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Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid logoMeet Sid, an inquisitive preschooler who uses scientific principles to help satisfy his curiosity about the world around him. Produced by the Jim Henson Company, this series takes the classic puppetry style of the Muppets and uses motion-capture technology to create virtual puppet characters.

Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery and the Making of America logoSLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives.

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa logoFrom the famous city of Michelangelo's David to Paris's neon nightlife to cozy village churches, Smart Travels—Europe features Rudy Maxa's picks of the best of Europe. Public television's first HDTV series, the 52 half-hour episodes are a new take on the Old World. Host Rudy Maxa models hassle-free ways of getting to great places, discovering the continent's vitality and character, and plotting a memorable, independent trip. Maxa, a well-known travel personality, writer and lecturer, is an MSNBC business travel columnist, a Pulitzer Prize nominated reporter and the original host of public radio’s “The Savvy Traveler.”

Soundstage

Soundstage logoBeginning in 1974, long before music television filled the airwaves, the PBS series Soundstage sparked the nation. The innovative and prestigious program achieved widespread critical acclaim and featured the artists that defined the era. Soundstage played host to such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Al Green, Janis Ian, ArethaFranklin, Bonnie Raitt, the Doobie Brothers, Arlo Gutherie, Jose Feliciano, Harry Chapin, Benny Goodman, Dionne Warwick, Itzhak Perlman, the Temptations, Kenny Loggins, among others... The ground-breaking, hour-long concerts were filmed before small studio audiences, giving home viewers the sensation of experiencing the concert firsthand. As a result of the immense popularity of Soundstage, the show enjoyed tremendous longevity, initially running from 1974 to 1985. For al...

Spain: On The Road Again

Spain: On The Road Again logoCelebrity chef Mario Batali and famed actress Gwyneth Paltrow hit the road in Spain's countryside to sample the culture in spots often overlooked by tourists.

Square One TV

Square One TV logoMathman, your mission is to explore the Square One TV guide at TV Tome. You will explore the guide, taking in the details about the show and contributing any information you may have about the show if you so desire. But beware the evil Mr. Glitch. He will eat you if you navigate away too quickly. Square One TV was a PBS series dedicated to making math fun. Airing daily on most PBS stations, this show was full of pop-culture parodies, great music, excellent skits and so much more. Much like The Electric Company, a celebrated phonetics series of the 1970s, Square One TV went from one concept to the next. The series had occasional celebrity guests, su...

Super WHY!

Super WHY! logoSuper WHY! is a new program designed to help teach kids that reading can be fun by illustrated children’s tales. Kids will learn through four interactive heroes who use reading to solve mysteries overcome obstacles. The fairy tale books that the interactive heroes travel into are somewhat different from the original story.

Tales of the City

Tales of the City logoWelcome to the Tales of the City guide at TV Tome. Tales of the City (and it's sequels) follow the soap-operaish lives of the people living in 1970's and 1980's San Francisco, and are based on Armistead Maupin's novels. The show centers around Anna Madrigal, the eccentric landlady at 28 Barbary Lane (who welcomes her tenants by taping homegrown joints above their doors), her tenants and the others implicated in their lives. Tenants include Mary Ann Singleton, a naive midwesterner who moves to California to start a new life; Mona Ramsey, a "fag-hag" who is unknowingly Mrs. Madrigal's daughter; Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a gay Floridan who moved to California to avoid letting his parents find out he was gay; and Brian Hawkins, a horny straight guy trapped in a gay city... People involved...

Texas Ranch House

Texas Ranch House logoThe latest installment in PBS’s popular “House” group of history series is Texas Ranch House. Texas Ranch House sends a family back in time to post-Civil War Texas where they experience the hardships and joys of running a cattle ranch. The family’s objective over the three month course of the project is to round up the 200 head of cattle and sell them at auction for a profit to keep the ranch afloat. In addition to the Cooke family – Bill and Lisa, and their three daughters Vienna, Lacey, and Hannah – there are a maid, six cowboys, and their foreman..

The 1900 House

The 1900 House logoOne family gets to have the ultimate adventure, traveling back in time from the Information Age to the Victorian Era. The series follows the Bowler family, hand-picked out of thousands of applicants, to live for three months inside a completely restored Victorian-era house. They are allowed no modern-day comforts, not even electricity (it was too expensive for a family of their class!). Watch as they do everyday tasks we take for granted: cooking, cleaning, even at-home entertainment, with the things they had available in 1900 Britain. "The 1900 House" is commonly referred to as Season One of PBS's "House" series. Others include Manor House, 1940s House, Colonial House, and Frontier House.
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