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    American Playhouse

    American Playhouse

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    PBS (ended 1994)
    hour-long show focused on American dramatic plays
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    Scientific American Frontiers

    Scientific American Frontiers

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    Welcome to the Scientific American Frontiers guide at TV.com.

    This show was a TV version of the venerable popular science magazineScientific American. Host Alan Alda interviewed those who were exploring the cutting edge of research in all areas of science.moreless
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    Sound Tracks

    Sound Tracks

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    Sound Tracks is a documentary TV series developed by PBS that follows Marco Werman, a well-known public radio host of The World, as he works with a team of international reporters, Alexis Bloom, Arun Rath, and Mirissa Neff, in a journey to discover the intricacies, delights, and stories of music. From the bayous of Louisiana to desert music festivals in Mali, these four journalists hope to bring the pleasure of the world and its music with interviews of Rock and Roll greats, Bollywood singers, and musical prodigies. They ask questions into the significance and meanings of lyrics, the historical and cultural affect the music has, and even how it can embody the soul of a nation. Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders is a musical odyssey highlighting the international and domestic thrills of music with the stories that go along with it.moreless
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    The Open Mind

    The Open Mind

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    The Open Mind is the PBS interview series created by Richard Heffner. The show began in 1956, and is still produced weekly by Richard Heffner, a historian, college professor, and your host for these interviews. Heffner is a University Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Rutgers University, also teaching an honors seminar at NYU. Along with creating shows like The Open Mind, he has authored books like A Documentary History of the United States. His show, The Open Mind, is a place for conversations about history, biography, media, communications, news and public affairs. Join Richard for candid interviews with important voices in politics, law, media, pop culture and more. Over the years, the show has recorded over a half century of intellectuals, through times of hope, disappointment, revolutions and challenges. The show has featured guests from all arenas, from intellectuals like Max Lerner and Allen Bloom to politicians like Herman Badilo and Ed Koch, entertainers like Robert Redford, and economists like Alan Greenspan and Milton Friedman. Tune in for some interesting discussions from some of the greatest minds of the past 50 years on the PBS series The Open Mind.moreless
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    This Emotional Life

    This Emotional Life

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    This Emotional Life is a documentary TV series developed by PBS that explores how we as people interact with our social and emotional natures, from improving relationships to dealing with internal wars of depression and anxiety. Harvard Psychologist Professor Daniel Gilbert, a best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness, interviews and discusses with experts, his fellow psychologists and scientific researchers, on what the latest science has to hold on what makes us tick and what we can do to combat any and all of the emotional issues a number of us face every day. This Emotional Life looks specifically at what exactly these issues are, from what is stress to anger and addiction, to what effect they have on the physical body with unique stories from the perspectives of people experiencing them, such as Chevy Chase on how he fell in love with his wife and Richard Gere’s personal philosophy on meditation.moreless
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    Circus

    Circus

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    Ever wonder what it would be like to join the circus? PBS invites viewers to take a look behind the scenes, of the big top to the back lot. "Circus" tells the story of what it takes to make it as a performer in the Big Apple Circus.moreless
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    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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    PBS (ended 1995)
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, based on the popular computer game, was first seen in September of 1991 and became one of the most popular kids' game shows of all time. The series aired on PBS, probably the best place to reach it's target audience. Like the computer game, the game show's basic purpose was to ultimatly capture the head of an international crime syndicate. In this case, the head was Carmen Sandiego and in each episode she would send one of her henchmen out to steal a national landmark. The contestants job was to use their knowlegde of geography to track each criminal from country to country and city to city with the goal of capturing the henchman, restoring the landmark to it's home, and whom ever got enough points would have the chance to capture Carmen. The game show was hosted by Greg Lee and the contestants were given orders from The Chief, played by Lynne Thigpen, who ran the ACME Detective Agency. Rockapella was the singing group that sang the popular theme song and helped give the contestants clues. The V.I.L.E. Henchmen
    Carmen's henchman consisted of Vic the Slick, The Contessa, Robocrook, Top Grunge, Eartha Brute, Patty Larceny and Double Trouble. The Contessa left at the end of the 1st season and returned in the 4th season with a new look. At the beginning of the second season, Kneemoi and Wonder Rat joined the ranks of the other henchman, followed by Sarah Nade in the 3rd Season. In 1996, the original format of the series came to an end. That fall, the series was redesigned and renamed Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
    Theme Song: "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
    Written by: Sean Altman & David Yazbek
    Sung by: Rockapella
    Spinoffs: Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? First Telecast: September 1991
    Last Telecast: September 1996
    Episodes: 295 Color Episodes PBS Broadcast History September 1991-September 1996----Weekdaysmoreless
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    Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns

    Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns

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    PBS (ended 1994)
    This nine-part PBS mini-series tells you everything you ever needed to know about baseball history. Ken Burns offers up a lesson for fans of this great American pastime. The program won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series.moreless
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    Shining Time Station

    Shining Time Station

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    Shining Time Station is a railroad station located in the Indian Valley. The station master is Stacy Jones and there were two engineers. In season 1, the engineer was Henry "Harry" Cupper. He was replaced in season 2 by Billy Twofeathers. There is also an arcade with a Jukebox. The owner of the arcade is the humoristic Schemer who likes to play tricks on people. An 18-inch man named Mr. Conductor lives in a painting on the station wall. He was played by Ringo Starr in the first season, but when his character left to go to the North Pole in the Christmas special, he was replaced by his cousin, played by George Carlin. George Carlin and he played his cousin Mr. Conductor who would replace him at the station in the second season and stay there for the entire run of the show. He goes to the Island of Sodor and tells stories about Thomas the Tank Engine. The kids who come to the station are Matt, Tanya, Dan, Kara, and Becky. Shining Time Station is a comedy series which teach lessons about life. It is based on musical (Juke Box Band) and Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends presentations. The Juke Box Band are small puppets who play a large variety of music ranging from folk, country, ballad to rock. "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" is an art masterpiece. It shows movie clips of miniature trains on an island with beautiful special effects that are similar to real life.moreless
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    Brian Jacques' Redwall

    Brian Jacques' Redwall

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    The tranquil Abbey of Redwall basks in The Summer of The Late Rose. It is a haven of harmony and peace that is abruptly threatened by a mercilessly savage bilge-rat Cluny the Scourge intent on destroying it. He is a demented rat haunted by nightmare visions of a mystical mouse warrior, and his destiny - or some mystical force - has lead him and his verminous horde to Redwall. Ill equipped to defend themselves the villagers of Redwall find in their midst a young orphin mouse who will grow into a great warrior and leader. His name is Matthias. This hopeless dreamer's own hero is Martin the Warrior, a legendary mouse who once upon a time defended the same abbey. Matthias longs to emulate the heroism and valour of Martin the Warrior whose exploits are well-known to all through the cherished and detailed tapestry that hangs in the Grand Hall of Redwall. Matthias is about to get his chance. Redwall is the story of how Matthias finds himself and his destiny in the long siege mounted by Cluny. Combining the strength of truly remarkable friends, the affection of a kitchen mousemaid, the mystical connection with Martin the Warrior, and his own resources of intelligence and raw courage, Matthias pursues his quest to save Redwall Abbey. Characters Matthias- As we begin our story, we are introduced to a wide eyed, daydreaming novice named Matthias. Matthias is an orphin, having lost his parents When Cluny the Scourge raided his village. He now lives within the protective walls of Redwall Abbey where he does his best to follow in Father Abbott's footsteps. But he longs for more. As he gazes daily at the grand tapestry detailing the legendary exploits of Martin the Warrior he dreams of one day embodying the qualities of his hero. Already, he sees himself bowing to the cheering crowd after wrestling the enemy to the ground. Goodness and honesty must prevail but violence should always be a last resort. But be careful what you wish for! For one very bad day, Redwall Abbey is attacked by the evil Cluny and the life all Redwallers knew is shattered almost beyond repair. It is up to the courageous and the few to defend the only home they have, facing one perilous adventure after another. Matthias must meet his destiny and realize that bravery comes from within not from any weapon. Cornflower- Cornflower is no ordinary kitchen mouse and unlike Matthias in many ways. She's no dreamer or romantic, she tackles the world as she finds it - directly and without complaint. Her primary duty is tending to and caring for members of Redwall Abbey. Whether the air is full of seet smells and buzzing bees or acrid smoke and showers of screaming arrows Cornflower shows great courage and resourcefulness as she braves these dangers. Cornflower also harbors a secret love for Matthias. She sees past the awkward manners and seeming flightiness of the young orphin to the kindness and bravery of the soon-to-be-warrior. She will be a worthy partner for Matthias as together they experience more hardships and more happiness than either of them could have imagined. Abbott Mortimer- Known as Father Abbot, Mortimer is the dignified, twinkle-eyed old mouse of Redwall Abbey, helplessly smothering his laughter in a deep shadow behind Matthias. His tolerant amusement of Matthias's antics as genuine as his love for all the creatures in his care, the same love that caused him to take in the tiny orphin and raise him as if he had been his own son. If he is frustrated by Matthias it is because he wants him to grow into responsibility. His vocation is the happiness and contentment of al and obedience to the Order's solem vow never to harm another living creature. It is a vow that is to be sorely tested as our story unfolds. Matthias's creed is full of the spirit of Abbott Mortimer - to be peaceful but to be ready, to courageously defend that which you believe in until belief is no longer enough. Then, and only then, do you resist by any means that come to hand. Constance- If there's something heavy to haul or a principle to be upheld or a silence to be ordered or a rat to be terrified - one bark from Constance and the job is done. Constance is a tower of streangh at Redwall Abbey and when faced with danger or fools she is fierce and quick to anger and she is also - always - right. But she is no bully - she just doesn't suffer fools or cowards gladly. And she doesn't suffer rats at all. She is one Redwaller they respect to the point of fear. Even Cluny the Scourge will retreat before those dark, sharp eyes, razor teet, mighty claws and that deep enormous grow. As Matthias's unswerving friend, as solid defender of the abbey walls and as hard-nosed practical advisor, Constance the Badger never wavers, never doubts, never draws back from trouble, fever forgives treachery - and never fails in friendship. Basil Stag Hare- A delightful, insanely brave, huge and lanky aristocrat. His dignity is only slightly marred by his wildly uncontrollable appetite. Courtly, formidable and principled, he is an expert scout, wilderness guide and backleg fighter. He is a lone woodland samurai, an old school defender of the innocent, a hare injudiciously packed to the limit with the right stuff. And best of all, he hates RATS. He becomes Matthias's fighting ally, strategist, conspirator and friend. Cluny the Scourge- Cluny the Scourge is a toughn mangey, ragged-eared brute of a bilgerat, terrible to beyhold. No one knows where he came from. But wherever he is from, wherever he goes, trouble is sure to follow. He plunders the land at the head of his evil army of vermin. He rules by terror, acts of his every evil whim, is unpredictably savage even to his own men and fears no living creature, for he terrifies all who see him. Even his henchrats faun and cringe under his perilous temper and live in terror of his next command. This merciless raider squints at the world through his one, beady eye (The other was gouged out by the teeth of a freshwater pike and fester beneath a greasy patch. The pike did not survive). Cluny is hell-bent on pillaging Redwall Abey and enslaving every living thing within it. But there is something else, something which haunts him every night and every waking moment. He is recurrent nightmares of a mouse. A mouse in armour. A mouse with a great sword. These mystical visitations are of Martin the Warrior...or I Am That Is - Matthias. They drive him on. They drive him mad. Season 2 Mattimeo- Son of the now-married Matthias and Cornflower, Mattimeo is spoils by just about every woodlander within the abbey walls. We learn early that he is the ringleader to the young creatures of the abbey and, at times, a bad influence on them all - although he is fond of his peers, particulary young Tess. Mattimeo feels encumbered simply by being the son of Matthias, warrior of Redwall - everybeast expects him to live up to the name that his father has earned. When he and his companions are held captive by Slagar the Cruel, Mattimeo's natural leadership abilities finally come to the surface - he keeps the others calm and their hopes high. In the toughest of situations he realises he can bring a smile to his friends' faces. It is here that we begin to se a change from old Mattimeo. With his pas chained together he resolves that if he ever gets free and returns to Redwall he will always be a good son. Tess Churchmouse- Tess is a beautiful young mouse from Redwall Abbey. She is also among the Redwallers taken from the abbey by Slager and forced to join his horrible slave trail. Although terrified herself, she soon gains streingh from offering comfort to the younger captives. Separated from their parents, both Tess and Mattimeo work together and calm. She is a good Companion to Mattimeo, reminding him that the weak ones amonst them look to him for defense. She is not at all surprised to see Mattimeo change from the wayward mischief-mouse to the young warrior he is capable of being. Their experiences and adventures they share bring them closer together and what began as a friendship soon blossoms into everlasting love. Orlando the Axe- Orlando is a devoded woodland father. He and his daughter, Auma, are the only surviving members of their family following a vicious attack by Slagar the Cruel. But misfortune visits again as Slagar claims Auma as one of his slaves. Orlando's mission is clear. He seeks revenge. His vengeful gourny intertwines with that of Matthias. Could it be fate that's brought them together? They become unified in the quest to rescue their young and punish the evil Slager. The Redwallers gain a new and just hero in Orlando. Throughout their journeys Orlando helps to protect the Redwallers with his strengh and the use of his axe. Auma- Auma is the daughter of Orlando the Axe. Her mother died when Auma was a young girl. While she is raised by her father, Auma had been looking after him untill she was taken from him by Slagar the Cruel. She's fiesty, independant, and very wise for her young age. Whithin the group of slaves, she has taken on the "mother" role by taking care of the little ones. Slagar the Cruel- Son of Sela the Vixen, Slagar is a slave trading fox whose real name is Chickenhound. Slager lives to seek revenge on the woodlanders at Redwall who, he claims, speared his mother and left her to dye in the ditch. They then held him "prisoner" in the infirmary at the abbey from which he easily escaped. Shortly after his escape he was attacked by Asmodeus the snake, an attack that left a hideous scar on his face. Slagar scoured the streets, gathering a rabble of treacherous stoats, ferrets, and weasels to work in his slaving band. They are an unsavoury crew of thieves, tramps, and beggars, untrustworty liars dressed in filthy rags stuffed with an asortment of rusty daggers, spikes, spears, axes, and knives. Those who step out of line feel the piercing bite of Slagar's cane or the sharp end of his sword - he'll threaten their very live without a second thought. Even his laughter sends shivers through every creature. General Ironbeak- Ironbeak the raven is the leader of the crows, rooks, and magpies. They all flew with Ironbeak from the north where he was the most feared fighter in the land. Now they are keen to settle in this warm, lush land of easy foraging - Redwall Abbey is Ironbeaks targeted dwelling. Ironbeak's army of birds came up against Cornflower and the Redwallers - and drove them into the Cavern Hole by attacking the abbey from the roofs. Ironbeak's assault is successful, he takes several hostages and rules, for a time, with an iron claw. That is until Redwall's newest ally, Stryk Redkite, takes on Ironbeak in a spectacular mid-air battle that sends the once-powerful raven plummeting to the ground. Contributor: Webmaster Season 1: Redwall The tranquil Abbey of Redwall basks in The Summer of The Late Rose. It is a haven of harmony and peace that is abruptly threatened by a mercilessly savage bilge-rat Cluny the Scourge intent on destroying it. He is a demented rat haunted by nightmare visions of a mystical mouse warrior, and his destiny - or some mystical force - has lead him and his verminous horde to Redwall. Ill equipped to defend themselves the villagers of Redwall find in their midst a young orphin mouse who will grow into a great warrior and leader. His name is Matthias. This hopeless dreamer's own hero is Martin the Warrior, a legendary mouse who once upon a time defended the same abbey. Matthias longs to emulate the heroism and valour of Martin the Warrior whose exploits are well-known to all through the cherished and detailed tapestry that hangs in the Grand Hall of Redwall. Matthias is about to get his chance. Redwall is the story of how Matthias finds himself and his destiny in the long siege mounted by Cluny. Combining the strength of truly remarkable friends, the affection of a kitchen mousemaid, the mystical connection with Martin the Warrior, and his own resources of intelligence and raw courage, Matthias pursues his quest to save Redwall Abbey. Characters Matthias- As we begin our story, we are introduced to a wide eyed, daydreaming novice named Matthias. Matthias is an orphin, having lost his parents When Cluny the Scourge raided his village. He now lives within the protective walls of Redwall Abbey where he does his best to follow in Father Abbott's footsteps. But he longs for more. As he gazes daily at the grand tapestry detailing the legendary exploits of Martin the Warrior he dreams of one day embodying the qualities of his hero. Already, he sees himself bowing to the cheering crowd after wrestling the enemy to the ground. Goodness and honesty must prevail but violence should always be a last resort. But be careful what you wish for! For one very bad day, Redwall Abbey is attacked by the evil Cluny and the life all Redwallers knew is shattered almost beyond repair. It is up to the courageous and the few to defend the only home they have, facing one perilous adventure after another. Matthias must meet his destiny and realize that bravery comes from within not from any weapon. Cornflower- Cornflower is no ordinary kitchen mouse and unlike Matthias in many ways. She's no dreamer or romantic, she tackles the world as she finds it - directly and without complaint. Her primary duty is tending to and caring for members of Redwall Abbey. Whether the air is full of seet smells and buzzing bees or acrid smoke and showers of screaming arrows Cornflower shows great courage and resourcefulness as she braves these dangers. Cornflower also harbors a secret love for Matthias. She sees past the awkward manners and seeming flightiness of the young orphin to the kindness and bravery of the soon-to-be-warrior. She will be a worthy partner for Matthias as together they experience more hardships and more happiness than either of them could have imagined. Abbott Mortimer- Known as Father Abbot, Mortimer is the dignified, twinkle-eyed old mouse of Redwall Abbey, helplessly smothering his laughter in a deep shadow behind Matthias. His tolerant amusement of Matthias's antics as genuine as his love for all the creatures in his care, the same love that caused him to take in the tiny orphin and raise him as if he had been his own son. If he is frustrated by Matthias it is because he wants him to grow into responsibility. His vocation is the happiness and contentment of al and obedience to the Order's solem vow never to harm another living creature. It is a vow that is to be sorely tested as our story unfolds. Matthias's creed is full of the spirit of Abbott Mortimer - to be peaceful but to be ready, to courageously defend that which you believe in until belief is no longer enough. Then, and only then, do you resist by any means that come to hand. Mortimer, in season two, is replaced by Mordifus, who is known as Brother Alf in season one. Constance- If there's something heavy to haul or a principle to be upheld or a silence to be ordered or a rat to be terrified - one bark from Constance and the job is done. Constance is a tower of streangh at Redwall Abbey and when faced with danger or fools she is fierce and quick to anger and she is also - always - right. But she is no bully - she just doesn't suffer fools or cowards gladly. And she doesn't suffer rats at all. She is one Redwaller they respect to the point of fear. Even Cluny the Scourge will retreat before those dark, sharp eyes, razor teet, mighty claws and that deep enormous grow. As Matthias's unswerving friend, as solid defender of the abbey walls and as hard-nosed practical advisor, Constance the Badger never wavers, never doubts, never draws back from trouble, fever forgives treachery - and never fails in friendship. Basil Stag Hare- A delightful, insanely brave, huge and lanky aristocrat. His dignity is only slightly marred by his wildly uncontrollable appetite. Courtly, formidable and principled, he is an expert scout, wilderness guide and backleg fighter. He is a lone woodland samurai, an old school defender of the innocent, a hare injudiciously packed to the limit with the right stuff. And best of all, he hates RATS. He becomes Matthias's fighting ally, strategist, conspirator and friend. Cluny the Scourge- Cluny the Scourge is a toughn mangey, ragged-eared brute of a bilgerat, terrible to beyhold. No one knows where he came from. But wherever he is from, wherever he goes, trouble is sure to follow. He plunders the land at the head of his evil army of vermin. He rules by terror, acts of his every evil whim, is unpredictably savage even to his own men and fears no living creature, for he terrifies all who see him. Even his henchrats faun and cringe under his perilous temper and live in terror of his next command. This merciless raider squints at the world through his one, beady eye (The other was gouged out by the teeth of a freshwater pike and fester beneath a greasy patch. The pike did not survive). Cluny is hell-bent on pillaging Redwall Abey and enslaving every living thing within it. But there is something else, something which haunts him every night and every waking moment. He is recurrent nightmares of a mouse. A mouse in armour. A mouse with a great sword. These mystical visitations are of Martin the Warrior...or I Am That Is - Matthias. They drive him on. They drive him mad. Season 2: Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall Note: All but Mortimer and Cluny appear in the next season. Years have gone by, Matthias and Cornflower are now marrid and have a family of their own. Their son Mattimeo is young and mischievious. Although he is quide a handful, he is loved by everyone and it is with horror and dismay that they learn Mattimeo has been taken from the abbey. In a moment of vulnerability, Mattimeo and his young companions are seized by the cunning Slager the Fox and taken far from the only home they have ever known. Now it is up to his father, Matthias, and his friends to rescue them. To do this they must track Slager and his horde to the dark and forbidding region of Malkarias. Their absence leaves Redwall vulnerable to attack. Ironbeak, a nothern raven, plans to invade the "red house". The defense of Redwall falls to old friends like Constance, Father Abbot, Ambrose Spike and the moles. Through courage and sacrifice our brave friends do all that they can to prevent Ironbeak from taking over the abbey. But will their efforts be enough? New Characters Mattimeo- Son of the now-married Matthias and Cornflower, Mattimeo is spoils by just about every woodlander within the abbey walls. We learn early that he is the ringleader to the young creatures of the abbey and, at times, a bad influence on them all - although he is fond of his peers, particulary young Tess. Mattimeo feels encumbered simply by being the son of Matthias, warrior of Redwall - everybeast expects him to live up to the name that his father has earned. When he and his companions are held captive by Slagar the Cruel, Mattimeo's natural leadership abilities finally come to the surface - he keeps the others calm and their hopes high. In the toughest of situations he realises he can bring a smile to his friends' faces. It is here that we begin to se a change from old Mattimeo. With his pas chained together he resolves that if he ever gets free and returns to Redwall he will always be a good son. Tess Churchmouse- Tess is a beautiful young mouse from Redwall Abbey. She is also among the Redwallers taken from the abbey by Slager and forced to join his horrible slave trail. Although terrified herself, she soon gains streingh from offering comfort to the younger captives. Separated from their parents, both Tess and Mattimeo work together and calm. She is a good Companion to Mattimeo, reminding him that the weak ones amonst them look to him for defense. She is not at all surprised to see Mattimeo change from the wayward mischief-mouse to the young warrior he is capable of being. Their experiences and adventures they share bring them closer together and what began as a friendship soon blossoms into everlasting love. Orlando the Axe- Orlando is a devoded woodland father. He and his daughter, Auma, are the only surviving members of their family following a vicious attack by Slagar the Cruel. But misfortune visits again as Slagar claims Auma as one of his slaves. Orlando's mission is clear. He seeks revenge. His vengeful gourny intertwines with that of Matthias. Could it be fate that's brought them together? They become unified in the quest to rescue their young and punish the evil Slager. The Redwallers gain a new and just hero in Orlando. Throughout their journeys Orlando helps to protect the Redwallers with his strengh and the use of his axe. Auma- Auma is the daughter of Orlando the Axe. Her mother died when Auma was a young girl. While she is raised by her father, Auma had been looking after him untill she was taken from him by Slagar the Cruel. She's fiesty, independant, and very wise for her young age. Whithin the group of slaves, she has taken on the "mother" role by taking care of the little ones. Slagar the Cruel- Son of Sela the Vixen, Slagar is a slave trading fox whose real name is Chickenhound. Slager lives to seek revenge on the woodlanders at Redwall who, he claims, speared his mother and left her to dye in the ditch. They then held him "prisoner" in the infirmary at the abbey from which he easily escaped. Shortly after his escape he was attacked by Asmodeus the snake, an attack that left a hideous scar on his face. Slagar scoured the streets, gathering a rabble of treacherous stoats, ferrets, and weasels to work in his slaving band. They are an unsavoury crew of thieves, tramps, and beggars, untrustworty liars dressed in filthy rags stuffed with an asortment of rusty daggers, spikes, spears, axes, and knives. Those who step out of line feel the piercing bite of Slagar's cane or the sharp end of his sword - he'll threaten their very live without a second thought. Even his laughter sends shivers through every creature. General Ironbeak- Ironbeak the raven is the leader of the crows, rooks, and magpies. They all flew with Ironbeak from the north where he was the most feared fighter in the land. Now they are keen to settle in this warm, lush land of easy foraging - Redwall Abbey is Ironbeaks targeted dwelling. Ironbeak's army of birds came up against Cornflower and the Redwallers - and drove them into the Cavern Hole by attacking the abbey from the roofs. Ironbeak's assault is successful, he takes several hostages and rules, for a time, with an iron claw. That is until Redwall's newest ally, Stryk Redkite, takes on Ironbeak in a spectacular mid-air battle that sends the once-powerful raven plummeting to the ground. Season 3: Martin the Warrior: A Tale of Redwall Abbey recorder, John Churchmouse, tells the story of how Abbey hero, Martin the Warrior, came from the South and his adventures from the south. Contributor: Dan&SandwichBoy Season 1: Redwall The tranquil Abbey of Redwall basks in The Summer of The Late Rose. It is a haven of harmony and peace that is abruptly threatened by a mercilessly savage bilge-rat Cluny the Scourge intent on destroying it. He is a demented rat haunted by nightmare visions of a mystical mouse warrior, and his destiny - or some mystical force - has lead him and his verminous horde to Redwall. Ill equipped to defend themselves the villagers of Redwall find in their midst a young orphin mouse who will grow into a great warrior and leader. His name is Matthias. This hopeless dreamer's own hero is Martin the Warrior, a legendary mouse who once upon a time defended the same abbey. Matthias longs to emulate the heroism and valour of Martin the Warrior whose exploits are well-known to all through the cherished and detailed tapestry that hangs in the Grand Hall of Redwall. Matthias is about to get his chance. Redwall is the story of how Matthias finds himself and his destiny in the long siege mounted by Cluny. Combining the strength of truly remarkable friends, the affection of a kitchen mousemaid, the mystical connection with Martin the Warrior, and his own resources of intelligence and raw courage, Matthias pursues his quest to save Redwall Abbey. Characters Matthias- As we begin our story, we are introduced to a wide eyed, daydreaming novice named Matthias. Matthias is an orphin, having lost his parents When Cluny the Scourge raided his village. He now lives within the protective walls of Redwall Abbey where he does his best to follow in Father Abbott's footsteps. But he longs for more. As he gazes daily at the grand tapestry detailing the legendary exploits of Martin the Warrior he dreams of one day embodying the qualities of his hero. Already, he sees himself bowing to the cheering crowd after wrestling the enemy to the ground. Goodness and honesty must prevail but violence should always be a last resort. But be careful what you wish for! For one very bad day, Redwall Abbey is attacked by the evil Cluny and the life all Redwallers knew is shattered almost beyond repair. It is up to the courageous and the few to defend the only home they have, facing one perilous adventure after another. Matthias must meet his destiny and realize that bravery comes from within not from any weapon. Cornflower- Cornflower is no ordinary kitchen mouse and unlike Matthias in many ways. She's no dreamer or romantic, she tackles the world as she finds it - directly and without complaint. Her primary duty is tending to and caring for members of Redwall Abbey. Whether the air is full of seet smells and buzzing bees or acrid smoke and showers of screaming arrows Cornflower shows great courage and resourcefulness as she braves these dangers. Cornflower also harbors a secret love for Matthias. She sees past the awkward manners and seeming flightiness of the young orphin to the kindness and bravery of the soon-to-be-warrior. She will be a worthy partner for Matthias as together they experience more hardships and more happiness than either of them could have imagined. Abbott Mortimer- Known as Father Abbot, Mortimer is the dignified, twinkle-eyed old mouse of Redwall Abbey, helplessly smothering his laughter in a deep shadow behind Matthias. His tolerant amusement of Matthias's antics as genuine as his love for all the creatures in his care, the same love that caused him to take in the tiny orphin and raise him as if he had been his own son. If he is frustrated by Matthias it is because he wants him to grow into responsibility. His vocation is the happiness and contentment of al and obedience to the Order's solem vow never to harm another living creature. It is a vow that is to be sorely tested as our story unfolds. Matthias's creed is full of the spirit of Abbott Mortimer - to be peaceful but to be ready, to courageously defend that which you believe in until belief is no longer enough. Then, and only then, do you resist by any means that come to hand. Mortimer, in season two, is replaced by Mordifus, who is known as Brother Alf in season one. Constance- If there's something heavy to haul or a principle to be upheld or a silence to be ordered or a rat to be terrified - one bark from Constance and the job is done. Constance is a tower of streangh at Redwall Abbey and when faced with danger or fools she is fierce and quick to anger and she is also - always - right. But she is no bully - she just doesn't suffer fools or cowards gladly. And she doesn't suffer rats at all. She is one Redwaller they respect to the point of fear. Even Cluny the Scourge will retreat before those dark, sharp eyes, razor teet, mighty claws and that deep enormous grow. As Matthias's unswerving friend, as solid defender of the abbey walls and as hard-nosed practical advisor, Constance the Badger never wavers, never doubts, never draws back from trouble, fever forgives treachery - and never fails in friendship. Basil Stag Hare- A delightful, insanely brave, huge and lanky aristocrat. His dignity is only slightly marred by his wildly uncontrollable appetite. Courtly, formidable and principled, he is an expert scout, wilderness guide and backleg fighter. He is a lone woodland samurai, an old school defender of the innocent, a hare injudiciously packed to the limit with the right stuff. And best of all, he hates RATS. He becomes Matthias's fighting ally, strategist, conspirator and friend. Cluny the Scourge- Cluny the Scourge is a toughn mangey, ragged-eared brute of a bilgerat, terrible to beyhold. No one knows where he came from. But wherever he is from, wherever he goes, trouble is sure to follow. He plunders the land at the head of his evil army of vermin. He rules by terror, acts of his every evil whim, is unpredictably savage even to his own men and fears no living creature, for he terrifies all who see him. Even his henchrats faun and cringe under his perilous temper and live in terror of his next command. This merciless raider squints at the world through his one, beady eye (The other was gouged out by the teeth of a freshwater pike and fester beneath a greasy patch. The pike did not survive). Cluny is hell-bent on pillaging Redwall Abey and enslaving every living thing within it. But there is something else, something which haunts him every night and every waking moment. He is recurrent nightmares of a mouse. A mouse in armour. A mouse with a great sword. These mystical visitations are of Martin the Warrior...or I Am That Is - Matthias. They drive him on. They drive him mad. Season 2: Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall Note: All but Mortimer and Cluny appear in the next season. Years have gone by, Matthias and Cornflower are now marrid and have a family of their own. Their son Mattimeo is young and mischievious. Although he is quide a handful, he is loved by everyone and it is with horror and dismay that they learn Mattimeo has been taken from the abbey. In a moment of vulnerability, Mattimeo and his young companions are seized by the cunning Slager the Fox and taken far from the only home they have ever known. Now it is up to his father, Matthias, and his friends to rescue them. To do this they must track Slager and his horde to the dark and forbidding region of Malkarias. Their absence leaves Redwall vulnerable to attack. Ironbeak, a nothern raven, plans to invade the "red house". The defense of Redwall falls to old friends like Constance, Father Abbot, Ambrose Spike and the moles. Through courage and sacrifice our brave friends do all that they can to prevent Ironbeak from taking over the abbey. But will their efforts be enough? New Characters Mattimeo- Son of the now-married Matthias and Cornflower, Mattimeo is spoils by just about every woodlander within the abbey walls. We learn early that he is the ringleader to the young creatures of the abbey and, at times, a bad influence on them all - although he is fond of his peers, particulary young Tess. Mattimeo feels encumbered simply by being the son of Matthias, warrior of Redwall - everybeast expects him to live up to the name that his father has earned. When he and his companions are held captive by Slagar the Cruel, Mattimeo's natural leadership abilities finally come to the surface - he keeps the others calm and their hopes high. In the toughest of situations he realises he can bring a smile to his friends' faces. It is here that we begin to se a change from old Mattimeo. With his pas chained together he resolves that if he ever gets free and returns to Redwall he will always be a good son. Tess Churchmouse- Tess is a beautiful young mouse from Redwall Abbey. She is also among the Redwallers taken from the abbey by Slager and forced to join his horrible slave trail. Although terrified herself, she soon gains streingh from offering comfort to the younger captives. Separated from their parents, both Tess and Mattimeo work together and calm. She is a good Companion to Mattimeo, reminding him that the weak ones amonst them look to him for defense. She is not at all surprised to see Mattimeo change from the wayward mischief-mouse to the young warrior he is capable of being. Their experiences and adventures they share bring them closer together and what began as a friendship soon blossoms into everlasting love. Orlando the Axe- Orlando is a devoded woodland father. He and his daughter, Auma, are the only surviving members of their family following a vicious attack by Slagar the Cruel. But misfortune visits again as Slagar claims Auma as one of his slaves. Orlando's mission is clear. He seeks revenge. His vengeful gourny intertwines with that of Matthias. Could it be fate that's brought them together? They become unified in the quest to rescue their young and punish the evil Slager. The Redwallers gain a new and just hero in Orlando. Throughout their journeys Orlando helps to protect the Redwallers with his strengh and the use of his axe. Auma- Auma is the daughter of Orlando the Axe. Her mother died when Auma was a young girl. While she is raised by her father, Auma had been looking after him untill she was taken from him by Slagar the Cruel. She's fiesty, independant, and very wise for her young age. Whithin the group of slaves, she has taken on the "mother" role by taking care of the little ones. Slagar the Cruel- Son of Sela the Vixen, Slagar is a slave trading fox whose real name is Chickenhound. Slager lives to seek revenge on the woodlanders at Redwall who, he claims, speared his mother and left her to dye in the ditch. They then held him "prisoner" in the infirmary at the abbey from which he easily escaped. Shortly after his escape he was attacked by Asmodeus the snake, an attack that left a hideous scar on his face. Slagar scoured the streets, gathering a rabble of treacherous stoats, ferrets, and weasels to work in his slaving band. They are an unsavoury crew of thieves, tramps, and beggars, untrustworty liars dressed in filthy rags stuffed with an asortment of rusty daggers, spikes, spears, axes, and knives. Those who step out of line feel the piercing bite of Slagar's cane or the sharp end of his sword - he'll threaten their very live without a second thought. Even his laughter sends shivers through every creature. General Ironbeak- Ironbeak the raven is the leader of the crows, rooks, and magpies. They all flew with Ironbeak from the north where he was the most feared fighter in the land. Now they are keen to settle in this warm, lush land of easy foraging - Redwall Abbey is Ironbeaks targeted dwelling. Ironbeak's army of birds came up against Cornflower and the Redwallers - and drove them into the Cavern Hole by attacking the abbey from the roofs. Ironbeak's assault is successful, he takes several hostages and rules, for a time, with an iron claw. That is until Redwall's newest ally, Stryk Redkite, takes on Ironbeak in a spectacular mid-air battle that sends the once-powerful raven plummeting to the ground. Season 3: Martin the Warrior: A Tale of Redwall Abbey recorder, John Churchmouse, tells the story of how Abbey hero, Martin the Warrior, came from the South and his adventures from the south.moreless
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    Mathnet is a mystery serial that is a parody of Dragnet, produced by Janette Webb, the widow of Dragnet's producer Jack Webb. Each five-part story, which ran Monday through Friday as part of the PBS program Square One TV, featured crime-solving by a pair of police detectives in a special mathematics unit. The first two seasons took place in Los Angeles and featured Sergeant Kate Monday and Officer George Frankly, assisted by Debbie Williams and Chief Thad Green. In season 3, the show moved to New York City, and the secondary characters were cab driver and undercover NYPD officer Benny Pill and Captain Joe Greco. One season later, Kate Monday was replaced by Pat Tuesday. As the introduction says, "The story you are about to see is a fib, but it's short. The names are made up, but the problems are real." In addition to airing in serial form to conclude each episode of Square One TV, several of the mysteries were compiled and aired as standalone specials, and two were eventually released as VHS tapes.moreless
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    Empires

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    This PBS series spotlights a number of historical films that illuminate people and passions that had profound effects on the world.
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    Maya & Miguel is based on two 10-year-old twins who are Hispanic and go to school, and make new friends. This show is made by Scholastic, who also makes children favorites such as Clifford The Big Red Dog, Clifford's Puppy Days and The Magic School Bus. Maya & Miguel features guest stars including Erik Estrada, Lucy Liu, Carlos Ponce and Elizabeth Peña. The show is made for 5 year old to 11 year old, but other children might be interested in it as well. The show entertains and educate children. It will entertain as it is an animated comedy. It educates because it teaches Spanish Language, Culture, traditions and it encourages cultural diversity. The show describes the adventures of the Santo's Twins. As well, as the lessons and experiences the twins have. It explains how the twins deal with their problems along with family and friends. Theme Song: It's Maya and Miguel! What they will do next you never can tell Brother and Sister, and Best Friends as Well With each Misadventure they're put to the test Working together is what they do best Helping their family and friends, that's the start He leads with his head, and she follows her heart It's Maya, (it's maya) and Miguel (miguel) What they will do next you never can tell It's Maya, (it's maya) and Miguel (miguel) Brother and Sister, and Best Friends as Well Brother and Sister, Maya and Miguel! Character Bios Maya- Maya is a great person who always tries to help everyone. Sometimes her plans go wrong, but everyone knows she had good intentions. Maya loves to have adventures with her twin brother Miguel. Miguel- Miguel is three minutes older than Maya, so he always uses that against her. Miguel loves to have adventures with his twin sister although he does not admit it. Miguel loves Soccer, music and laugh. Paco- Paco is the family "perico", or bird. Paco always knows what to say. Paco enjoys eating crackers and other cookies. Rosa and Santiago- Rosa and Santiago are the most understanding parents you will ever meet. They enjoy playing with their children but also teaching them wise lessons. Theo- Theo is one of Miguel's best friends. Theo is very smart and hates to be called a geek, because he knows he is not one. Theo has great memory and can be counted on to solve many problems. Tito- Tito is the twins 7-year-old cousin who came from Mexico and lives with them. Tito does not know much English but he is catching up. He loves to have adventures with both his cousins. Andy- Andy is an American boy who is also Miguel's friend. Andy is physically challenged because of his arm. He hates it when people feel sorry for him or treat him differently. Maggie- Maggie is one of Maya's best friends. Her parents are from China, therefore her life is richly influenced by Chinese Culture. Chrissy- Chrissy is one Maya's best friends along with Maggie. Chrissy is an only child, therefore she loves to be with her friends. Abuela Elena- Abuela Elena is Maya and Miguel's grandma. She loves them and also likes to be with them as well as hang around with them. Mailman Sr. Felipe- Sr. Felipe is the neighborhood mailman who likes to be around the twins. Sr. Felipe always has something to say about Maya's ideas. He also loves to help the children around.moreless
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    The Tavis Smiley Show

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    Tavis Smiley hosts interviews with newsmakers, politicians and celebrities.
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    The 1900 House

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    One family gets to have the ultimate adventure, traveling back in time from the Information Age to the Victorian Era. The series follows the Bowler family, hand-picked out of thousands of applicants, to live for three months inside a completely restored Victorian-era house. They are allowed no modern-day comforts, not even electricity (it was too expensive for a family of their class!). Watch as they do everyday tasks we take for granted: cooking, cleaning, even at-home entertainment, with the things they had available in 1900 Britain. "The 1900 House" is commonly referred to as Season One of PBS's "House" series. Others include Manor House, 1940s House, Colonial House, and Frontier House.moreless
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    Baking with Julia

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    Baking With Julia is a 1996 cooking show on PBS hosted by the late Julia Child, who is considered the grand dame of culinary arts. Baking tips, techniques, and unique recipes of breads and desserts are shared by top pastry chefs, cookbook authors, and bakers who are featured on the show such as Alice Medrich, Norman Love, Steve Sullivan, and Martha Stewart. The series, which ran for three years, came with a cook book penned by baker Dorie Greenspan with the help of Child.moreless
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    Soundstage

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    The variety show to top all shows. This is a musical show starring Alison Krauss and Union Station, Tom Petty, Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak just to name a few.
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    The Art Chest

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    For much of the 1970s, art instructor Dan Mihuta was giving lessons on the closed-circuit school television system at Parma, Ohio. His lessons caught the attention of Donna Matson, president of Western Instructional Television. The result was The Art Chest, the first of three art instruction series Mihuta produced for nationwide audiences. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.moreless
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    One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry

    One Stroke Painting with Donna Dewberry

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    One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry is a PBS television art and craft show that is hosted by the artist who pioneered the one stroke painting technique, Donna Dewberry. Through her fast and effective techniques, Donna teaches painters of all levels of experience how to create stress-free decorative paintings. Through Donna's one stroke technique, she shows painters her method of loading the brush as opposed to relying on the traditional theories of light and dark and highlighting and shading. Donna's technique of push, wiggle and lift is an easily mastered way of taking the complexity out of painting. The one push technique is extremely adaptable to any size project and any surface. From small projects like flower pots to large murals, Donna shows how everything uses the same simple strokes, brushes and paints. Even people who have never picked up a brush before will feel comfortable after picking up Donna's step-by-step painting method.moreless
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    Truly American

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    "Truly American is an educational series that originally aired on PBS in 1974. It consists of 32 twenty-minute episodes and is suitable for use in an American history class from 5th through 10th grade. Each episode provides a biography of one or two Americans using recreations and archival footage. Many of these Americans will already be familiar to the students, although not all of them are famous. The first episode covers the lives of Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Banneker. Franklin is well-known as a printer, scientist and politician. Banneker was a free African-American who lived in the eighteenth century and was an almanac author, astronomer and surveyor. The next episode is about Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, the third and seventh United States presidents respectively. The third episode in this series deals with James and Dolly Madison, the fourth U.S. president and his wife. Eddy Halas is the host and Bob Halas is the narrator for this series."moreless
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