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Fred Karns

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Music (feature film)

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)
The true story of television pioneer, Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer, and star of "The Goldbergs," a popular radio show that debuted in 1929 and later became a popular television sitcom.
Imagemaker, The (1986) as Music

Music (special)

Malcolm X (2000) as Music
Documentary that chronicles the life of one of America's most influential black leaders, Malcolm X. "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" has been deemed an American Classic, not only for its compelling story, but also for its uncompromising expression of the pain, anger and violence this country experie
Seeking Noah's Flood (1999)
An investigation into the mysteries of the Black Sea, a vast inland sea between Turkey and the steppes of Eastern Europe that was considered an "evil sea." Some believe that beneath its waters lies a lost world. Researchers claim there is mounting evidence that ancient inhabitants suffered one of th
Red Badge of Courage (1999)
Literary experts comment on Stephen Crane and his novel about the Civil War, "Red Badge of Courage." The novel follows the plight of young Henry Fleming in the midst of bloody conflict, as the boy becomes a man.
American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation (1998)
A look at bison, a once-important symbol of the wild West. Bison have been rescued from the brink of extinction and now thrive in Yellowstone National Park and on the Western plains.
Prince, The (1996)
Documentary on Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince," which when written in Italy almost 500 years ago and was designed as a guidebook for a single, forceful leader who would eventually unify the country. Features interviews with politicins and scholars.
Moby Dick (1996)
Documentary on Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," the story of the obsessed Captain Ahab and his vengeful voyage across the world's oceans in search of a great white whale. The special includes historic images, re-enactments and clips from the classic film based on the book starring Gregory Peck. Some s
Odyssey, The (1996)
Documentary exploring Homer's tale of the incredible journey of Odysseus, the Trojan war hero, back to his family and kingdom in Ithaca. Through clips from the movie "Ulysses," NASA footage of the disastrous Apollo 13 mission and interviews, the special relives Odysseus' extraordinary journey, links
Gulliver's Travels (1996)
Documentary on Jonathan Swift's classic novel "Gulliver's Travels." Using a slightly off-beat and often satirical approach, the special takes viewers on four make-believe voyages to the far reaches of the earth. Experts on satire and history analyze Swift's cynical situations on each voyage and rela
Plato's Republic (1996)
Documentary on "The Republic," Plato's discourse on political philosphy, structured as a series of conversations between Socrates and his peers. A staged debate between Plato and his philosophical adversaries relates the book's contemplation on the "ideal" state.
Violent Planet (1995)
Documentary on Earth's primal forces: avalanches, fires and volcanos.
Red Bomb, The (1994)
A three-part documentary revealing how the Soviet Union was able to build its first nuclear bomb in 1949, years before the West thought it capable of doing so. Utilizes uncovered Soviet documents, as well as interviews with former Soviet spies and scientists.
Art of War, The (1994)
Exploration of the ways in which "Sun Tzu Bing Fa" ("The Art of War") by Sun Tzu has been employed over the past 24 centuries and how it relates to East-West relations. Included are interviews with military professionals and business people.
Last Voyage of the Lusitania (1994)
Documentary exploring the sinking of the British liner "Lusitania" by a German U-boat while it was enroute from New York to Liverpool in 1915.
Huck Finn (1994)
Exploration of the moral, historical, and racial implications of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn;" a look at the decade (the 1880s) during which the book was written; and an analysis of the novel's impact on our society. Includes interviews with Twain scholars, African-American scho
Canine Connection, The (1993)
Two documentaries, "Greyhounds: Running For Their Lives" and "Bloodhounds on the Scent." The former shows how racing greyhounds who can't remain as top runners are consigned to farms for extermination. The latter deals with bloodhounds who rescue lost children, help people in accidents and catch cr
Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (1993)
Documentary presenting new evidence concerning the abrupt collapse of Maya civilization after 700 years of great achievements.
Power of Water, The (1993)
Examines how fresh water affects the lives and livelihood of every American, particularly in five key areas: the Colorado river, the Ogallala aquifer, the Niagara and Buffalo Rivers in the Great Lakes region, Florida's Everglades, and the Columbia River.
Volga, The Soul of Russia (1993)
Documentary special following the course of the Volga River through more than 2,000 miles of Russia.
Battle For the Great Plains (1992) as Music
A documentary focusing on the struggle of the people of the Great Plains to coexist peacefully with nature.
Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (1992)
Three short films about Egypt.
Search For Battleship Bismarck (1989)
A documentary depicting the discovery of the infamous World War II German battleship, "Bismarck," on June 8, 1989, at the bottom of the Atlantic 600 miles west of Brest, France. The discovery was made by explorer and oceanographer, Dr. Robert D. Ballard. Broadcast as part of the "National Geographic
Elephant on the Hill, The (1987)
The relationship between art and technology is examined in this "Smithsonian World" special. The documentary explores the changes in this historical relationship from Greek mythology to laser technology and computer graphics. Filmed at the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, the Hirshhorn Mu
World Of Audubon: Galapagos Island (1984)
A documentary about the flora and fauna on the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin first observed animals that led him to develop the theory of the evolution of species.
Family Business (1983) as Music
A story of an old man whose imminent death finds his four sons bickering over the inheritance that crystallizes the marked differences between them.

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