Discusses the influence of the president in picking vice-presidential nominees and the difficulties in getting able men to accept this nomination. Points out that candidates are most often selected to "balance the ticket" from the standpoint of geography as well as points of view on pertinent issues. Considers the "whys" behind the nomination of seven vice presidents who eventually became president.
Pictures three expeditions which trace the acquisition by the metropolitan Museum of Art of jewelry which belonged to an Egyptian Princess of the XIIth Dynasty. Traces and discusses changes in the techniques of archeology during the past 100 years. (NYU) Kinescope.
Considers the recently deciphered tablets from Pylos and Knossus that have furnished evidence calling for a thorough revision of Greek history before Homer. Discusses this "brand new" world of Ancient Greece and the possibility that Homer could actually write. (NYU) Kinescope.
Professor Kraemer reads from an illustrated account by an Egyptian envoy, written in 1200 BC, who traveled to Syria at a time when law and order within the Egyptian empire were in a state of corruption. The account stresses the indignities suffered by a traveler.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Henry Steele Commager, John T. Bobbitt
Presents some of the conflicts between the colonies and England that led to a demand for independence and the eventual signing of the Declaration of Independence. Dramatization such famous events in history as the Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's Ride.
Perry Miller, John Barnes, Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Recreates the conflict of Roger Williams with the Puritan leaders of New England, including his attempts to achieve separation of church and state, freedom of conscience, and protection for minority groups; the heresy trial resulting in his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and his decision to establish the new colony of Rhode Island. | Dramatically depicts the life of Roger Williams from his arrival in the New World until the time of the "heresy" trial which resulted in his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Re-creates the conflict of Roger Williams and the Puritan leaders of New England and explains his concern over the separation of the New World Church and the Church of England, the separation of church and state, religious persecution, freedom of conscience, freedom of inquiry, and the protection of minority groups.
Pictures some of the traditions, religion, family life, and education which are the world of Juan Jose who lives in the Spanish coastal village of Mijas. Shows the daily activities of the village people--planting crops, making bread, plaiting ropes, weaving sandals, making paper, and fashioning paper sacks. Depicts children enjoying dancing and playing football using the bladder of a pig for a ball. Explains that the family, faith, pleasantries, and work are the important bases of Spanish life.