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    Julia Child and More Company

    Julia Child and More Company

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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).
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    Tomes & Talismans

    Tomes & Talismans

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    Tomes and Talismans is a 1986 Mississippi ETV educational series that is presented as a dramatic serial. Each episode is designed to cover all aspects of specific library research and concepts. The year is 2123, and earth is under attack from the Wiper race, a group of aliens determined colonize earth and and eliminate all data and technology. Before humans evacuate to the White Crystal Solar System, a group of humans attempting to prepare a library of knowledge discover that an important volume is missing. In the meantime, Mrs. Bookhart (Niki Wood), a librarian from earth's past, awakens from 100 years in suspended animation. She is discovered by a group of extraterrestrial children known as "The Users." With the help of Mrs. Bookhart, the Users must discover the location of the missing library volumes. It is only through the information in the missing library that the Users can unlock the key to annihilating the Wipers and restoring mankind.moreless
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    Paint Paint Paint

    Paint Paint Paint

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    Paint Paint Paint is a documentary series that originally aired on PBS from April 15, 2000 to October 2, 2004. It ran for five seasons with each season containing 26 thirty-minute episodes. It has a magazine format consisting of pre-recorded segments tied together by a host. This series demonstrates a variety of do-it-yourself painting and home decorating projects for people of different skill levels. Painting projects typically include landscape painting, portrait sketches and wall murals. Home decorating projects include furniture decoration and creating stencils. The episodes also address specific painting questions which are answered by the host and guests, typically experts in a specific area of painting or home decorating. The series is hosted by Sloan Payne-Rutter, an experienced lecturer and crafts instructor. The director is Geary Morton. The pilot episode is entitled "Relief for Tired Furniture" and the guests are home crafters Bruce Johnson and Shelia McGraw. The title of the second episode is "One Stroke Painting Technique" and features Donna Dewberry, the inventor of this technique.moreless
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    Stories of America

    Stories of America

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    The interconnectedness of all things is a fundamental part of reading motivation projects. Although GPN's Reading Rainbow claims to have invented that idea, Stories of America with host Ann McGregor got there first. It was 1976, America's bicentennial year, and WVIZ-TV of Cleveland wanted something more out of a series aimed at delivering American history, They decided to combine history with reading. The result was Stories of America. Hosting was the familiar face of Ann McGregor, who had enlivened Picture Book Park and Tilson's Bookshop some two years earlier. Stories of America resembled more of a story reading than a history lesson, but it also introduced other elements that became standard Reading Rainbow procedure. There were occasional film sequences, dramatizations, and even an animation. All told, the 32-part Stories of America series ran some 14 years on WVIZ-TV. The station brought the shows back in 1998, and it would be the only WVIZ instructional television production ever to return to Cleveland airwaves. But in short order, Stories of America would be pulled from the air again, destined to be locked in the same fate with all other WVIZ instructional series. They are all, to borrow the Michael Palin phrase, "sitting behind desks."moreless
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    American Soundtrack

    American Soundtrack

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    Tony Brown's Journal

    Tony Brown's Journal

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    Over Easy

    Over Easy

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    Over Easy was an Emmy-winning informational show for senior citizens, featuring interviews, entertainment and reports on topics like consumer affairs and health. Hosts included Hugh Downs, Frank Blair, Mary Martin, Margaret Kuhn, and Jim Hartz.moreless
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    Television's Greatest Hits

    Television's Greatest Hits

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    Television's Greatest Hits is a syndicated-documentary longest-running TV series that airs weekdays at 7:00PM and it consisted in a series of episodes. It originally premiered in September 9, 1996 on PBS stations in the United States. This series reviews television shows in U.S. programming and each episode typically deals with a specific year. It generally compares the popularity of the shows with the highest ratings for that year. This series has a news magazine format which shows clips from the shows under discussion. The series is produced by Bill Wilson. Howdy Wilcox is the host.moreless
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    Dragons, Wagons & Wax

    Dragons, Wagons & Wax

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    This science series for instructional television went through an extensive development in content and research, ensuring the accuracy of the 32 shows. Tom Long and Linda Densmore fronted Dragons, Wagons & Wax introducing life science, physics, earth science, and spreading some light on health and measurement. In the course of its 32 shows, Dragons, Wagons & Wax introduced a few recurring characters or elements. Among them were Lewis Carroll-like stories, such as "Alice in ___ville," and the storybook pirates Barney and Pete. Dragons, Wagons & Wax was taped in the studios of WCET in Cincinnati. The two groups in charge of production were the Ohio Department of Education and the International Instructional Television Cooperative (later CTI).moreless
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    Storytime

    Storytime

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    A children's reading television series that aired on PBS during the 90s. The show was hosted by a puppet named Kino, and co-hosted by two women named Lucy and Mara. This educational series also featured celebrity guest stars that would read to children in the audience and to viewers at home.moreless
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    Vietnam: A Television History

    Vietnam: A Television History

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    Vietnam: A Television History is an award-winning 13 part documentary series, which was first broadcast on PBS in 1983. The series was later edited and rebroadcast in 1997. "Vietnam: A Television History" is narrated by Will Lyman ("Iron Man," "William Tell") and used extensive footage of the war in Vietnam captured by different media outlets at the time.moreless
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    America's Ballroom Challenge

    America's Ballroom Challenge

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    The most talented ballroom dancers in North America come together to vie for the honor of America's Ballroom Challenge Champion in this exciting show. Footage from behind the scenes is included in addition to all the glitz and glamour on the dancefloor.moreless
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    Bill Moyers Journal

    Bill Moyers Journal

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    A PBS news program that features important issues, strong interviews with individuals in politics, the arts, science, religion, and the media.
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    Lords of the Mafia

    Lords of the Mafia

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    Lords of the Mafia documents the varying Mafia empires all throughout the world. It delves deep into the world of organized crime; not just looking at the most well-known New York Italian-American borgatas, but at Vietnamese gangs, the Yakuza, as well as the Russian Mafia. The documentary series combines rare footage of notorious mobsters and gangsters with interviews and re-enactments.


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    It's My Life

    It's My Life

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    Cooking with Caprial & John!

    Cooking with Caprial & John!

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