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The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting logoArtist Bob Ross takes you to his magical world of happy trees and teaches the laymen step by step how to create wonderful works of art using his trademark wet-on-wet technique.

The Letter People

The Letter People logoThe Letter People were created in 1972 by a group in Waterbury, Connecticut called New Dimensions in Education. The principles were simple: This was an educational show that taught children in kindergarten through first grade how to read using characters to represent letters of the alphabet. Theme Song: Come and meet the Letter People Come and visit in the family Words are made of Letter People A, B, C, D, Follow me The original Letter People were shaped in a quickly-identifiable fashion. All the consonants were called "Letter Boys," and the vowels were "Letter Girls." It was a perfect compliment to Title IX that Letter Girls had to be in every word the Letter People made. The Letter People television series was produced 1975-76 in the facilities of KETC in St. Louis. That station h...

The Living Edens

The Living Edens logoThe Living Edens, an inspiring natural history series, opens magical vistas to viewers through the expertise of world-acclaimed natural history filmmakers in a series of programs throughout the year. Its state-of-the-art cinematography creates an intimate sense of place and captures a world of wonder, transporting viewers to isolated, undisturbed corners of the globe so pure they remind us of how the ancient world once was.

The Machine That Changed the World

The Machine That Changed the World logoThe Machine That Changed the World is the longest, most comprehensive documentary about the history of computing ever produced. It's a whirlwind tour of computing before the Web, with brilliant archival footage and interviews with key players — several of whom passed away since the filming.
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The Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus logoA classroom taught by Ms. Valerie Frizzle is always fun and exciting. The colorful teacher owns a Magic School Bus which can transform into different things like a spaceship, a battery, or even an alligator! These things can help Ms. Frizzle with visual teaching methods as she reveals information about anything in science. The students include Carlos, Phoebe, Keesha, Dorothy Ann, Tim, Ralphie, Arnold, and Wanda. Originally, The Magic School Bus aired on PBS. But when production ceased after four years, The Magic School Bus's run on PBS ended with it.

The Mechanical Universe

The Mechanical Universe logoThe Mechanical Universe... And Beyond, is a 52-part telecourse filmed at the California Institute of Technology, and produced by Caltech and INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications. The series introduces university level physics, covering topics from Copernicus to quantum mechanics.

The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef logoThe Mind of a Chef explores "the kitchen, the world, and the mind" of New York chef/Momofuku overlord David Chang. The show is executive produced and narrated by Anthony Bourdain; it's produced by Zero Point Zero, the producers of No Reservations.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

The National Parks: America's Best Idea logoThe National Parks: America's Best Idea is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - The National Parks: America's Best Idea is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

The New Yankee Workshop

The New Yankee Workshop logoIn this PBS series, craftsman Norm Abram demonstrates how to build quality furniture in one's own workshop using traditional carpentry techniques. Abram also gives pointers on restoring and caring for antique furniture, along with short history lessons regarding famous craftsmen of America's past.

The Normans

The Normans logoThey were the brutal band of thugs who civilised a nation, conquered a kingdom and uncovered a continent. They were the most civilised of statesmen and skilled worriors and the most gallant and accomplished of explorers. Theirs is a saga of epic proportions. They were the pioneers of the New World and the trailblazers of our modern society
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