Tells the story of the Mormon Settlement at Nauvoo, Ill. Explains how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Book of Mormon came into being. Outlines the movements of this native religion till it founded Nauvoo, and discusses the events which led to the final movement to Utah. Illustrates with drawings, maps, and photographs.
Discusses the actor and where he came from. Describes the Greek theater in terms of the actor, his equipment and techniques. Explains the theater of the Middle Ages with its strolling players, liturgical dramas, and the guild system.
Arnold Moss presents the renaissance of acting as the re-birth of humanism. He discusses the actors of the Comedia del Arte and the age of Shakespeare. He believes that the test of a true actor is in the classic theatre. He talks about the actor of the French court theatres, the Comedie Francaise. Scenes from “The Duchess of Malfi” and “Would Be Gentleman” are used as illustrations of the styles of acting of this period.
Arnold Moss discusses the social position of the actor in the romantic theatre and the relationship between the theatre, the actor and the birth of democracy. He explains the origination of the “star” system, the appearance of the director in the theatre, the box set, and the birth of the intimate style of acting. He also discusses the realism of the theatre in terms of the actor and explains the method of Stravinsky. A scene from “Under the Gaslight” is used to illustrate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shows a mother with her child in the doctor's office where the baby is examined and mother and doctor discuss feeding, use of vitamins, and general progress of the infant. Discuss the concept of child care that emphasizes guidance and prevention of problems rather than treatment of disease only.
Discusses the so called "bad" habits which many children acquire and ways which parents should cope with them. Points out that "bad" habits are a form of play to the child and should not be considered serious except in relationship to the age of the child and the extent to which they are practiced. Answers questions concerning the habits of thumb sucking, sexual play, head banging, and rocking in bed. (WTTW)
The grace and beauty of bamboo—familiar subject to all Japanese artists—is captured by T. Mikami as he teaches hos to draw bamboo as it appears on a windy day, starting with the truck, then the slender branches , and finally the leaves. Mr. Mikami also paints bamboo as it appears in the rain and in the snow.
Presents the characteristics, history, and applications of the binary system and emphasizes the basic principles of base and place in our system of numeration. Shows how numbers are represented in the binary system, its relationship to electronic digital computers, and how business applies the binary system through the use of Keysort cards. Mentions specific applications and sketches the historical contribution of Leibniz and Harriot to the binary system. Demonstrates the importance of base and place in our number system. Shows such functions as the role of ten and checking for the transposition of digits through division by nine. Features Phillip S. Jones.
Dr. Milton Hildebrand explains the methods used in understanding the complexity, forms, and interrelations of animals. Demonstrates with charts and models how animals are classified according to what they do and skeletal characteristics. Shows how the use of scientific methods of analysis aids in making predictions about animals. (KQED)
Outlines the discovery of the first six elements beyond uranium. Describes the discovery of neptunium and demonstrates the significant experiment showing that plutonium undergoes fission with slow neutrons. Discusses the modification of the Periodic Table resulting from the discovery of these new elements. Indicates the importance of some of the new elements by demonstrating a chain reaction and explaining the operation of an atomic power plant.
Demonstrates how scientists and mathematicians write and use very large and very small numbers. Illustrates the meaning, application, and importance of exponents and powers. Explains "perfect numbers" as an example of man's continual fascination with numbers and introduces Euclid's formula for finding such numbers. Features Phillips S. Jones.
Hand puppets with lively personalities tell this original story by Tom Tichenor of Blossom Possum, who forgets where she puts things. When she receives a phone call from Grandma Rabbit, she can't find the phone. Grandma asks Blossom Possum to hurry over with the hot water bottle, and Blossum Possum has trouble remembering where she put it. When Blossom arrives at Grandma's she forgets who is ill and puts the wrong person in bed. Blossom returns home to put her three children to bed but has forgotten where she put the littlest one. Lots of fun for the youngsters in this story with a comedy of errors.
Discusses the political history of Brazil and her relations with the U.S. Considers Brazilian art, economic problems and potentialities, and the role of U.S. business in Brazil. A photo series presents the land and the people. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Explains the factors involved in earth movement. Shows the mechanics whereby rock may be folded and bent. Points out the relationship of erosion to the breaking and bending of the earth's crust in forming land features.