Camera Three - Season 19

CBS (ended 1980)




Episode Guide

  • Dimensions of Depression [Part II]
    The concluding half of a two-part discussion by leading psychiatrists and psychologists the subject of the most common mental illness ... depression Participants on the program include author-psychologist Paul Gillette; William Knoff, associate professor of psychiatry in the State University of New York in Syracuse; and author Albert Allis, clinical psychologist and psycho-therapist.moreless
  • Dimensions of Depression [Part I]
    First in a two-week discussion by leading psychiatrists and psychologists on the subject of the most common mental illness-depression. Participating in the discussions are author-psychologist Paul Gilette; William Knoff, associate professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York in Syracuse, and author Albert Ellid, clinical psychologist and psycholo-therapist.
  • Seeing with Rudy Burckhardt
    Film buffs and students of filmmaking will want to tune in for a glimpse of the work of an original and enterprising spirit - filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt, who is inspired by the streets of the cities to illuminate the feel of the life of the people who inhabit them. Excerpts from a number of his films will be shown with critic Faubion Bowers on hand to narrate and comment on the content and style of the artist's work.moreless
  • Homage to the Horse
    Homage to the Horse
    Episode 39
    Jack Whitaker pays homage to the horse. This documentary detailing the roles the animal has played in the development of human civilisation.
  • In the Streets of Harlem [Part II]
    Part two of a two part series displaying the documentary film work of Robert Macbeth about the black community in Harlem. Macbeth explains how the film was made in 1973.
  • In the Streets of Harlem [Part I]
    Part one of a two part series displaying the documentary film work of Robert Macbeth exploring the black community in Harlem. Macbeth explains how the film was made in 1973.
  • Documentary Films: Discussion on the State of the Art
    Four distinguished producer-directors of documentary films are on hand not only to discuss the state of the art of documentary filmmaking, but, also to offer excerpts from their work in illustration. They are Isaac Kleinerman with film clips of his facinating study of an autistic child, "A Boy Named Terry Egan"; Fred Wiseman with clips of his remarkable protrait of a monastery, "Essene"; Robert Macbeth with clips of his work, "In the Streets of Harlem"; and Willard Van Dyke with clips from "Valley Town."moreless
  • The March of Time [Part II]
    Part II. Whether or not you saw Part I last week, about the famous newsreels that played so colorful a part in informing the public of events from 1935 to 1951, tune in Part n this week for more excerpts of the films themselves and some of the people involved in their production.moreless
  • The March of Time [Part I]
    During the years 1935 to 1951, any adult of the period will readily recall the vitality and quality of the weekly newsreels which sparked the movie screens of more than 5,000 theaters across the country. Camera Three devotes a two-part program, illustrating through actual films and discussions with people who were involved with the series just what "The March of Time" was all about.moreless
  • Poetry to See, Poetry to Hear
    Always interested in new ideas in the arts, Camera Three is host today to writer-critic Richard Kostelanetz, who explores and demonstrates a new art form which seeks to combine language with graphics or musical Rhythms, with poetry as its end result.
  • Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?
    Kenneth Koch, inspired teacher of poetry-reading-and-writing to children, illustrates his unique method with seventh-grade students in Camera Three's highly recommended show. The glorious title of the program, "Rose, Where Did You Get That ..Red?" is the work of a 10-year-old, Inspired by Mr. Koch's approach of reading and analyzing poems of the masters, and suggesting the children write a poem with a similar idea.moreless
  • Looking at Radio [Part II]
    Part II. Here's more background information documented in stills, film clips, and sound recordings, as well as in interviews with radio personalities and officials, on radio's past history and its present expansion, exemplified in its revival of dramatic radio shows.
  • Looking at Radio [Part I]
    Camera Three explores the phenomenon of the comeback of radio, not just as a medium for news and disc jockeys, but as a source of entertainment on a much broader scale. It examines the recent success of the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre (seen in the New York area on WOR) which finds the younger crown switching to its thrills and excitement and away from the inevitable disc jockey rounds. Part One of a two-part program.moreless
  • Dear Nobody
    Dear Nobody
    Episode 29
    Series followers will be intrigued by this half-hour visit with Jane Maria Robbins, and portions of her one-woman dramatization of the life of Fanny Burney (17S2-1840), an English novelist of considerable renown before the advent of Jane Austen. Miss Robbins uses the author's letters and diaries as her source material.
  • I Change with the Work: Portrait of Isamu Noguchi
    Art enthusiasts are offered a special treat this morning, as Camera Three presents a film profile of famed sculptor-designer Isamu Noguchi. Born and raised in Japan but educated in the United States, the 70-year-old Noguchi is still at work trying out new designs and inventions.
  • Japanese Photography
    Contemporary Japanese photography actually a Western import in their camera-conscious country, is the subject of this half-hour study. Using 150 photographs in illustration, against a backgroun of films of modern Japan, the program shows the influences at work in the creation of the photographs.
  • Nightwalk [Part II]
    Nightwalk [Part II]
    Episode 26
    The Open Theater's last production, "Nightwalk," begun last week as a two-part showcase for the experimental collective theater piece, concludes this morning with its surrealist view of the human condition.
  • Nightwalk [Part I]
    Nightwalk [Part I]
    Episode 25
    One of the more ambitious experimental groups known as the Open Theatre, which disbanded last year, managed to offer imaginative as well as controversial works by such writers as Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Sam Shepard and Megan Terry. Camera Three is offering a two-part production of their last work, presented and written as an exercise in theatrical expression of the human condition by the group collectively.moreless
  • Mahler: Songs From Ruckert
    Famed soprano Heather Harper sings three songs composed by the great Gustav Mahler to poems by the German romantic Friedrich Ruckert. Alfredo Antonini conducts the CBS Chamber Orchestra accompanying Miss Harper; and critic Faubion Bowers is joined by Henry-Louis de la Grange, Mahler's biographer, for a discussion of the works of composer Mahler and poet Ruckert.moreless
  • Good Evening
    Good Evening
    Episode 23
    Those incorrigible British humorists, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, stars of their two-man revue, "Good Evening," one of the high spots of the current Broadway season, visit the show for a sampling of their zany comedic talents. Since they range from Moore's virtuosity at the piano to parodies by both of any subject matter at all, meeting them can't be less than a treat.moreless
  • Le Piano Vivant
    Le Piano Vivant
    Episode 22
    Music lovers are treated to a concert performed by the celebrated and highly controversial French pianist Marie-Francois Bucquet, along with illuminating commentary on her work by critic Faubion Bowers.
  • The Cosmic Connection
    With the increased space aroused interest that some form of life may exist on other planets, viewers may find this morning's investigation into the subject by Dr. Carl Sagan, professor of astronomy at Cornell University, intriguing.
  • John, Is That Billy Coughing?
    This consistently enterprising series dedicated to showcasing artists, of every kind of endeavor, gives center stage this morning to a creative designer of advertising. He is George Lis, head of the Lois Holland Callaway agency in New York City, and we meet him at work filming television commercials, and hear him exploring and explaining his ideas of communicating with people through design.moreless
  • Sylvia Plath: Part II - Getting There
    Poems by the late Sylvia Plath, set to music by composer Elizabeth Swandos, are sung by Michele Collison, with piano, bass, drums, bells and cymbals accompanying her, performed by Jeffrey Waxman, John Schimmel and Alan Kirschenbaum. Another highlight of the program is the illuminating commentary by drama critic Margaret Croyden on Miss Plath and her work.moreless
  • Sylvia Plath: Part I - The Struggle
    Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, currently performing a dramatization of Sylvia Plath's poems at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, appear here this morning in excerpts from that production. On hand to offer background and commentary of Miss Plath's work, is drama critic Margaret Croyden.
  • Richard II
    Richard II
    Episode 17
    Drama buffs are given a special treat this morning. Ian Richardson and Richard Pasco, of Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, appear in excerpts of "Richard II" in the two roles the actors are playing on alternate nights, King Richard and Bolingbroke, during their company's current run in New York, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tune in for these superb actors and critic Margaret Croyden's commentary.moreless
  • Seven Personal Films
    "Seven Personal Films" by women. The real common denominator of these films, according to producer Merrill Brockway is that they share an aesthetic grounded in the artist's emotional life.
  • Ancient Voices of Children
    George Krumb, a contemporary American composer, whose songs were inspired by the great Spanish author, Federico Garcia Lorca, but are musically an amalgam of varied styles, both modern and classical, discusses his work this morning. A major feature of the program, however, are the songs themselves performed by mezzo-sopranos Jan De Gaetani and Francesca De Gaetani, with the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Arthur Weisberg.moreless
  • The Long Conversation: The Making of the United States Constitution
    A program dramatizing some of the personalities, ideas and tensions that accompaned the drafting of the Constitution.
  • National Folk Ensemble of Pakistan
    Dance buffs are offered a treat this morning with a performance by the National Folk Ensemble of Pakistan, recreating their country's traditional dances dating back hundreds of years, in the costumes of their periods, set to the music played with authentic instruments. Another feature of interest, is an interview by program commentator Faubion Bowers, with a leading Pakistani actor, Zia Moyheddin.moreless
  • Give Chance a Chance: Hans Richter
    Dadaist painter, sculptor and filmmaker Hans Richter (1888-1976) is profiled in a 1973 program. From his home in Southbury, Conn., Richter talks about his life and philosophy of art. Interwoven are dozens of his paintings, photographs of famous friends, and film clips.
  • The Theater Rejoins the World: Dialogue on a New Society [Part II]
    Part II of the Theater Rejoins the World with The Mutation Show which is prepared in co-operation with The Open Theater is presented.
  • The Theater Rejoins the World: Dialogue on a New Society [Part I]
    Part I. Continuing its series of programs showcasing the ideas and dramatic styles of a number of experimental playwrights and theater groups, Camera Three turns to "The Open Theater," as its subject. The Open Theater offers a highly original approach to movement, pace and drama, as an expression of ideas.
  • Peter Handke: Theater and Ideas [Part II]
    Excerpts from major works of Austrian playwright Peter Handke will be presented in the second part of a two-part episode.
  • Peter Handke: Theater and Ideas [Part I]
    Part I. Here's a two-part introduction to the work of the Austrian experimental playwright, Peter Handke, whose work has received critical attention in this country through the off-Broadway productions of two of his plays, "Kaspar" and "The Ride Across Lake Constance." Theater buffs and, drama students will be particularly interested in the excerpts of five of his plays, performed this morning and next Sunday, for an opportunity to fathom his provocative, occasionally obscure, and demanding ideas.moreless
  • Basil Bunting, Poet of Northumberland
    Another showcase, this time for the English poet, Basil Bunting, filmed in the north country that is his home and his inspiration. Tune in for Bunting in his habitat, reading some of his poems, backed up by a narrative text on Buntings life by actor Patrick Macnee.
  • If One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
    The title quotation calls to mind the brilliance of the photographs that made LIFE Magazine a weekly treasure-trove, and it is LIFE Magazine and an evaluation of its contents and impact, which is evoked in this half hour program.
  • The Bix Pieces
    The Bix Pieces
    Episode 5
    Unusual fare for jazz buffs, as the, music of the great jazz musician, Bix Beiderbecke, is used as the basis for the choreography of five dances, as a tribute to the man and his work. Twyla Tharp doubles as choreographer and performer, is joined by dancers Sara Rudner, Rose Marie Wright, Isabel Garcia-Lorca and Kenneth Rinker.moreless
  • Ken Russell [Part II]
    Part two of a colorful profile of one of Britain's most controversial, nonconformist televison and film' directors, Ken Russell. Russell will talk about his films, backed up by film clips of "The Devils" and "The Boy Friend."
  • Ken Russell [Part I]
    Flamboyant, controversial and offbeat are just a few of the descriptive words that fit British film director Ken Russell, known to American audiences through his films "Women in Love," "The Boy Friend" "The Devils" and "The Music Lovers." Part one of this two-part profile of Russell examines his early career highlighted by three short" films which got him a job with the BBC, where he made an enormous success with his film biographies.moreless
  • Liszt in Mid-Life at Mid-Century
    Music lovers will be treated to three pieces by Franz Liszt which he wrote at age 40 in the middle of the 19th century, expressing his own restless volatility at that time of his life. Young pianist Joseph Villa, a Juilliard graduate who is beginning his concert career as a Liszt specialist, is the guest soloist this morning.moreless
  • Rufino Tamayino: The Sources of His Art
    This consistently resourceful and imaginative series, which offers artists and writers, known and unknown, a wonderful showcase for their work, opens its 19th season on CBS this morning with a film study of one of Mexico's great painters, Rufino Tamayino.