I was watching the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America
and I was struck by the section discussing some of the failures (or missed potential) of the women's movement from the labor perspective. What is the relationship between the women's movement and labor today, and what was the historical cause of the disconnect? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Mar 21, 2013 -
Trying to find an old cooking show but cannot remember the title. I believe it was on PBS. It was a very straightforward program. We would see a different chef/kitchen for each recipe, usually different restaurants around the USA. It was "hosted" only in voice by a woman with a strong Southern Accent. [more inside]
posted by tunewell
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Help me remember this old video series that used early computer/video animation to illustrate geometry/calculus concepts. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Aug 6, 2012 -
There was a great series about the history of physics on PBS in the late 80s. It featured a combination of very clear explanations of each of the fundamental equations in physics throughout history presented by a very calm, level voiced (almost reverent) narrator and accompanied by fantastic very BBS Hitchhiker's Guide style animation. What was this show? And where can I find it now? [more inside]
posted by smallerdemon
on Apr 18, 2012 -
Hivemind, please help me find a PBS commercial that stuck in my impressionable kid brain! This would have been mid-1990s, probably on WGBH Boston and likely right before or after Bill Nye. My Google/Youtube-fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729
on Apr 17, 2012 -
What educational children's shows have an episode about the internet and or computers in general? Episode name or number a bonus! [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I have the vaguest of memories of a TV movie I may have seen around the mid-80s, possibly on public television. Could have been British, or at least set in the UK. It was somewhat creepy, at least it was to young me at the time. It was about a family wherein one of the boys had magic powers. My only real memory is a shot of this boy putting his hands into a kitchen counter as if the kitchen counter were soft clay or a portal to another dimension, drawing some material out of it, and making a little sculpture of an animal (lion?) Young me found that special effect surprisingly unnerving. I thought it might be a WonderWorks
production but none of the titles seem to match. Ring any bells for anyone?
posted by doift
on Oct 23, 2011 -
PBS recently aired a brilliant movie of guitarist Joe Bonamassa performing live during their pledge drive, which is now over. What were the various gift packages they offered and their corresponding donation levels? [more inside]
posted by Thinkmontgolfier
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Help me remember the name of this PBS Kid's show from the 80s: There's a lady, she's being held captive by someone (a witch?), and she passes the time by reading stories that she literally cranks out of a story machine to children. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Jul 20, 2011 -
Old Flick Filter: In the wee morning hours on weekends, Channel 13 and Channel 21 (the two PBS stations here in NYC) run classic films. One of these films, which I caught about three years ago, was a quite overtly socialist-themed flick about a group of out-of-work men and women, likely in the throes of the Great Depression, coming together and forming a farming collective and generally living communally right here in the soon-to-be exceedingly commie-paranoid USA. It had to be made sometime in the 1930's, pre-McCarthy/HUAC freakout. What was this film? Is it now in the public domain? Any other suggestions on pre-McCarthy American socialist-themed films I might delight in watching?
posted by involution
on May 15, 2011 -
Where can I find a copy of the 1989 PBS documentary, War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
? At one time, I had a digital copy that appeared to be a VHS transfer. Unfortunately this was lost in a move and I've been unable to find a copy since. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Last night PBS aired an episode of Globe Trekker in which Megan McCormick visits Hong Kong and Taiwan (Ep #909). I'd like to know the original air date of the episode. Does anyone know where I can find it?
posted by Aanidaani
on Jun 2, 2010 -
OK, I just watched "The Buddha" on PBS. The narration clearly was by a woman, yet everything I see on the web says Richard Gere was the narrator.
The PBS site is down at the moment. Anyone know who that narrator was?
posted by justcorbly
on Apr 7, 2010 -
Trying to remember a European produced sitcom/drama about a (maybe) a spy in World War II Germany. [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Dec 30, 2009 -
ISO local New York PBS documentary on Latinos who converted to Judaism after they found out that they were descended from conversos
. [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Aug 31, 2009 -
Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki
on Aug 22, 2009 -
Who is the guy who does the narration for the PBS Frontline series? I have always thought he has the most interesting and uniquely credible voice in the world. I know he is doing the Dos Equis commercials now, but has he done anything else? Any other presenters with voices I might like? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Trying to find an animated short film about opera that aired on PBS in [approximately] the late '90s. [more inside]
posted by alynnk
on Jun 11, 2009 -
So in the next two weeks Nova, a science program on PBS, is airing the conclusion of a series that followed doctors from when they were medical students (1988) to today. I know that there was 2 previous episodes (1988 & 1998). Being a stressed out med student in the middle of midterms, it would be awesome if a bunch of classmates and I were to be able to watch all of the episodes (from 1988 to present) in a Nova marathon after exams. So... Does anyone in the hive mind know how I can get my hands on the first two parts of the series, or at least the titles of the old episodes?
posted by jytsai
on Apr 5, 2009 -
I think it was PBS, a roundtable discussion about a hypothetical ticking timebomb and what each branch of society thought should be done. I believe there were 3 panels: law enforcement, attorneys, and politicians. I think the host was an African-American male. [more inside]
posted by tslugmo
on Feb 23, 2009 -
Help me track down a video of the moon landing set to Moonlight Sonata
. A friend saw this on a PBS station, probably less than ten and more than four years ago. Inquires to my local PBS station got me nowhere, but I would love to track this down for him. Suggestions?
posted by aint broke
on Dec 19, 2008 -
Help me find some scrap of information about this unusual PBS commercial from the 1990s. It involved a magical crimson elixir, junior-varsity basketball, shampoo, and the post hoc fallacy. [more inside]
posted by decagon
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Streaming radio production cost: what is the cost to a local radio station for internet streaming of one program to one listener? Not just the cost of paying the royalty cost of a national program (like Prairie Home Companion}, but the local costs incurred by the station, e.g. servers, software, staff time devoted to webcasting. Bonus question: is it more or less expensive than the cost of downloading a single podcast to a single listener?
posted by bbranden1
on Apr 30, 2008 -
Growing up in Washington state in the 70’s and 80’s I watched a PBS show about a grandma that visited sites of interest (Columbia Gorge, White Bird Pass, etc.) in the Northwest with her grandchildren. Production quality, as I remember it, was rather crude. Does anyone else remember this show? What was the name? Thanks!
posted by rotifer
on Apr 16, 2008 -
What was the name of a bizarre kids show that aired on PBS when I was a child (mid-to-late 80's) that stared two kids who traveled to some warped universe to solve puzzles? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Apr 16, 2008 -
I'm looking to watch/rent/buy two particular PBS series that I can't for the life of me find online. [more inside]
posted by macrowave
on Mar 29, 2008 -
Starting January 13th, the retooled Masterpiece Theater is showing adaptations of all six Jane Austen novels. Does anyone know in what order they're being shown, along with air dates? I thought it would be fun to read or re-read each novel in advance of the movie, but I can't figure out when each novel is going to be shown. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T.
on Dec 30, 2007 -
Inspired by this
answered question, I'm trying to remember another clip. It involved a Rube Goldberg type machine that eventually put cherries on ice cream sundaes. [more inside]
posted by cmyk
on Dec 7, 2007 -
I have a vague memory of some show airing during the early 1980s that I think was sponsored by Robin Hood Flour or maybe King Arthur Flour. I have little to no recollection of what happened on the show (some sort of baking challenge for kids maybe?) but I know that I would watch it around lunchtime when I had half-days of kindergarten. It could have been either a PBS or CBC show as we got CKWS out of Kingston, Ont. in my village in Upstate NY. Robin Hood Flour sounds right, so I'm leaning toward it being a Canadian show. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by stefnet
on Oct 20, 2007 -
Please help identify a children's horror program either on television or VHS (most likely) that I watched as a child in the early 90s. [more inside]
posted by albernathy0
on Oct 5, 2007 -
NostalgiaFilter: Early nineties kids show in which the kids ran the cameras, the sound booth, and possbily sang? Possibly on Saturday mornings on PBS? [more inside]
posted by coolhappysteve
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Was anyone watching PBS in the early 90's? Help me find my childhood, and a Beauty and the Beast short television program! [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear
on May 16, 2007 -
Does anyone know where I can find the theme song to the '80's PBS show "The Voyage of the Mimi"? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on May 14, 2007 -
Anybody recall a children's show called "Our End of the Attic," from the seventies or eighties? There seems to be no trace of its past existence, anywhere on the internets. [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Oct 17, 2006 -
How do PBS shows like Reading Rainbow
or Between the Lions
animate existing children's books? [more inside]
posted by Nedroid
on Jul 10, 2006 -
Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental.
My Question: Name that tune!?!
posted by Jhaus
on Jan 31, 2006 -
When I was a kid, back in the '70s, our PBS stations would show physics demonstrations by a white haired old guy with an overbite. I loved everything about this guy and his demonstrations. He'd get so excited
by predicted results that were observed in experiment. What is his name? Can I find these on video in any form?
posted by sydnius
on Jul 18, 2005 -
When I was a child, I remember a Spanish-language claymation short consistently airing with one of the English-speaking PBS educational series. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 18, 2005 -
Looking for a specific PBS show, uh... filter.
I produced a sound for an in-game video, and one of my coworkers thinks I sampled it from an old (70's, early 80's) PBS show. I *did* create the sound with old PBS educational programming in mind, but not a specific show or sound.
posted by fake
on May 20, 2005 -