Online Broadcasting Worth Watching
August 17, 2007 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Looking for decent online viewing, ideally science/documentary programming by public broadcasting networks.

Also: I know of PBS's Frontline and have enjoyed most of their online docs, and I eschew "pirated" movies (not because the handful of transnational media conglomerates have brainwashed me into thinking it's wrong, but because most of it is a mindless timesuck). Thank you.
posted by JaySunSee to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer is a 5 minute show every week showing the world of naked-eye astronomy. Warning: 1997-looking website. Keep looking up!

I assume you know about NOVA and NOVA ScienceNow, both online.

If interviews with tech pioneers is your thing, there's NerdTV, by Robert Cringely.
posted by ALongDecember at 1:51 PM on August 17, 2007 Free Videos tab
posted by Freedomboy at 1:52 PM on August 17, 2007

Thank you both so far. Excellent recommendations.

I also wanted to mention, which I am aware of and a huge fan of (just in case it's not mentioned in this thread).
posted by JaySunSee at 2:40 PM on August 17, 2007

There are lots and lots of great interviews on the new Charlie Rose website, and they're searchable by topic.
posted by YoungAmerican at 3:55 PM on August 17, 2007

I've been watching documentaries via OpenFLV, and while it's pretty random, there's some excellence to be found there.
posted by Haruspex at 5:04 PM on August 17, 2007

Have you checked out Scitalks? It's a portal to mostly educational lectures and they have a broadcast tab.
posted by peacay at 8:24 AM on August 18, 2007

The Power Of Myth is a short series showing Bill Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell.

The Day the Universe Changed is James Burke's unique take on our evolving understanding of the science and technology. (This lengthier series in chopped into small YouTube segments so it's a little tricky to navigate. Try this approach.)

For my money, these are two of the best uses of TV I've seen.
posted by McLir at 8:18 PM on August 19, 2007

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