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PBS Teacher Previews: November 12-18


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 10:25:26 PST


The resources listed below are grouped into subject areas that
correlate with those found on PBS TeacherSource
(, PBS's Web site for preK-12 educators.
Grade level, resource type and extended taping rights codes are also
indicated for each listing.

Note: Please always check with your local PBS station for a complete
schedule of exact dates and times for PBS television programs. PBS
television schedules are created at the local level, so some national
programs may not be available in your area. All PBS programs listed in
this newsletter allow for off-air taping and subsequent classroom usage
of one year or more. For complete details, please visit the TV For
Teachers section of PBS TeacherSource at



ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre "The Cazalets" (part four of five)
Middle/High School
Monday, November 12, 2001 (9-10:00 pm)
Elizabeth Jane Howard's family epic of life during World War II
continues as Zoe volunteers at the hospital and befriends a disfigured
airman, cousin Christopher announces his pacifism and refuses to enlist
and Clary begins a hunt for her missing father. (CC, Stereo, DVS, 1

Go behind the scenes of this passionate, poignant and engaging
portrayal of life in wartime and post-war Britain. Read a commentary on
the program by show host Russell Baker, learn more about the film, the
actors, the production and the author, access a bibliography and more.

American Roots Music "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (part three of
Middle/High School
Monday, November 12, 2001 (10-11:00 pm)
This series traces the development of uniquely American music genres
during the 20th century, including blues, country, gospel, bluegrass,
Cajun, zydeco, western swing, Tejano and Native American. The third
episode explores the folk and blues revival and gospel's golden years.
(CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Rock on at the companion site and access a wealth of resources on
America's musical legacy. Learn more about the artists, browse oral
histories, explore uniquely American instruments, download a teacher's
guide and much more.

Antiques Roadshow UK "Forde Abbey"
Middle/High School
Thursday, November 15, 2001(8-9:00 pm)
Packed with flea market finds, heirlooms and junkyard gems -- many with
a royal pedigree -- the British version of the American classic boasts
a lively team of savvy British appraisers and a delightful cross-
section of local citizenry. In this episode, the gardens of Forde Abbey
reveal treasures such as a second century cameo ring and remarkable
ebony busts. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Hit the road at the companion site and learn more about the locations
and items highlighted on the show. Plus, test your knowledge of English
vernacular with the Britspeak game!

Mystery! Second Sight II "Touching Evil II" (part one of six)
Middle/High School
Thursday, November 15, 2001 (10-11:00 pm)
This psychological suspense series rejoins London's elite Organized and
Serial Crime Unit for another round of baffling cases, beginning with a
case that explores the powerful allure of celebrity. (CC, Stereo, DVS,
1 year)

Life 360 "Leaving Home"
Middle/High School
Friday, November 16, 2001 (9-10:00 pm)
Each episode of this innovative new series explores an intriguing theme
through a dynamic mix of segments drawing on the storytelling craft of
the best and brightest independent filmmakers, writers, comedians,
musicians, performance artists, and journalists commenting on life
today. This episode looks at ways in which leaving home is both a
beginning and an end. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Take another look at the world around you at the companion site.
Experience multimedia stories, sound off at weekly chats, access a
teacher's guide and more.

Egg the arts show "Meet the Micrecians"
Middle/High School
Friday, November 16, 2001 (10:30-11:00 pm)
EGG takes viewers off the beaten path to experience the excitement,
diversity, and raw energy of the arts nationwide. This episode
introduces viewers to the Micro-Cinema movement, in which alternative
and rare films are shown at highly unlikely venues. (CC, Stereo, 1

At the companion site, embark upon an in-depth exploration of the arts
in America. Learn more about the works featured on the program, view
video clips, and access information on the arts in your area.

American Masters "Quincy Jones: In the Pocket"
High School
Sunday, November 18, 2001 (9-10:30 pm)
This documentary profiles the composer, arranger and consummate
entertainer Quincy Jones, a master inventor of musical hybrid. (CC,
Stereo, 1 year)

Get in the groove at the companion site and learn more about Quincy
Jones. Access an interactive timeline, read an essay, view video clips
and more.

Frame After Frame: The Images of Herman Leonard
TV> Station>
Middle/High School
Sunday, November 18, 2001 (10:30-11:00 pm)
Herman Leonard became famous for his photographs of jazz greats, but
his work extends to exotic photo shoots all over the world. Learn more
about the fascinating life of the man who began shooting photographs as
a hobby and wound up with works in the Smithsonian Institution. (CC,
Stereo, 1 year)

At the companion site, learn more about this unique photographer.
Access a photo gallery, read essays and more.

Salmon in the City
KCTS -- Seattle, WA
WWW> Station>
Middle/High School
This site highlights the Salmon in the City public art project, an
effort to raise awareness of the Chinook salmon's status as an
endangered species and to make sure that this noble fish doesn't become
"the one that got away." Meet the artists, view their work and view
clips of them discussing the impact of this fishy project on the people
of the Pacific Northwest.

posted by
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN