Discusses the party records regarding individual freedom promised by the first amendment in the Bill of rights. Reviews the two parties' defense of these rights, especially in times when national security is threatened, and discusses the question of civil rights. (KETC) Kinescope.
The tension between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East is expressed in very personal terms as delegates from Israel, Jordan and Lebanon discuss how the political situation affects their own lives. The young delegate from Israel explains that even the women and girls in her country must know how to handle a gun in case of a full-scale outbreak of hostility between the one and a half million Jews and forty-five million Arabs. However, the unrehearsed discussion also brings out the many problems which Israel and the Arab countries must face in common such as illiteracy, low standards of living and lack of water. The young people express fear of another devastating war arising out of the still tense situation.
Presents the scientists who participated in the discovery of elements 99, 100, and 101. Demonstrates the techniques, equipment, and chemistry associated with the original isolation of these elements. Presents a detailed example of the methods and equipment used in handling radioactive materials.
Discusses and illustrates mature and immature behavior of people, and shows what can be done to promote maturity. Presents people with mature traits in some relationships but immature traits in other situations. Points out that strong motivation, activity, and going out to meet people all promote maturity. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Considers the whys and wherefores of defense spending as related to both foreign policy and domestic economic policy. Discusses the question, "Is there a partisan...Democratic or Republican...answer to the question of defense spending?" (KETC) Kinescope.
Discusses why people make mistakes, and illustrates how these mistakes lead to either learning or quitting. Shows why some people are more disturbed by their mistakes than others. Presents ways of meeting mistakes: trying to prevent them, expecting them to occur and adjusting to the feeling of guilt, and turning to other successes. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Dr. Glenn Seaborg and his associates describe the discovery of the four "missing elements," technetium, astatine, francium, and promethium. Emphasizes the role of the cyclotron on the creation of synthetic elements. Dr. Ernest O. Lawrence explains the operation and development of high voltage accelerators from the first eight-inch cyclotron to the mammoth bevatron. Dr. Emilio Segre, a participant in the discovery of the first synthetic element, describes its discovery and demonstrates the technique used by him to identify astatine. (KQED) Film.
With frankness and sincerity, the young delegates describe their initial picture of America and the American way of life. They offer opinions formed before arriving in this country for the forum. The Italian delegate criticizes America's "Reader's Digest" mind and the Malayan girl speaks of her disappointment at seeing no flowers or green trees or birds and of her discomfort in the January cold. Drawing upon his knowledge of US soldiers stationed in his country, the Korean describes his impression of America. Although this program does not have the pace and spontaneity of the remainder of the series, the students offer some penetrating criticism of American folkways.
Explores the sources of mysticism in American Art today and identifies qualities which mark a work as being mystical in character. Features a discussion with Darrell Austin, the painter, and readings from mystical poetry by Dr. Wilbur Scott of Hofstra College. (Hofstra College and WOR-TV) Kinescope.
Of the five delegates represented here, four are from these areas—India, Mexico, the Gold Coast, and the Philippines—while the fifth is the French delegate. Important development activities in the four countries are listed as mass education, village development programs, industrialization and improved agriculture. Delegates also discuss the direct effect of recent important changes in their countries on their own lives. These include independence and free elections in India; World War II and the post-war victory over the Huks in the Philippines: the breaking up of tribal systems and the growing demand for independence in the Gold Coast, and the expropriation of US oil holdings in Mexico.
Convention floor strategy, nomination speeches and voting procedures are discussed in this program. Other topics consider include the techniques and practices used to influence the delegates in favor of particular candidates, the functions of nominating and seconding speeches and special problems connected with the nomination of the vice president.
Discusses the dietary needs of the expectant mother and stresses the importance of proper diet for maintaining the mother's dental health and for developing the baby's teeth. A specialist in nutrition and a dentist serve as consultants. (WQED) Kinescope.
Presents scenes of the Bay of Fundy at high and low tides, showing how the tides affect the works of fishermen, dock repairmen, and seamen. Explains what causes tides and how the tidal range is determined by the positions of the moon and sun. Shows tidal pressure causing the rapids of the St. John River to reverse their direction. Includes animation and time-lapse photography, and charts furnished by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
Shows the differences among individuals in age, sex, race, size, aptitude, interests, attitudes, and achievement, and illustrates graphically how these traits are distributed into a bell-shaped curve when a large number of people are considered together. Shows how social expectations can create problems for deviants on either side of the curve. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Shows how people with handicaps, such as deafness and blindness, can participate in normal activities by accepting their limitations and learning ways of adjusting themselves to the world around them. Illustrates this by showing activities in a school for the deaf and by interviewing a blind person on how he overcame his handicap. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Edward A. Krug, Hal Kopel
A view of the postal system. Shows how the mail is handled in a modern suburban post office, how money orders and stamps are sold, and how mail is transported to railroad stations and airports, where it is sorted and loaded for delivery to post offices all over the country.
Discusses motivations of candidates and the backgrounds of men who have run for president. Touches on men with a driving desire to be president, the "reluctant" candidates, the role of king-makers, and the occupations which have served as stepping-stones to the presidency. (Dynamic Films) Film.
Explains the autotrophic and teterotrophic methods of nutrition, and discusses the importance of chlorophyll bodies in plants in the manufacture of chemical compounds which can be made to release energy for the organism's various activities. Illustrates how all living things depend on the chemical compounds produced by green plants for their nutrition. (KUHT) Film.