Discusses and illustrates perceptions of objects. Uses diagrams and animated film. Shows how the mind organizes objects psychologically into sets in order to understand them more easily. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Presents a discussion of American Foreign Policy. Points out the need of convincing our allies we are doing "the right thing" in foreign affairs. Features Mr. Paul Nitze, President of the Foreign Service Educational Foundation, and host Dr. Huston Smith. (KETC) Kinescope.
Presents a panel discussion on birth control as the most immediate answer for keeping the expansion of the world population in harmony with the gradual expansion of production. Featured personalities are Barbara Ward, Julian Huxley, and Harrison Brown. (KETC) Kinescope.
Examines the resources of the earth and their ability to support man. Discusses the expansion of population in relation to resources. Points out the possibility of birth control to curb the dangers of population growth which could outrace the ability to produce. Features Harrison Brown, chemist and author. (KETC) Kinescope.
Presents a look at the rapid growth in world population as a result of scientific advances in control of disease. Discusses the question of the expanding population with respect to economic and agricultural resources. Features Julian Huxley, biologist and author. (KETC) Kinescope.
Discusses the powers a government should have and how they should be limited. Identifies two basic problems--the power of men in government and the power of the government itself. Quotes Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to illustrate opposing views concerning the power of government. (Mortimer Adler-San Francisco Productions) Kinescope.
Sketches the background of the independence movement in the Latin Americas early in the nineteenth century: the intellectual revolution in Europe, Anglo-American and French breaks with the past, unrest in the Latin American colonies, and the events of the Napoleonic Age. (KETC) Kinescope.
Presents a panel discussion on ways and means of preparing people for more significant living. Discusses the importance of a continuing education after formal training has ended. Points out reasons why adults do not continue educating themselves and how to overcome these problems. Features Mr. Aldous Huxley, Dr. Robert Hutchins, and Dr. Clarence Faust. (KETC) Kinescope.
Surveys the political and economic evolution of Puerto Rico. Explains Puerto Rico's new political association with the U.S. Describes present Puerto Rican efforts to realize economic benefits through this new status. (WTTW) Kinescope.
A rocket motor operates for a short time and then the missile coasts the rest of the way up and down. Once into the coasting period there is no way to change its trajectory. Stray missiles are prevented from leaving the range by stopping their motors before the burning is scheduled to end. Some missiles can be guided from the ground. Three types of guidance systems are: Command, Beam Riding, and Homing.
Explains the principle of propulsion, and illustrates the way in which the design of a rocket engine increases the speed of escaping gases. Illustrates the law of momentum as applied to propulsion. States that one of the biggest problems of jet designers is that of making jet gases go faster. (New Mexico College of A. & M.A.) Film.
Presents a discussion of the use of man's freedom. Tells how freedom can best be utilized to bring about and adjustment between aspirations and needs. Panelists include Dr. Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst, Barbara Ward, economist and author, and host Dr. Huston Smith. (KETC) Kinescope.
Shows how terra cotta clay may be used to create a reproduction. Demonstrates two different methods of using terra cotta. Explains several large pieces of terra cotta sculpture and presents them in their natural setting. Discusses and shows how this technique of sculpture can be used for monuments and on buildings. Features Merrell Gage, sculptor and Professor of Fine Arts, University of Southern California. (USC) Film.
Shows in detail what happens in a stimulus-response situation. Illustrates with a startle response. Explains the sensitivity of the five senses. Discusses the rods and cones of the eye and their purposes. Describes the type of response caused by muscles and glands. Points out the interrelations of the endocrine glands. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
The first program includes highlights from the other programs in this series to serve as an overview. Robert Frost discusses with a group of high school students and adults how and why he writes poetry. Illustrates his points with readings of his own poems, including "The Pasture" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Emphasizes that prose has rhythm but that poetry is rhythm plus rhyme. Features a conversation with Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the Salk polio vaccine. (WQED) Kinescope.
Robert Frost talks about and illustrates with his own poems the fundamental meaning of poetry. He speaks of the fun of writing, listening to words, and stories in poetry. He reads from his own poems “The Runaway Colt,” “Dust,” “The Woodchuck,” “The Ant,” “The Bluebird,” and “Stopping by the Woods.” This program evolved from a lecture to fifth grade classes involved in WQED’s Television Teaching Demonstration.
Robert Frost discusses with a group of high school students what brings him happiness in life, what he does for entertainment, and what it means to write a poem. Reads and interprets from "The Gift Outright," "The Road Not Taken," and "Mending Wall." He denies that poems say anything more than they seem to say. (WQED) Kinescope.
Robert Frost speaks informally with a group of friends about poetry, authors, and publishing. He discusses his philosophy of poetry, and his ideas on religion, loyalty, world affairs, love, and science. Suggests that one should not read more into a poem than is intimated by the poet. (WQED) Kinescope.