Discusses man's use of planned outdoor spaces in art and architecture, emphasizing that people need more well-planned, attractive, open spaces in cities. Compares spaces in such paintings as Mondrian's "Composition London" and "Broadway Boogie" to the open, planned areas of a city. Contrasts the piazza of Portofino, a small fishing village, with the plaza of St. Peter's in Rome.
Shows the religious pageantry of Portugal, a country devotedly linked to the Roman Chatolic Church, and the status of education, labor, and industry. Points out that Portugal's future role among the nations of the world is still undetermined.
Shows how Indiana University is playing an important role in extending man's understanding of himself and the universe through its various schools, which serve to develop the wide variety of interests and abilities of students. Depicts the development of a close personal relationship between instructor and student through the advisory system. The libraries, museums, new classrooms, and specialized facilities, such as the language laboratory are viewed. Glimpses of student government, student teaching, the university theater, and campus newspaper demonstrate the university's attempt to provide activities to meet a variety of interests. Also shown are the cultural and recreational opportunities, the university's placement service, and the alumni activities. Closes with campus scenes familiar to all I.U. students.
Traces the position of the Presidency from its constitutional beginnings to the present status of the office. Explains the effect of the development of the implied powers, and discusses the unique position of the Presidency today. Shows the men who have held the office, and the events that shaped their conduct of it.
Presents several Southerners who advocate viewpoints and actions which are at variance with extremists on both sides of the civil rights issue. Interviews Governor Carl E. Sanders of Georgia; R. E. McIver, a businessman of Conway, South Carolina: The Reverend James L. Hooten, minister of the First Christian Church, Savannah, Alabama; Beverly Briley, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee; and Eleanor Sheppard (Mrs. Thomas E.), Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. Indicates that the differences of attitudes and approaches to civil rights presented provided insight into a range of viewpoints which would add sanity and stability to the South in the present period of crisis.
A picture of the progressive school system at work; some familiar arguments for and against it. A contrast between learning by memory drill and the new method of learning through individual projects. Many schools are carrying out Mann's belief that one can best be prepared for a happy life through education.
Depicts the value to be derived by all from effective public relations between business, labor, government, and the people. The role of public relations personnel is shown, as is the type of course presently being offered in this field. Examples of effective public relations are given.
Examines the role of radio as a means of mass communication from its inception up to, and including, 1950. Includes many of the radio personalities of the late 1940s such as Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Fibber Magee and Molly, Edgar Bergen, Fred Allen, and Walter Winchell, and also contains film clips of game shows and soap operas being broadcast. Explores the role of advertising in the radio industry and looks at the responsibility sponsors have in developing good programming for their audiences.