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Jul 7, 2022 Peter Thomas, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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 In this first part of a 10-year series chronicling the progress of six students as they advance from Harvard Medical School training to professional practice, NOVA documents a new and unique experiment in doctor training which takes young students out of the classroom during their first two years and places them face-to-face with patients in a clinical setting. The program details how this radical new approach will enable students to develop a habit of self-directed learning, wherein they...
Topics: nova (television program), Harvard Medical School, Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts...
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Jul 7, 2022 Robert Richter 1929-, Peter Kinoy, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Richter Productions., Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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This documentary shows how new scientific methods are being used to review key evidence and theories surrounding Kennedy's death.
Topics: nova (television program), Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination, Kennedy,...
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Jul 7, 2022 Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Don Wescott, Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey, Coronet (Firm)
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This program examines the issue of scientific fraud, why scientists may be less than honest, analyzes how our scientific system deals with quality control, and considers the adequacy of the scientific community's response when a researcher is involved in fraud.
Topics: nova (television program), Fraud in science, Research, Research -- Moral and ethical aspects,...
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Jul 7, 2022 Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Examines the forces behind past U.S. successes and failures in space, and then investigates how space issues were addressed in the 1988 presidential campaign.
Topics: nova (television program), Astronautics and state, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1988,...
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Jul 7, 2022 Susanne Simpson, Peter Thomas, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Nihon Terebi., Vestron Video (Firm)
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Using footage of the scientific measures used by the restoration team, NOVA explores the controversial restoration of the Sistine Chapel and whether the resulting brilliant colors are the original work of Michelangelo.
Topics: nova (television program), Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564, Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace,...
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Jul 6, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Surveys the history of the development of polio vaccines and presents the continuing controversy surrounding them. The advantages and disadvantages of using either the dead virus vaccine, first developed by Jonas Salk, or the live virus vaccine, first developed by Albert Sabin, are discussed in detail. The serious problems faced by those contracting polio from the oral vaccine are especially emphasized.
Topics: nova (television program), Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995, Sabin, Albert Brüce, 1906-, Poliomyelitis --...
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Jul 6, 2022 Linda Garmon (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), Will Lyman 1948- (Narrator), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Norddeutscher Rundfunk., British Broadcasting Corporation., Coronet (Firm)
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Tells the history of the discovery of superconductivity and the international race to make superconductors at practical temperatures. Explains potential technological applications and examines the political and economic implications for the nations which win or lose the race.
Topics: nova (television program), Superconductivity, Superconductivity -- Industrial applications,...
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Jul 6, 2022 Christopher Sykes, Gregory Harris, Will Lyman, Paula S Apsell, Nicola Glucksmann, Peter Middleton, Tom Ingle, Naresh BediInca Films (Firm), Channel Four (Great Britain), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation.
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Tells the story of the brilliant Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and of his brief association at Trinity College in England with the English mathematicians G.H. Hardy and J.E. Littlewood. His full potential was never realized because of his tragic death from illness in India at age 32.
Topics: nova (television program), Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa, 1887-1920, Hardy, G. H. (Godfrey Harold),...
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Jul 6, 2022 Colin BatesRobert Mark, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Modern engineering technology is now being used to perform structural analysis of ancient buildings. This examination of ancient and modern buildings reveals how the interaction of structural and aesthetic considerations have influenced the style of architecture through the ages.
Topics: nova (television program), Architecture, Structural engineering, Building, Technique de la...
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Jul 6, 2022 Jane Pauley 1950-, Graham Chedd, Alice Markowitz, Coronet (Firm), Chedd-Angier Production Company., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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A presentation on theories about the causes and treatment of breast cancer, something that affects one out of every 11 women in the United States. An emphasis is placed on on early detection through mammography. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Originally broadcast on the television program Nova "5273CVHS"--Container Host: Jane Pauley VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Cancer -- United States, Cancer -- Treatment, Breast -- Radiography,...
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Jul 6, 2022 Jane Pauley 1950-, Coronet/MTI Film and Video., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Nova reports on the painstaking trials to determine the value of Interleukin 2 (IL-2), looking into the lives of patients and into the laboratories of scientists who have pinned their hopes on this latest treatment.
Topics: nova (television program), Cancer -- Chemotherapy, Interleukin-2, Cancer -- Chimiothérapie,...
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Jul 6, 2022 Don Wescott, British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Describes steps being taken to improve airplane safety.
Topics: nova (television program), Aeronautics -- Safety measures, Airplanes -- Fires and fire prevention,...
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Jul 6, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation., Tinsel Media Productions., Telefilm Canada.
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Nova scientists examine the frozen remains of two members of the 1845 expedition from England to find the northwest passage to the Orient. They reveal evidence that the entire crew of 128 men died of lead poisoning.
Topics: nova (television program), John Franklin Arctic Expedition (1845-1851), Autopsy, Scientific...
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Jul 6, 2022 Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Julia Child introduces NOVA's behind-the-scenes exploration of two new snacks in the making.
Topics: nova (television program), Junk food, Snack foods, Aliments camelotes
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Jul 6, 2022 Bill Mason 1929-1988., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Independent Communications Associates., Coronet (Firm), Channel Four (Great Britain)
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Discusses the human psychological and physical stress caused by advanced aeronautical technology and its impact on manned air warfare.
Topics: nova (television program), Aeronautics, Military -- United States, Aeronautics, Military --...
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Jul 6, 2022 Walon Green, Heinz Sielmann, Alan Landsburg, Joseph Campanella, National Geographic Society (U.S.), Metromedia Producers Corporation.
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More than 350 million years ago, a new creature emerged from the water - the first amphibian. Today, the awesome traces of their progeny exist on virtually every continent. Join National Geographic in the search for exotic reptiles such as the Komodo dragon, giant tortoise, and viperous sea snake. Encounter the crocodile which has remained relatively unchanged since the era of the dinosaur. Track the evolutionary link to our past and examine the creatures that have long inspired fascination and...
Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Reptiles, Amphibians, Crocodilians, Turtles,...
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Jul 1, 2022 James Lipscomb, Alfred Giddings, Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010., WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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A documentary following a team of biologists and geologists 1 1/2 miles below the ocean surface where they discover worlds of life around thermal vents which are supported by bacteria that convert chemicals into organic matter. This landmark dive confirmed aspects of the theory of plate tectonics and yielded important biological discoveries. 1 videodisc (60 min.) : 4 3/4 in Originally produced as a film in 1979 as an episode of "A National Geographic special." Narrator: Leslie Nielson...
Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Benthos, Plate tectonics, Marine biology --...
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Jun 29, 2022 Alan Root (Filmmaker), Survival Anglia Ltd., Tanzania National Parks.
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Documentary comparing the differences and similarities of the leopard and cheetah of Africa. 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : 1/2 in. TV capture of PBS from 1996, obtained from eBay Copyright: Survival Anglia Ltd. ; 1991 Filmed by Alan Root, Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone ; film editor, Howard Marshall ; music, Guy Michelmore ; dubbing mixer, Ted Spooner ; production manager, Peter Schofield ; associate producers, Victoria Stone, Mark Deeble Narrator: Ian Holm
Topic: survival (television program)
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Jun 29, 2022 Survival Anglia Ltd., Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Andrew Sachs
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The rugged mountain terrain of Fjordland, on the South Island of New Zealand, is home to a series of habitats. Narrator : Andrew Sachs Aired on PBS in 1996
Topic: survival (television program)
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Jun 28, 2022 Pyramid Home Video, Orson Welles 1915-1985., Norman G Dyhrenfurth, National Geographic Society (U.S.), Mount Everest Expedition, 1963.
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A documentary account of the assault on Mt. Everest in 1963 by the men of the first American Mount Everest Expedition under the leadership of Norman Dyhrenfurth. 1 videodisc (approximately 50 min.) : 4 3/4 in Narrator, Orson Wells Producer, Norman G. Dyhrenfurth; writer, James Ramsey Ullman; music, Franco Ferrara; photography, Norman G. Dyhrenfurth, Daniel E. Doody, James Barry Corbet, Luther G. Jerstad, Thomas J. Abercrombie; editor, David Cooper DVD; NTSC; region free Video release of the...
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Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Mount Everest Expedition, 1963, Everest, Mount...
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Jun 27, 2022 Katharine Everett, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Presents a historical perspective on rheumatoid arthritis, emphasizing recent research in Britain and Japan. Shows how arthritis affects the joints. Explains new theories on causes of rheumatoid arthritis. Discusses the malfunction of the immune system as a possible cause. Also discusses the human parvovirus and Lyme disease (which is carried by ticks) as possible causes of arthritis. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Title on cassette label: Arthritis : riddle of the joints Camera,...
Topics: nova (television program), Rheumatoid arthritis, Arthritis, Immune system, Tick-borne diseases,...
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Jun 25, 2022 Fred Kaufman, George Page, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Six programs explore the wonder, natural history, and mystery of sex in the natural world. 6 videocassettes (360 min.) : 1/2 in Executive producer, Fred Kaufman George Page VHS format Vol. 1. The primal instinct -- Vol. 2. A time and a place -- Vol. 3. The sex contract -- Vol. 4. Sex and the human animal -- Vol. 5. A miracle in the making -- Vol. 6. The young ones
Topics: nature (television program), Sexual behaviour in animals
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Jun 25, 2022 George Page (George H.), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Nature Conservancy (U.S.), Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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Describes the life and habitat of the red fox living on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. 1 videodisc (60 min.) : 4 3/4 in DVD; Dolby digital stereo Executive producer, David Heeley ; producer, Fred Kaufman ; writer, John Waters ; in Japan, directors, Minoru Taketazu, Atsushi Sakarai, Yashushi Suzuki ; producer, Kazuo Okada George Page Originally broadcast in 1987 as an episode of the television program Nature Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nature (television program), Red fox -- Japan, Nature films, Documentary films, Films for the...
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Jun 25, 2022 George Page (George H.), Films Incorporated., WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Incomplete - tape gave out at about 29 min. Looks at Namaqualand in southwest Africa, composed primarily of desert, rocks and mountains and how it can support over 4,000 species of flowers, but still exists as a delicate system of plants and animals. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in Host, George Page Photographer, Rodney Borland ; cinematographer, Stewart Barbee ; film editor, Peter Simkins ; music, Malcolm Clarke ; advisor, Thomas E. Lovejoy Originally broadcast on the television...
Topics: nature (television program), Natural history -- South Africa -- Namaqualand, Natural history,...
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Jun 24, 2022 Kirk Wolfinger, Charles Passerman, Charles R Boyd, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Varied Directions, inc.
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Follows a three-month mission below the Pacific ocean inside the USS Michigan, a ballistic missile submarine equipped with hot showers, a movie library, pizza makings, and a nuclear reactor. The Michigan is one of the supersubs patrolling the seas ready to unleash their destructive power on enemy targets in the event of a major international confrontation. They represent the least vulnerable component of the nuclear arsenal. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format A Varied Directions...
Topics: nova (television program), Michigan (Submarine), Nuclear submarines, Submarines (Ships), Films for...
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Jun 24, 2022 Michael Bright, Bert Pence, Fred Kaufman, British Broadcasting Corporation., WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Educational Broadcasting Corporation., Questar, Inc.
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The most dangerous place in the world for great white shark attacks lies 30 miles west of San Francisco, inside what is known as the 'red triangle.' Drawn by the huge numbers of seals and sea lions that breed and raise their young at rookeries along the California coast, white sharks arrive at the same place, at the same time, every year. They are looking to make an easy meal of inexperienced young pups heading out to sea for the first time. And they are not disappointed. 1 videodisc (57 min.)...
Topics: nature (television program), Sharks -- California -- Farallon Islands, White shark -- California --...
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Jun 23, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Films Incorporated.
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Reviews Central America's history of dictatorships, revolutions, class struggles, human rights abuses, and foreign intervention. Draws on specially compiled interviews with political leaders, soldiers and civilians of Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, France and the U.S. Features archival footage from the film libraries of these countries as well as from private individuals. 4 videocassettes (approximately 220 min.) : 1/2 in...
Topics: frontline (television program), Economic history, Politics and government, Central America --...
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Jun 23, 2022 Roger Whittaker Films., National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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Enter the world of an ancient creature that has become an expert weaver, a consummate hunter, and with more than 30,000 faces - a master of adaption. 1 videocassette (45 min.) : 1/2 in VHS hi-fi stereo Title from cassette label Narrated by Lary Lewman Executive producer Tom Simon ; written by Lynn McDevitt ; produced by Stephen Peters ; edited by Paul Rudd, Paul Donvito ; music by Fred Karns Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Not rated
Topics: national geographic explorer (television program), Spiders, Films for the hearing impaired,...
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Jun 20, 2022 Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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Although the social and economic conditions facing the Maasai people have changed significantly since this classic film was produced, it remains a valuable snapshot of the evolving interaction between an age-old culture, modern influences, and the striking natural surroundings of the Serengeti. Today's geography and anthropology students still stand to gain from the story of Tepilit Ole Saitoti, a Maasai warrior turned park ranger who travels to northern Tanzania to visit his family. Saitoti...
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Topics: national geographic specials (television program), Tribes, Social structure, Human geography,...
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Jun 16, 2022 United Learning, John Colgren, Colgren Communications.
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Live-action video shows how mammals are special and unique to the animal kingdom, the various characteristics they possess, and how large and diverse a group they are.
Topics: mammals, Mammals, Mammifères, Mammalia (class)
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Jun 13, 2022 Judy Woodruff, WGBH Educational Foundation., PBS Video.
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Discusses a father's decision to withdraw life-support from his irreversibly brain-damaged daughter. Issues of human morality, medical ethics, and law are explored as an answer is sought to the question of: Who has the right to decide when modern medical technology is too much medicine? 1 videodisc (58 min.) : 4 3/4 in DVD format Preservation copy from 1/2 in videotape made by the University of the Pacific "FRON606K." Segment from the television program: Frontline Judy Woodruff...
Topics: frontline (television program), Life and death, Power over, Euthanasia, Medical ethics
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Jun 13, 2022 Barbara Gullahorn-Holecek (Screenwriter) (Producer) (Director), Ruby Dee (Narrator), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Examines the field of anthropology from the point of view of those who have been studied. Visits Papua New Guinea, which was originally studied by Margaret Mead, and explores the people's reactions to the anthropologist's conclusions about their culture. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in Title on container: Anthropology on trial VHS Narrated by Ruby Dee Editor, Eric W. Handley ; photography, Ivan Strasburg Originally produced as a segment from the television program: Nova Issued also as a...
Topics: nova (television program), Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978, Ethnology -- Philosophy, Ethnology --...
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Jun 9, 2022 Jones, Sherry
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Describes fact-finding and decision-making processes in determining who is eligible for social security disability payments. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in June 20, 1983 broadcast of "Frontline."
Topics: frontline (television program), Disability insurance -- United States, Assurance-invalidité --...
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Jun 9, 2022 Consortium of Public Television Stations., Drew Associates., PBS Video.
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Presents the story of a seventy-two-year-old grocer trying to stand up against the attacks of an armed street gang in Los Angeles. Gun battles between the gang and the grocer's family trigger arrests and extended court battles. 2 videocassettes (115 min.) : 3/4 in Title from data sheet Segment from the television program: Frontline U-matic Intended audience: General Issued also in 1 videocassette as Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in
Topics: frontline (television program), Gangs -- California -- Los Angeles, Violence -- California -- Los...
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Jun 5, 2022 Christopher Jeans, Jessica Savitch, Charlie Cobb, Chris Jeans Productions., WGBH Educational Foundation., Documentary Consortium., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Rhodesia, a symbol of white racism, has become Zimbabwe and white minority rule has given way to black majority rule. However, the end of the guerrilla war may not mean an end to fighting. Correspondent Charlie Cobb finds a rift between the nation's two black leaders that threatens to split the country along tribal lines.
Topic: frontline (television program)
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Jun 3, 2022 Sherry Jones, Will Lyman 1948-, Frank Ferrucci, PBS Video., Washington Media Associates.
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Explores the dynamics of the global economy in an era of instability. Less than a year ago, Russia devalued its ruble and defaulted on its debts. Ten days later, the world's major markets tumbled and American investors saw the worth of their savings and retirement funds plummet. Fear spread that the global economy was indeed unraveling and arguments arose over who were the real culprits in the crisis. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format Editors, Joe Wiedenmayer, David Ritsher ;...
Topics: frontline (television program), International economic relations, International finance,...
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May 31, 2022 Loren R Graham, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
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Discusses the fact that although the Soviet Union has some of the world's best scientific research institutes, it lags behind in technology. 1 videocassette (57 min., 32 sec.) : 1/2 in. + 1/2 in. + Host, Loren Graham Editor, Sally Jo Menke A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired VHS "5276C."
Topics: nova (television program), Science -- Soviet Union, Science and state -- Soviet Union, Films for...
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May 31, 2022 John Simmons, Don Wescott, Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Geofilms Limited.
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Focuses on the work of Professor Geoff Brown and Dr. Hazel Rymer, who are exploring the use of microgravity techniques to predict volcanic eruptions. 1 videocassette : 1/2 in. + VHS format Coronet Film & Video: 5263CVHS Don Wescott Music, Mark Griffiths; camera, Stephen Foster; sound, Andrew Swain, Malcolm Bartram
Topics: nova (television program), Volcanoes, Volcanic activity prediction, Volcans, Activité volcanique...
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May 31, 2022 Carl Charlson, David G McCullough, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation., Cornet (Firm)
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Uses vintage stills, maps, animated sequences, and current materials to present the history of the Panama Canal from 1880 to the present. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format David McCullough Originally broadcasted on the television program Nova Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired Cinematographer, Martin Bell ; editor, Mavis Lyons Smull ; music, Mason Daring "5264CVHS."
Topics: nova (television program), Documentary films, Canals -- Panama -- Design and construction, Canals...
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May 31, 2022 Wayne Ewing 1948-, Sage Ewing, Judy Woodruff, John Dildine, Wayne Ewing Films., WGBH Educational Foundation., Consortium of Public Television Stations., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), PBS Video.
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Follows a trio of American youths touring the Soviet Union as a debate team and examines the ways in which Soviet citizens see themselves and others. Includes translated debate sequences, strategy sessions by the Americans, informal discussions, sightseeing, and travel. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in Title from data sheet Originally produced as an episode of the documentary television program Frontline in 1983 Issued also as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in With Judy Woodruff ; narrator, John...
Topics: frontline (television program), Debates and debating -- Soviet Union, Communism -- Soviet Union,...
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May 30, 2022 Eric Sevareid 1912-1992., South Carolina. Educational Television Commission., PBS Video.
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Traces the development of some of Edison's greatest inventions and of his extraordinary life and career. 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : 1/2 in Eric Sevareid Broadcast over PBS Issued also as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in
Topics: electrical engineers, Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Inventors -- United States --...
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May 30, 2022 Buscaglia, Leo F
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Dr. Leo Buscaglia asks his audience to be nothing more or less than themselves as he speaks on living life to its fullest. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Producer, Chris Cochran ; director, Howard Lowe ; executive producer, Nicki Shearer
Topics: ethics (philosophical concept), Self-actualization (Psychology), Conduct of life, Self-realization,...
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May 30, 2022 WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Geological study showing how continents have been reshaped over billions of years. 4 videocassettes (114 min.) : 1/2 in Intended audience: Senior high school, college, and adult VHS format Executive producer, Philip Daley ; editor and narrator, David Prowitt Originally issued as a motion picture in 1973 v. 1. Plate tectonics theory (58 min.) -- v. 2. Evidence from ancient life (11 min.) -- v. 3. Earthquakes (26 min.) -- v. 4. Geology & man (19 min.)
Topics: plate tectonics, Continents, Continental drift, Earthquakes, Continents -- Dérive, Tremblements...
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May 30, 2022 Tom Skinner, Bill McGaw, Carl R Rogers (Carl Ransom), 1902-1987., Project Media-N (Firm), Center for Studies of the Person (La Jolla, Calif.)
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Eleven people, nine from Belfast and two from the U.S. discuss the centuries-old struggle in Northern Ireland, and, with the help of psychologists Carl Rogers and Pat Rice, attempt to understand the various points of view and communicate their fears. 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Recorded in 1973 at the studios of WQED, Pittsburgh
Topics: Northern Ireland, Social conflict -- Northern Ireland, Politics and government, Social conditions,...
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May 28, 2022 Marian Marzynski, Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), MARZ Associates.
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A biographical sketch of Stanford Ovshinsky, a pioneer in solar technology, whose many patents have been used by the Japanese high technology industries for years. 1 videocassette (59 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format Photographer, Jean de Segonzac ; narrator, Marian Marzynski ; consultants, Zbigniew Banas, George Cooper A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired Narrator, Marian Marzynski
Topics: nova (television program), Ovshinsky, Stanford R, Inventors, Technology, Solar energy, Films for...
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May 28, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet Instructional Films., Lew Allison, Jay LaMonica, Blaine Baggett, Mitchell Koss
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Provides an historical perspective on the use of technology for spying and examines the role of spy machines in the nuclear age. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Camera, Alvin Allen [and others] ; graphics, John Ridgway [and others] ; videotape editors, Jeff Cronenberg [and others] ; editors, Carl Byker, Patrick Couchois ; narrator, James Barry Blakely ; music, Randy Farrar, Richard McIlzeny "Nova." VHS-Standard play 5262CVHS James Barry Blakely
Topics: nova (television program), Espionage -- Equipment and supplies, Electronics in espionage, Space...
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May 28, 2022 Don Wescott, Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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This is a case study of the Galileo Project, scheduled to be launched in Spring, 1986, but cancelled after the Challenger tragedy. A behind-the-scenes look at the space mission which was to have explored Jupiter, the largest planet. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Don Wescott Associate producers, Erna Akuginow, Deane Rink ; editor, Russell Srole A segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nova (television program), Galileo Project, Jupiter probes
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May 28, 2022 Michael Andrews, Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), WGBH Educational Foundation., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Examines the desertification of various areas; shows how the advance of the desert is often aided by humans as they remove trees and grass in order to plant crops; and, how agriculture is created using large-scale irrigation systems where arid wastelands should be. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + A BBC-TV production in association with WGBH for NOVA Camera, Brian McDairmant, Terry Morrison ; film editor, Colvin Cradock ; producer and writer, Michael Andrews ; executive producer, Paula S....
Topics: nova (television program), Desertification, Desert ecology, Reclamation of land -- United States,...
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May 28, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), WGBH Educational Foundation.
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Examines the premise that soil erosion, not drought, is responsible for starvation, and shows that the successful agricultural projects have dealt with the relationship between the farmers and the land in addition to meeting the needs of the farmers. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + "5136CVHS"--Container VHS Aired in Boston, Mass. on 3/24/87 Major funding by Public Television stations, Johnson & Johnson and Allied Signal Narrator: Don Wescott A BBC-TV Production in...
Topics: nova (television program), Soil erosion -- Developing countries, Soil conservation -- Developing...
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May 28, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Richard Kiley presents the best of the beloved TV documentary series NOVA from its beginning until 1987. Includes highlights from: Tornado (1985); Anatomy of a Volcano (1981); The Asteroid and the Dinosaur (1981); Edgerton and His Incredible Seeing Machines (1985); In the Land of the Polar Bears (1985); JAWS: The True Story (1984); The Case of the Ancient Astronauts (1978); The Case of the Frozen Addict (1986); The Miracle of Life (1983); The Mystery of the Animal Pathfinders (1986); Acid Rain:...
Topic: nova (television program)
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May 27, 2022 Neil Goodwin, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Examines the migratory behavior of animal species ranging from bacteria to trumpeter swans. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Producer and photographer: Neil Goodwin; associate producer and sound recordist, Joanne Hattery; music, Silver Linings; executive producer, Paula S. Aspell "A production of Peace River Films in association with WGBH for Nova." Don Wescott VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Animal migration
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May 27, 2022 Neil Goodwin, John Borden, Bill Mason 1929-1988., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Peace River Films.
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Depicts the common structures and shapes that appear in nature through cinematography, still photographs, and drawings. Emphasizes the orderliness and beauty of eggshells, ice, the eyes of the horsefly, snowflakes, snakes, and many other natural objects in which patterns are apparent. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in Bill Mason Film editor, Nicolas J. Kaufman ; field producer, Joana Hattery ; original music, Jeff Lass Videocassette release of the 1985 PBS program VHS format Closed-captioned...
Topics: nova (television program), Morphology, Films for the hearing impaired, Morphologie, Films pour...
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May 27, 2022 Susanne Simpson (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), Sam Waterston (Narrator), Peter Gay 1923-2015.(Interviewee), Frank J. Sulloway (Interviewee), WGBH Educational Foundation., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Discusses Freud's methods of analysis, free association, transference, seduction theory and other causes of neuroses such as sexuality. Also covers discussions on Freud's self analysis. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS, NTSC Peter Gay, Frank Sulloway, Jeffrey Masson, Harold Baum, Jacob Arlow Editor, Daniel Eisenberg ; narrator, Sam Waterston ; camera, Joe Vitagliano [and others] Originally broadcast on the television program Nova in 1987 "5134CVHS."
Topics: nova (television program), Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939, Psychoanalytic interpretation,...
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May 27, 2022 Veronica L. Young (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Recent advances in airplane design have decreased the number of accidents caused by mechanical failure. However, the percentage of accidents due to human error has not declined. This program examines in detail three major crashes. These crashes raise questions about the effects of human error, crew communication, the increasing use of automated equipment, deregulation, and weather conditions on airline safety. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS, NTSC Editor, David K. Hanser ; narrator,...
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May 27, 2022 John Groom (Screenwriter) (Producer), Don Wescott (Narrator), Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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Discusses the origin of the human species and natural selection. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS Don Wescott Cameramen, Mike Radford [and others] ; film editor, Nick Rayner ; music, Jon Klein Originally broadcast as a segment from the television program: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nova (television program), Human evolution, Prehistoric peoples, Homme -- Évolution
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May 27, 2022 Glyn Jones, Alan Ross, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Quanta Limited.
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Describes a research satellite known as IRAS and how it provides scientists with more raw information about the universe than they had ever before encountered. The notable contribution of IRAS is its capacity to peer outside our own galaxy and, using infrared, expose objects even in total darkness. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Cameraman, Gordon Hickie ; graphics, David Parker ; film editor, David Elliott ; narrator, Don Wescott ; music, David Stoll Originally broadcast as an episode...
Topics: nova (television program), Infrared Astronomical Satellite, Astronautics, Infrared telescopes,...
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May 27, 2022 Jon Palfreman (Screenwriter) (Producer), Barbara Costa (Producer), Don Wescott (Narrator), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Examines the processes by which embryos develop from single cells into complex organisms and the efforts of scientists to discover the cellular and genetic mechanisms that account for both normal and abnormal embryological development. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Narrator, Don Wescott Music, Malcolm Clarke, BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Jon Klein Music ; editor, Daniel McCabe ; Camera, Boyd Estus Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Topics: nova (television program), Embryology, Embryology, Experimental, Reproduction, Embryologie...
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May 27, 2022 Irv Drasnin, Joanna Lu, Drasnin Productions., WGBH Educational Foundation., Documentary Consortium., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Horse racing is American's number one spectator sport. In 1982, more that 77 million people wagered almost $12 billion at the nation's racetracks. Frontline gives an insider's look at the 'sport of kings, ' focusing on tracks at Belmont, NY, where the rich indulge their interest in racing, and at Great Barrington in Massachusetts where infirm horses run for purses that can barely pay the feed bill. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 3/4 in U-matic With Judy Woodruff Originally aired on Nov. 6, 1984...
Topics: frontline (television program), Belmont Park (Elmont, N.Y.), Racetracks (Horse racing) --...
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May 26, 2022 Michael Barnes, Paula S Apsell, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Selva Barnes Production.
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This program looks at the causes and treatment of leprosy. Emphasizing that the disease is completely curable, it explores why there are still so many people with the disease. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in Don Wescott Narrator, Don Wescott
Topics: nova (television program), Leprosy, Lèpre
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May 26, 2022 Burt Lancaster 1913-1994., Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Looks at the American effort to regain the America's Cup, focusing on the evolution of Stars and Stripes '87, the third and final boat to be built for the 1987 race by the Sail America team. 1 videocassette (VHS) (67 min.) : 1/2 in. + Animators, Kent Misegades, John Talcott ; narrator, Burt Lancaster ; music, Mason Daring A segment from the television program: Nova Narrated by Burt Lancaster
Topics: nova (television program), Stars and Stripes '87 (Boat), America's Cup
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May 26, 2022 Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey, Don Wescott, Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Concerns about public health and ecological damage are leading scientists to take a second look at age-old assumptions about the ocean's ability to dilute waste. Americans must decide whether the cost of switching to nonpolluting methods of waste disposal is a worthy investment in the future of their coastal waters. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired "Nova." Graphics, Diane Sawyer ; videotape editors, Jeff Cronenberg [and others] ;...
Topics: nova (television program), Marine pollution, Sewage disposal in the ocean, Water -- Pollution,...
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May 26, 2022 David Dugan, Max Whitby, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Discusses the disease, AIDS. Explains how the retrovirus HTLV III works to destroy the body's immunity. Discusses how the disease AIDS is transmitted, research regarding the disease, and ways to prevent it. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in Co-producers: David Dugan, Max Whitby; music, Elizabeth Parker; produced for Nova by Kathleen Bernhardt; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell Narrator, Don Wescott; doctors: William Haseltine, Robert Gallo, Alexandra Beckett [and others]
Topics: nova (television program), AIDS (Disease), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, HIV
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May 26, 2022 Nancy W Porter, WGBH Educational Foundation.
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This program discusses the triumphs, problems, and controversies surrounding the new technology of childbearing. 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : 1/2 in. + Title on container: Nova: high tech babies "WGBH Educational Foundation." 5123CVHS Jayne Chamberlin Narrator, Jayne Chamberlin
Topics: nova (television program), Artificial insemination, Human -- Moral and ethical aspects,...
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May 25, 2022 Fisher Dilke, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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Program focuses on information obtained by Voyager II during its flight past Uranus in January, 1986. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in "A BBC-TV production in association with WGBH for Nova." Editor, John H. Moss ; narrator, Don Wescott ; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell Narrator, Don Wescott
Topics: nova (television program), Voyager Project, Uranus (Planet)
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May 25, 2022 David Dugan, Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Describes the political situation in Argentina between 1976 and 1982 and recounts the cumulative impact of the disappearances on ordinary people in the late 1970's. Shows how science can help in the investigation of missing person cases. Explains some of the techniques used to identify exhumed remains and to establish genetic relatedness. Recalls why the case of Liliana Pereyra is especially important. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format David Ossman Cameraman, Miguel A. Nazario ;...
Topics: nova (television program), Missing persons -- Argentina, Forensic pathology -- Argentina, Personnes...
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May 25, 2022 Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Australian Broadcasting Corporation., Coronet (Firm)
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The widespread use of antibiotics may be causing the evolution of resistant bacterial strains. This program tells the story of a recent outbreak of staph against which antibiotics had little success. Prevention of antibiotic resistance can only be addressed through the use of narrow-spectrum drugs aimed at specific organisms. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Title from container Don Wescott Cameramen, George Murahidy, Boyd Estus ; film editors, Paul Garrick, Michael Flynn Originally...
Topics: nova (television program), Staphylococcal infections, Antibiotics, Drug resistance in...
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May 25, 2022 Don Wescott, David Dugan, O Morse (Oliver), Coronet (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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This program chronicles the history of penicillin from Fleming's discovery to experiments by Florey and Chain that resulted in the first clinical trial of penicillin. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Title from container Don Wescott Cameramen, Ken Westbury [and others] ; film editor, Paul Rapley Originally broadcast on the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Penicillin, Penicillins, Pénicillines
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May 25, 2022 John Angier (Screenwriter) (Director) (Producer), Richard Provost (Narrator), WGBH Educational Foundation., Coronet (Firm)
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This program examines the origin of hazardous waste in Woburn, and follows government and private investigators as they try to assess the extent of contamination. It also explores the controversial subject of possible health effects, and whether epidemiologists can identify these effects in a scientifically reliable way. 1 videocassette (60 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS Title on videocassette : "Nova: the toxic trial." Narrator, Richard Provost Editor, David Berenson ; photographed by Peter...
Topics: nova (television program), Environmental toxicology -- Massachusetts -- Woburn, Chemical plants --...
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May 25, 2022 Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation.
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Describes the discovery of the link between Parkinson's disease and the destruction of brain cells by MPTP, a contaminant found in designer drugs. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Don Wescott Cameramen, Terry Morrison, Joe Vitagliano ; animators, Prism Arts Group ; film editor, Andrea Williams First broadcast as an episode of Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Synthetic drugs, Parkinson's disease
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May 25, 2022 Alec Nisbett (Producer) (Screenwriter), Linda Garmon, (Producer), Malcolm Clarke (Composer), Don Wescott, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm), Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service (Production company)
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Interviews with scientists and amateur astronomers trace the development of knowledge concerning Halley's Comet in the context of its 1985/1986 appearances. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format [NTSC] Title on videocassette and container: Hailey's comet Includes bibliographical references (in the teacher's guide) Don Wescott Produced and written by Alec Nisbett; produced for Nova by Linda Garmon; music by Malcolm Clarke A segment from the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Halley's comet, Solar system -- Halley's comet
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May 25, 2022 Martin Ostrow (Screenwriter) (Television producer) (Television director), Don Wescott (Performer), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Production company), Chedd-Angier Production Company (Production company), Coronet (Firm)
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The DC-3 became the first airliner to make commercial passenger service economically feasible. This program chronicles the birth of the plane that revolutionized air travel and traces its evolution. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Don Wescott Photographer, Peter Hoving ; animation, Jed Schwartz ; editor, Eric Handley ; music, Jeff Lass Originally broadcast on the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Douglas transport planes, Douglas DC-3 (Transport plane)
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May 25, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video., Beach Media Inc. (San Diego, Calif.)
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Examines current research and prospects for the future of the controversial gene therapy. Medical scientists describe the need for gene therapy in treating patients suffering from various diseases caused by genetic disorders. Also explores the legal ramifications of genetic engineering. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Originally shown on television Production manager, Roberta Klein ; director of photography, Robert S. Cozens ; editor, Frank Christopher Narrator, Don Westcott ; Medical...
Topics: nova (television program), Gene therapy, Medical genetics -- Law and legislation, Immunological...
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May 25, 2022 Cineworks (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Follows a team of storm chasers into the heart of a storm as they race against time and distance to collect data that will help unlock the mysteries of tornados. Captures the beauty and violence of one of nature's most vicious acts. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : Senior high through adults Title from data sheet Originally broadcast on the television program Nova Issued also in shorter version (30 min.) Narrator: Don Wescott
Topics: nova (television program), Tornadoes, Tornades, tornadoes
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May 25, 2022 Linda Harrar, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Examines infant mortality in the developing nations and looks at UNICEF's child survival revolution plan. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in. + Richard Kiley Cameramen, Joe Vitagliano [and others] ; animation, Jed Schwartz ; editor, Eric A. Neudel ; music, Kay Gardner, Paul Horn A segment of the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Infants -- Mortality, Children -- Mortality, Infant Mortality, Child...
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May 25, 2022 Edward Goldwyn, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet/MTI Film and Video., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of special effects, the program explains how seemingly impossible screen actions are produced--how technology is used both to emulate reality for historical and disaster films and to create new "realities" for fantasy films 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + VHS format Don Wesco Photographer, Jim Pierson ; film editors, Michael Flynn, Peter Grahamtt A segment of the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Cinematography -- Special effects
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May 25, 2022 Brian Kaufman, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Explores the role of computers in automating the American workplace in business, government, manufacturing, etc., and in the development of robots. 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : 1/2 in. + Cameraman, Peter Brownscombe ; editors, Dick Bartlett, Eric A. Neudel ; narrator, Andrew MacMillan
Topics: nova (television program), Automation -- United States, Computers -- United States, Robotics --...
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May 25, 2022 Melanie Wallace (Producer), Don Wescott, Andrew MillingtonJames Burge, Coronet Instructional Films., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Coronet (Firm)
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Examines the big bang theory of creation of the universe. 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : 1/2 in. + Don Wescott Original version writers and directors, Andrew Millington and James Burge ; Nova editor, Bob Burns
Topics: nova (television program), Big bang theory, Cosmology, Big bang, Cosmologie, cosmology
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May 25, 2022 Maureen Stapleton, Documentary Guild., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Explores the phenomenon of the child prodigy. Questions the nature of intelligence and considers genetic, environmental, social, and cultural factors. Discusses the impact of a child prodigy on the family. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Maureen Stapleton Cameraman, Noel Buckner ; editors, Rob Whittlesey, Noel Buckner A segment of the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Gifted children
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May 20, 2022 Thea Chalow, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Examines international efforts to uncover the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome, focusing on research at the Center for Disease Control, the National Cancer Institute in the United States, and France's Pasteur Institute. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Ages 16 through adult Gene Galusha Camera, Peter Hoving [and others] ; editor, Eric Neudel Originally shown on television
Topics: nova (television program), AIDS (Disease) -- Etiology
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May 20, 2022 Tony Salmon, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Looks at the legendary great white shark, the most awesome and powerful predator in the sea. Discusses some of the unanswered basic biological questions about the shark such as its breeding, eating and migration habits, as well as the number of great white sharks in the oceans. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Ted O'Brien Cameramen, Keith Burton, Hiro Nirito, Peter Rosen ; editor, E. Deborah Dorsey ; film editor, Phil Elliott ; music, Roger Limb A segment from the television program:...
Topics: nova (television program), Mackerel sharks, Shark attacks, Lamnidés, Requins -- Attaques
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May 20, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Melanie Wallace (Producer), Time-Life Video., WGBH Educational Foundation.
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Shows the history and training of women in NASA's space program, with some sequences filmed during the shuttle flights of Sally Ride, Judith Resnick and Kathyrn Sullivan. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in An episode of Nova Interviews with Drs. Sally Ride, Judith Resnick and Kathyrn Sullivan ; narrated by Ursula Drabik Camera, Bob Berg ; editor, E. Deborah Dorsey ; narrator, Ursula Drabik VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Ride, Sally, Resnick, Judith, Sullivan, Kathryn, Sullivan, Kathryn...
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May 20, 2022 Theodore Bogosian, Ambrose Video Publishing., Time-Life Video., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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Examines how recent innovations in surgery, combined with computer technology, provide surgeons with new capabilities, including the 'electronic scalpel', a computer image that enables surgeons to visualize a procedure from any axis. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Edward Hermann Cinematographers, John Gordon ... [et al.] ; animator, Merri Scheitlin ; editor, Andrea Williams ; consultant, S. Anthony Wolfe A segment of the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Surgery, Plastic, Chirurgie plastique
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May 20, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Grant G Behrman, Adrian Warren, Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
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An anthropological study of a Stone Age tribe, the Waorani Indians of the Amazon in Ecuador. 1 videocassette (59 min.) : General Title from data sheet Camera, Hugh Maynard ; editor, Peter Scheer ; narrator, Richard Kiley ; music, Ted Moore Richard Kiley
Topics: nova (television program), Huao Indians, Indians of South America -- Ecuador, Indians of South...
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May 20, 2022 Jeremy Taylor, British Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Graham Massey, Susanne Simpson, Don Wescott, Paula S. Apsell
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NOVA explores whether 'yellow rain,' described by members of the Hmong tribe of Laos, is a form of chemical warfare - or a naturally occurring phenomenon.
Topics: nova (television program), horizon (television program), Laos, chemical warfare, hmong, yellow...
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May 20, 2022 Sandra Nichols, Carol Mon Pere, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Examines Sri Lanka's plans and hopes for its Mahaweli Irrigation Project, as well as the economic, social, and environmental costs. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Don Wescott Photographer, James Dibling ; animator, Gary Hughes ; editor, Edward Roberts ; music, Ed Bogas A segment from the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Irrigation -- Sri Lanka, Hydroelectric power plants -- Sri Lanka --...
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May 20, 2022 William N Cosel, Bebe Nixon, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Nancy Linde, Doug Martin, Janice Riley, Don Westcott, Paula S Apsell, Scientific American, inc., WGBH Educational Foundation., Gosudarstvennyĭ komitet SSSR po televidenii︠u︡ i radioveshchanii︠u︡., Time-Life Video.
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Is scientific collaboration between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. feasible? This film examines the history of scientific exchanges between the two superpowers. The focus is on the most recent exchange undertaken in a teleconference between eight leading Soviet and American scientists in September, 1984. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in Documentary Title from data sheet Narrator: Don Wescott Executive producer, Paula S. Apsell ; editors, Nancy Linde, Doug Martin, Janice Riley VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Documentary films, Science -- International cooperation, Exchange of...
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May 19, 2022 Linda Harrar, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video., Ambrose Video Publishing.
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Looks at the current health services offered to the American Indian by the government. Discusses this "trust relationship" established when the Indians signed treaties to surrender their land to the government in return for certain promises, including health care. Provides a bleak view of reservations in Oklahoma, South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, and Alaska, and why their hopes for a better and healthier future are so poor. Looks at the high rate of alcoholism, all higher than in...
Topics: nova (television program), Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene, Indians of North America...
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May 19, 2022 Al Giddings, Tony Salmon, Melanie Wallace, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Presents a profile of underwater cinematographer Al Giddings, following him on location in Australia, Hawaii, Tahiti, and the North Pole to show his capabilities and versatility. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Michael Landon Photographers, Ray Henman, Hiro Nirito ; graphics, Jed Schwartz ; film editor, Philip Elliot ; editor, David Berenson ; music, Roger Limb A segment from the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Giddings, Al, 1937-, Underwater cinematography, Cinéma sous-marin
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May 19, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Ambrose Video Publishing.
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Explores the controversies surrounding injuries to the central nervous system as scientists try to understand why cell tissue in the brain and spinal column fail to regenerate and reconnect. Considers the cases of Nan Davis and other victims of paralysis who now are able to walk through the use of electrodes strapped to both legs, a technology developed by Jerrold Petrofsky, a biomedical engineer at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Produced by WGBH...
Topics: nova (television program), Spinal cord -- Wounds and injuries
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May 19, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation, Terry Kay Rockefeller
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In response to China's rapidly growing population, the Chinese government announced in 1982 that each couple should have only one child. This program examines the Chinese people's reaction to this edict and its implementation. 1 videocassette (58 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format In English and Chinese with English subtitles Ursula Drabik Cameraman, John Goodyer ; film editor, Roderick Longhurst ; editor, Ashton Peery Originally broadcast as a segment of the television program: Nova
Topics: nova (television program), Birth control -- China, Family size -- China, Abortion -- Government...
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May 19, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Presents a survey of the history, geology, ecology, and future of Antarctica. Also discusses the cooperative scientific communities working in Antarctica and their efforts to better understand the world's southernmost continent. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : Title from data sheet Intended audience: Ages 14 to adults Issued as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in
Topics: nova (television program), Antarctica, Antarctique
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May 19, 2022 Thea Chalow, Will Lyman, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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An interdisciplinary report on alcoholism, focusing on a scientific understanding of the disease. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : Title from data sheet Intended audience: Ages 15 through adult Issued as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in Issued also as motion picture
Topics: nova (television program), Alcoholism
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May 19, 2022 Brian Kaufman, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Documents the work of Project Orbis, a teaching hospital on wings that flies its team of ophthalmologists, nurses, and technicians all over the world to demonstrate the latest in eye surgery. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Age 14 through adult Andrew Macmillan Cinematography, Hilyard J. Brown ; editor, Charles Scott Originally broadcast as a segment of Nova
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May 19, 2022 Theodore Bogosian, Jeanne Jordan, Edward Herrmann, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video., Ambrose Video Publishing Inc.
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Examines the history, heroes, and miracles of plastic surgery involved in mending the accidents of war and birth. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in Documentary Editor, Jeanne Jordan ; narrator, Edward Herrmann Originally shown in the series Nova VHS
Topics: nova (television program), Surgery, Plastic -- History, Chirurgie plastique -- Histoire, Surgery,...
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Feb 13, 2022 Wombat Productions, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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Deals with the subject of thoroughbred racehorses. Admires the animals in various settings, anatomically analyzes their ability to run and incorporates the commentaries of researchers, art reproductions, and examinations of museum specimens into a review of equine evolution and thoroughbred genealogy. 1 videocassette (50 min.) : 1/2 in VHS Photographers, Neville Ottey, Rudolf Kovanic, George Bekes ; film editor, John Gareau ; narrators, David Suzuki, Harry Mannis ; consultant, Michael Magee
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Feb 13, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Presents an intimate portrait of psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and examines her work with dying patients. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : Title from data sheet Intended audience: Junior high school through adults Issued as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in Issued also as motion picture
Topics: nova (television program), Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, Psychiatrists -- United States -- Biography,...
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Feb 13, 2022 Stuart Harris, Tony Kahn, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation, Time-Life Video, Ambrose Video Publications
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This program looks at the risks, costs and controversies surrounding the development of the artificial heart. Includes interviews with Dr. William C. DeVries, surgeon and Barney Clark, artificial heart patient. 1 videocassette (VHS) (56 min.) : 1/2 in A segment of the television program: Nova Tony Kahn
Topics: nova (television program), Heart, Artificial
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Feb 13, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Ambrose Video Publishing.
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Revisits Washoe, a chimpanzee that communicates using American Sign Language, and examines some of the most recent language experiments being done with apes, dolphins, sea lions, gorillas, and whales. 1 videocassette (57 min.) : 1/2 in VHS format "The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation library video classics project." Maureen Stapleton
Topics: nova (television program), Human-animal communication
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Feb 13, 2022 Brian Kaufman, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), British Broadcasting Corporation, Time-Life Video.
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Presents a dramatization chronicling the minute-by-minute sequence of malfunctions and mistakes made at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. Follows with an examination of the issues raised by the accident and the critical economic and safety questions involved in the use of nuclear power. 2 videocassettes (VHS) (89 min.) : 1/2 in Junior high school through adult Photography, Hilyard J. Brown ; graphic design, Paul Souza ; editor, Eric W. Handley ; narrator, Andrew Macmillan ; consultant,...
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Feb 13, 2022 WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Time-Life Video.
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Examines why some people get fat and others do not. Physicians, psychologists, professors, and researchers tell of their findings and overweight people personalize the relevance of these clinical investigations. 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : 1/2 in Intended audience: Ages 15 through adult
Topics: nova (television program), Obesity, Weight control