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- Carroll, Lewis (A and E Television Networks)
Provides a short biography of the author of Alice in Wonderland.
- Astronomy Television Show (Star Gazer)
Provides scripts from Jack Horkheimer's television show on astronomy. (Formerly called Star Hustler). 1-01
- Film and Television for Grades 11 - 12 (British Columbia Ministry of Education)
Provides lessons on Exploration and Analysis, Drama Skills, Context (Social, Cultural, and Historical) and (Industry), Technologies and Processes. These materials are called an Integrated Resource Package. 2-01
- Catholic Sacraments (Eternal Word Television Network - Pope John II)
"The overall theme for Pope John Paul II's pastoral visit to England and Wales was the seven Sacraments." "We give below the main points of the Holy Father's homilies on all these occasions." 11-02
- Editorial: Public Has Lost Confidence in Television News (The Wall Street Journal)
"Large media institutions, such as CBS or the New York Times, have been regarded as nothing if not authoritative. In the Information Age, authority is a priceless franchise. But it is this franchise that Big Media, incredibly, has just thrown away. It did so by choosing to go into overt opposition to one party's candidate, a sitting president. It stooped to conquer." 11-04
- LCD Televisions (Crutchfield.com)
Provides televisions. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples.
- History of Televisions (PBS.org)
"Let's take a quick look at the history of television and honor a few of the people responsible for bringing us a piece of furniture that entertains and teaches us." 01-06
- Brave New World for Television (ABC News)
"It's a brave new world of television viewing — so much so that many people are wondering if watching regularly scheduled programs will soon become a thing of the past." 06-06
- Television Glossary of Terms (CircuitCity.com)
Provides terminology related to high-definition televisions (HDTV). 04-07
- -05-18-06 Schwarzenegger: Turn Off Spanish Television (CBS News)
"California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's remarks that immigrants should avoid Spanish-language media if they want to learn English quickly left some Hispanic journalists shaking their heads." 06-07
- Walter Cronkite, the "Father" of Television News (ABC News)
" 'Walter was truly the father of television news. The trust that viewers placed in him was based on the recognition of his fairness, honesty and strict objectivity,' said '60 Minutes' correspondent Morley Safer in a statement."
Cronkite disliked the "corporatization of news."
" 'The nation whose population depends on the explosively compressed headline service of television news can expect to be exploited by the demagogues and dictators who prey upon the semi-informed,' he wrote in his 1996 memoir, 'A Reporter's Life.' "
"Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' correspondent emeritus, said simply: 'We were proud to work with him -- for him -- we loved him.' " 07-09
- 3D Glasses for 3D Televisions (CNN News)
Provides televisions. Awesome Library does not endorse these d products but provides them as examples.
- Buying a Flat-Panel LCD Television (CNET.com)
"There are two main HD resolutions in use today by HD broadcasters and other sources: 1080i and 720p. One is not necessarily better than the other; 1080i has more lines and pixels, but 720p is a progressive-scan format that should deliver a smoother image that stays sharper during motion. Another format is also becoming better known: 1080p, which combines the superior resolution of 1080i with the progressive-scan smoothness of 720p. True 1080p content is extremely scarce, however, and none of the major networks have announced 1080p broadcasts. The term 1080p today appears mostly in reference to the displays' native resolution, not the source." 11-09
- Circus - Matching and Letter Recognition (Children's Television Workshop)
Telly's Circus Act uses the circus as a basis for teaching letter recognition and matching skills.
- LCD Televisions (BuyDig.com)
Provides televisions. Awesome Library does not endorse these products but provides them as examples.
- How Stuff Works (BYG Publishing - Brain)
Provides diagrams and explanations on how auto engines, computers, televisions, and other stuff work.
- Movies - TV Listings (TV Guide Online)
Provides listings for Television offerings. 3-01
- Ball, Lucille (Gale Group)
Provides a biography of the comedian and owner of Desilu studios who has been called "the most popular female comedian on television, and arguably the most popular female practitioner of physical comedy in the first half-century of prime-time television." Visitors sometimes misspell as Lucile, Lucel, Lucelle, or Luciele. 8-01
- Helping Your Children Cope with the News of Reported Terrorist Attacks (drSpock - Dr. Jana)
Provides several suggestions to help children be less fearful. Suggestions include
a. emphasizing that members of the immediate family were not hurt (hopefully, this is true for you),
b. maintaining a regular structure,
c. keeping the television off while young children are in the room (or, if the television must stay on, stay near them and talk to them about what they are seeing),
d. letting your children know that people in charge are taking care of the danger,
e. reassuring them that it is very, very rare that planes crash or buildings collapse,
f. making sure that if you are upset or sad that your children are assured that they did not cause it.
In addition, the author warns that young children may become fussy or throw tantrums as a way of dealing with the stress, which is a natural reaction. The author reminds parents that they need to take care of their own stress also, and work with their network of friends and relatives. 9-01
- Muslim Rage (The Atlantic - Lewis)
A tiny percent of Muslims are terrorists, just as a tiny percent of Christians or Jews are terrorists. However, there is a growing number of Muslims, especially fundamentalists, that are very angry with the United States. Bernard Lewis, the Middle Eastern scholar, summarizes why so many Muslims, especially fundamentalists, are so intensely anti-American. Editor's Note - Dr. Lewis appeared on the Charlie Rose television show (10-18-01) and pointed out that vast numbers of Middle Eastern Muslims are also very pro-United States. He gave the example of the tens of thousands of Iranians who publicly demonstrated their grief, sorrow, and support for the United States because of the September 11th disaster--despite strong orders from the Iranian government not to do so. Also called 911, 9-11, or 9/11. 10-01
- Advertising - Web Ads Need Comparability (Advertising Age - Williamson)
" 'Marketers have shown by their actions the past six years,' " says Jim Nail, Forrester Research senior analyst, " 'that unless they have comparability, they're not going to spend money [on online advertising], period.' " Advertisers want comparability between the benefits of online ads and traditional media, such as print and television. 8-02
- Murrow, Edward R. (Museum of Broadcast Communications)
Provides a profile. "Edward R. Murrow is the most distinguished and renowned figure in the history of American broadcast journalism. He was a seminal force in the creation and development of electronic newsgathering as both a craft and a profession. Murrow's career began at CBS in 1935 and spanned the infancy of news and public affairs programming on radio through the ascendancy of television in the 1950s, as it eventually became the nation's most popular news medium. In 1961, Murrow left CBS to become director of the United States Information Agency for the new Kennedy administration. By that time, his peers were already referring to a 'Murrow legend and tradition' of courage, integrity, social responsibility, and journalistic excellence, emblematic of the highest ideals of both broadcast news and the television industry in general." 11-05
- 03-07-03 Top Hamas Leader Killed (Independent - Huggler)
"The Israeli military yesterday assassinated one of the founders of Hamas, the most powerful Palestinian militant group."
"Hamas responded yesterday by openly threatening for the first time to target directly Israeli government ministers and members of parliament. The violence is spinning out of control here once again, even as the world waits for a probable American attack on Iraq."
"On Thursday, Naji abu Jalili, a Palestinian fireman, was killed as he tried to put out a fire. Television footage appeared to show that an Israeli tank fired a shell at Jalili and a large crowd of civilians watching him. Seven others died, among them at least one child." 3-03
- War and Internet News (EditorandPublisher.com - Outing)
"While TV anchors started repeating themselves and filling air time with their own theories when there was a temporarily lull of new information, the Web with its hundreds of available news channels offered a respite when TV news started to flounder."
"Indeed, I found myself annoyed with the seemingly singular perspective of the major U.S. television network newscasts. I hungered for some alternative perspectives that TV failed to provide. If I was forced to choose between my TV or my PC for the duration of this war, I'd keep the computer. " 4-03
- 07-24-03 U.S. House Moves to Reduce Media Monopoly (BBC News)
"The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a spending bill that would block the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) from raising the limit on television ownership by a single broadcaster." 7-03
- Clark, Dick (RockHall.com)
"As host of American Bandstand, Clark provided many acts with the opportunity to reach a national audience via television, spreading the gospel of rock and roll to teenagers across the country." 9-03
- 01-16-04 Dean and Gephardt Pull Negative Ads (USA Today)
"Democratic presidential rivals Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt declared a truce in their air war Friday, pulling negative ads from Iowa television in the closing days of a remarkably tight caucus race."
"The stakes are highest for Gephardt, who won the 1988 caucuses by four percentage points — a landslide in comparison to where the race stood Friday. A defeat would effectively end the Missouri lawmaker's 28-year political career, aides said." 1-04
- Editorial - War Records - Bush and Kerry (MSNBC News - Clift)
"Kerry is accompanied on the campaign trail by the men he served with in the Mekong Delta [during the Vietnam war].""Kerry's candidacy was elevated when a former Green Beret whose life he saved showed up on the campaign trail in Iowa to attest to Kerry's courage. In addition, former Georgia senator Max Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam and was defeated in 2002 after GOP attacks on his patriotism, appears regularly with Kerry."
"There is another chapter to Kerry's war history that Republicans are examining, and that is his leadership in 1971 of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Some GOP strategists envision television ads linking Kerry with Jane Fonda in order to undermine his credentials as a decorated war veteran."
"Highlighting Kerry's antiwar activism is a risky strategy for the Republicans. If the election turns into a debate over war records, Bush can't win."
"Boston Globe reporter Walter Robinson did an exhaustive study of Bush's military service, which was published in May 2000. Robinson concluded that during Bush's final 18 months in the Texas Air National Guard in 1972 and 1973, he did not fly at all and was 'all but unaccounted for,' with no records to indicate that he attended any of the required drills.""Under the rules at the time, guardsmen who miss duty were supposed to be reported and could then be drafted.""In fairness, Bush has been candid about why he enlisted in the Air National Guard. Like many young men of his generation, he wanted to avoid Vietnam. He told one reporter, 'I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment. Nor was I willing to go to Canada. So I chose to better myself by learning how to fly airplanes.' " 1-04
- 02-06-04 Medicare Ads Opposed (CBS News)
"Several Congressional Democrats have asked the General Accounting Office to investigate the use of taxpayer money on ads publicizing recent changes to Medicare."
"The Department Health and Human Services, which oversees Medicare, announced the $12.6 million ad campaign this week and unveiled a 30-second television commercial that anchors the effort. The ad proclaims: 'Same Medicare. More benefits.' "
"Charles Rangel of New York — complains that the ad misleads when it says "It's the same Medicare."
Democrats contend Medicare is not the same. The new law includes restrictions on Medigap prescription insurance, introduces means-testing of premiums for supplemental or Part B Medicare and indexes deductibles for Part B to inflation. Neither the TV nor print ad mentions any of those changes." 2-04
- 02-11-04 Pakistan's Nuclear Shame (BBC News - Rashid)
"Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's best-known nuclear scientist, shocked the nation on Wednesday, when he went on television and confessed to leaking nuclear secrets. He said he took full responsibility for proliferating nuclear weapons to Iran, Libya and North Korea." 2-04
- 03-06-04 Republicans Try to Block Anti-Bush Ads (CNN News)
"The Republican National Committee is warning television stations across the country not to run ads from the MoveOn.org Voter Fund that criticize President Bush, charging that the left-leaning political group is paying for them with money raised in violation of the new campaign-finance law."
"But MoveOn.org's lawyer, Joseph Sandler, said in a statement that the ads were funded legally, calling the RNC's letter "a complete misrepresentation of the law."
" 'It's not surprising that [RNC Chairman] Ed Gillespie continues to make false claims about the legality of our campaign in order to silence us,' Wes Boyd, president of the voter fund, said in a statement. 'Our lawyers continue to assure us that our advertising, and the small contributions from tens of thousands of our members that pay for it, conform in every way to existing campaign-finance laws.' " 3-04
- 03-23-04 Bush's Former Counterterrorism Chief Blasts Bush's Efforts (CNN News)
"The White House's former counterterrorism coordinator blasts President Bush in a television interview and a new book, saying the president ignored warnings about terrorist attacks before 9/11 and has done 'a terrible job' battling terrorism since then." 3-04
- 06-23-04 Court Blocks Media Dominance Rules (USAToday.com)
"A federal appeals court on Thursday largely reversed a landmark set of rule changes from the Federal Communications Commission that would have allowed media companies to own more radio and television stations in the same market." 6-04
- 08-23-04 Bush Urges End to Ads by Independent Groups (Bloomberg.com)
"President George W. Bush condemned campaign television commercials sponsored by independent organizations such as the group of Vietnam veterans who attacked Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's military service." 8-04
- 09-04-04 School Siege Ends in Many Deaths (CBS News)
"More than 340 people, including 155 children, were killed in the violence that ended a hostage standoff with militants at a southern Russian school, a prosecutor said Saturday. President Vladimir Putin accused the attackers of trying to spark an ethnic conflict that would engulf Russia's troubled Caucasus Mountains region."
" 'Even alongside the most cruel attacks of the past, this terrorist act occupies a special place because it was aimed at children,' he said during a meeting with regional officials, which was broadcast on Russian television." "Putin called Saturday for a new approach to law enforcement in the wake of the school hostage crisis, and pledged the reform would be in accordance with the nation's constitution."
"Putin said international terrorists had declared "a full-scale war" against Russia, and that due to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the nation was weakened and unable to respond as effectively as it must." 8-04
- -Editorial - Terrorists Require the Partnership of Mass Media (Christian Science Monitor - Felling)
"Troubling questions abound: Does terrorism exist without the media? Does coverage of terrorist acts empower or encourage the people behind them? If terrorism is directed more at the audience than at its victims, shouldn't television journalists stop giving terrorists the forum they covet?"
"Certainly, television news covers terrorist attacks for the high-minded journalistic objective of informing viewers. But the zeal with which fear has been commoditized - from shark attacks to child kidnappings to the Washington sniper - is a product of TV executives realizing that frightened people put down the remote control and await news updates, ratcheting up ratings points. Unfortunately, this living-room fearmongering plays right into the hands of terrorists who are attempting to rattle every American, turning television news reporters into de facto publicists for terrorists."
"Nearly 20 years ago, the eminent Washington reporter David Broder suggested that 'the essential ingredient of any effective antiterrorist policy must be the denial to the terrorist of access to mass media outlets.' He said this in a different era, before 24-hour news channels were in hot competition for Americans' attention. He's still right."
"Amateur cooks learn quickly that pouring water on a grease fire only makes it worse. Broadcasters must realize that their coverage might be doing the same. Like cutting off the oxygen that sustains a flame, a few internal shifts in reporting policy would traumatize viewers less and could save lives." 9-04
- Editorial - Analysis of the Debate (USA Today - Page)
"For the first time in the television age, the candidates' opening and historically most influential debate was devoted to foreign policy and national security — subjects that have overshadowed the traditional pocketbook issues in this campaign."
"And for the first time in a generation, the major-party candidates forcefully outlined fundamentally different visions of how the United States should operate in the world." 10-04
- Editorial - What to Look for in a Presidential Debate (Case Western Reserve University - Wain)
Provides tips on what to look for in a presidential debate on television. 10-04
- -10-26-04 Iraq's Prime Minister Blames Ambush on U.S. Negligence (MSNBC News)
"Iraq’s interim prime minister blamed the U.S.-led coalition Tuesday for 'great negligence' in the ambush that killed about 50 soldiers heading home after graduation from a U.S.-run training course, and warned of an escalation of terrorist attacks."
"Allawi did not explain how the coalition had failed in its responsibilities to the Iraqi troops, who were traveling to southern Iraq in three buses after graduating from a training course in Kirkush. The buses had no armed escort and the soldiers were not carrying weapons."
"However, in an interview with Al-Arabiya television, Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan blamed the recruits, who in their eagerness to get home decided to leave immediately after their graduation and take an unauthorized route." 10-04
- Exit Poll Results (Slate.MSN.com)
Provides "raw" exit poll results as of 4:28pm on November 2nd."
"As this item posts, the first raw exit-poll data are streaming from the National Election Pool consortium owned by the Associated Press and the five television networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN) to their news divisions and to the newsrooms of NEP subscribers—big city newspapers and other broadcasters."
"These early exit-poll numbers do not divine the name of the winner."
"As you read this posting, the political reporters at the networks, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Newsweek, and about two dozen other news outlets are cracking their knuckles over their keyboards, contemplating the story, while statisticians and political analysts at the networks prepare to run the numbers through their computer models to generate a prediction." 11-04
- Editorial: Reform Needed in Voting Security (CommonDreams.org)
"On December 4, 2000, in time to change the outcome of the Electoral College vote, Greg Palast published an article in Salon.com, made into a BBC television documentary shortly thereafter, that laid out solid evidence of massive electoral fraud in Florida, perpetrated against the majority-Democratic-voting African American community by Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush. Without this fraud, Gore would have easily carried the state."
"Ironically, the Democratic Party knows how to highlight election fraud and start national movements to bring down administrations that try to steal elections. A Party-affiliated group has helped do it four times in the past four years."
"But not in Ohio, Florida, or anywhere else in the USA."
"Instead, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Madeleine K. Albright, Chairman) has joined up with a similar organization affiliated with the Republican Party (the International Republican Institute - John McCain, Chairman), other NGOs, and US government agencies to support the use of exit polls and statistical analyses to challenge national elections in Ukraine, Serbia, Belarus, and the former Soviet republic of Georgia."
"In three of those four nations they succeeded in not only mounting a national challenge, but in reversing the outcomes of elections."
"The election reversals were accomplished by funding local groups - most made up of a core of activists and college students - who worked to topple regimes that had rigged their own re-elections." 12-04
- Paar, Jack (MSNBC news)
"Jack Paar, the smart-alec comic who pioneered late-night talk on “The Tonight Show” in the 1950s and paved the way for Johnny Carson and others before walking away from television while still in his prime, died Tuesday. He was 85." 01-05
- Winfrey, Oprah (Achievement.org)
Provides an extended biography.
"Oprah Winfrey was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, and in 1998 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her influence extended to the publishing industry when she began an on-air book club. Oprah Book Club selections became instant bestsellers, and in 1999 she was presented with the National Book Foundation's 50th anniversary gold medal for her service to books and authors." 1-05
- Cole, Nat "King" (InfoPlease.com)
Provides a biography of the singer and composer. "He was one of the first African-American artists to star in a radio show (1948–49), and in 1956 he became the first African American to host a network television show. His daughter Natalie (Maria) Cole,. 1950–, b. Los Angeles, is also a popular singer." 1-05
- Cosby, Bill (InfoPlease.com)
"He became known as a comedian and was subsequently the first African-American actor to star in a dramatic series on television (I Spy, 1965–68). He has since starred in several television series, most notably the situation comedy The Cosby Show (1984–92), the most popular program on American television during the late 1980s. Cosby has won numerous Emmy awards and written several books, including Fatherhood (1986). He was inducted (1992) into the Television Hall of Fame, and six years later he was awarded a presidential medal." 1-05
- Jones, Quincy (InfoPlease.com)
"Grammy Award-winning pop-soul composer, arranger, instrumentalist and producer known for his behind-the-scenes influence in the music industry."
"He has scored more than 50 films, including The Wiz (1978) and The Color Purple (1985). He also produced Michael Jackson's Off the Wall (1978) and co-produced Jackson's Thriller (1982). He leads his own recording label, Quest, and is involved in movie, television, and multimedia production. Jones was the coproducer of the 1995 Academy Awards broadcast." 1-05
- Washington, Denzel (InfoPlease.com)
"Academy Award-winning film and television actor whose films include Cry Freedom (1987), Glory (1989) (for which he won a best-supporting actor Oscar), and Malcolm X (1992)." 1-05
- Cosby, Bill (Biography.com)
"Although he has always avoided racial humor in his comedy, he began to speak out about portrayals of African Americans in American entertainment in the 1990s. Upon his 1994 induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, Cosby asked network television executives to 'stop this horrible massacre of images [of African Americans] that are being put on the screen now. I'm begging you, because it isn't us.' In 1998, Cosby was among five performers who were saluted at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. A ceremony was held at the Kennedy Center and was attended by President and Mrs. Clinton." 1-05
- Hope, Bob (Who2.com)
Provides a short biography of the comedian and actor. "Bob Hope was a triple-threat superstar of radio, film and television during the 1940s and 1950s. Primarily a comedian, Hope also acted, sang and danced a little, hosted his own radio and television shows, and carried on a famous comic feud with his friend and fellow star, crooner Bing Crosby." 1-05
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