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Where can I gain access to Wayne Dyer's PBS specials?

I live in the UK and I am a fan of Wayne Dyer's work. I've read that he's done 10 PBS specials over the past 15 years. [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Feb 27, 2014 - 1 answer

 

Japanese document in "Sherlock"

At 3:35 in the "Unlocking Sherlock" video on PBS.org, a scroll with Japanese characters is shown on the wall. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Trying to find name of independent film about solo boat trip in Canada

Somewhere between 1997 and 2001 in Seattle, I saw a 1 or 2 hour independent film on TV at a friend's place. The subject was a man who wanted to row a small boat across a series of lakes and rivers somewhere in northern Canada. He traveled alone and filmed himself. I don't remember enough nor know enough about Canadian geography to say much more about the location. [more inside]
posted by kiblinger on Jul 4, 2013 - 2 answers

The women's movement and labor

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 - 8 answers

It's one of those things that you're always vaguely aware of, but never quite grok...

Explain broadcast television in Canada and the US to me like I'm five. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Oct 18, 2012 - 27 answers

PBS Cooking Show - Can't Remember Title

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 - 3 answers

What is this music from PBS Masterpiece?

What is this music from the Ralph Lauren sponsorship ad on PBS's Masterpiece? (link) [more inside]
posted by fremen on Oct 2, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I record a digital (HD?) OTA broadcast with a MBP?

The last time I watched a TV broadcast, it had rabbit ears and I was 12. How do I record (ideally in HD) this week's PBS broadcasting of the Ring Cycle? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Sep 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Learning geometry from television

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 - 4 answers

What was that awesome show about the history of physics in the late 80s?

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 - 14 answers

Sometimes I want to be a PBS kid again

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 - 3 answers

Edutainment about computers

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 - 13 answers

So little to go on

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 - 2 answers

What were the PBS donation gifts for Joe Bonamassa's concert aired Saturday?

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 - 2 answers

How do I obtain a copy of an old news program?

How do I obtain a copy of an ABC/PBS News Program? [more inside]
posted by decathexis on Oct 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me remember this PBS show from my childhood!

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 - 2 answers

Name that pre-McCarthy era Hollywood socialist-themed film!

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 - 11 answers

Where can I find the documentary "War and Peace in the Nuclear Age?"

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 - 4 answers

And the kid drank the glass full of putrid liquid! For science!

What was this TV show? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Oct 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Globe Trekker

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 - 7 answers

Who Narrated "The Buddha" on PBS?

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 - 9 answers

I can haz inspectorz Clauz?

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 - 7 answers

That drunk guy on TV that was on past my bedtime.

Identify this late 70's-early 80's British TV show starring a drunk guy! [more inside]
posted by chambers on Dec 17, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm not educated but I'm not slow.

I'd like to watch a good educational film about the development of early man. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Dec 15, 2009 - 9 answers

ISO local New York PBS documentary on Latinos who converted to Judaism after they found out that they were descended from conversos.

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 - 2 answers

Identifying a British TV series

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 - 2 answers

The most credible voice in the world

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 - 10 answers

We're opera mad in Camelot, we sing from the diaphragm a lot.

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 - 4 answers

What/where are the old episodes of "Doctors' Diaries"?

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 - 6 answers

Name this TV program

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 - 4 answers

And the splashdown! Right at the final crescendo!

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 - 3 answers

stupid computers, always cutting things short

Question for those of you who have seen "Knee Deep": My recording cut out - how much did I miss? (spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Nov 24, 2008 - 0 answers

But what did the Solvo do? Absolutely NOTHING!

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 - 6 answers

All Costs Considered

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 - 6 answers

Older Northwest Children's Travel Show

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 - 4 answers

Trying to remember the name of a PBS show from my childhood...

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 - 13 answers

Where to find these PBS documentaries?

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 - 7 answers

Masterpiece Theater Airdates

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 - 5 answers

What magic machine put cherries on ice cream?

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 - 13 answers

Not the King Biscuit Flour Hour...

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 - 11 answers

Chicken Feet!

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 - 4 answers

Nineties nostalgia: kids in charge!

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 - 17 answers

What is this show I remember?

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 - 3 answers

Looking for "voyage of the mimi" theme

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 - 10 answers

What was the name of that Philip Glass Piece Played on PBS?

What is the name of Philip Glass' piece played this Sunday at the Gala for Alice Tully Hall on PBS? [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Remember "Our End of the Attic"?

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 - 6 answers

Missing Capa

How can I get access to a copy of the American Masters episode Robert Capa: In Love and War? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Jul 13, 2006 - 3 answers

How do PBS shows animate children's books?

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 - 9 answers

Name That Tune :: PBS ThirteenHD Promo

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!?! [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Direct links to PBS' Frontline

Is there a way I can find a direct link to the Windows Media files for the PBS program "Frontline"? [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 22, 2005 - 9 answers

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