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3-2-1 Classroom Contact

3-2-1 Classroom Contact logoWelcome to the 3-2-1 Classroom Contact guide at TV Tome. One year before it was removed from PBS, 3-2-1 Contact had some of its most enduring sequences re-edited for classroom use. The result was 3-2-1 Classroom Contact, a little-known production of the Children's Television Workshop (as it was then called). Dominating the new series of 30 shows was Stephanie Yu, the only cast holdover from the original 3-2-1 Contact. She handled most of the links, introduced a great many bits from the old show, and generally acted as "sole survivor" of the legendary science series from the 1980s. All original airdates listed are based on airings as seen on WVIZ in Cleveland.

3-2-1 Contact

3-2-1 Contact logoThe product of three years' development, 3-2-1 Contact (B. 1980 D. 1988) stands as the third-longest-running series ever produced by the Children's Television Workshop (as it was then called). Its premise was to bring the world of science, and all its excitement, to middle-school students, particularly girls and minorities. Through seven seasons, various hosts traveled around the world to find science in everything. Over the years, features such as clever animation, biographies, and the detective series The Bloodhound Gang were included. Complementing the series for middle-school students and teachers alike was 3-2-1 Contact magazine, edited by Jonathan Rosenbloom. In the first season of 3-2-1 Contact, three hosts Lisa, Marc, and Trini met at a regular set, called the "workshop," to ...

3-2-1 Contact Extra

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400 Years of the Telescope

400 Years of the Telescope logoDocumentary created for the International Year of Astronomy. Footage showing images from space taken by observatories around the world. A tour through the evolution of telescopes since Galileo's first astronomical observations, and how the telescope has changed our perceptions of the cosmos and ourselves.
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A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth logoAmerica's favorite Independence Day celebration will feature unrivaled performances from some of the country's best-known musical artists, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. Twenty television cameras will be stationed around Washington, D.C. to capture the sights and sounds of the concert, making at-home viewers feel like they are front and center for the show.

A Science Odyssey

A Science Odyssey logoA Science Odyssey takes you on a journey through the most spectacular 100 years in the history of science and technology. Here's an overview of how our understanding has grown from 1900 to today. Click each topic for greater detail and links that trace our journey from then to now!

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided logoElected President only to see the nation fracture in two, Lincoln led a confused and frightened people through the most terrible war in their history. At the same time, his own household mirrored the fissures that split the nation: the great emancipator was married to the daughter of a slave owner from Kentucky. Mary Todd Lincoln was an aristocratic southerner who met Lincoln when he was still a backwoods politician lacking in experience and sophistication. Although she remained fiercely loyal to her husband and the Union cause, two of her brothers fought for the South. Their marriage was long and turbulent, and knew many trials, including the loss of two children. Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided weaves together the lives of the two Lincolns, drawing us into their long-vanished w...

Adventures from the Book of Virtues

Adventures from the Book of Virtues logoAdventures From the Book of Virtues was based on the ousted U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett's anthology of classic stories from around the world. The animated shows center around two youngsters who confront the universal uncertainties and fears of childhood with the aid of a group of talking animals. The characters share stories from around the world that illustrate the importance of virtues. Characters - Credits from PBSKids.org: My name is Plato. Please don't let my size frighten you. You see, I'm a large buffalo, but I'm quite gentle and kind for my size. From my travels, I have collected many fantastic tales from wonderful cultures all over the world. And it always brings me great pleasure to share these stories with my young friends Zach and Annie, and with you. In man...

African American Lives 2

African American Lives 2 logoBuilding on the widespread acclaim of African American Lives (2006) and Oprah's Roots (2007), AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 again journeys deep into ancestry of an all-new group of remarkable individuals, offering an in-depth look at the African-American experience and race relations throughout U.S. history. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host, guiding genealogical investigations down through the 20th century, Reconstruction, slavery and early U.S. history, and presenting cutting-edge genetic analysis that locates participants' ancestors in Africa, Europe and America. Joining Professor Gates in the new broadcast are poet Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, actor Don Cheadle, actor Morgan Freeman, theologian Peter Gomes, publisher Linda Johnson Rice, athlete Jackie Jo...