Uses film, interviews, graphic devices, and discussions to describe the areas which produce the majority of delinquents and to picture the life of young people in these areas. Emphasizes the factors which contribute to the growth of delinquent areas. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Outlines the ways in which an individual develops a concept of himself as delinquent or criminal. Pictures typical episodes from the record of a delinquent and presents an interview with a delinquent become criminal. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Studies the early stages of the development of the axolotl, an aquatic salamander, with emphasis upon genetically determined characteristics. Mates two wild-type, dark axolotls, each heterozygous for white and albino mutations. Uses time-lapse photography to show cleavage to the blastula stage, gastrulation, and neurulation. Observes rotation and elongation of the embryo, followed by identification of the gills, somites, and eyes. Records as the embryo breaks free of the vitelline membrane. Shows the well-developed gills, heart, and eyes in a later state. Concludes by showing the dark, golden albino, white, and white albino larvae.
Shows how animal tracks may be identified and explains how various types of tracks are classified. Demonstrates the making of track stamps through the use of potatoes. Discusses the making of plaster casts of tracks and the wiring of stories using tracks. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Discusses the problem of meteorite damage during space travel. Demonstrates the Navy's full-pressure space suit for emergency exit. Explains the difficulties of escape and survival in space. Features Captain Charles F. Gell of the Naval Air Material Center in Philadelphia, and Dr. Fritz Haber of Avco Manufacturing Corporation.
Discusses protective devices for flyers in space. Demonstrates the Air Force partial pressure suit. Explains the effects of "explosive decompression." Presents a design for a three-stage rocket vehicle, and points out special features of the cabin unit. Features Colonel Henry M. Sweeney, former director of research at the School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Air Force Base, and Mr. Krafft A. Ehricke of General Dynamics Corporation.
Introduces Duro Ladipo, the founder, director, playwright, composer, and principal male actor of the Duro Ladipo Traveling Theatre Company of Oshogbo, Nigeria. Explains how Ladipo became interested in drama and music. Shows members of the company touring Nigerian villages.
Ralph learns that eating can be fun and eating the right foods each day will help him to become healthy. He recalls the food rule that he learned in school by using each of his five fingers for a kind of food. After following the rule for a time, he notices a gradual change for the better in himself.
Discusses the use of western capital for the industrial development of the under-developed areas of the world. Presents an analysis of long range foreign aid policy to help secure peace. Features Dr. Harlan Cleveland, Dean, Syracuse University, John E. Hull, General, United States Army (retired), and host Dr. Huston Smith. (KETC) Kinescope.
Examines the potentiality of education on the sub-verbal level. Discusses the training of the special senses such as vision and the autonomic nervous system. Points out the need for research and application of training on the sub-verbal level in order for man to attain a higher capacity for thought. Features Aldous Huxley, author and lecturer. (KETC) Kinescope.