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    Newsdepth

    Newsdepth

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    Newsdepth is a weekly television program intended for school children in grades 3-8 and their teachers. Each 30-minute episode is produced by Public Broadcasting and targeted at children attending school in Ohio. The show aims to help teachers and their students fulfill the learning standards in Ohio State, and provides historical, political and scientific content relevant to the state and current national and international events. Newsdepth's episodes are keyed to free lesson plans teachers may download from the program's website; the plans and support materials help educators diversify their teaching strategies and incorporate information from the program into their curricula. One of the most popular segments on Newsdepth is "Know Ohio"; each segment focuses on one county and offers fascinating historical and cultural information about it. Viewer mail and feedback is also integral to each episode; Ohio's 3rd-8th graders are invited to write or email the program to ask questions and offer their opinions on relevant news topics. moreless
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    Math Monsters

    Math Monsters

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    Math Monsters is a 12-part computer animated mathematics series specially designed for preschool to second grade mathematics curriculums, and strictly follows the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. The series features four math-monster friends as they practice various mathematical skills. It demonstrates how to collect and manage data, as well as teach the importance of using standard units of measurement. With catchy songs, colorful animation, and an exciting storyline, each episode makes learning mathematics easy and fun. Toward the end of each series, a special segment shows how mathematics is applied in real life, and also includes tape cues for discussion. Aside from the first 12 animated series, three additional episodes cover more advanced topics such as the use of landmark numbers, number line, estimation, and computing an area. Through the help of 3-D animation, Math Monsters is a new way to teach kids various topics about mathematics in an enjoyable and easy way. moreless
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    Timeline

    Timeline

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    One of the forgotten gems of the eighties, Timeline was an educational series with the brilliant premise of having a TV news team report straightfacedly from some of the Middle Ages' greatest turning points. Rarely has this startling mix of hard mediaeval history and the inexplicably fantastic intrusion of TV news ever been attempted. The best comparison is Walter Cronkite's You Are There, but Timeline wins over with its modern wit amidst a feudal backdrop. Curtis Olmstead has noted that Timeline series creator Gary Witt may have drawn inspiration from the 1969 proto-Python series The Complete and Utter History of Britain, though to be fair, Peter Watkins' Culloden pioneered the format as serious documentary on the BBC in 1964. And as Witt and series producer Leo Eaton have kindly pointed out, the original incarnation of Timeline on PBS was as a series of shorts called Newscast From the Past. Timeline had a long list of international producers, location shoots in Turkey, Spain and England, and a price tag of over $2 million. But PBS virtually killed the series by mismanaging its broadcast schedule (this your editor can attest to, from memory, and see dates below). Its current distributor has 5-minute RealVideo samples of each episode online; see link at left. The production companies included Maryland Public Broadcasting System, KRLU-Austin and The Newscast Company of Texas, Turkish Radio and Television, Television Española, and Holmes Associates and Molinare/Visions of Great Britain.moreless
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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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    Number's Alive!

    Number's Alive!

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    Number's Alive! is a children's educational series from the American Public Broadcasting System that brings to life mathematics through music. Singer Brian Fountain Murray and his rock band Beyond Zero with Jill (Michelle Ingkavet), Marty (Carter Jahncke), Bianca (Erika Frank) and Johnny (Johnny Alonso), join Ellie The Tutor (Desiree Marie Velez), to show kids at home some basic arithmetic. The series starts with the band asking Jill about calculating percentages in their song "Take A Chance" and "Playing the Percentages." Counting numbers also plays in the series with Bianca helping Brain chant, "The Countdown to Fame." After Johnny asks Ellie to help him measure his height, the team goes on a measuring campaign while singing, "Sizing Things Up." The group and their tutor leave the PBS studios from time to time and travel throughout New York City looking for mathematics in real-life situations. A visit to the city's botanical gardens inspires the song "Eco-count" and a New York Yankee ballgame brings out the song, "Points Unknown." moreless
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    The Short Story

    The Short Story

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    Welcome to The Short Story guide at TV Tome. This 16-part ITV series boasted excellent production values. John Robbins, famed for Cover To Cover, introduced the dramatizations in The Short Story and directed a handful of them as well. Much like Cover To Cover, Robbins set the stage for a book. The remainder of each program played out the story in Masterpiece Theatre fashion. The late Ray Gladfelter wanted to duplicate this formula when he started production of The Novel in 1980, but would run into problems.moreless
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    A Life Apart: Hasidism in America

    A Life Apart: Hasidism in America

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    Learn what it means to be a Hasidic Jew in New York City, and educate yourself on the history of the tradition as it extends from Eastern Europe in this informative documentary. Interviews with everyday people and religious scholars provide an illuminating look at this culture.moreless
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    Eden at the End of the World

    Eden at the End of the World

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    Patagonia, more than half a million square miles of Chile and Argentina is home to some of the Earth's most precious and rare creatures. Eden at the End of the World follows the lives of some of the species that call this harsh land home and details how new conservation models may save some of these majestic and beautiful animals from human encroachment.moreless
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    Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories

    Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories

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    Take a ride through the heart of a classic American amusement park! Established in 1898, narrator Ken Burns, tells viewers the important people and events that lead to the history of Palisades Amusement Park. Savor the twist and turns!moreless
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    Roadtrip Nation

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    Roadtrip Nation is a PBS television series (and grassroots movement) that lets young people and students travel across America to interview men and women who have become leaders in their own ways and who have inspired others. Its first season aired in 2004. The show formulated as an idea between four friends in 2001 fresh out of college: Mike, Nathan, Brian and Amanda. They decided to get an old RV, paint it green and travel the country looking for inspiring people to interview. They realized that every young person wants to know what they'll do with their own lives, so they decided to go and ask others who have done what they have wanted to do within their life! The young travellers in Roadtrip Nation interview entertainers, entrepreneurs, artists and scientists; all who have not given in to conformity and have become successful by going their own way. The show is as free spirited and adventurous as its young travellers themselves are! It has lasted seven seasons so far.moreless
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    3-2-1 Contact

    3-2-1 Contact

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    The History of Black Americans

    The History of Black Americans

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    PBS Hollywood Presents

    PBS Hollywood Presents

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    PBS (ended 2004)
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    In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs

    In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs

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    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs (1993), a cooking series that first aired in PBS, features 26 talented restaurant chefs as they cook their signature dishes and share their knowledge in preparing great recipes at home. Join Julia Child as she cooks with these great chefs and asks them several questions about their cooking techniques and kitchen tips to make home cooking better. The program shows how to prepare perfectly cooked meals by choosing the correct ingredients and spices, and making the perfect desert to compliment a dish. It covers preparing simple dishes to more complicated ones that include essential cooking tips such as making the perfect pizza Margherita dough with a proper kneading technique, the importance of tossing the salad correctly, or precutting meat before grilling or cooking to avoid oxidation. In one of the episodes with Chef Jody Adams, Julia learns the potential dangers of swallowing a bay leaf. In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs features great American recipes with famous restaurant chefs and shows how these dishes can be made at home.moreless
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    In Search of Shakespeare

    In Search of Shakespeare

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    Julia Child and More Company

    Julia Child and More Company

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    PBS (ended 1980)
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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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    A Matter of Fact

    A Matter of Fact

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    A Matter of Fiction

    A Matter of Fiction

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    The Gentle Giant

    The Gentle Giant

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    Classic tales and stories from around the world told by the Gentle Giant(Paul Lally).