In this program, Mr. Fitzpatrick discusses the use of paper as a medium of artistic expression. He demonstrates, with simple tools, the processes of folding, slashing, and scoring. Explains how to select appropriate papers for paper sculpture. Using the various techniques, several sculptures are constructed with examples.
Part 1: Demonstrates the steps involved in parallel parking and the correct way to pull out of a parallel parking space. Also discusses parking and pulling out. Part 2: Describes the proper way of backing into a stall and the necessary skills for parking, stopping, and starting on an upgrade. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses the origin, development, and rise of political interest groups in America and their role in the legislative process. Describes the organization and techniques of interest groups, and reviews legislation governing their activities. (University of Michigan Television) Kinescope.
Discusses the voting behavior of the public in the 1952 election. Compares the public participation in the 1952 election with participation in other countries. Classifies the eligible voters into three groups, and discusses significant aspects of each group. Presents reasons for people voting as they do. Reviews the shifts in parties controlling the federal government since 1916. (University of Michigan Television) Kinescope.
Tells the story of the Republican Party's birth at Ripon, Wisconsin. Explains the factors which gave rise to the Republican Party and doomed Whig Party. Discusses the Missouri Compromise, Fugitive Slave Law and the Kansas-Nebraska Act as they relate to the new party.
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.
Young opposums are carried in their mother's pouch and they learn to use their tails to hold on to things. While Fignewton runs the shadow puppets, he illustrates the store of little Pete Opposum, who helps to capture a bandit, because he cannot hold on to things with his tail.
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.
Dr. Tillich first deals with the puzzling question of how to deal with doubt in young people. It is important, he explains, to present religious symbols in as clear and persuasive a form as possible, without dictating what the child or young person should believe. Doubt can appear in later life, too, and is often a product of an inability to face life or to escape the pressures of conformity. The second part of the program consists of a variety of comments by Dr. Tillich about the value of art and of modern art in particular, his recollections of his father, and his early decision to devote his life to philosophy and theology. At the end of the program and to conclude the series, Dr. Tillich explains his belief that man must be concerned with the “ultimate” wherever it appears, that he must make an effort to understand his life in terms of that which transcends life, in terms of eternity.
Religion, comments Dr. Tillich at the start of the program, is primarily interested in finding answers to such questions as: “What is being?’ “What is the relation of life to eternity?” “What is the meaning of life?” After commenting on the role of religion, Dr. Tillich discusses the relations of a moral law to the teachings of religion. The first principle of all moral action is love, he says. Not sentimental love but the love which unites what has been separated. Our ability to love properly is what motivates all our moral actions. This ability is called grace. A church is organized to house grace, but a church is far more than a physical or temporal structure or organization. At the end of the program, Dr. Tillich discusses the different ways of understanding Jesus Christ and the language of religion.
Uses a fishing trip, high school debate, and cartoon sequences to explain conservation practices on the farm. Tells what conservation is, how much is needed, and who should pay the cost. (Agrafilms, INC.) Film.
Tells the story of the button industry and its development in Muscatine, Iowa. Reviews briefly the places discussed on previous programs. Explains how the button industry was only one example of local industrial development in American history, brought about by resourcefulness and presence of raw materials.
Gives detailed analysis of pedestrian fatalities and suggestions for pedestrian safety. Points out how safe walking on streets and highways has become a serious problem. Discusses pedestrian protection, traffic engineering, enforcement, and education. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses whether the artist is free to express himself regardless of public understanding, public acceptance, or public rejection. Dramatizes the incidents surrounding a citizen's donation of a statue for a town square. The artist commissioned to do the work has fashioned a piece of iron sculpture which depicts what he feels is the horse's spirit instead of its outward form. At the dedication of the statue in the town square, the crowd voices mixed reactions to the sculpture. More and stronger objections are climaxed in attempt to destroy the iron horse. The donor finally removes the iron horse to his own estate where, on top of a rise, it dominates the landscape in splendid exile.
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.
Dora shows how to make a penguin puppet out of a clothespin. The Make Do Theatre production tells the story of Percival Penguin who always lands on his head when coming out of the water. He has a special hat he wears and to keep it dry, keeps his head above water and in doing so lands on his feet.
Describes and demonstrates the sounds, manner of playing, and uses of representative percussion instruments. A young audience, led by members of the New York Percussion Trio, illustrate that organized clapping can be music. Members of the trio show and demonstrate wooden, skin-covered, and metal percussion instruments. The audience joins the trio in a mambo demonstrating how music can be made with some percussion instruments without long practice. Music includes: Nagel, Prelude in Dance; Kabelevsky, Dance of the Comedians; Portal, Sweet and Gentle; and an excerpt from Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah. (Arts and Audiences,Inc.) Film.
The development of life, from a cell to a man, from a seed to a tree, is the subject of this program. Film clips are used, showing the self-duplication of molecules and cells and the fertilization process, as well as the cellular structure which is responsible for “inherited” characteristics of new living things. The genes, chromosomes, and the nucleus are analyzed separately as Dr. Saltman explains the processes of mutation which may occur within the cell.
Is it true that we have an American national character? Is America old enough to have developed a distinctive personality? Can you predict the kind of mental breakdown that an American will have? Do we have a different kind of neurotic personality today that was present ten years ago? Who goes to the psychiatrist? Has the psychiatric couch now become a part of the American landscape? Are neuroses the result of a capitalist policy? Do we need more ritual in America to help the personality to develop? What are the characteristics of a mature personality? These are some of the questions that Max Lerner and five Brandeis students discuss during the program.
Describes the Japanese national character as a paradoxical complex of restraint and passion, arrogance and servility, pride in being Japanese and apology for being Japanese. Explains that Japan, more than any other nation has wavered between such contradictory attitudes and qualities. Discusses the concept of "force" and what it means to Japanese to be part of a group.
Draws a comparison between the car and the driver--the car has been standardized but no two drivers are psychologically the same. Explains the types of immature driver personalities--egotist, show-off, emotionally disturbed, inattentive, and timid. States the importance of self-analysis for driver and non-driver. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Presents a discussion between Philip Roth, novelist and professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jerre Manginne concerning Roth's stories and plays. Illustrates the relationship of his work to that of Saul Bellow, and discusses his reactions to critics' reviews.
Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Presents a discussion between Philip Roth, novelist and professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jerre Manginne concerning Roth's stories and plays. Illustrates the relationship of his work to that of Saul Bellow, and discusses his reactions to critics' reviews.
Presents Ansel Adams as he photographs Yosemite National Park and explains how a sense of discovery and rediscovery is conveyed through his photography. Shows a collection of his photographs. Mr. Adams discusses his methods of teaching and his indebtedness to other photographers.
Discusses and illustrates two-phrase or duple sentences in musical composition. Defines the phrases as a rhythmic entity, culminating in some form of cadence, and carrying a certain amount of musical "sense"; while a sentence is completion of the sense achieved by answering an announcing phrase with a responsive phrase. Demonstrates degrees of similarity between announcing and responsive phrases from the identical response, to the apparently quite dissimilar. Concludes with a discussion of methods used to connect phrases by anachusis, melodic overflows, links, and subtle combinations of these. (WMSB-TV) Kinescope.
Emphasizes the necessity for each driver to know his limitations. Explains the importance of good vision, hearing, and general health; the dangers of and compensation for temporary illness, fatigue, and age; the necessity of disqualifying many types of disabilities; and the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and ways to prevent it. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses the physical growth of children, emphasizing that parents should realize that each child grows at his own rate. Also deals with appetite, sleep, communicable diseases, and accident prevention. (University of Michigan television) Kinescope.
Tells the story of Old Shawneetown, Illinois and the first bank in this new territory. Explains how Old Shawneetown became a ghost town. Discusses the pioneer bank and how it was indispensable to the pioneer farmer, merchant, shipper and manufacturer.
An important aspect of the agricultural revolution in nineteenth century America was the gradual transfer of the processing of agricultural goods from the farm to the factory. It was the building of a grist mill or a saw mill that began this process.
A pile of dirt and a granite boulder seems as different as day and night, yet the dirt is produced form the granite. In this program, Dr. Harbaugh and his guest, Dr. Kurt Sarvos, demonstrates the process by which granite is converted into soil. Dr. Servos, a graduate of Rutgers University with MS and PhD degrees from Yale, is a specialist in mineralogy. Formerly curator of geology in the New York State Museum, he is now assistant professor of mineralogy at Stanford University. Among the demonstrations in the program are the violent shattering of a mineral through heating, chemical attack of acids on rocks, and different forms of oxidation. Dr. Harbaugh also introduces the concept of “rock cycle” through which granite may turn to soil and the soil, in turn, may be reconverted to granite.
Shows and discusses plant and animal plankton which sustain life in the sea. Points out that these organism may vary in size from microscopic to quite large. Uses film sequences of jellyfish to show variations in size, shape, and swimming habits. Explains how many seashore animals spend their larval or juvenile phases as members of the plankton. Depicts this phenomena with motion pictures of larval crabs as they gather around a night light suspended in water from a pier. Concludes with an explanation of microplankton which constitute the great pasturage of the sea. Demonstrates methods used in collecting microplankton, shows them under the microscope, and considers the necessity of more knowledge and understanding of plankton. (KCTS) Kinescope.
Because “Robbie” the cartoonist for Fignewton’s Newspaper is ill, Fignewton asks Brushy, Linda, Skip and Susie-Q to draw the cartoon illustrations. They draw pictures of where to play and where not to play in the community.
Presents some of the aspects of the behavior and needs of the three to five year old. Discusses physical growth, play, likes and dislikes in foods, the acting out of roles, and the free flow of the imagination. Shows children aged three to five at play, and includes comments about communicable diseases, their prevention and control. (WQED) Kinescope.
Discusses Poems by Emily Dickinson. Considers her skill as a poet, and the effectiveness of her poetry. Traces the publishing and editing history of her poems. Emphasizes the significance of the 1956 Harvard edition from the standpoint of both publication and scholarship. (Syracuse University) Kinescope.
Discusses United States foreign policy. Presents viewpoints concerning the relationship of foreign policy to military policy. Questions the possibility of atomic war. Concludes that the most important problem today is the use of force. Featured guests are Mr. Hans J. Morgenthau, University of Chicago, and Mr. S.L.A. Marshall, Editorial Writer for the Detroit News. (WOSU-TV) Film.
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.
Discusses the role of the corporation and the corporate executive in political life. Reviews the laws which affect or restrict the active participation of each in politics. Presents an analysis of the responsibilities of a corporation in working for the good of the country. Explains how and why management and labor should participate more actively, and with more freedom, in the political affairs of the nation.
Pollywogs grow their legs and lose their tails as they become frogs. Dora Velleman tells the story of Polly, a pollywog, who is very vain of her beautiful tail. She snubs all her friends as a result, and she is very lonely. Finally she loses her tail and as she grows legs, she rejoins her friends who forgive her for being so vain. Fignewton Frog illustrates the story on the shadow theatre.
Uses laboratory experiments to explain the process of polymerization: the formation of compounds in which chains of carbon atoms are linked together. Demonstrates the process with the making of polyethylene, bakelite, foam rubber, and rayon. Presents examples of polymers which occur naturally. (KQED) Film.
Discusses imitative polyphony as a basic principle of musical structure. Illustrates two types of composition which use imitative polyphony as the structural principle, namely, the sixteenth century motet and the fugue as heard in Handel's Messiah. (WMSB-TV) 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.
Tells the story of the meat packing industry when Cincinnati was the pork capital of the Midwest. Describes conditions as they existed in the 1800s and the importance of meat packing to the rest of the states.
Bash’s story begins when the only way letters were delivered was in a sack of mail throw on the corner table of a coffee house, to be picked up, perhaps, by the owner or his friend. Early envelopes, quill pens, sealing wax are shown, and then the first rides of the Post Riders, through difficult forest paths are described. The developments in various of the colonies add stories of letters passing from plantation to plantation, and of sheriffs empowered to commandeer horses and riders to deliver official papers. Then came the first paid postmaster, whose job it was to receive mail and see that it got to the proper addresses. Stagecoach delivery of mail ends the program, with a model of the famous Wells Fargo coach, and mention of the Pony Express. Songs include “Green & Yellow Basket,” “Cotton Eye’d Joe” and “Yankee Doodle.”
One of the first things civilized man learned was to mix clay and water and make utensils. Bash takes a trip to watch the making of pottery, to see how clay is fired, painted and finished. She tells of the development of pottery in this country and sings “Lolly Too Dum” and “Go Way from My Window.”
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.
The visions of America as a religious sanctuary attracted many thousands to the New World. The settlement by the Rappites and the later settlement by the Owenites in New Harmony were symbolic of the diversified Utopias which had a deep and permanent effect upon our social history.
Tells the story of New Salem, Illinois where Abraham Lincoln developed many of his qualities of leadership. Explains how the frontier village met the farmer's social, economic, and political needs. Discusses Lincoln's life during his early adult years.
Discusses pre-convention activity. Considers the influence of public opinion and public opinion polls, the role of the campaign manager, and the strategy for winning delegates in both states that pick delegates by conventions and states that hold primary elections. Shows scenes from the 1952 primary campaigns in New Hampshire and Nebraska. (Dynamic Films) Film.
Topic of program is the pre-convention strategy of the candidates, and content covers the factors which make a candidate available for his party’s nomination, the advantages and disadvantages of frankness on the part of an aspiring candidate, and the political hazards of the preference primary campaign,
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.
Part 1: Discusses the importance of checking the car and becoming thoroughly acquainted with gauges, safety aids, starting devices, control devices, and car systems before starting the engine. Part 2: Shows the correct way to start the car, to steer, to stop, and to back up in a straight line. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses three major problems which interfere with the treatment of the mentally ill, showing the effect of overcrowding in hospitals, lack of trained personnel, and poor commitment procedures. Dr. Daniel Blain and Dr. H.L. Kozol offer possible solutions to the problems under consideration.
Discusses the effects of general pressure on Congressmen from a state, national, and world-wide basis. Examines the problems of lobbying. Features Dr. John T Dempsey, Professor of Political Science, University of Detroit, and members of Congress. (WYES-TV)
Dr. Lippisch introduces his series and the basic laws of fluid motion by means of new methods of visualizing the flow phenomenon. He also introduces the Smoke Tunnel (a type of wind tunnel) which is so designed as to make it possible to observe the entire flow field and to see clearly the action of the aircraft components. He shows how the first man-made flying vehicle, the kite, is a primitive application of the dynamic life of the flat plate.
National political leaders and newspapermen meet in a panel discussion to consider the main issues, strategies and personalities developing in the 1956 presidential campaign. Questions before the panel for consideration include: What will be the main issues in the coming conventions? Will they dominate the personalities or be controlled by the personalities? Who will be the influential leaders in each of the conventions? Who are the strongest candidates for the nominations of the parties? What is their relative strength? Is there a chance for a “dark horse” in either party?
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines the extent of inmate unemployment and describes the work opportunities needed. Filmed scenes illustrate some of this work and a prison inmate describes his employment experiences. Alexander and Lohman indicate ways in which lack of work and “make work,” active idleness contribute to the maladjustment of inmates. They discuss the results of an increase in constructive prison employment.
In this program, the clandestine system of communication and standards operating in many penal institutions is examined, and illustrated with film clips of inmates passing information to each other without the administration’s knowledge. One inmate describes how the prisoners’ credo is established and maintained. Lohman and Gagnon discuss the “Grapevine,” the verbal contact of prisoners, and explain “kangaroo court,” used by the prisoners to maintain “law and order,” as they see it. Lohman points out that these things must be recognized as existing if administrators are to operate efficiently.
In this program, via an interview with a prison inmate, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman gets an internal view of prison riots. Lohman states that riots are evidence of shortcomings in the prison system. He feels that the causes of these riots are essentially the same as those which lead an individual away from the norms of society in the first place. With Bates, he points out both the immediate and underlying cause of riots. They explain that prison inmates are well aware of progress in the field of penology and they expect reform in their prison. There are many difficulties when practice lags behind publicity. Alternatives are suggested to the negative social life created by the prison environment.
In this program, Criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines the personality types produced by a prison environment – the “Prison-wise” man who does “easy time” by adjusting himself to life as a prisoner and may be unable to readjust to life in society, and the “stir bug” who is unable to adjust himself to the routine of the prison and consequently does “hard-time.” A “prison-wise” inmate is interviewed. With Burke he discusses the covert effects of prison on men’s lives, pointing out that prisons often maladjust inmates, rendering them useless or turning them into professional criminals.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman points out the failure of walled institutions to serve a socially constructive purpose and indicates alternative types of imprisonment. An interview with a prisoner points up characteristics that illustrate the need for these alternatives. Harrison and Lohman discuss the economy of prison camps and the constructive life in these camps, which contrasts with the maladjustment occurring when men who are bitter and hostile toward conventional society are thrown together behind a large wall. They describe the prison camp as a way-station on the return road to a responsible life in conventional society.
What does statehood mean to Alaskans? John MacVane conducts sidewalk interviews with the new citizens, and draws from them a series of interesting responses. Joe Kirkbridge, editor of The Daily Alaska Empire(a Juneau paper), tells about the many conditions that hamper Alaska’s future development. Governor William Egan, in an interview in his offices, speaks of the Alaskans’ inventiveness and their willingness to be self-reliant, to accept hardship, and to help one another. His statement is a remarkable combination of idealistic anticipation and realistic appraisal of the difficulties facing the development of Alaska.
Records a discussion of photography as a profession by Ansel Adams and Milton Halberstadt, an outstanding commercial photographer in San Francisco. Adams is shown applying his imagination and techniques to industrial photography, advertising photography, and portrait photography.
Presents several Southerners who advocate viewpoints and actions which are at variance with extremists on both sides of the civil rights issue. Interviews Governor Carl E. Sanders of Georgia; R. E. McIver, a businessman of Conway, South Carolina: The Reverend James L. Hooten, minister of the First Christian Church, Savannah, Alabama; Beverly Briley, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee; and Eleanor Sheppard (Mrs. Thomas E.), Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. Indicates that the differences of attitudes and approaches to civil rights presented provided insight into a range of viewpoints which would add sanity and stability to the South in the present period of crisis.
Discusses the role of progress during the history of mankind. Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr is questioned concerning areas where progress has occurred and relates this progress to the problems it has brought about.
After the lift, stability and control problems were solved, a propulsive system was needed to make the aircraft fly. The first propulsion device - the propeller - is still in use today. Dr. Lippisch explains the design of the propeller and demonstrates the lifting propeller - the Helicopter Rotor.
The idea that the Bible can be read purely as literature is not new, but it receives much support from Dr. Boyd’s sensitive and moving interpretations and discussions. This is particularly evident in this program, which analyzes one of the most inspired of David’s psalms. Dr. Boyd explores the relation of the psalm’s view of God to others expressed elsewhere in the Bible, the influences that shaped the construction of this poem of praise, and the emotions that inspired it.
Discusses and shows the use of psychosurgery and shock therapy in the treatment of the mentally ill. Outlines the development of psychosurgery, and electric shock therapy; points out the uses and dangers of both, and discusses their future utilization as treatments for mental illness. Features Dr. Walter Freeman and Dr. Douglas Goldman.
Presents a simulated on-the-spot television report of a Congressional hearing where a Russian deputy-premier who has requested political asylum in the United States is answering questions concerning his change of loyalties. To everyone's surprise, the reason for his defection is not disappointment with a totalitarian regime, but a protest against the regime's philosophy of peaceful coexistence. In a heated discussion among the Russian, Congressmen, and the Congressional committee attorney, many of the differences between the processes of a democratic government and a totalitarian government are illuminated.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman contrasts the public’s attitude and desires for penal institutions with the current knowledge of the social sciences. With Kenyon Scudder, he explains the facts which would disprove existing myths, such as “The way to deal with prisoners is to treat them rough” and “Anybody can run a prison.” Film clips illustrate the unreasonable penal practices that are a product of these myths. An Interviewed prisoner brings out his experiences under such systems.
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.
Explains how an understanding of pure science can lead to applied science. Demonstrates this relationship by reviewing a theory of heath and how it led to a number of inventions: smokeless fireplaces, new types of stoves, pressure cookers, and drip-style coffee pots. Features Dr. Sanborn C. Brown, Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (WGBH-TV) Kinescope.
Marionettes are used to tell the delightful age-old story of the cat who wore boots when he visited the King for his Master. Puss told the King that his Master was the Marquis and presented him with his favorite good rabbit. The King invites the Marquis to visit him. Puss tells a servant at the Ogre’s castle to tell the King that all the land around the castle belongs to the Marquis. The Ogre is tricked into changing himself into a mouse which Puss quickly eats. The Marquis goes to the castle, meets the King and the Princess. The Princess and the Marquis fall in love and are married and live happily ever after.
Demonstrates and explains methods of manipulating elements and using them. Shows how iron is extracted and explains the derivation of a variety of products from petroleum. Uses a working model of a blast furnace and of a petroleum refinery. (KQED) Film.
The Nation chose one of its greatest all-time citizens, Washington, to guide the country through the first important years. Washington and his cabinet and the Congress set sound precedents and proved the workability of the government that the new Constitution had blueprinted. That men should read the blueprint differently was inevitable. Strong leaders like Hamilton and Jefferson differed in their conception of the government, but each man and each group of followers must share much of the credit for the successes achieved in the second stage of the “critical period.” The Constitution was working, and there was no reason to think that the change of management which the election of 1800 promised would affect the process.
Answers representative questions about ideas on Eastern philosophy discussed in preceeding films in the series Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life. Lists recommended books useful for gaining additional understanding of Eastern thought.
Dr. Joel Hildebrand reviews the important concepts of the preceding programs through questions and answers. Touches briefly on such concepts as the "law of survival," "law of averages," intelligence, and the criteria of scientific judgement. (KQED) Film.
Points out that genetic damage is one of the most serious effects of radiation and shows how the Atomic Energy Commission's genetics research program is geared to learn how radiation damages cells and what the long term effects of such damage might be. Presents Douglas Grahn, a geneticist in the Division of the Biology Medicine, explaining how radiation causes mutations and how these mutations are passed on to succeeding generations. Describes the work of Herman Slatis, also a geneticist in the Division of Biology Medicine, with fruit flies and induced mutations. Discusses fallout and its implications.
The causes of radioactivity, how it is detected, measured and controlled are noted by Dr. Warren F. Witzig and guest Edward Sanford. They also demonstrate the instability of energy and discuss the different types of radiation. Sanford explains the meaning of alpha, beta and gamma rays and explores the uses and dangers of radioactivity.
After looking at the first railroad engine, the Tom Thumb, and the De Witt Clinton, and seeing an engine in a race with a horse, wherein the horse won, Bash climbs aboard a real engine of the early days, and has a ride. She shows how the engine worked, and even mounts to the cab to throw wood in the firebox, and handle the throttle. The engine is the “Genoa, #12,” of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which hauled millions of dollars’ worth of gold from the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Songs include “Puffer Belly,” “Casey Jones,” and “Little Red Caboose.”
The fabulous story of the men who built the railroad to join the Atlantic and Pacific coasts is told by Bash Kennett. The struggles of the laborers in the west who battled granite cliffs in order to lay more track than the crews on the plains who had to import their lumber is told. Songs include “Midnight Special,” “Down in the Valley” and “Drill Ye Terriers.”
The Friendly Giant reads the book, Raindrop Splash, by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, and published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. After the story, the Friendly Giant and Jerome the Giraffe talk about how you can keep dry when it rains. (WHA-TV) 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.
Marionettes are used to tell the story of a wife who longed for some rapunzels (cross turnips and rutabagas) which grow in a witch's yard. The husband agrees to give the witch his first child in exchange for the rapunzels, but does not tell his wife of this. Their first child is born and the witch comes for her and takes the child away to a tower and names the child Rapunzel.
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.
Defines realism and discusses style, subject matter, and motivation with reference to realism in painting. Identifies and contrasts genre painting and illusionary realism and illustrates these with prints. A realistic portrayal of a landscape is done at the easel. (Hofstra College and WOR-TV) Kinescope.
Presents an edited version of a speech delivered in September, 1958 to Boston's Atlantic Treaty Association. Provides an analysis of NATO, its effectiveness in dealing with current world problems and its future directions if it is to continue to be a force for peace. Speaker is Paul-Henri Spaak, secretary-general of NATO.
The Indian idea that man has forgotten who or what he is through identifying himself with his individual personality is considered by Alan Watts. The “person” as the dramatic mask or social role is discussed also.
Discusses the criticisms of the present party system and evaluates proposed changes. Points out the changes in the election system that would be necessary for any party reform. Suggests that any reforms would depend on greater public participation in the parties, which in turn would create less need for party reform. (University of Michigan Television) kinescope.