• 81
    Return of The Art Maker

    Return of The Art Maker

    Follow
    PBS (ended 1987)
    Return of The Art Maker is an educational TV series from the American Public Broadcasting System that broadcasts a celebrity art instructor teaching intermediate students different art genres. Educator Dan Mihuta invites Western Instructional Television cameras into his Parma, OH, studio to film some intermediate art lessons. Mihuta starts the season with sketch drawing, giving kids lessons on how make shapes out of lines. Next up in the curriculum is creative painting. Mihuta goes into his backyard and looks for something that will inspire a good portrait. Clay art, print making, soap carving and silhouette drawing are among the different types of lessons that the instructor gives throughout the season. Viewers can find advanced subjects towards the end of the series when Mihuta puts art appreciation on his agenda, as he heads off to the museum to find some oriental paintings and cave drawings. The instructor then takes viewers back into the studio to give some lessons on how to recreate them.moreless
  • 82
    Commanding Heights

    Commanding Heights

    Follow
    PBS (Mini-Series 2002)
    Commanding Heights is a 6-hour television documentary television series made by PBS in 2002. The series is based off of a book called "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy" written by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw in 1998. The documentary has since been broken up into three 2-hour long segments which are all available for viewing on PBS. In short, the documentary attempts to document the rise of the free-market economy which reigns in most countries today. The series kicks off at the beginning of WWI in 1914. After a most dreadful war, the economies of most countries are nonexistent. Capitalism comes to rise, but these markets are soon trumped by Hitler and others with their communist and fascist ideas. WWII takes place and after the disintegration of communism, economies are stagnant once again. Things changed when Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan came into power during the 1980's. Both leaders disowned a central planning idea, and adopted ideas of free-market economies with little government regulation. Many countries adopted the free-market idea, and as a result, prospered overall. However, Yergin and Stanislaw, the authors of the book, argue that the era of globalization didn't really begin until 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. As the documentary reaches an end, Yergin and Stanislaw argue the improbability of a globalized, free-market economy existing forever. They argue that many third world countries do not have the resources needed to support such economies, and this will lead to a decline of yet another era of globalization. Watch the series and brush up on your economics!moreless
  • 83
    Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason

    Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason

    Follow
    PBS (Mini-Series 2006)
    Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason is a seven-part half hour PBS television program that documents conversations surrounding the religious attitudes and beliefs of highly respected authors. The show's host, Bill Moyers, is a journalist and former White House Press Secretary who served under the President Lyndon B. Johnson Administration. Moyers created Faith and Reason in response to the rapid growth of fundamentalism, which he feels is at war with freedom and creativity of the mind. He felt that writers were especially affected by the weight of fundamentalism, and chose to interview provocative writers to produce a fresh take on faith and reason in today's society. Noted interviewees include Jeanette Winterson, Salman Rushdie, Mary Gordon, Richard Rodriguez, Sir John Houghton, Will Power and Margaret Atwood. Topics explored include the effect of fundamentalist Muslims, Orthodox Jews and fundamentalist Christians on politics and mainstream media. Writers offer their own opinions on how these dominating worldviews have further effected creative freedom and human rights.moreless
  • 84
    Inventing LA

    Inventing LA

    Follow
    PBS
    Inventing LA is a an award-winning documentary about an influential group of socialites, a wealthy family and the Los Angeles Times, as these forces set out to create the destiny of the city. Created by Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Jones, Inventing LA takes us through the names and faces that would eventually make LA the city it is today. The influential Chandler family, along with Harrison Gray Otis and other movers and shakers, used their power and control over the predominant media outlet of the time, the Los Angeles Times, in steering the economic, social and cultural climate to their benefit. It is a retelling of the American Dream, complete with the harrowing stories of the challengers of the individual to change their destiny, and the more sinister aspects of keeping the dream alive. The film follows the lives of our heroic characters as they climb over each other to achieve social status and wealth, during a sleepy old town into the brightest city ever imagined.moreless
  • 85
    P.O.V.

    P.O.V.

    Follow
    PBS
    Since 1988, P.O.V. has been showcasing "documentaries with a point of view." P.O.V. is the longest-running series on television featuring documentary films. Many of the films deal with social issues around the world, taking an intimate and unrelenting look at people and places that aren't always covered by mainstream media. The series has developed a highly distinguished reputation, and many P.O.V. programs have gone on to win various awards including three Oscars, nineteen Emmys, thirty-six CINE Golden Eagles, and twelve Peabody Awards. Dozens of high-profile and well respected directors have had films premiere on P.O.V., including Michael Moore, Jonathan Demme, Terry Zwigoff, Errol Morris, Albert and David Maysles, Michael Apted, Frederick Wiseman, MArlon Riggs, and Ross McElwee. The 2010 season kicked off with Robert Kenner's Oscar nominated Food, Inc., an examination of corporate farming in the United States. P.O.V. airs on PBS and is a production of American Documentary, Inc.moreless
  • 86
    Global Watch

    Global Watch

    Follow
    PBS
    Global Watch is a news documentary TV series developed by PBS that centers on the world and the global image set forth by the United States. In a time when America had been considered one of the major powerhouses of the past century, Global Watch looks at how the public image is truly viewed by other countries, especially now that the reputation is in a major decline. Anchor Daljit Dhaliwal, field correspondents Gordon Corera, Mark Mullen, and Judy Muller, Global Watch sets out to educate, inform, and connect with viewers in order to become not only citizens of their respective countries but also citizens of the world. While America has dealt with its own problems on the home front, Global Watch is there to show the evolution on where the United States stands in the eyes of the world, including that of its allies, neutrals, and non-friendlies. Global Watch offers videos, newscasts, and articles of recent events, from the U.S. War on Terror and the impact of China, as well as offering ways for viewers to express their opinions with discussion forums and updates.moreless
  • 87
    Time Team America

    Time Team America

    Follow
    PBS
    Time Team America is a new science-reality series from PBS that sends some archaeologists on a race against time to dig up historic sites around the nation. The team has exactly 72 hours to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned digs using the latest modern technology, decades of expertise and their own sharp smarts. Host Colin Campbell guides each expedition as viewers watch these archeologists, diggers, scientists and historians at work. The audience can really see how these archeologists work and the cool history they discover. You never know what they'll dig up next! Time Team America aired on PBS stations during the Summer of 2009.moreless
  • 88
    NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue

    NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue

    Follow
    PBS
    NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue is the PBS series where technology reporter David Pogue shows viewers the materials that will shape the future. Pogue is a technology writer, columnist, and commentator who has worked for the New York Times, CBS News Sunday Morning, and CNBC. He has written and co-written many books on technology, including seven titles in the For Dummies series, and his own how-to books called the Missing Manual series. Born in Ohio to an attorney father, David went to Yale University, graduating with a Distinction in Music. He spent a decade working for the Office of Music Theatre International, while moonlighting as a Broadway musical conductor. In 2000 he began serving as the New York Times personal-tech columnist, with a weekly column, State of the Art. Now David is working with NOVA to bring a mini-series called Making Stuff, where he explores the latest in materials science. From carbon nanowires to spider silk made from goats, stab-proof clothing, invisibility cloaks, smart pills and much more. Take a look at how these innovations will work to make products stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than we could ever imagine, on PBS' NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue.moreless
  • 89
    Worldfocus

    Worldfocus

    Follow
    PBS
    Worldfocus is a half-hour nightly news program documenting world events.
  • 90
    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    Follow
    PBS (ended 2009)
    Ken Burns and his documentary team spent almost ten years producing this series of programs that detail the history of the United States' National Park System. Though filled with scenes of the majestic beauty of the lands, the broadcasts are also about the people who created the parks - men and women who identified the value of National Parks and who continue to refine their mission and operations to meet the changing needs of new generations of Americans.moreless
  • 91
    Ghostwriter

    Ghostwriter

    Follow
    PBS (ended 1995)
    Ghostwriter was the story of a group of New York City kids, brought together by the spiritual being known as "Ghostwriter". The kids work together, with Ghostwriter's help, to solve the mysteries they encounter. The series featured a cast of widely different ethnic groups, and focused on the concept of "making reading fun." The show was renewed for one year as The New Ghostwriter Mysteries on CBS.moreless
  • 92
    MotorWeek

    MotorWeek

    Follow
    PBS
    MotorWeek is an award-winning television series focused on the latest developments in the automotive world. The show began in 1981 and has been hosted by car expert John H. Davis ever since. MotorWeek shares its format with newsmagazine shows, and often features reviews, previews, comparisons, and interviews. Rounding out the rest of the Motorweek team include master technician Pat Goss, who always provides practical advice for maintaining your vehicle, and reporters Yolanda Vazquez, Jessica Choksey, and Steven Chupnick. Since 1983, MotorWeek has been behind the annual Drivers' Choice Awards, which honor the best vehicles of the year. The show is broadcast on both PBS and on the SPEED channel. Minor differences between the two versions include the lack of sponsor announcements, video ordering, and the Long Term Test Update segments. MotorWeek's historic 29th season, which began in 2009, saw the upgrade to high definition video. MotorWeek was originally broadcast on Maryland Public Television.moreless
  • 93
    Square One TV

    Square One TV

    Follow
    PBS (ended 1992)
    Mathman, your mission is to explore the Square One Television guide at TV.com. You will explore the guide, taking in the details about the show and contributing any information you may have about the show if you so desire. But beware the evil Mr. Glitch. He will eat you if you navigate away too quickly. Square One TV was a PBS series dedicated to making math fun. Airing daily on most PBS stations, this show was full of pop-culture parodies, great music, excellent skits and so much more. Much like The Electric Company, a celebrated phonetics series of the 1970s, Square One TV went from one concept to the next. The series had occasional celebrity guests, such as talented musicians and even magician Harry Blackstone. Legendary announcer Gary Owens became a regular in the second season, voicing Lt. Dirk Niblick, who helped his friends understand certain sales traps. The most recognized element of Square One TV, appearing at the end of each episode, was "Mathnet," a parody of the show Dragnet. Each Mathnet case lasted for one week (or five episodes) of the show and featured detectives George Frankly and his partner Kate Monday (Pat Tuesday in Seasons Four and Five) solving a fictional crime through the use of math. A big part of Square One TV seemed to be its devotion to The University of Michigan. Pac-Man parody Mathman wore a Wolverines helmet; programs in the third season made estimates based on the Michigan Stadium; Lt. Dirk Niblick's mother was a Michigan fan, and so on. It was all within reason: Square One TV's executive producer, the late David D. Connell, graduated from The University of Michigan in 1953 and the show's senior producer, Jim Thurman, is from the UM class of 1957. Square One TV was a production of the Children's Television Workshop, known today as Sesame Workshop. Some major changes came to the show in Season Four: the opening theme music and credits as well as the closing credits were changed, many new segments were added and the Mathnet series moved permanently from California to New York. The series was continued till the end of its fifth season and then canceled, much to the disappointment of its many fans. The show continued in repeats on most PBS stations until 1994 and then left the airwaves pretty much entirely... until it was picked up by the satellite/cable station Noggin. But Noggin took the show off along with a bunch of other Sesame Workshop shows in May 2003, so now Square One TV isn't on any station any more. Special thanks to Brian Hilley for information on segments that Noggin cut out when they showed the program. Noggin also aired some episodes of "Mathnet" on a program called Phred on Your Head. Still looking to watch some Square One TV? Look for online videos, check your local library (including any inter-system loan setup they may have) and GPN --- a great resource for this and other classic shows, including Ghostwriter and 3-2-1 Contact. Note: Square One TV only showed credits at the end of each five-episode run. Guest stars will be credited, to the best of the editor's abilities, for only those episodes in which they appeared, but special crediting notes (such as actors credited by a different name) will only be shown for every fifth episode. Special thanks to RantinAnton and Curtis Olmsted for their help in adding information to this guide. May the math be with you!moreless
  • 94
    History Detectives

    History Detectives

    Follow
    PBS
    This series explores the true stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales at the request of citizens all over America, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.moreless
  • 95
    The Complete Jane Austen

    The Complete Jane Austen

    Follow
    PBS (Mini-Series 2008)
    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.
  • 96
    The Puzzle Place

    The Puzzle Place

    Follow
    PBS (ended 1998)
    Welcome to The Puzzle Place guide at TV.com. An ensemble cast of six engaging "puppet kids" from diverse backgrounds come together in a colorful, magical environment called The Puzzle Place. The series is designed to be entertaining and stimulating for young children. In a departure from most other preschool fare, each The Puzzle Place episode follows a single comedy/drama story line and theme. Themes range from multi-culturalism and diversity to decision-making and conflict resolution. Each program also features an original song which ranges from pop to rap to country.moreless
  • 97
    Kratts' Creatures

    Kratts' Creatures

    Follow
    PBS (ended 1996)
    This show is a nature show thats aimed at kids and explains the type of things young children would want to know. The hosts are two brothers, Chris and Martin. This show was canceled and turned into Zaboomafoo.moreless
  • 98
    Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

    Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

    Follow
    PBS (ended 2007)
    Welcome To the Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Guide!

    Piggley Winks is a PBS kids show about an Irish pig, Piggley, and his friends: Dannan , and Ferny. Piggley lived with his mom and dad and sister together on Raloo Farm. Piggley has a lot of adventures with his friends in each episode.

    Each episode opens with Grandpa Piggley, an Irish pig now living in North America, telling stories to some or all of his three grandchildren. His childhood stories are set in 1930s Ireland and surround young Piggley, Dannan the duck, and Ferny the cow, son of a Spanish-born blacksmith.

    Despite the spectacular animation (best examples: water reflections and sunsets), like all other PBS Kids shows, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks also relies on live-action shots. Hosting these "Live & Learn" scenes (and we will let you pronounce "Live" either way) is Cobi Jones (note spelling), a star of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.

    Like all PBS Kids shows, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks airs on a piecemeal basis. Not all PBS affiliates run the series, and some have never heard of it. But it enjoys a regular run on PBS Kids Channel, daily at 3:30 P.M. ET with a repeat at 10:30 P.M.

    About MIKE YOUNG PRODUCTIONS

    One of the most prolific independent animation studios working today, MYP represents the mind-meld of partners Mike Young, creator of the British Academy award winning series Super Ted; Liz Young, supervising producer of Scholastic's Emmy-nominated favorite Clifford The Big Red Dog on PBS; and Bill Schultz, Emmy award winning producer of The Simpsons. With more than 12 years experience in the industry, MYP has a long and successful track record of creating quality animated series that touch, teach and delight their audiences. In addition to Jakers! the company's other recent credits include Cartoon Network's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Nickelodeon's Butt-Ugly Martians.

    Jakers! and Piggley Winks are trademarks of Entara Ltd.

    Other Recommended PBS shows Jakers!|Arthur|George Shrinks

    Awards

    2004 Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual in Animation - production designer, Outstanding Individual in Animation - storyboard: All Night Long. 2006 Emmy Awards - Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - Maile Flanagan,
    2006 New York Festivals Gold World Medal Award - Youth/Young Adult Programs 2006 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award - Television. 2005 Emmy Awards - Outstanding Individual in Animation - color director: Milk Melodrama, Outstanding Music Direction & Composition, and nominated for Sound Editing and Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program 2005 BAFTA Awards - Best International Animation 2005 Gold Hugo Award - Animated Series 2005 Humanitas Prize - Children's Animation 2005 Annie Awards - Nominated for Voice Acting in an Animated Production. 2004 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award - Television 2004 Genesis Commendation Award 2004 Silver Hugo Award - Animated Series 2004 Prix Jeunesse Web Prize 2004 Annie Awards - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production for Children and Voice Acting in an Animated Production 2004 Pulcinella Awards - Nominated in the Children's category, 2007 Emmy Award Outstanding Individual in Animation - storyboard artist, 2008 Emmy Award Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program. Guide status

    -52 episodes-

    23

    Theme Song Jakers! It's the tale of our pal Piggley Ireland is the world he loves so well He wiggles out of spots that are down right stickly How he does that only he can tell Piggley, Ferny, Molly and Dannan Never miss a chance to have too much fun In Tara or Raloo Lots of excitement for everyone Curiosity's in a hurry Leaving no time to stop and think The line between wild and crazy gets blurry Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks! Something in the way his eyes start blazing Tells us he's on to a brand new plan His lips curl up its downright amazing Looking for mischief, well he's your man Piggley, Ferny, Molly and Dannan Never miss a chance to have too much fun In Tara or Raloo Lots of excitement for everyone They go to bed just to wake up early To get in trouble or on the brink The line between wild and crazy gets blurry Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks!moreless
  • 99
    Spain ... On the Road Again

    Spain ... On the Road Again

    Follow
    PBS
    Celebrity chef Mario Batali and famed actress Gwyneth Paltrow hit the road in Spain's countryside to sample the culture in spots often overlooked by tourists.
  • 100
    Signing Time

    Signing Time

    Follow
    PBS
    Join Alex, Leah, Rachel, and Hopkins for Signing Time!, a fun way for children and adults to learn sign language. Learn how to communicate with your baby or toddler, or watch as your older or special needs child picks up a second language. This show encourages leaning through signing, singing, speaking and dancing plus more! Using simple and common words, along with its fun music and engaging animation, this show can teach sign language in a fun way!moreless
  • 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • 8:00 pm
    500 Questions
    NEW
    ABC