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The 1940s House

The 1940s House logoImagine living without central heating, a telephone, or a fridge. Imagine living in darkened rooms, or being woken up and forced to spend the rest of the night in a damp, underground shelter. Imagine not being able to pop to the shops for a little of what you fancy…

The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs logoThe conflict in the Middle East between Israel and its neighbors is given comprehensive treatment in six 50 min episodes produced by PBS. Using archival footage and extensive interviews with participants, the production begins by explaining conditions in Palestine at the end of World War II and the crisis created by the exodus of European Jews who went to the Middle East after the Holocaust. The withdrawal of the British, who had controlled Palestine for decades, is detailed, as is the creation of the state of Israel. Much of the region's history is complex, with the local struggles being conducted at times as a part of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, but these videos do an admirable job of explaining the complexities of the situation. The segment on the Six Da...

The Adams Chronicles

The Adams Chronicles logoWelcome to The Adams Chronicles guide at TV Tome. This was an award-winning, thirteen-episode special by PBS that aired in the mid-1970s to commemorate the Bicentennial. It "chronicles" the story of the Adams progeny over a 150-year span, including John (signer of the Declaration, accomplished diplomat, and our 2nd President), his wife Abigail, his son John Quincy (acclaimed Secretary of State, our 6th President, and prominent abolitionist Congressman), grandson Charles Francis, and much-heralded members of the fourth generation.

The American Experience

The American Experience logoSince 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called The American Experience (now shortened to simply American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country. Hosted by David McCullough until 2002 and narrated by a number of well-known personalities - The American Experience uses historians and authors, period images and film, music, dramatic re-enactments, and contemporary context to set the stage for its topics. The series continues to this day with a variable number of installments produced each year. Episodes are generally 60 minutes in length, but some longer episodes and multi-part series have also been produced. The show airs at different days...
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The American Woodshop

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The Ascent of Money (US)

The Ascent of Money (US) logoAs the world continues to struggle to find its footing amid rising unemployment, constricted credit and crumbling banks and industries — raising questions about how the economic system collapsed — PBS presents Niall Ferguson’s ASCENT OF MONEY. This groundbreaking four-part series examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money. This documentary delves deeper into how our complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth — or catastrophic loss.

The Aviators

The Aviators logoA magazine-style TV series featuring interesting people, the latest aircraft, the coolest technology and the best fly-in destinations. The Aviators is all-things-aviation: "For everyone who has ever gazed skywards."

The Berenstain Bears

The Berenstain Bears logoBased on the fantastic and best-selling book series, The Berenstain Bears, written by Jan and Stan Berenstain, brings you a cartoon television series that stems from cartoons which aired from 1985 to 1987 on CBS Saturday mornings. Seasons 3 through 4 were aired from 2003 to 2004 on PBS Kids.

The Botany Of Desire

The Botany Of Desire logo“The Botany of Desire” is Mr. Pollan’s first book to be adapted for television — and, he says, his favorite of all his works. The two-hour documentary follows the book’s conceit: It takes the plants’ point of view in exploring whether they control humans to ensure their survival.

The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That! logoThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™ is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science in preschool-aged children.
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