Discusses agriculture in terms of the raising of hogs, beef, and dairy cattle. Explains that corn is the vital link between the soil and the production of these animals. States that the large production of corn and farm animals in the United States enables us to eat 61 times as much meat per person per year as the average Japanese citizen.
In this program, Dr. Sumner uses maps and graphs to demonstrate another reason why the soil is considered to be the most precious of all natural resources. He draws the attention to the variety of crops which we raise in large quantities within our borders. He gives production figures added meaning with descriptions of the agricultural production of Japan and India.
Explains the effect of alcohol and drugs on the driver. Points out the necessity of severe punishment for the driver who drinks and what can be done to improve the situation. Discusses the social drinker and teenagers and drinking. Describes the hazard of drugs, including doctors' prescriptions for various ailments as well as narcotics. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
A fantasy which shows the housewife that the farmer, the processor, the transporter, and the retailer must know "how much" and "how many" before they can make foods and other products available to the consumer.
Rain does not always evaporate immediately after falling. Dora tells a story of some raindrops with the help of Mr. Robinson's illustrations of some raindrops who had a series of adventures on their way to a distant lake where they learned how to do the "dance of the happy spray."
This is a legend about the sun goddess – on whom the world depends for light – who became angered and hid in a celestial cave and refused to shed her light on the world. A rooster’s crow, a fire and a big mirror were used to lure her from her cave. Mr. Mikami illustrates the story with a brush painting of a rooster.
Friction in the Old World led to war. The USA tried to maintain neutrality, but with each passing month the problems created became more and more thorny. Finally, the nation was drawn into the conflict. With amazing speed and efficiency the country mobilized. Its participation in World War I was the deciding factor in bringing victory to the Allies.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines probation as a special alternative to the criminal-making influences of the prison system, stating that probation can effectively replace detention; although it is considered in the public mind as a form of leniency and improperly administered it becomes “beating the rap.” Two men with criminal experience are interviewed to illustrate this alternative. Meeker and Lohman delve into the necessary requirements to make probation an instrument for controlling criminal behavior and if its potentialities for reclaiming those who have strayed outside the social role are to be used to the fullest extent.
Analyzes the score of a symphony and explains why it was scored as it was. Compares this symphony to a painting and to an austere essay and shows how the background, the highlights, and the essential figures are developed. Analyzes a composer's motives and illustrates their orchestral expression. (University of Rochester) Film.
Defines experimentalism as a systematic theory of education stemming from the work of John Dewey. States that the experimentalist turns to experience rather than away from it. Indicates that intelligence, operating in quite human ways in relation to quite human problems, will give the answers that are needed to bring the newly born infant to maturity. Elucidates the experimentalist viewpoint, answers objections, and comments on a film sequence of a "progressive" classroom. Featured personality is H. Gordon Hullfish, professor of education at Ohio State University.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman addresses the untouched correctional frontier between pre-conviction detention, and imprisonment in state institutions. Films show the variety of activities that must be incorporated in a county system. Powers and Lohman delve into the elements necessary for an integrated county system and Lohman and Wright establish how such a system works.
Hardly had the exultation of victory and accomplishment cooled, when the nation found itself face to face with an old problem, which it had hoped was a dead issue. The application of California for statehood was not covered by the Missouri Compromise. The Southerners fought to hold their equal advantage in the Senate – they had long ago lost the House. In the end they had to take the “half loaf” which the Compromise of 1850 offered, but they were unhappy and fearful of the future. Yet a few years of prosperity lulled all into a feeling of security and hopes began to build. Then came the question of the route of the transcontinental railroad. Next, the Kansas-Nebraska Act. From 1854 the way led steadily downhill toward sectional conflict, this time with guns, rather than orators, barking. The Republican Party was uncompromisingly a Northern, anti-slavery faction – the last real bond which had hitherto resisted sectional friction was now gone, the national political party. The South was outnumbered in the legislature. Its victory in the judiciary – the Dred Scott decision – only roused its opponents to more determined action. The success of the Lincoln candidacy could mean the coup de grace. The South conditioned itself for that possibility.
Shows how different species of marine animals or animals and plants develop. Defines symbiosis and commensalism. Illustrates these phenomena with living specimens of crabs, sea cucumbers, and starfish. Demonstrates another marine animal association which involves escape reactions. Uses film clips to show a brittle star-hermit crab reaction and the activities of a sea anemone that swims when touched by a certain starfish. Points out the significance of these reactions and the research being directed toward better understanding of the behavior of seashore animals. (KCTS) Kinescope.
Dr. Maria Piers answers the following question: Should children have pets? What do animals mean to children? She then leads into a discussion of bears, real and stuffed; friendly and fear-inspiring animals; and, pets neglected and over-protected.
Shows how marine animals are adapted for survival on the exposed sandy beach. Stresses the way in which the ability to burrow is essential for survival. Uses film sequences to show how the razor clam, olive shell snail, and the beach hopper cope with their environment. Explains and illustrates how ell grass provides shelter for many marine animals including the stalked jellyfish and shell-less snails. (KCTS) Kinescope.
Shows how marine animals living in deeper water offshore are adapted for survival in their particular environment. Uses film sequences to demonstrate the technique of dredging for better living animals. Presents film clips and live specimens from the studio aquarium to point out the physical characteristics and habitats of the basket star, cushion star, sponges, and cup corals. Features the escape mechanism used by scallops when endangered by an enemy. Concludes with a look at animals dredged from mud which includes a rare Rossia, a modified bottom living squid.
Shows how domesticated animals are used throughout the world for power, clothing, materials, and food. Shows how about 50 of the 500,000 known species of animals have been domesticated. Junior and senior high school level. An instructional sound film.
In this program, Mr. Fitzpatrick discusses the role of animals in artistic expression. Shows drawings of animals by ancient man to illustrate various designs. Describes the significance of cave drawings of an ice aged man. Explains the use of simple tools and materials. Demonstrates the drawing of an animal using various interpretations from the real to the abstract. Illustrates with examples of painting and sculpture.
Shows how marine animals are adapted for survival on the exposed rocky beach. Stresses the way in which each animal is protected from the force of wave action. Uses the studio aquarium and film sequences to provide close-ups of hermit crabs, sea urchins, acorn and gooseneck barnacles, chitons, limpets, and mussels.
Shows how marine animals are adapted for survival on the protected sandy beach. Points out the physical features of the sandy beach which affect the lives of the animals found there. Examines grains of sand under a microscope. Uses film sequences and specimens from the studio aquarium to illustrate physical characteristics and habits of small sharks, skates, sand dollars, moon snails, sea pens, worms, sea cucumbers, and brittle stars.
Combines Aaron Copland's music and Martha Graham's modern dance group in an interpretation of a story set in the Appalachian wilderness during the pioneer period of American history. The dance tells of a young couple's wedding day, the building of their house, their celebration, the wandering preacher's dire sermon, and the pioneer woman's gentle blessing. The day ends with everyone leaving the couple as they begin life together in their new home.
How self-sufficient is the United States? This question and its significance in an appraisal of the United States as a world power are discussed by Dr. Sumner. He reviews the materials covered during the series and concludes that the United States is a world leader today largely because of her wealth in natural resources.
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.
Audience learns how to make an ant puppet of varying size. In the Make Do Theatre play, the story of Archibald Ant is told. After playing baseball, he eats too much honey and his stomach gets really big. After it goes down in size, he vows to never tell anyone what happened.
In his final program, John Dodds poses a startling question: “Are Americans civilized?” Undoubtedly, he says, most Americans will reply without hesitation. “Of course, we are!” Yet, Dr. Dodds points out, we are branded by many foreigners as a raw, materialistic, uncouth, mercenary, and even an uncivilized nation. He inquires into the factors in our society that have induced such severe criticism from abroad. He asks if others are merely jealous of our technological advancement –which most are as quick to adopt as they are to criticize –or have they actually found some basic flaws in the fabric of our culture. In peering into the structure of our civilization, he holds up a mirror in which all Americans might profit from viewing themselves. From this analysis we realize that American have their shortcomings both obvious and subtle, but, as to the state of American civilization, Dr. Dodds leads us to believe the picture is more pleasant than many would have us think.
Herald Tribune Youth Forum panelists discuss the relation between men and women in various parts of the world, as students from the Philippines, Japan, Finland, and Ceylon debate on: What has been the effect of “Americanization” on women in Asia, Africa, and Europe? Who should be the head of the family? Can polygamy be defended? What is the role of the wife? Might different kinds of family relationships be valid in different parts of the world? Should women have careers outside the home? Participants: Edgar Gimotes, Philippines; Yukiki Tamakami, Japan; Kaarina Honkapohja, Finland; P. Tissa Milroy Fernando, Ceylon.
Suggests ways of beginning in art and stresses the importance of making use of past experience. Shows students producing visual symbols which are suggested by a number of abstract ideas presented verbally. Encourages viewers to exercise the creativity that each possesses. (Hofstra College and WOR-TV) Kinescope.
Contrasts Carolyn, an attractive newcomer to a high school, with Ginny, who despite her willingness to date all of the boys in the school, is unpopular with both boys and girls. Then shows through brief incidents how Carolyn and Wally are careful of their appearance, polite to others, considerate in arranging dates, business-like on the telephone, careful in planning their schedule of activities, cooperative with their parents, and always well mannered.
Outlines Argentine history and discusses the political and economic climate, with prospects for the future. Emphasizes Argentina's problems and possibilities. Shows pictures of the land and the people. (WTTW) Kinescope.
The conversation in this program centers around Larkin’s book as something new –an attempt to trace the history of American ideas through America’s architecture, painting and sculpture. In recent years, our conversationalists point out historians have been increasingly interested in looking over the American past to discover the origin and development of a climate of ideas that makes the United States unique. But this is the first time such an attempt has been made on such a large scale by a man whose training and background are in the arts.
Discusses line, form, and symbol as conventional devices for communication in the visual arts. Demonstrates some of the conventions used for communication in the theater and the dance. Illustrates the communication of ideas, using pictures by Picasso and others.
Presents the means for acquiring an understanding of art and the artist. Examines modern art as an expression of the world today. Points out how the artist is involved in an age of discovery; how his work must be looked at as something new, now something to be recognized from past experiences, and how art looks to the future, forecasting the unknown. Illustrates with art objects from the collections in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Explains how art is identified with its environment, showing that a changing environment forces art through a revolution if it is to retain vitality. Uses art objects to show how the rococo style of the French court gave way to the classical expression of Napoleonic pomp, which in turn gave way to romanticism. Discusses the great revolution in art in Europe during the 19th century. Points out the impact of technical developments and democratic ideas on art.
Discusses religious and secular art as an expression of and a directing force in society. Explains how Chinese and Christian arts helped maintain social order and established images of faith. Contrasts art as individual expression in a free society with art as a propaganda tool under dictatorship. Illustrates with the art objects from the collections in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Presents the utilitarian function and underlying ideas of varied works of art, and tells how many objects now treasured in museums were originally created for practical, utilitarian purposes. Explains how changes in ideas bring changes in art expression, illustrating with works of art from the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) conduct an art contest. Puppet children are shown working on their painting, sculpture and collage submissions. Viewers are encouraged to make art of their own. The episode concludes with selection of a contest winner.
Shows numerous paintings and discusses factors in the world today which lead artists to produce such paintings. Points out that war, mechanization, anxiety, and insecurity, speed and motion, and emphasis on the individual are some of the concerns of today's artists. (Hofstra College and WOR-TV) Kinescope.
Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) tell the story of the Caddis Fly using a "Make - Do Theatre" style, which requires the storyteller to construct the puppets before telling the story. Features the following books: "Let's Read About Insects", "The Pond World: Adventures in Seeing", and "The Adventure Book of Insects".
Examines new concepts of the word "fuel." Discusses and shows the atomic fuels uranium, plutonium, and thorium. Explains what atomic fuels are and where they are found. Describes the use of "magic metals" zirconium, beryllium, and halfium, in conjunction with atomic fuels.