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Born: January 28, 1936 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

1.
Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Director
The father of a bride faces a serious dilemma when problems with his construction business threaten his daughter's wedding.
2.
New Life, A (1988) as Director
After 26 years of marriage, Steve and his wife Jackie decide to call it quits. The newly divorced workaholic finds himself thrust back into the dating scene but the bars and the singles scene is not what either of them expected.
3.
Sweet Liberty (1986) as Director
(Com '86). Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lise Hilboldt, Lillian Gish, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda Thorson. A Hollywood movie crew descends on a small North Carolina college town to make a film about the Revolutionary War which is based on a novel by the town's historical expert, Michael Burgess (Alan Alda). Naturally, the filming does not go smoothly. Written and directed by Alan Alda and featuring silent era actress Lillian Gish in her 105th film.
4.
The Four Seasons (1981) as Director
Three middle-aged couples who vacation together find their loyalties to one another and their marriages tested when one of the couples divorces and the husband re-marries a much younger woman.

Cast (feature film)

5.
Longest Ride, The (2015)
While an elderly man lies trapped in a car accident reminiscing about his deceased wife, a young bull rider falls for a woman and the lives of everyone intertwine.
6.
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus (2013)
The documentary tells the dramatic, previously untold story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who traveled to Nazi Germany in spring 1939 to save 50 Jewish children. Amid the impending horrors of the Holocaust, they brought what was to date the largest known group of children to the United States, despi
7.
Wanderlust (2012)
George and Linda are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized from his financial firm and Linda's depressing documentary is cancelled, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can't buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?
8.
Tower Heist (2011)
Queens native Josh Kovaks has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh's crew turns to petty crook Slide to plan the nearly impossible...to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur's guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they've been casing the place for years, they just didn't know it.
9.
Diminished Capacity (2008)
Chicago newspaper editor Cooper suffers a debilitating concussion that takes him from the political pages to comic strip detail. Looking for answers, he travels home to rural Missouri where his aging Uncle Rollie is on the verge of losing his home and has memory problems of his own--what doctors cal
10.
Flash of Genius (2008)
The Kearns were a typical 1960's Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern experience. When Bob invents a device that would ev
11.
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Washington, DC political journalist Rachel Armstrong writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. When a special government prosecutor demands she divulge her source, she refuses and finds herself behind bars, struggling to defend the prin
12.
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan encounters a homeless man who calls himself "Champ"--only to determine that he is boxing legend Battling Bob Satterfield who was believed to have passed away long ago.
13.
The Aviator (2004) as Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes (1905-1976), whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, for which he cared little, to film, casinos, and aviation--as he turned millions of dollars into billions.
14.
Club Land (2001) as Willie Walters
Television movie about father-and-son talent agents in the late 1950s. Willie and Stuey Walters have an unspoken issue between them since the death of Willie's wife/Stuey's mother. Overshadowed by his father's relentlessly aggressive personality in representing a string of Borscht Belt comedians, St
15.
Killing Yard, The (2001) as Ernie Goodman
A courtroom drama about the aftermath of the 1971 riots at New York's Attica State Penitentiary, focusing on the story of Shango, an African-American inmate indicted for the murder of two white fellow prisoners during the revolt. Even though he'd been extremely ill, Ernie Goodman, one of America's m
16.
What Women Want (2000) as Dan Wanamaker
Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive, gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire. In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon finds himself falling in love and truly understanding what women want.
17.
Keepers of the Frame (1999)
Artists and technicians uncover the urgent need for film preservation as they move us through 100 years of cinematic history and tell an impassioned story of those who have struggled to save our film heritage.
18.
Object of My Affection, The (1998) as Sidney Miller
Nina is the stepsister of the wife of a successful literary agent. While at a dinner party hosted by the former, she inadvertently informs an acquaintance, George, that his lover, Robert, is dumping him. After the inevitable confrontation, George takes up Nina's invitation to stay at her place until
19.
Murder at 1600 (1997) as Jordan
A Washington D.C. cop investigates a murder in the White House and draws the ire of the Secret Service when members of the First Family become suspects.
20.
Mad City (1997) as Kevin Hollander
A television journalist manipulates a hostage situation--in which a recently fired museum security guard accidentally shoots a fellow employee and winds up taking hostages--to his own advantage.
21.
Flirting With Disaster (1996) as Richard Schlicting
Mel Coplin is on a mission. Though he loves his beautiful wife, Nancy, and their new baby son, he feels his life is incomplete. What's missing is knowing the two people who brought him into this world--his biological parents. Enter Tina Kalb, a psychologist from the agency where Mel was adopted. Tina is a former dancer with the legs to prove it. Her intent: to reunite Mel with his parents while videotaping the experience for her own research. The problem is, Tina seems interested in more than just the research. Meanwhile, Mel's adoptive parents are worried. Why isn't their son satisfied with the mother and father who raised him? What, exactly is he looking for, and will he make it home in time for Dad's 60th birthday? To answer these questions, Mel, Nancy, Tina and the baby set out on a cross-country trek that brings them more surprises than they bargained for.
22.
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) as Bob
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
23.
Neil Simon's Jake's Women (1996) as Jake
Adaptation of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play about a middle-aged writer and the women in his life, real and imagined (his wife, his sister, his therapist, his daughter, his girlfriend and his deceased wife).
24.
Canadian Bacon (1995) as President
The bungling President of the U.S. is facing an approval rating plummeting almost as fast as the economy. Desperate, he approves a ludicrous plan to create a new "evil empire"... Canada? The plan appears foolproof--that is, until one particular fool proves otherwise. Overzealous patriot Bud Boomer,
25.
White Mile (1994) as Dan Cutler
About a competitive white water rafting race that gets out of hand.
26.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) as Ted
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
27.
And the Band Played On (1993) as Dr Robert Gallo
Story of the AIDS outbreak, from the beginning.
28.
Whispers in the Dark (1992) as Leo Green
A psychiatrist is treating a woman whom she unknowingly shares the same lover with. After a murder happens, the psychiatrist struggles with her love for the man and her morals.
29.
Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Eddie Hopper
The father of a bride faces a serious dilemma when problems with his construction business threaten his daughter's wedding.
30.
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989) as Lester
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
31.
New Life, A (1988) as Steve Giardino
After 26 years of marriage, Steve and his wife Jackie decide to call it quits. The newly divorced workaholic finds himself thrust back into the dating scene but the bars and the singles scene is not what either of them expected.
32.
Sweet Liberty (1986) as Michel Burgess
(Com '86). Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lise Hilboldt, Lillian Gish, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda Thorson. A Hollywood movie crew descends on a small North Carolina college town to make a film about the Revolutionary War which is based on a novel by the town's historical expert, Michael Burgess (Alan Alda). Naturally, the filming does not go smoothly. Written and directed by Alan Alda and featuring silent era actress Lillian Gish in her 105th film.
33.
The Four Seasons (1981) as Jack Burroughs
Three middle-aged couples who vacation together find their loyalties to one another and their marriages tested when one of the couples divorces and the husband re-marries a much younger woman.
34.
Seduction Of Joe Tynan, The (1979) as Joe Tynan
Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life.
35.
California Suite (1978) as Bill Warren
Four sets of guests at a posh hotel face personal crises.
36.
Same Time, Next Year (1978) as George Peters
Although married to others, a man and a woman embark on an annual affair.
37.
Kill Me If You Can (1977) as Caryl Chessman
A fact-based drama about Caryl Chessman, California's famous "red light bandit," who was arrested in 1948 and convicted under an obsolete statute that carried the death penalty. Chessman spent twelve years on death row in San Quentin, during which time his case became a famous cause celebre for oppo
38.
Free To Be...You And Me (1974)
Explores the infinite possibilities of childhood. Filled with great songs and comedy bits from a range of stars, gentle lessons are served up about sharing, embracing individuality and celebrating diversity in others.
39.
Isn't It Shocking? (1973) as Sheriff Dan Barnes
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.
40.
To Kill a Clown (1972) as Major [Evelyn] Ritchie
A young hippie couple rent a secluded cabin on the beach in an attempt to re-connect with each other and save their marriage. Unfortunately, the man they rented the cabin from is a military-brat sociopath (Alan Alda) with two dogs more vicious than his temper.
41.
Playmates (1972) as Marshall Barnett
A romantic comedy involving two divorced men who become friends and then secretly begin dating each other's ex-wives, causing even more complications than their original marriages did.
42.
Glass House, The (1972) as Jonathan Paige
A grim, award-winning portrait of prison life as seen through the eyes of two newcomers -- an idealistic rookie guard (Gulager) and a college professor up for manslaughter (Alda). Tom Gries received an Emmy Award for his direction; Gene Fowler Jr. was nominated for his editing. Filmed in the Utah St
43.
The Mephisto Waltz (1971) as Myles Clarkson
Alan Alda plays a classical piano player on the rise who befriends a famous player himself who's at death's door. Unknown to Alda, the guy is a satanist, who arranges to have thier souls switch places at his death, so that he can be young again and continue to play piano (thus needing a skilled piano player like Alda to switch bodies with).
44.
The Moonshine War (1970) as Son Martin
A revenuer tries to destroy a sadistic bootlegger's still.
45.
Jenny (1970) as Delano
46.
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) as Lieut. j.g. Morton Krim
Marooned sailors discover a World War II ship haunted by its late captain.
47.
Paper Lion (1968) as George Plimpton
A journalist goes through pro football training for a story.
48.
Gone Are the Days! (1963) as Charlie Cotchipee
A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is really his cousin in order to secure the family inheritance. To aid in the comic complications that follow are his family members Missy and Gitlow, and the plantation owners endearing (but ineffectual) son Charlie.

Writer (feature film)

49.
Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Screenwriter
The father of a bride faces a serious dilemma when problems with his construction business threaten his daughter's wedding.
50.
New Life, A (1988) as Screenwriter
After 26 years of marriage, Steve and his wife Jackie decide to call it quits. The newly divorced workaholic finds himself thrust back into the dating scene but the bars and the singles scene is not what either of them expected.
51.
Sweet Liberty (1986) as Screenwriter
(Com '86). Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lise Hilboldt, Lillian Gish, Saul Rubinek, Lois Chiles, Linda Thorson. A Hollywood movie crew descends on a small North Carolina college town to make a film about the Revolutionary War which is based on a novel by the town's historical expert, Michael Burgess (Alan Alda). Naturally, the filming does not go smoothly. Written and directed by Alan Alda and featuring silent era actress Lillian Gish in her 105th film.
52.
The Four Seasons (1981) as Screenwriter
Three middle-aged couples who vacation together find their loyalties to one another and their marriages tested when one of the couples divorces and the husband re-marries a much younger woman.
53.
Seduction Of Joe Tynan, The (1979) as Screenwriter
Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life.

Music (feature film)

54.
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) as Song Performer ("I'M Thru With Love" "Looking At You")
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d

Director (special)

55.
Hickey vs. Anybody (1976) as Creator
The story of Julius V. Hickey, a lawyer who will tackle any case. In the pilot episode, Hickey sues the city on behalf of his client.
56.
Hickey vs. Anybody (1976) as Director
The story of Julius V. Hickey, a lawyer who will tackle any case. In the pilot episode, Hickey sues the city on behalf of his client.
57.
6 Rms Riv Vu (1974) as Director
An adaptation of the play about Anne Miller and Paul Freeman, two married strangers who meet in an empty apartment and have an affair.
58.
Marlo Thomas and Friends in Free to Be... You and Me (1974) as Director
The program, aimed primarily at children, interrelates music, songs, stories, and poems, all designed to encourage children to be believe in themselves as individuals.

Cast (special)

59.
26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (2003) as Special Appearance
Coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors presentation, which pays tribute to outstanding Americans who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts.
60.
CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration (2003) as Presenter
A celebration of the Eye's seventy-five years of broacasting.
61.
100 Years of Hope and Humor (2003) as Interviewee
Celebrities, athletes and former heads of state raise their glasses to comedian and humanitarian Bob Hope.
62.
On the Ball (2002) as Host
Documentary that explores the way science and technology are improving the world of sports for athletes, officials and even spectators. Alan Alda travels to Calgary to visit with Joan Vickers, whose research has improved the skills of golfers and basketball, tennis and dart players. Alda also goes t
63.
M-A-S-H 30th Anniversary Reunion (2002)
Footage from the television show is coupled with a panel discussion by both cast and crew in this lookback on the beloved television series three decades later.
64.
Bionic Body, The (2001) as Host
Examines the re-engineering of the human body, including recent advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. The program looks at artificial nerve stimulation on paralysis victims using implanted electrodes and implanting silicone chips in retinas. Also, host Alan Alda speaks with C
65.
Gene Hunters (2001) as Host
Alan Alda meets with gene-hunting scientists, including Nobelist Jim Watson, the Human Genome Project's Eric Lander and developmental geneticist Nancy Hopkins. He also examines a controversial gene therapy project that's attempting to grow new blood vessels in diseased hearts.
66.
Dead Men's Tales (2001) as Host
Alan Alda meets scientists reconstructing mysterious past events from the evidence of excavated remains. Stories include the mysterious destruction of the Jamestown colony and the unconfirmed hanging of outlaw Wild Bill Longley.
67.
Flying Free (2001) as Host
Alan Alda speaks with Paul MacCready, who set the world of aeronautical engineering on its head in the mid-1970s when he designed and built the first successful human-powered airplane. Now 75-years-old, MacCready continues to build flying machines. Alda and MacCready fly a variety of planes, ranging
68.
Television: The First 50 Years (2001) as Interviewee
The history of television is recounted, featuring clips from famous series and insights of several stars.
69.
Growing Up Different (2001) as Host
Alan Alda meets several kids who are growing up different and the doctors and the researchers who are trying to mitigate the difficulties they face. Cochlear implants restore some hearing to a profoundly deaf child, the latest augmentative communication technology gives speech to a child without it,
70.
Affairs of the Heart (2001) as Host
Documentary that examines advances in heart operations. The program follows up on two previously broadcast segments. First, Alda returns to a M*A*S*H*-like tent where he operated on a "casualty" using a remote surgical robot. In the update, he learns about advances in the artificial heart. Next, he
71.
Intimate Portrait: Rita Moreno (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actor and dancer Rita Moreno.
72.
Fat and Happy? (2001) as Host
The program tackles America's latest epidemic: obesity. Twenty-five percent of adults are clinically obese. Even more alarming, 20 percent of children are obese, and the number is rapidly increasing. Alan Alda visits with Dr. George Blackburn of the Center for the Study of Nutrition at Beth Israel D
73.
Wild Places (2001) as Host
Documentary about extinction, emphasizing the realization that saving wildlife means preserving or restoring habitat. Alan Alda travels to the Great Plains to examine efforts to recreate the nearly extinct American prairie from present-day farms and ranches. In northern Oklahoma, the Nature Conserva
74.
Pet Tech (2001) as Host
Documentary that explores the convergence of high technology and the family pet. Alan Alda meets an African Gray parrot with the cognitive abilities of a four-year-old child, and tries out high-tech games for bored parrots and lonely dogs.
75.
Chimps R Us (2001) as Host
The program takes a close look at humans' closest primate cousin, the chimpanzee. Alan Alda meets groundbreaking chimp researcher Jane Goodall, who devotes her energies now to chimp conservation. The growing and illegal "bushmeat" trade is decimating wild chimps throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Goodal
76.
Life's Little Questions II (2001) as Host
Host Alan Alda visits the lab of Christine Harris, a University of California, San Diego, psychologist, to ask: Why can't humans tickle themselves and what makes them ticklish in the first place? Alda asks Robert Provine at the University of Maryland Baltimore County: What is laughter and why do peo
77.
Alien Invasion (2001) as Host
Alan Alda discusses with scientists and naturalists methods of combatting increasing threats from alien species: plants, animals, insects and diseases that wreak havoc in defenseless regions. In Segment 1, "The Silence of the Birds," brown tree snakes that were alien to Guam invaded the island, brin
78.
70s: The Decade That Changed Television, The (2000) as Interviewee
A Museum of Television & Radio special that celebrates the 1970s, an era when television underwent sweeping changes, forever altering the medium.
79.
Never Say Die (2000) as Host ("Scientific American Frontiers")
Documentary that explores the progress being made in understanding aging and dying. As scientists unravel the biological mysteries of aging, they're coming up with dramatic ideas for halting -- or reversing -- the aging process.
80.
Mediterranean on the Rocks (2000) as Host
For thousands of years the Mediterranean Sea has shaped the course of human events. But today, its heritage of history and nature is at risk. The search is on for a killer algae that escaped from Monaco's aquarium. An unlikely candidate to combat the algae is a voracious sea slug from Cape Canaveral
81.
SuperPeople (2000) as Host
The program examines the feats humans can accomplish. From extreme deep diving and extraordinary memory feats, to prolonged space travel, people are pushing themselves to the limits of human performance.
82.
Life's Really Big Questions (2000) as Host
Documentary that tackles some of the hot topics facing scientists today: Are there other worlds like ours? Why did animals suddenly appear on Earth when only microbes existed for billions of years? What made humans different from all other living things? Will robots one day outgrow their need for hu
83.
Frontiers Decade (2000) as Host
A look back on the progress of science over the last decade of the 20th century by revisiting more than 200 different stories shown on "Scientific American Frontiers." course of human events. But today, its heritage of history and nature is at risk. The search is on for a killer algae that escaped f
84.
Changing Your Mind (2000) as Host
The program introduces two young women whose brains have remodeled themselves -- one temporarily in response to a week of being blindfolded, the other permanently after a devastating brain injury before birth. They are dramatic examples of "neuroplasticity," the brain's ability to re-wire itself.
85.
Intimate Portrait: Marlo Thomas (2000) as Interviewee
Portrait of actor Marlo Thomas, star of the popular sitcom "That Girl" (1966-71) and a leader in women's rights. Thomas also created ground-breaking books and Emmy-winning television programming for children that supported tolerance and diversity.
86.
Animal Einsteins (1999) as Host ("Scientific American Frontiers")
Scientists show that their latest experiments are beginning to reveal how animals think.
87.
Life's Little Questions (1999) as Host
Answers to simple and aggravating questions, such as: Why does traffic slow and even stop on a highway? Why are peppers hot? Is there a remedy for jet lag? Why do coffee cups leave rings on surfaces? How do sand castles stand up?
88.
Voyage to the Galapagos (1999) as Host (Scientific American Frontiers")
Following in Darwin's footsteps, Alan Alda travels to the Galapagos Islands to meet the animals and birds that inspired the theory of evolution. He is joined by scientists who witness the daily struggle for survival that has shaped the Islands' wild life.
89.
Natural Born Robots (1999) as Host ("Scientific American Frontiers")
Nature still defeats human beings in designing machines that can live comfortably in the world around them. Taking the hint, engineers trying to create robots increasingly are turning to living creatures for inspiration. From a giant mechanical cockroach to robotic flying insects, from robotunas to
90.
Great American History Quiz, The (1999)
A quiz program that challenges Americans on their knowledge of history, from politics to pop culture. Celebrities pose questions and supply answers in a variety of ways. Categories include: History 101 ("Everything You Know Is Wrong!"), Troublemakers (Social Change), Supreme Court, Disasters, Statue
91.
Spiders! (1999) as Host ("Scientific American Frontiers")
Explores the world of spiders. Viewers see colonies of thousands that live together in silken nests in the Amazonian rain forest; nine-inch-long tarantulas that sing and reveal why they are so hairy; spiders that stalk other spiders; and a virtual spider that cured a case of arachnophobia.
92.
Italian Americans II: A Beautiful Song, The (1998)
Sequel to the PBS documentary chronicling Italian immigration to the United States. Celebrates an Italian way of understanding life and explores what it means to be Italian in America from the Italian perspective, examining the ideals of generations and the icons of the culture.
93.
Nordic Sagas (1998) as Host
Travels to Iceland, Sweden and Denmark to rediscover the secrets of the Viking longboats, witness life arriving on a new volcanic island that burst through the surface of the North Atlantic, search for disease-causing genes through the labyrinth of Icelandic genealogy, a unique way of using images t
94.
CBS: The First 50 Years (1998) as Interviewee
Special celebrating the CBS Television Network's Golden Anniversary as a television broadcaster.
95.
Science of Art, The (1998) as Host
Highlighted in this program of the science magazine are "Aaron," a computer program that paints original and striking pictures; the beautiful (and once thought to be deadly) sounds of Benjamin Franklin's glass harmonica; the restoration by computer scientists and artists and the National Gallery of
96.
M-A-S-H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart (1998)
Special tribute to writer Larry Gelbart, from the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Features film clips and readings from Gelbart's plays, as well as tributes and conversation about the art of writing comedy.
97.
New Zoos, The (1998) as Host
Program examines how zoos are working both to improve the lives of their captive inhabitants and to help restore wild populations. In San Diego, Alan Alda visits polar bears and pandas that live in an environment specially designed to simulate the continuing stimulation of life in the wild. He takes
98.
Journey to Mars (1998) as Host
Focuses on the training that Mars astronauts endure and features the futuristic thinking being implemented in NASA's effort to put humans on the only other potentially habitable planet in the solar system.
99.
Science in Paradise (1998) as Host
Explores the hidden life of the endangered hawksbill turtle and the mystery of the damaged and dying coral reefs of the Caribbean; the hows and whys of the steel drum in Trinidad; and the aftermath of a volcano disaster on the island of Montserrat.
100.
WOODY ALLEN: A TO Z (1997) as Interviewee
Documentary traces the evolution of director Woody Allen's work, including clips from his movies and interviews with cast members of his 1997 musical film "Everyone Says I Love You."
101.
Going to Extremes (1997) as Host
Host Alan Alda visits scientists whose subjects take them to the edge of the possible. Among the stories: studies of how cheetahs and pronghorn antelopes run so fast; how desert creatures survive searing heat; creatures that live in the permanent darkness of the ocean's depths; how Arctic creatures
102.
Beyond Science? (1997) as Host
Examines the world of pseudoscience, highlighted by a reconstruction of the infamous Roswell "alien autopsy" film. Includes reports on palmistry, dowsers used to find well water, the search for "zero-point energy"; and why modern hospitals turn to "therapeutic touch," manipulating patients' "energy
103.
Pieces of Mind (1997) as Host
Explores science's continuing effort to understand the human brain. Host Alan Alda visits brain scientists studying dreaming, memory and language.
104.
Expedition Panama (1997) as Host
Special explores the habits of bats and other creatures of the rain forest in Panama. Also tracks innovative research aimed at restoring the rain forest, watches bees communicate the precise location and height of food, scans the canopy of the forest in a crane, enters the world of leaf-cutter ants,
105.
Robots Alive! (1997) as Host
Host Alan Alda visits robots with minds of their own, such as COG, an autonomous robot with the mind of a six-month-old baby. Alda also introduces viewers to participants in an intelligent robot contest, where he meets the latest incarnation of an old acquaintance from a previous show, an autonomous
106.
Alan Alda: More Than Mr. Nice Guy (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Alan Alda.
107.
Creatures of the Deep (1996) as Host
Host Alan Alda takes viewers on an oceanographic expedition to study the seas' least-known region: the vast, permanently dark middle depths. Also includes segments on shark-tracking in Hawaii, fossilized sea shells, the octopus, and an alarm system that will steer humpbacked whales from fishing nets
108.
Science Safari (1996) as Host
Host Alan Alda safaris through South Africa and discovers what game preserves are doing with too many large animals, like elephant and rhino; investigates new medical progress against malaria; and examines the remains of what may turn out to be a long-lost relative -- a 100,000 year-old humanoid.
109.
Flying High (1996) as Host
Host Alan Alda takes viewers aloft to reveal the flight secrets of birds, insects and airplanes. Segments are entitled "Eternal Wing," "Taking to the Air," "Cockpit Confusion," "Bird Man," and "Robo-Fliers."
110.
21st Century Medicine (1996) as Host
Examination of the technological revolution in medicine, including a revolutionary technique for removing a brain tumor ("Image Guided Surgery"); virtual reality used as therapy to treat phobias ("Virtual Fear"); a new gene therapy that doctors think will make invasive bypass surgery obsolete ("Bypa
111.
Inventing the Future (1996) as Host
From the state-of-the-art Media Lab at MIT, host Alan Alda experiences a world where things -- from virtual dogs to cars to houses -- acquire intelligence and apply it with discretion; where computers get emotional; and where young cyborgs roam.
112.
Dragon Science (1995) as Host
Host Alan Alda takes viewers to China for visits to a spectacular mummy find; a probe of traditional Chinese medicine; Southern Chinese rice paddies with scientists endeavoring to increase production; and the site of the controversial Three Gorges Dam.
113.
Science Italian Style (1995) as Host
Examination of the study of science as conducted in Italy.
114.
It's a Kid's World (1995) as Host
Examination of how and when children from 2 months to 13 years of age first learn to coordinate their movements, how they acquire language skills, how their thought processes develop.
115.
Wild West (1995) as Host
In search of the science behind the legends, host Alan Alda tracks rattlesnakes in the Sonoran Desert, searches for gold in the Sierra Nevada, uses forensic medicine to identify some of the casualties at the site of Custer's Last Stand at Little Bighorn. survives a close encounter with some scorpion
116.
Prime Time Primates (1995) as Host
Examination of the differences and similarities between humans and nonhuman primates.
117.
Science of Sports, The (1994) as Narration
Science magazine special examining the relationship between science and sports. Segments include: a rock climber replaces his lost legs with mechanical ones; swimmers go further and faster by understanding the biomechanics of swimming; automobile designers help a team of Olympic hopefuls design a f
118.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1994)
Broadcast of the seventeenth annual "The Kennedy Center Honors," a tribute to the lifetime achievement of select performing artists. The 1994 honorees are actor Kirk Douglas, pop and soul singer Aretha Franklin, composer Morton Gould, theater producer and director Harold Prince, and folk singer and
119.
46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1994) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 46th annual primetime Emmy Awards.
120.
48th Annual Tony Awards, The (1994) as Presenter
A live presentation of the annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the theater.
121.
Science of Sports, The (1994) as Host
Science magazine special examining the relationship between science and sports. Segments include: a rock climber replaces his lost legs with mechanical ones; swimmers go further and faster by understanding the biomechanics of swimming; automobile designers help a team of Olympic hopefuls design a f
122.
Life's Big Questions (1994) as Host
Questions explored in this program from the series of science magazine specials include: How did the universe begin? Where did life come from? How does evolution work? Will robots ever take over from humans?
123.
Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, The (1994) as Presenter
Telecast of the fifth annual American Teacher Awards, honoring outstanding teachers throughout the United States.
124.
About All You Can Eat (1994) as Host
Explores the strange, paradoxical and often amusing world of food. From the origins of ancient recipes to the latest developments in dog food, from the struggle to lose weight to the search for a genetic cause for obesity, the special reveals the work scientists are doing about food and our relation
125.
10th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1994) as Inductee
The Television Academy Hall of Fame honors seven new inductees: QVC chairman and creator of the Fox television network Barry Diller, actor-director Alan Alda, sports announcer Howard Cosell, animation team William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and producer-journalist-educat
126.
51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1994) as Presenter
Live presentation of the Golden Globe Awards for achievement in television and film by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
127.
Contests and Competitions (1993) as Narration
Science magazine special. Segments include reports on science-based contests and competitions.
128.
Special Edition From Germany (1993) as Narration
Science magazine special focusing on German science. Segments include reports on an automobile that pilots itself; the mechanics of dragonfly flight; bird navigation; and new diagnosis and treatment procedures for epilepsy.
129.
Contests and Competitions (1993) as Host
Science magazine special. Segments include reports on science-based contests and competitions.
130.
Special Edition From Germany (1993) as Host
Science magazine special focusing on German science. Segments include reports on an automobile that pilots itself; the mechanics of dragonfly flight; bird navigation; and new diagnosis and treatment procedures for epilepsy.
131.
One on One: Classic Television Interviews (1993) as Host
Highlights of interviews from television archives with world leaders, entertainers and others, plus historic events, unusual moments and memorable human interest stories.
132.
46th Annual Tony Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the 1992 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards honoring outstanding achievement in the Broadway theater.
133.
All-Star Salute to Our Troops, The (1991)
A variety special honoring U.S. troops returning from the Persian Gulf.
134.
Memories of M*A*S*H (1991)
A special highlighting the series "M*A*S*H" which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. Included are episodic footage and interviews with cast members and producers.
135.
3rd Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1989)
A live presentation of the third annual American Comedy Awards honoring top comedic performers in all forms of American entertainment. Included is a showcase of new comedy stars as well as some of America's top comedians. Neil Simon is the recipient of the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award.
136.
Scared Sexless (1987)
A special news report which examines how the threat of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases have brought about a new sexual awareness in society.
137.
58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986) as Co-Host
Live coverage of the fifty-eighth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
138.
CBS: On the Air (1978) as Co-Host
The Columbia Broadcasting System celebrates its first fifty years of radio and television broadcasting.
139.
6 Rms Riv Vu (1974) as Paul Friedman
An adaptation of the play about Anne Miller and Paul Freeman, two married strangers who meet in an empty apartment and have an affair.
140.
Annie and the Hoods (1974)
Music, songs, and comedy sketches featuring actress Anne Bancroft.
141.
Marlo Thomas and Friends in Free to Be... You and Me (1974)
The program, aimed primarily at children, interrelates music, songs, stories, and poems, all designed to encourage children to be believe in themselves as individuals.
142.
Lily (1973)
A series of comedy vignettes tailored to the unique talents of comedienne Lily Tomlin.
143.
Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law (1968) as Frank St John
The adventures of Liz and John Higher, a husband-and-wife law team. The program relates how Liz and John's defense of an accused murderer involves them with a haunted house, ghosts, and numerous suspects.
144.
Where's Everett? (1966) as Arnold Barker
Early one morning a spaceship lands in a small town in suburbia. Its inhabitants place a seemingly empty basket on the doorstep of the home of Arnold and Sylvia Barker and leave. Moments later, the sound of a baby's cries awaken the Barkers--who discover that the basket contains an invisible baby

Writer (special)

145.
Susan and Sam (1977) as Writer
The romantic misadventures of Susan Foster and Sam Denton, magazine writers who find their romance is floundering on the rocks of professional competition and vastly different tastes. In the pilot episode, the two fight over whose apartment the other should move in to, since neither of them wants to
146.
Hickey vs. Anybody (1976) as Writer
The story of Julius V. Hickey, a lawyer who will tackle any case. In the pilot episode, Hickey sues the city on behalf of his client.
147.
We'll Get By (1974) as Writer
The story of George and Liz Platt, a suburban New Jersey couple, and their three bright but mischievous children. In the pilot episode, George and Liz face a family crisis when their children uncover a long-kept family secret -- the fact that the eldest son was on the way before his parents' wedding

Producer (special)

148.
Susan and Sam (1977) as Producer
The romantic misadventures of Susan Foster and Sam Denton, magazine writers who find their romance is floundering on the rocks of professional competition and vastly different tastes. In the pilot episode, the two fight over whose apartment the other should move in to, since neither of them wants to

Misc. Crew (short)

149.
LIONPOWER FROM MGM (1967)
"Lionpower from MGM" (1967) is an exciting 60's promotional short subject, which showcases MGM's releases for the 1967-68 film season under a "five seasons" theme--fall, winter, spring, summer--plus a "fabulous fifth season". The main music is set to the rousing theme from "The Magnificent Yankee" composed by David Raksin in 1950. The promo is narrated by some of the best voice-over actors of the time, and is an excellent time capsule of a by-gone era.

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