-part Nova special presentation on cancer medications Title on video tape container and label: "Battles in cancer: wonder drug." Hosted and narrated by Jane Pauley of NBC News
Topics: nova (television program), Cancer -- Chemotherapy, Interleukin-2, Cancer -- Chimiothérapie,...
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Jul 6, 2022 Don Wescott, British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Describes steps being taken to improve airplane safety. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Cameramen, Peter Chapman [and others] ; film editors, Keith Raven, Justin Amsden ; narrator, Don Wescott A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Made possible through grants from Johnson & Johnson and Allied Signal Product no. 5274C Narrator: Don Wescott
Topics: nova (television program), Aeronautics -- Safety measures, Airplanes -- Fires and fire prevention,...
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Jul 6, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation., Tinsel Media Productions., Telefilm Canada.
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Nova scientists examine the frozen remains of two members of the 1845 expedition from England to find the northwest passage to the Orient. They reveal evidence that the entire crew of 128 men died of lead poisoning. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Originally broadcast on the television program Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired VHS format "5276CVHS." Director, Nicholas S. Bakyta ; writer, Gayle S. Helfrick ; editor, Gerald K. Wilson ; music, Doug Rusu Narrator: Peter...
Topics: nova (television program), John Franklin Arctic Expedition (1845-1851), Autopsy, Scientific...
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Jul 6, 2022 Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Julia Child introduces NOVA's behind-the-scenes exploration of two new snacks in the making. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Producers, Edward Poulter and Mike Cockburn ; writer/director, Mike Tomlinson Host, Julia Child
Topics: nova (television program), Junk food, Snack foods, Aliments camelotes
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Jul 6, 2022 Bill Mason 1929-1988., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Independent Communications Associates., Coronet (Firm), Channel Four (Great Britain)
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Discusses the human psychological and physical stress caused by advanced aeronautical technology and its impact on manned air warfare. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : l/2 in VHS format "5271CVHS." Executive producer, Paula S. Apsell ; photographer, Alan Parker ; editors, Gus Nunes [and others] ; narrator, Bill Mason ; music, Robert Lee A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Narrator, Bill Mason
Topics: nova (television program), Aeronautics, Military -- United States, Aeronautics, Military --...
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Jul 6, 2022 Walon Green, Heinz Sielmann, Alan Landsburg, Joseph Campanella, National Geographic Society (U.S.), Metromedia Producers Corporation.
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More than 350 million years ago, a new creature emerged from the water - the first amphibian. Today, the awesome traces of their progeny exist on virtually every continent. Join National Geographic in the search for exotic reptiles such as the Komodo dragon, giant tortoise, and viperous sea snake. Encounter the crocodile which has remained relatively unchanged since the era of the dinosaur. Track the evolutionary link to our past and examine the creatures that have long inspired fascination and...
Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Reptiles, Amphibians, Crocodilians, Turtles,...
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Jul 1, 2022 James Lipscomb, Alfred Giddings, Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010., WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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A documentary following a team of biologists and geologists 1 1/2 miles below the ocean surface where they discover worlds of life around thermal vents which are supported by bacteria that convert chemicals into organic matter. This landmark dive confirmed aspects of the theory of plate tectonics and yielded important biological discoveries. 1 videodisc (60 min.) : 4 3/4 in Originally produced as a film in 1979 as an episode of "A National Geographic special." Narrator: Leslie Nielson...
Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Benthos, Plate tectonics, Marine biology --...
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Jun 29, 2022 Alan Root (Filmmaker), Survival Anglia Ltd., Tanzania National Parks.
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Documentary comparing the differences and similarities of the leopard and cheetah of Africa. 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : 1/2 in. TV capture of PBS from 1996, obtained from eBay Copyright: Survival Anglia Ltd. ; 1991 Filmed by Alan Root, Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone ; film editor, Howard Marshall ; music, Guy Michelmore ; dubbing mixer, Ted Spooner ; production manager, Peter Schofield ; associate producers, Victoria Stone, Mark Deeble Narrator: Ian Holm
Topic: survival (television program)
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Jun 29, 2022 Survival Anglia Ltd., Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Andrew Sachs
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The rugged mountain terrain of Fjordland, on the South Island of New Zealand, is home to a series of habitats. Narrator : Andrew Sachs Aired on PBS in 1996
Topic: survival (television program)
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Jun 28, 2022 Pyramid Home Video, Orson Welles 1915-1985., Norman G Dyhrenfurth, National Geographic Society (U.S.), Mount Everest Expedition, 1963.
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A documentary account of the assault on Mt. Everest in 1963 by the men of the first American Mount Everest Expedition under the leadership of Norman Dyhrenfurth. 1 videodisc (approximately 50 min.) : 4 3/4 in Narrator, Orson Wells Producer, Norman G. Dyhrenfurth; writer, James Ramsey Ullman; music, Franco Ferrara; photography, Norman G. Dyhrenfurth, Daniel E. Doody, James Barry Corbet, Luther G. Jerstad, Thomas J. Abercrombie; editor, David Cooper DVD; NTSC; region free Video release of the...
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Jun 27, 2022 Katharine Everett, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Presents a historical perspective on rheumatoid arthritis, emphasizing recent research in Britain and Japan. Shows how arthritis affects the joints. Explains new theories on causes of rheumatoid arthritis. Discusses the malfunction of the immune system as a possible cause. Also discusses the human parvovirus and Lyme disease (which is carried by ticks) as possible causes of arthritis. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Title on cassette label: Arthritis : riddle of the joints Camera,...
Topics: nova (television program), Rheumatoid arthritis, Arthritis, Immune system, Tick-borne diseases,...
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Jun 25, 2022 Fred Kaufman, George Page, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Six programs explore the wonder, natural history, and mystery of sex in the natural world. 6 videocassettes (360 min.) : 1/2 in Executive producer, Fred Kaufman George Page VHS format Vol. 1. The primal instinct -- Vol. 2. A time and a place -- Vol. 3. The sex contract -- Vol. 4. Sex and the human animal -- Vol. 5. A miracle in the making -- Vol. 6. The young ones
Topics: nature (television program), Sexual behaviour in animals
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Jun 25, 2022 George Page (George H.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Nature Conservancy (U.S.), Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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Describes the life and habitat of the red fox living on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. 1 videodisc (60 min.) : 4 3/4 in DVD; Dolby digital stereo Executive producer, David Heeley ; producer, Fred Kaufman ; writer, John Waters ; in Japan, directors, Minoru Taketazu, Atsushi Sakarai, Yashushi Suzuki ; producer, Kazuo Okada George Page Originally broadcast in 1987 as an episode of the television program Nature Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nature (television program), Red fox -- Japan, Nature films, Documentary films, Films for the...
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Jun 25, 2022 George Page (George H.), Films Incorporated., WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Incomplete - tape gave out at about 29 min. Looks at Namaqualand in southwest Africa, composed primarily of desert, rocks and mountains and how it can support over 4,000 species of flowers, but still exists as a delicate system of plants and animals. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in Host, George Page Photographer, Rodney Borland ; cinematographer, Stewart Barbee ; film editor, Peter Simkins ; music, Malcolm Clarke ; advisor, Thomas E. Lovejoy Originally broadcast on the television...
Topics: nature (television program), Natural history -- South Africa -- Namaqualand, Natural history,...
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Jun 24, 2022 Kirk Wolfinger, Charles Passerman, Charles R Boyd, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Varied Directions, inc.
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Follows a three-month mission below the Pacific ocean inside the USS Michigan, a ballistic missile submarine equipped with hot showers, a movie library, pizza makings, and a nuclear reactor. The Michigan is one of the supersubs patrolling the seas ready to unleash their destructive power on enemy targets in the event of a major international confrontation. They represent the least vulnerable component of the nuclear arsenal. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format A Varied Directions...
Topics: nova (television program), Michigan (Submarine), Nuclear submarines, Submarines (Ships), Films for...
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Jun 24, 2022 Michael Bright, Bert Pence, Fred Kaufman, British Broadcasting Corporation., WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Educational Broadcasting Corporation., Questar, Inc.
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The most dangerous place in the world for great white shark attacks lies 30 miles west of San Francisco, inside what is known as the 'red triangle.' Drawn by the huge numbers of seals and sea lions that breed and raise their young at rookeries along the California coast, white sharks arrive at the same place, at the same time, every year. They are looking to make an easy meal of inexperienced young pups heading out to sea for the first time. And they are not disappointed. 1 videodisc (57 min.)...
Topics: nature (television program), Sharks -- California -- Farallon Islands, White shark -- California --...
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Jun 23, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Films Incorporated.
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Reviews Central America's history of dictatorships, revolutions, class struggles, human rights abuses, and foreign intervention. Draws on specially compiled interviews with political leaders, soldiers and civilians of Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, France and the U.S. Features archival footage from the film libraries of these countries as well as from private individuals. 4 videocassettes (approximately 220 min.) : 1/2 in...
Topics: frontline (television program), Economic history, Politics and government, Central America --...
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Jun 23, 2022 Roger Whittaker Films., National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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Enter the world of an ancient creature that has become an expert weaver, a consummate hunter, and with more than 30,000 faces - a master of adaption. 1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1/2 in VHS hi-fi stereo Title from cassette label Narrated by Lary Lewman Executive producer Tom Simon ; written by Lynn McDevitt ; produced by Stephen Peters ; edited by Paul Rudd, Paul Donvito ; music by Fred Karns Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Not rated
Topics: national geographic explorer (television program), Spiders, Films for the hearing impaired,...
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Jun 20, 2022 Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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Although the social and economic conditions facing the Maasai people have changed significantly since this classic film was produced, it remains a valuable snapshot of the evolving interaction between an age-old culture, modern influences, and the striking natural surroundings of the Serengeti. Today's geography and anthropology students still stand to gain from the story of Tepilit Ole Saitoti, a Maasai warrior turned park ranger who travels to northern Tanzania to visit his family. Saitoti...
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Jun 16, 2022 United Learning, John Colgren, Colgren Communications.
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Live-action video shows how mammals are special and unique to the animal kingdom, the various characteristics they possess, and how large and diverse a group they are.
Topics: mammals, Mammals, Mammifères, Mammalia (class)
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Jun 13, 2022 Judy Woodruff, WGBH Educational Foundation., PBS Video.
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Discusses a father's decision to withdraw life-support from his irreversibly brain-damaged daughter. Issues of human morality, medical ethics, and law are explored as an answer is sought to the question of: Who has the right to decide when modern medical technology is too much medicine? 1 videodisc (58 min.) : 4 3/4 in DVD format Preservation copy from 1/2 in videotape made by the University of the Pacific "FRON606K." Segment from the television program: Frontline Judy Woodruff...
Topics: frontline (television program), Life and death, Power over, Euthanasia, Medical ethics
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Jun 13, 2022 Barbara Gullahorn-Holecek (Screenwriter) (Producer) (Director), Ruby Dee (Narrator), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Examines the field of anthropology from the point of view of those who have been studied. Visits Papua New Guinea, which was originally studied by Margaret Mead, and explores the people's reactions to the anthropologist's conclusions about their culture. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in Title on container: Anthropology on trial VHS Narrated by Ruby Dee Editor, Eric W. Handley ; photography, Ivan Strasburg Originally produced as a segment from the television program: Nova Issued also as a...
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Jun 9, 2022 Jones, Sherry
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Describes fact-finding and decision-making processes in determining who is eligible for social security disability payments. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in June 20, 1983 broadcast of "Frontline."
Topics: frontline (television program), Disability insurance -- United States, Assurance-invalidité --...
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Jun 9, 2022 Consortium of Public Television Stations., Drew Associates., PBS Video.
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Presents the story of a seventy-two-year-old grocer trying to stand up against the attacks of an armed street gang in Los Angeles. Gun battles between the gang and the grocer's family trigger arrests and extended court battles. 2 videocassettes (115 min.) : 3/4 in Title from data sheet Segment from the television program: Frontline U-matic Intended audience: General Issued also in 1 videocassette as Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in
Topics: frontline (television program), Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles, Violence -- California -- Los...
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Jun 5, 2022 Christopher Jeans, Jessica Savitch, Charlie Cobb, Chris Jeans Productions., WGBH Educational Foundation., Documentary Consortium., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Rhodesia, a symbol of white racism, has become Zimbabwe and white minority rule has given way to black majority rule. However, the end of the guerrilla war may not mean an end to fighting. Correspondent Charlie Cobb finds a rift between the nation's two black leaders that threatens to split the country along tribal lines.
Topic: frontline (television program)
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Jun 3, 2022 Sherry Jones, Will Lyman 1948-, Frank Ferrucci, PBS Video., Washington Media Associates.
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Explores the dynamics of the global economy in an era of instability. Less than a year ago, Russia devalued its ruble and defaulted on its debts. Ten days later, the world's major markets tumbled and American investors saw the worth of their savings and retirement funds plummet. Fear spread that the global economy was indeed unraveling and arguments arose over who were the real culprits in the crisis. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format Editors, Joe Wiedenmayer, David Ritsher ;...
Topics: frontline (television program), International economic relations, International finance,...
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May 31, 2022 Loren R Graham, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
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Discusses the fact that although the Soviet Union has some of the world's best scientific research institutes, it lags behind in technology. 1 videocassette (57 min., 32 sec.) : 1/2 in. + 1/2 in. + Host, Loren Graham Editor, Sally Jo Menke A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired VHS "5276C."
Topics: nova (television program), Science -- Soviet Union, Science and state -- Soviet Union, Films for...
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May 31, 2022 John Simmons, Don Wescott, Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Geofilms Limited.
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Focuses on the work of Professor Geoff Brown and Dr. Hazel Rymer, who are exploring the use of microgravity techniques to predict volcanic eruptions. 1 videocassette : 1/2 in. + VHS format Coronet Film & Video: 5263CVHS Don Wescott Music, Mark Griffiths; camera, Stephen Foster; sound, Andrew Swain, Malcolm Bartram
Topics: nova (television program), Volcanoes, Volcanic activity prediction, Volcans, Activité volcanique...
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May 31, 2022 Carl Charlson, David G McCullough, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation., Cornet (Firm)
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Uses vintage stills, maps, animated sequences, and current materials to present the history of the Panama Canal from 1880 to the present. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format David McCullough Originally broadcasted on the television program Nova Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired Cinematographer, Martin Bell ; editor, Mavis Lyons Smull ; music, Mason Daring "5264CVHS."
Topics: nova (television program), Documentary films, Canals -- Panama -- Design and construction, Canals...
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May 31, 2022 Wayne Ewing 1948-, Sage Ewing, Judy Woodruff, John Dildine, Wayne Ewing Films., WGBH Educational Foundation., Consortium of Public Television Stations., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), PBS Video.
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Follows a trio of American youths touring the Soviet Union as a debate team and examines the ways in which Soviet citizens see themselves and others. Includes translated debate sequences, strategy sessions by the Americans, informal discussions, sightseeing, and travel. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in Title from data sheet Originally produced as an episode of the documentary television program Frontline in 1983 Issued also as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in With Judy Woodruff ; narrator, John...
Topics: frontline (television program), Debates and debating -- Soviet Union, Communism -- Soviet Union,...
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May 30, 2022 Eric Sevareid 1912-1992., South Carolina. Educational Television Commission., PBS Video.
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Traces the development of some of Edison's greatest inventions and of his extraordinary life and career. 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : 1/2 in Eric Sevareid Broadcast over PBS Issued also as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in
Topics: electrical engineers, Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Inventors -- United States --...
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May 30, 2022 Buscaglia, Leo F
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Dr. Leo Buscaglia asks his audience to be nothing more or less than themselves as he speaks on living life to its fullest. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Producer, Chris Cochran ; director, Howard Lowe ; executive producer, Nicki Shearer
Topics: ethics (philosophical concept), Self-actualization (Psychology), Conduct of life, Self-realization,...
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May 30, 2022 WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Geological study showing how continents have been reshaped over billions of years. 4 videocassettes (114 min.) : 1/2 in Intended audience: Senior high school, college, and adult VHS format Executive producer, Philip Daley ; editor and narrator, David Prowitt Originally issued as a motion picture in 1973 v. 1. Plate tectonics theory (58 min.) -- v. 2. Evidence from ancient life (11 min.) -- v. 3. Earthquakes (26 min.) -- v. 4. Geology & man (19 min.)
Topics: plate tectonics, Continents, Continental drift, Earthquakes, Continents -- Dérive, Tremblements...
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May 30, 2022 Tom Skinner, Bill McGaw, Carl R Rogers (Carl Ransom), 1902-1987., Project Media-N (Firm), Center for Studies of the Person (La Jolla, Calif.)
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Eleven people, nine from Belfast and two from the U.S. discuss the centuries-old struggle in Northern Ireland, and, with the help of psychologists Carl Rogers and Pat Rice, attempt to understand the various points of view and communicate their fears. 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Recorded in 1973 at the studios of WQED, Pittsburgh
Topics: Northern Ireland, Social conflict -- Northern Ireland, Politics and government, Social conditions,...
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May 28, 2022 Marian Marzynski, Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), MARZ Associates.
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A biographical sketch of Stanford Ovshinsky, a pioneer in solar technology, whose many patents have been used by the Japanese high technology industries for years. 1 videocassette (59 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format Photographer, Jean de Segonzac ; narrator, Marian Marzynski ; consultants, Zbigniew Banas, George Cooper A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Narrator, Marian Marzynski
Topics: nova (television program), Ovshinsky, Stanford R, Inventors, Technology, Solar energy, Films for...
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May 28, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet Instructional Films., Lew Allison, Jay LaMonica, Blaine Baggett, Mitchell Koss
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Provides an historical perspective on the use of technology for spying and examines the role of spy machines in the nuclear age. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Camera, Alvin Allen [and others] ; graphics, John Ridgway [and others] ; videotape editors, Jeff Cronenberg [and others] ; editors, Carl Byker, Patrick Couchois ; narrator, James Barry Blakely ; music, Randy Farrar, Richard McIlzeny "Nova." VHS-Standard play 5262CVHS James Barry Blakely
Topics: nova (television program), Espionage -- Equipment and supplies, Electronics in espionage, Space...
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May 28, 2022 Don Wescott, Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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This is a case study of the Galileo Project, scheduled to be launched in Spring, 1986, but cancelled after the Challenger tragedy. A behind-the-scenes look at the space mission which was to have explored Jupiter, the largest planet. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Don Wescott Associate producers, Erna Akuginow, Deane Rink ; editor, Russell Srole A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nova (television program), Galileo Project, Jupiter probes
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May 28, 2022 Michael Andrews, Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Examines the desertification of various areas; shows how the advance of the desert is often aided by humans as they remove trees and grass in order to plant crops; and, how agriculture is created using large-scale irrigation systems where arid wastelands should be. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + A BBC-TV production in association with WGBH for NOVA Camera, Brian McDairmant, Terry Morrison ; film editor, Colvin Cradock ; producer and writer, Michael Andrews ; executive producer, Paula S....
Topics: nova (television program), Desertification, Desert ecology, Reclamation of land -- United States,...
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May 28, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation.
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Examines the premise that soil erosion, not drought, is responsible for starvation, and shows that the successful agricultural projects have dealt with the relationship between the farmers and the land in addition to meeting the needs of the farmers. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + "5136CVHS"--Container VHS Aired in Boston, Mass. on 3/24/87 Major funding by Public Television stations, Johnson & Johnson and Allied Signal Narrator: Don Wescott A BBC-TV Production in...
Topics: nova (television program), Soil erosion -- Developing countries, Soil conservation -- Developing...
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May 28, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Richard Kiley presents the best of the beloved TV documentary series NOVA from its beginning until 1987. Includes highlights from: Tornado (1985); Anatomy of a Volcano (1981); The Asteroid and the Dinosaur (1981); Edgerton and His Incredible Seeing Machines (1985); In the Land of the Polar Bears (1985); JAWS: The True Story (1984); The Case of the Ancient Astronauts (1978); The Case of the Frozen Addict (1986); The Miracle of Life (1983); The Mystery of the Animal Pathfinders (1986); Acid Rain:...
Topic: nova (television program)
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May 27, 2022 Neil Goodwin, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Examines the migratory behavior of animal species ranging from bacteria to trumpeter swans. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Producer and photographer: Neil Goodwin; associate producer and sound recordist, Joanne Hattery; music, Silver Linings; executive producer, Paula S. Aspell "A production of Peace River Films in association with WGBH for Nova." Don Wescott VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Animal migration
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May 27, 2022 Neil Goodwin, John Borden, Bill Mason 1929-1988., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Peace River Films.
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Depicts the common structures and shapes that appear in nature through cinematography, still photographs, and drawings. Emphasizes the orderliness and beauty of eggshells, ice, the eyes of the horsefly, snowflakes, snakes, and many other natural objects in which patterns are apparent. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in Bill Mason Film editor, Nicolas J. Kaufman ; field producer, Joana Hattery ; original music, Jeff Lass Videocassette release of the 1985 PBS program VHS format Closed-captioned...
Topics: nova (television program), Morphology, Films for the hearing impaired, Morphologie, Films pour...
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May 27, 2022 Susanne Simpson (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), Sam Waterston (Narrator), Peter Gay 1923-2015.(Interviewee), Frank J. Sulloway (Interviewee), WGBH Educational Foundation., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Discusses Freud's methods of analysis, free association, transference, seduction theory and other causes of neuroses such as sexuality. Also covers discussions on Freud's self analysis. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS, NTSC Peter Gay, Frank Sulloway, Jeffrey Masson, Harold Baum, Jacob Arlow Editor, Daniel Eisenberg ; narrator, Sam Waterston ; camera, Joe Vitagliano [and others] Originally broadcast on the television program Nova in 1987 "5134CVHS."
Topics: nova (television program), Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939, Psychoanalytic interpretation,...
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May 27, 2022 Veronica L. Young (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Recent advances in airplane design have decreased the number of accidents caused by mechanical failure. However, the percentage of accidents due to human error has not declined. This program examines in detail three major crashes. These crashes raise questions about the effects of human error, crew communication, the increasing use of automated equipment, deregulation, and weather conditions on airline safety. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS, NTSC Editor, David K. Hanser ; narrator,...
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Topics: nova (television program), Aircraft accidents, Aircraft accidents -- Human factors, Aeronautics --...
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May 27, 2022 John Groom (Screenwriter) (Producer), Don Wescott (Narrator), Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Discusses the origin of the human species and natural selection. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS Don Wescott Cameramen, Mike Radford [and others] ; film editor, Nick Rayner ; music, Jon Klein Originally broadcast as a segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nova (television program), Human evolution, Prehistoric peoples, Homme -- Évolution
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May 27, 2022 Glyn Jones, Alan Ross, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Quanta Limited.
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Describes a research satellite known as IRAS and how it provides scientists with more raw information about the universe than they had ever before encountered. The notable contribution of IRAS is its capacity to peer outside our own galaxy and, using infrared, expose objects even in total darkness. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Cameraman, Gordon Hickie ; graphics, David Parker ; film editor, David Elliott ; narrator, Don Wescott ; music, David Stoll Originally broadcast as an episode...
Topics: nova (television program), Infrared Astronomical Satellite, Astronautics, Infrared telescopes,...
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May 27, 2022 Jon Palfreman (Screenwriter) (Producer), Barbara Costa (Producer), Don Wescott (Narrator), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Examines the processes by which embryos develop from single cells into complex organisms and the efforts of scientists to discover the cellular and genetic mechanisms that account for both normal and abnormal embryological development. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Narrator, Don Wescott Music, Malcolm Clarke, BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Jon Klein Music ; editor, Daniel McCabe ; Camera, Boyd Estus Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nova (television program), Embryology, Embryology, Experimental, Reproduction, Embryologie...
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May 27, 2022 Irv Drasnin, Joanna Lu, Drasnin Productions., WGBH Educational Foundation., Documentary Consortium., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Horse racing is American's number one spectator sport. In 1982, more that 77 million people wagered almost $12 billion at the nation's racetracks. Frontline gives an insider's look at the 'sport of kings, ' focusing on tracks at Belmont, NY, where the rich indulge their interest in racing, and at Great Barrington in Massachusetts where infirm horses run for purses that can barely pay the feed bill. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 3/4 in U-matic With Judy Woodruff Originally aired on Nov. 6, 1984...
Topics: frontline (television program), Belmont Park (Elmont, N.Y.), Racetracks (Horse racing) --...
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May 26, 2022 Michael Barnes, Paula S Apsell, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Selva Barnes Production.
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This program looks at the causes and treatment of leprosy. Emphasizing that the disease is completely curable, it explores why there are still so many people with the disease. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in Don Wescott Narrator, Don Wescott
Topics: nova (television program), Leprosy, Lèpre
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May 26, 2022 Burt Lancaster 1913-1994., Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Looks at the American effort to regain the America's Cup, focusing on the evolution of Stars and Stripes '87, the third and final boat to be built for the 1987 race by the Sail America team. 1 videocassette (VHS) (67 min.) : 1/2 in. + Animators, Kent Misegades, John Talcott ; narrator, Burt Lancaster ; music, Mason Daring A segment from the television program: Nova Narrated by Burt Lancaster
Topics: nova (television program), Stars and Stripes '87 (Boat), America's Cup
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May 26, 2022 Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey, Don Wescott, Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Concerns about public health and ecological damage are leading scientists to take a second look at age-old assumptions about the ocean's ability to dilute waste. Americans must decide whether the cost of switching to nonpolluting methods of waste disposal is a worthy investment in the future of their coastal waters. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired "Nova." Graphics, Diane Sawyer ; videotape editors, Jeff Cronenberg [and others] ;...
Topics: nova (television program), Marine pollution, Sewage disposal in the ocean, Water -- Pollution,...
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May 26, 2022 David Dugan, Max Whitby, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Discusses the disease, AIDS. Explains how the retrovirus HTLV III works to destroy the body's immunity. Discusses how the disease AIDS is transmitted, research regarding the disease, and ways to prevent it. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in Co-producers: David Dugan, Max Whitby; music, Elizabeth Parker; produced for Nova by Kathleen Bernhardt; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell Narrator, Don Wescott; doctors: William Haseltine, Robert Gallo, Alexandra Beckett [and others]
Topics: nova (television program), AIDS (Disease), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, HIV