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.
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.
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.
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 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,
Introduces and outlines the twelve-program series AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD. Discusses the baby's need for space in the home and suggests and shows furnishings for the nursery area. Describes some of the uses of various pieces of equipment in the nursery. (WQED)
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?
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.
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.
Reviews the records of both parties in the area of conservation and use of our natural resources. Points out that controversy has been particularly sharp on the development of power resources. (KQED) Kinescope.
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.
Outlines the principles that guided the work of the romantic painter and illustrates these principles with paintings and prints. Shows a landscape in the romantic mode depicted at the easel. Identifies romanticism as the beginnings of expressionism. (Hofstra College and WOR-TV) Kinescope.
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.
Discusses how self-confidence can be developed, and shows why people do some things more confidently than others. Recommends practice with success, unlearning fears, and the feeling of belongingness which help build confidence in us to do things in which we had no confidence at first. (KOMU-TV) Kinescope.
Presents a number of family situations to show that behavior of a child depends on his age and how the development of an individual's personality is affected by many family factors. Portrays examples of children as their behavior is influenced by such factors as the age of the child, illness of a parent, proximity of ages between children, native differences, and attitude of grandparents.