Explains that most black people are being provided with inadequate medical and dental care and that today there are fewer black doctors graduating from medical schools than there were in 1955. Points out that in black communities there is one black doctor for every 5,000 people compared to a ratio of one doctor to 670 people in white communities. Describes efforts to alleviate this situation.
Discusses in detail the most common types of abortion procedures, aimed particularly at the woman who has already made the decision to have an abortion. Focuses on the need for post-abortion follow-up with the doctor, especially for contraceptive advice.
Examines the controversial issue of abortion with an in-depth look at abortion clinics and women making abortion decisions. Considers the psychological and physical ramifications associated with abortion. Closed Captioned.
Discusses the transition in art from realism to the abstract. Explains the reasons underlying abstract and non-objective painting. Demonstrates important points with illustrations drawn in chalk and paint. Uses prints of abstract painting to clarify and develop a greater understanding of the artist's interpretation. (WQED) Kinescope.
Discusses human action and its causes. Compares voluntary and involuntary response. Uses a slow motion film clip to demonstrate the startle response. Concludes with a demonstration to show that voluntary effort has its causes. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Presents a synthesizing of many aspects of education as discussed in the preceding programs. Points out how education can be used most effectively in activating man's potential. Features Mr. Frank Laubach, Mr. Robert Hutchins, and Mr. Aldous Huxly. (KETC) Kinescope.
Discusses the conditions and effects of drug addiction among young people. Reveals how an individual may be enticed to use narcotics. Outlines some of the causes of addiction and considers the possibilities of treatment and cure. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Discusses the nature and importance od adult learning, and points out the fallacy of thinking that the school is the only place where education occurs. Explains that adult learning is the gaining of wisdom and understanding and is for everybody, regardless of formal schooling. States that "adults are more educable than children as children are more trainable than adults," and stresses that when we cease to learn our mind starts to die. (Palmer Films) Film.
Reviews Alaska's geographical features, locates its three great climatic regions, and indicates the major factors that make Alaska a true reservoir of resources. Depicts activities in the seven great industries contributing to Alaska's economy--lumbering, fishing, mining, transportation, agriculture, fur farming, and the tourist trade. Includes many scenes characterizing Alaska's natural scenic beauty.
Discusses the political history of Brazil and her relations with the U.S. Considers Brazilian art, economic problems and potentialities, and the role of U.S. business in Brazil. A photo series presents the land and the people. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Shows that the traditional life of the Polynesians of American Samoa is being altered and challenged by its governing authority, the United States, and that a potential conflict exists between the western goals of education which stress independent thinking and the cultural values of Samoa which emphasize obedience to the family and respect for authority.
Shows how Springfield, Massachusetts, offers an inspiring plan to other communities for combating racial and religious intolerance, and shows how any school and any town can deal with the causes of this injustice.
Shows some of the ways in which the two-way radio can be used, especially in civilian defense. A simulated raid on Syracuse, New York, shows how fire-fighting equipment, police, ambulance service, and construction equipment could be called and coordinated from a central control office by means of the two-way radio.
Presents an introduction to Anne Sexton and a view of her poetry. Describes how she began writing poetry and includes her reading "Her Kind," "Self in 1958," "Ringing the Bells," "The Addict," "Young," "Those Times," "Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman," and "Live."
Discusses the present status of Archaeology in Russia. Shows and discusses objects, found in Russia, formerly owned by Scythians and buried with them. Stresses the vast quantity of these objects and emphasizes the artistic quality of these exports from Greece. (NYU) Kinescope.