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    Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures

    Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures

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    Betsy's just starting kindergarten, and she's having so much fun. Join her as she experiences school for the first time and makes lots of new friends.
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    Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

    Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

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    Ken Burns's documentary celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first transcontinental road trip, one undertaken for the flimsiest of reasons: a $50 wager. In 1903, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson started up his Winton in San Francisco; sixty-three days later, he arrived in New York City. Burns captures Jackson's pioneering spirit using photos, letters and footage from a road trip he and his crew take to retrace Jackson's journey.moreless
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    The Roman Empire In the First Century

    The Roman Empire In the First Century

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    Two thousand years ago, at the dawn of the first century, the ancient world was ruled by Rome. The Roman Empire struggled with problems that are surprisingly familiar; violent coups, assassination, overarching ambition, civil war, clashes between the classes as well as the sexes and questions of personal freedom versus government control. But from the chaos, the Roman Empire would emerge stronger and more dazzling than ever before. Soon, it would stretch from Britain across Europe to the shores of North Africa; from Spain across Greece and the Middle East to the borders of Asia. It would embrace hundreds of languages and religions and plow its many cultures into a rich soil from which Western civilization would grow. Rome would become the world's first and most enduring superpower. Through the experiences, memories, and writings of the people who lived it, this series tells the story of that time -- the emperors and slaves, poets and plebeians, who wrested order from chaos built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen and shaped the Roman empire in the first century.moreless
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    Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster

    Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster

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    Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster is a four-part military documentary series from writer and director Don Young and featuring interviews with Len Bawtree, Mike Chalk, Ernie Croteau, Joe English, Owen Fauvel, and many more veterans of the second World War who discuss what it was like to be a member of a Lancaster aircrew. The Avro Lancaster was the most famous and most-often successful heavy bomber in the British Royal Air Force. Operating one effectively required a large crew, a group of men who became brothers over the course of their training and battle experience. In this living history series, the life of a Lancaster crewman is explored not only through interviews with veterans, but also through advanced CGI animations. Additionally, the program follows the experiences of a group of young men who complete a full training regimen like the ones used during WWII to prepare Lancaster crews, revealing the grueling and stressful process these veterans had to endure just to prepare for the battles.moreless
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    DNA

    DNA

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    DNA was a scientific educational program aired on PBS in 2003. There were five episodes. The first, called "The Secret of Life," examines the 1953 discovery of DNA structure by Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, two British scientists competing against rival scientist Linus Pauling in a proverbial race against the clock. This episode also covers the work of Jim Watson and Francis Crick, and accusations that Watson stole some of Rosalind Franklin's experimental data. The second episode of DNA, titled "Playing God," explains the role of DNA in the development of genetically modified farm crops and the controversy surrounding this issue. Episode three, "The Race," explains the Human Genome Project and its quest to decode the genetic structure of human beings. The following episode, "Curing Cancer," explains the many advances in human cancer treatment that have been made possible by advanced knowledge of DNA; episode five, "Pandora's Box," predicts scientific advances that may soon occur, with an emphasis on cloning humans and animals.moreless
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    Storybound

    Storybound

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    This was the last series John Robbins hosted for the renamed Children's Television International (CTI). Its format was tapped directly from Cover To Cover: Robbins introduced a book and drew a scene from it, while a narrator read a passage from the book. Virtually every show had the narration end at a "cliffhanger" moment. Robbins told viewers to read the book to find out the whole story. For John Robbins, Storybound was one of his last efforts produced for the late Ray Gladfelter.moreless
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    American Scrapbook

    American Scrapbook

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    The Kinetic Karnival of Jearl Walker

    The Kinetic Karnival of Jearl Walker

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    In 1981, a physics professor named Jearl Walker was asked to show some of the science tricks he used in his classes on the ABC prime-time series That's Incredible! But walker didn't want to be exploited in such a fashion. This opened the door for Cleveland's WVIZ (as it was then called) to showcase Walker for a show of their own. The result was The Kinetic Karnival of Jearl Walker. It was made available nationwide to schools for almost two decades and earned an Emmy award (though only six shows were shot). Walker demonstrated that physics dictates no fluid corn starch will spill if you slam your hand into it. This, plus other fantastic demonstrations, provided the energy for the series. A great deal of material for the series was derived from Walker's articles in Scientific American magazine and in his 1977 book The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers, so not all of these lectures were foreign. Certainly Walker's students are familiar with these stunts, including balancing a spoon on your nose. But all these facts are fascinating to the world around us.moreless
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    Caprial and John's Kitchen

    Caprial and John's Kitchen

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    Caprial and John's Kitchen is a 2004 television series from PBS that is educational and full of good cooking tips. It follows chefs and husband and wife Caprial and John Pence as they teach their audience how to cook family friendly meals. The couple focuses on meals that families can prepare together and that are simple enough for kids to help with, but also taste really good. The pair also demonstrates how it is best to buy locally, and how easy it is to do so. They venture out during each show and buy ingredients for their meals and find them in very rare places. The pair go to the docks to buy fish, to cheese farms to buy fresh cheese and to their local farmers market to get some fresh vegetables. They talk to experts about how to prepare certain foods and then in turn teach the audience what they learned.moreless
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    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs

    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs

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    Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs takes you in the kitchen with Our Lady of the Ladle, Julia Child, and one of contemporary cooking's finest chefs. Child, who became an American icon for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her celebrated recipe books, hosts the show and visits 16 master chefs from around the world. This PBS cooking series ran from 1993 to 1994, bringing viewers detailed demonstrations of recipes and cooking techniques from two passionate culinary experts. The sixteen episodes include a visit to Emeril Lagasse's kitchen in New Orleans for a lesson in Big Easy crawfish boils. Child also travels to Berkeley, California for a session with Alice Walters all about the California Regional Cuisine her restaurant, Chez Panisse, is famous for. Jeremiah Tower prepares some mouth-watering chicken and vegetable dishes, and Amy Ferguson-Ota pairs papaya and banana with seared Ono and curry from her home kitchen in Hawaii. Each episode of Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs brings new insight into how the great chefs create their masterpieces in their own kitchens.moreless
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    The Novel

    The Novel

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    For Children's Television International (CTI), the production of The Novel spanned ten years and reflected the changing climate Reaganomics introduced. In 1980, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) agreed to provide funds for a sixteen-part CTI series called The Novel. The premise was similar to an earlier production called The Short Story. Legendary school television producers Paul Lally and John Robbins were among those named to stage adaptations of scenes from various novels. Three shows (The Time Machine, The Awakening, and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets) were filmed in 1980. The next year, though, with Ronald Reagan in office, the U.S. economy was changed dramatically. NEH withdrew its funding of further CTI productions. Ray Gladfelter, CTI president and executive producer of all CTI series, needed an alternative. Gladfelter finally found it in 1984, by extracting public-domain films for The Novel and future CTI productions. Thus CTI became the American Movie Classics of ITV. All of the "Story" credits in the Episode Guide are identified in the credits either for "Screenplay" (for the three aforementioned dramatizations) or "Adaptation" (for all other programs).moreless
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    Amigos

    Amigos

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    The Buddha

    The Buddha

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    The Buddha is a PBS documentary produced by David Grubin and centers around the life of the Buddha, the historical and religious icon. Gautama Buddha is considered to be first enlightened being and thus the father of Buddhism, the third largest religion in the world. Here, the story of his life and teachings are told through expert interviews with monks, followers and historians. Matched with colorful animations and sacred art pieces dating back over two thousand years, this documentary is spiritually engaging as it is inspirational and educational. Once a long time ago, a wealthy prince named Guatama gave up luxury and wealth of a kingdom to find spiritual security and a solution to all being's suffering. The road there is tough, the internal challenges incorrigible. But, if Buddha can realize and eliminate the cause of pain and worry of death, so can all of us. Who knows, this could be the first step in finding your own way! Narrated by famous actor and renowned Buddhist, Richard Gere.moreless
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    Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

    Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

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    Greeks: Crucible of Civilization is the PBS documentary series that explores the ancient empire of Greece from 500 B.C. until it's fall. The show uses narration from actor Liam Neeson, photography from ancient sites, interviews with scholars, and actors in dramatic reenactments to the tell the story of the legendary empire. The story starts in 500 B.C., all the way through the catastrophic wars that left the empire in shambles. The series looks at the Greek philosophy, and how it survived their defeat and helped shape the world. The empire essentially invented both politics and democracy, laying down the foundation for future civilizations. The Greeks history is full of legendary characters like Thales, Pericles, and Socrates, and legendary battles and heroes. Join host Liam Neeson as he uses the newest computer technology, the most educated scholars, and the finest production techniques to tell the whole story of the empire in PBS's documentary series Greeks: Crucible of Civilization.moreless
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    Michael Wood: In Search of Myths and Heroes

    Michael Wood: In Search of Myths and Heroes

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    Michael Wood -- the writer behind several acclaimed PBS series, including "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great" -- explores the roots of four very different myths in this fascinating travelogue, produced as a visual companion to his book by the same name. Segments focus on the Indian legend of Shangri-la, the Greek story of Jason and the golden fleece, the biblical writings about the Queen of Sheba and the Celtic myth of King Arthur.moreless
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    Kingdom of David

    Kingdom of David

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    More than 3,000 years ago, a small group of tribes gave birth to a nation and a religion - a religion that would dare to redefine humanity's relationship with God. This documentary tells the epic story of the Jews and the creation of the world's most profoundly monotheistic religion. The stories of the patriarch Abraham, the liberator Moses, the poet-king David and his son, Solomon, all come to life in the dramatic tale of loss and triumph that has shaped humanity's moral struggle for more than three millennia.moreless
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    Applied Mathematics

    Applied Mathematics

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    Applied Mathematics is an educational TV show that focuses on solving problems, math problems that is. Canadian science journalist Bob McDonald and actress Judy Haladay head to PBS TV to solve some equations and explain how they relate to science and business. The season opens with viewers learning about problem-solving techniques and how to work with business and trigonometric calculators. McDonald then focuses on estimating, using mathematical graphs and charts to show viewers how to summate equations without exact numbers. Haladay takes on geometry in the next segment with a short lesson on lines and angles and drawing them both in second and third dimensions. By mid-season, the hosts enter discussions on more complicated math subjects, including powers and roots, vectors, and scientific notation. The math enthusiast watching can reinforce his or her skills even more when McDonald and Haladay end the season with discussions on liner equations, statistics, trigonometric functions and their places in the modern-day society.moreless
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    African American History

    African American History

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    In honor of our nation's Black History Month, PBS brings you a wide selection of programs celebrating African American Heritage. Examine the history and stories of such celebrated African Americans as Dr. Martin Luther King, author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, and the iconic Muhammed Ali. Trace the lineage of participants from Chrick Rock to Maya Angelou in African American Lives II, which draws on DNA analysis, genealogical research and family oral tradition to uncover their family's journey from Africa to the United States. Follow the story of an African Prince who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or hope for freedom in Prince Among Slaves. The Better Hour takes place decades later in British Society where one man, inspired by faith, uses his political and social influence to abolish slavery in the British Empire. Discover the more recent events of our nation's first and only college lacrosse team at a historically black institution in The Morgan Lacrosse Story. Explore the rich and vibrant heritage and cultural contributions of African Americans through this special slate of programming offered from PBS.moreless
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    The Complete Jane Austen

    The Complete Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen fans can get their fill of all the famous stories in this Masterpiece Theatre series of film adaptations of such titles as Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and more.
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    Home Cooking with Amy Coleman

    Home Cooking with Amy Coleman

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    A cooking show on PBS staring Amy Coleman.
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