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PBS Previews: April 14-21, 2002


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 14 2002 - 09:36:42 PDT

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Question advertising, evaluate media and become smart consumers. These
are the goals of this fun, provocative and clever site that reinforces
principles of media literacy and gives kids ages 9-12 the tools they
need to be critical consumers of advertising. Create your own ads for
familiar products, design a cereal box, learn the "secrets" of
supermodels and startling truths about the marketing of junk food and
much more.
     (Available Monday, April 15)

"Ansel Adams"
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the
viewer" said Ansel Adams. Discover what he means at this companion site
that celebrates one of the most eloquent and quintessentially American
photographers. Explore the meaning and legacy of Adams' life and work
through a gallery of his classic images and rare clips of his early
Sierra Nevada hikes. Plus, check out Ansel's photo gear, hear about one
of his favorite places, consult a timeline of his life, access a
teacher's guide and more.


The following primetime programs are scheduled to premiere on many PBS
stations this week. Please always check with your local PBS station for
a complete schedule of exact dates and times. PBS television schedules
are created at the local level, so some national programs may not be
available in your area.

Monday, April 15, 2002 (10-11:00 pm)
Beginning with his early career as a clerk in an art gallery, this
special traces the influences that made Vincent Van Gogh one of
history's most important painters. (CC, Stereo)

"Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film"
Sunday, April 21, 2002 (9-10:30 pm)
This elegant, moving and lyrical portrait of one of America's best-
loved photographers explores the meaning and legacy of Adams' life and
his work, particularly his commitment to the preservation of natural
beauty. (CC, Stereo, DVI, WWW:
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Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN