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Also Known As: Died: July 17, 2009
Born: November 4, 1916 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

1.
U.S. vs. John Lennon, The (2006)
Before Iraq, before the Bush Administration, before the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam there was John Lennon, the celebrated musical artist who used his fame and his fortune to protest the Vietnam War and advocate for world peace. 1966-1976 was one of the most fractious periods of Am
2.
Toots (2006)
Toots Shor was a well known saloonkeeper in New York from 1940 to 1959 and his eponymous midtown Manhattan bar was the place to be seen. Decades later, his granddaughter documentary filmmaker Kristi Jacobson takes us on tour of her famous grandfather's world through interviews with family, friends,
3.
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater (2006)
Barry Goldwater was a rare breed of politician who stuck to his ideals and refused to pander to special interest groups, including his own party. Tracing Goldwater from his earthy Senatorial beginnings to his notorious presidential loss to LBJ to his outspoken later years, we hear from a broad range
4.
On Common Ground (2000)
In late 1944 young American soldiers of the 28th Infantry regiment fought a hideous battle against the Germans in Huertgen Forest. Many of the survivors could not speak of the horrors they experienced until fifty-five years later when a group of veterans decided to revisit the killing fields and see
5.
FAIL SAFE (2000) as Introduction
Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to sa
6.
Uncommon Friends of the 20th Century (1999) as Narration
Celebrating the life of Jim and Ellie Newton, a Florida couple whose chance introduction to Thomas Edison in the early part of the century led to close friendships with some of the most important and controversial figures of the past 100 years, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone,a nd Charles and
7.
AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (1998)
This American Film Institute special covers the full spectrum of American movie making from westerns to musicals focussing on the top 100 films chosen by the AFI including Psycho, On the Waterfront, E.T. - The extra-terrestrial, West Side Story, Citizen Kane, 2001, and many others.
8.
4 Little Girls (1997) as Himself
On a Birmingham Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, while attending Sunday school, four little girls were brutally murdered when a bomb ripped through the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Dead were Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Denise McNair (11), Cynthia Wesley (14) and Carole Rosa
9.
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) as Voice Of Captain Neweyes
Four prehistoric dinosaurs, magically transformed into intelligent and gentle creatures, travel via space ship to the 21st century where they befriend a street-smart boy and a poor-little-rich girl.
10.
Larry King: JFK Remembered (1993)
Live special hosted by Larry King. Celebrities and call-in viewers share their recollections of where they were the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
11.
Beyond Jfk: The Question Of Conspiracy (1992) as Himself (Archival Footage)
The conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy is examined through interviews of people involved in the real-life investigation and others involved in the making of the Oliver Stone picture "JFK".
12.
Dream Is Alive, The (1985) as Narration
An inside view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Shuttle program.
13.
Private Battle, A (1980) as Himself
A dramatization of the story of noted writer/journalist Cornelius Ryan, author of "The Longest Day" and "A Bridge Too Far," and the valiant battle against terminal cancer that led him to write about his ordeal, with the help of his loving wife while at the same time determined to complete "A Bridge

Special Thanks (feature film)

14.
Thirteen Days (2000) as Special Thanks
As viewed through the eyes of a presidential aide, an inside look at the intense high stakes battle that raged within the U.S. government -- between the Kennedys, the CIA and the Pentagon -- as the world stood at the brink of nuclear war. The true story focuses on how President Kennedy, his brother Bobby, and the U.S. government responded to the discovery of offensive nuclear weapons in Cuba--and the life-or-death tug-of-war that ensued between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. during those thirteen days of crisis in October 1962. The political saga moves from battles in the White House to the skies above Cuba, where U.S. planes dodge Soviet fire; to the high seas, where a showdown between the U.S. and Soviet naval ships threatens to trigger war; to the massive military preparations that presage war.
15.
Apollo 13 (1995) as Special Thanks
Story of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, the third manned moon launch. After three days in space, Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert finally approach their long-cherished destination, when suddenly their spacecraft's power and guidance systems go down--and the supply of oxygen begins to dwindle. The trio now face a grim reality: their crippled capsule, stranded 205,000 miles in space, might never return to earth. With time running out, the crew and thousands of others, including flight director Gene Kranz, brave near-impossible odds in a daring attempt to guide the capsule earthward.

Director (special)

16.
Christianity Reborn: Prayer and Politics (1994) as Director
Examination of the re-emerging focus on the role of religion in the United States and the rapid rise to prominence of the Evangelical movement.

Cast (special)

17.
Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty (2003)
A look at the dangerous life of entrenched journalists.
18.
CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration (2003) as Presenter
A celebration of the Eye's seventy-five years of broacasting.
19.
55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Live coverage of the 55th annual Primetime Emmy awards.
20.
Jim McKay: My World in My Words (2003) as Interviewee
Sports announcer Jim McKay takes a look back at his life and the major sporting events he's covered over the past four decades.
21.
Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) as Interviewee
A TCM original documentary that explores the world of short subjects through film clips and interviews.
22.
25th Anniversary Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (2002) as Host
Coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors presentation, which pays tribute to outstanding Americans who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts. Honorees are: actor James Earl Jones, conductor James Levine, dancer/actress Chita Rivera, singer/songwriter Paul Simon and actress Elizabeth Tayl
23.
In Our City: New Yorkers Remember September 11th (2002)
In this tribute to the spirit of New York City following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Caroline Kennedy reads Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," Sigourney Weaver reads from W.H. Auden, and Fran Lebowitz recites E.B. Whites "Here Is New York." Taped at the Dia Center for the
24.
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2002 (2002) as Host
A New Year's Day concert from Vienna's Musikverein hall, featuring guest conductor Seiji Ozawa leading the Vienna Philharmonic in a selection of Strauss Family waltzes. Also, the Viennese Spanish Riding School leads Austria's Lipizzaner horses in several equestrian ballets.
25.
Korean War Stories (2001) as Narration
The Korean conflict is often called "The Forgotten War," but it has never been forgotten by the men and women who experienced it. Veterans share their experiences and memories.
26.
To Heal a Heart (2001) as Narration
Documentary that examines a non-surgical treatment for heart disease, which afflicts one-quarter of America's middle-aged population. Developed by pioneer cardiologist Dr. K. Lance Gould, the simple combination of exercise, stress reduction, low-fat diet and cholesterol-lowering drugs promises to er
27.
Right Stuff, The (2001) as Interviewee
Tom Wolfe wanted to know what "makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle. . . and wait for someone to light the fuse?" In his groundbreaking book, "The Right Stuff," his subjects were the Mercury astronauts who became caught up in America's feverish space race, and were hurled
28.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (2001) as Host
Coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors presentation, which pays tribute to outstanding Americans who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts. Honorees are: actors Jack Nicholson and Julie Andrews, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, composer Quincy Jones and pianist Van Cliburn.
29.
53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (2001) as (Opening Remarks); Presenter
Live coverage of the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
30.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (2001)
A musical tribute to the World War II generation, the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and a 10th anniversary salute to the veterans of Desert Storm. The concert also honors former P.O.W.s of the Korean War and those who served in Vietnam.
31.
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration (2001) as Host
The annual New Year's Day concert from Vienna's Musikverein Hall.
32.
Breaking the News (2001)
A collection of journalists' recollections of their feelings as they look back at the wars, the disasters, the people and the world events by which they will forever be affected. Their stories are illustrated with news footage.
33.
Golf Digests 50 Greatest Golfers (2000) as Narration ("Unsung Heroes")
Documentary that features the 50 greatest golfers of all time as named in the July 2000 50th Anniversary issue of Golf Digest magazine. The program features interviews with golf legends, writers and teachers, as well as personalized essays written and narrated by former President George Bush, Ann Ri
34.
Intimate Portrait: Lady Bird Johnson (2000) as Interviewee
Portrait of former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. Includes an interview of Mrs. Johnson conducted by Whoopi Goldberg.
35.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (2000) as Host
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Ballet perform Strauss waltzes, polkas and marches for a New Year's concert from Vienna's Musikverein Concert Hall.
36.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (2000)
At the 23rd annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala, a tribute to distinguished artists, taped at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, musician Chuck Berry, singer and conductor Placido Domingo, actor/director Clint Eastwood and actress Angela Lansbury are salute
37.
Patty Hearst: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary that examines the kidnapping of media heiress Patty Hearst, including her self-proclaimed brainwashing and the trial that followed her capture. On February 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patty Hearst was abducted from her apartment in Berkeley, California. A band of left-wing radicals announced th
38.
Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: Ode to Joy 2000 (2000) as Host
Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in an all-Beethoven program that features the Ninth Symphony and the Second Piano Concerto in B-flat with Mikhail Pletnev as pianist.
39.
William S. Paley: The Eye of CBS (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of William S. Paley, the legendary chairman of CBS.
40.
Good Grief, Charlie Brown: A Tribute to Charles Schulz (2000) as Host
Special that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Charles Schulz's comic strip "Peanuts," featuring the characters of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy.
41.
Tobacco Wars (1999) as Narration
Documentary special that examines the tobacco industry from the advent of the cigarette through the current litigation against tobacco companies. Includes interviews with tobacco executives, scientists, public-health leaders, politicians and cancer victims.
42.
Heart of Darkness (1999) as Executive Editor
Documentary that examines the Joseph Conrad novel, "Heart of Darkness." The program shows how Conrad's experiences in the Congo are interlaced with his narrator's description of a journey from idealism through moral decay to primeval savagery. Francis Ford Coppola discusses the themes he adapted fro
43.
Person of the Century: CBS News/Time 100 (1999) as Interviewee
The sixth in a series of six primetime specials produced jointly by CBS News and Time magazine celebrating the lives and legacies of 100 people who shaped the past 100 years, coinciding with six special issues of Time magazine. The final installment reveals the identity of "The Person of the Century
44.
1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (1999) as Interviewee
A documentary that revisits the major events of 1968: the Tet Offensive in Vietnam; the assasinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy; the "police riot" at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; a near-revolution in France; and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
45.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1999) as Host
Coverage of the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Honors. Comedian/pianist Victor Borge, actor Sean Connery, dancer/choreographer/teacher Judith Jamison, actor Jason Robards and singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder are recognized by the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for
46.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1999) as Host
Walter Cronkite hosts a New Year's celebration from Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. Conductor Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a selection of waltzes composed by members of the Strauss family.
47.
Intimate Portrait: Lesley Stahl (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of journalist Lesley Stahl.
48.
Godspeed John Glenn (1998) as Narration
A look at John Glenn's 1962 space flight aboard the "Friendship Seven." Includes exclusive interviews with Senator Glenn, his wife Annie and daughter Lyn, as well as fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter, Project Mercury Flight Director Chris Kraft and other colleagues. Rare archival footage from NASA's
49.
Intimate Portrait: Helen Gurley Brown (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of Helen Gurley Brown, former editor-in-chief of "Cosmopolitan" magazine and one of the most powerful women in publishing history.
50.
1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (1998) as Interviewee
Examines the political and social landscapes of 1968 by combining archival footage with interviews of many key witnesses of the year's pivotal events, including the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and th
51.
CBS: The First 50 Years (1998) as Interviewee
Special celebrating the CBS Television Network's Golden Anniversary as a television broadcaster.
52.
Leaders and Revolutionaries: People of the Century: CBS News/Time 100 (1998)
The first in a series of primetime specials produced jointly by CBS News and Time magazine celebrating the lives and legacies of 100 people who shaped the past 100 years, coinciding with six special issues of Time magazine. The first special reveals the list of the 20 leaders and revolutionaries who
53.
Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union (1998)
Celebration of three decades of the music magazine, "Rolling Stone." Features interviews with musicians and young people from around the country, as well as musical performances, comedy skits and film clips expressing a variety of themes including Identity, Spirituality, Sex & Love, Music, Values, F
54.
Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance (1998) as Host
Documentary that uses interviews, photographs and history to reveal the computer-related technological advancements made in this century. "Silicon Valley," a term coined by a trade press editor in the early 1970s, encompasses a culture as well as a place. Silicon Valley, a region in California also
55.
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998)
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
56.
John Glenn: Return to Space (1998) as Interviewee
Live coverage of the launch of the space shuttle Discovery with Senator John Glenn aboard.
57.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1998) as Host
Holiday concert from Vienna of polkas, waltzes and marches composed by members of the Strauss family and others.
58.
G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary profile of the life and works of World War II correspondent, Ernie Pyle.
59.
Kennedy Center Honors, The (1998) as Host
Actor/comedian Bill Cosby, Broadway composer and lyricist team John Kander and Fred Ebb, singer/songwriter Willie Nelson, composer/conductor Andre Previn and actress Shirley Temple Black are honored for their contributions to the performing arts.
60.
Kennedy Center Honors, The (1997) as Host
Presentation of the 20th annual Kennedy Center Honors.
61.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1997) as Host
Annual New Year's day concert from Vienna's Musikverein Hall. The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Riccardo Muti, plays a selection of waltzes, polkas and marches by the Strauss family and other composers.
62.
1997 Cable Ace Awards (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 19th Annual CableACE Awards, honoring excellence in cable television.
63.
Cronkite Remembers (1996) as Host
Special recounting great events of the 20th century through the career of television newsman Walter Cronkite. Blends archival footage, photographs and recordings with Cronkite's own anecdotes, home movies and conversations with his family, friends and colleagues.
64.
Signal to Noise: Life With Television (1996) as Interviewee
Multi-part, irreverent look at the business and pleasure of television and its impact on contemporary life. Uses short, stylistic segments and video essays to examine the hold this pervasive medium has on people's perceptions of themselves, their world and the future.
65.
Smoke in the Eye (1996)
Documentary investigating the war between network news and the tobacco industry in the wake of the $10 billion libel suit against ABC and the controversial decision by CBS not to allow "60 Minutes" to air an explosive interview with a tobacco company whistle-blower.
66.
18th Annual Cable Ace Awards (1996) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 18th Annual CableACE Awards, honoring excellence in cable television.
67.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1996) as Host
Presentation of the 19th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1996 honorees are dancer Maria Tallchief, singer Johnny Cash, jazz saxophonist and composer Benny Carter, actor Jack Lemmon, and playwright Edward Albee.
68.
Images of Life: Photographs That Changed the World (1996)
Special hosted by Candice Bergen which examines the historical implications of influential photographs that have appeared in "Life" magazine. The special also features the comments of notable people such as Walter Cronkite, Maya Angelou, Buzz Aldrin, George Plimpton, Sophia Loren and Harry Belafonte
69.
David Brinkley: A Reporter's Life (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of the late journalist David Brinkley.
70.
Happily Ever After? (1995) as Narration
Documentary examining the 20th century and the United States' role in shaping its course, as well as what the country must do to assure the success of democracy and freedom in the 21st century.
71.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1995) as Host
Live telecast of an annual New Year's Day concert in Vienna, Austria, hosted by Walter Cronkite. Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic's performances of music by the Strauss family and others. The Vienna State Opera Ballet also performs two dance sequences.
72.
49th Annual Tony Awards, The (1995) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 49th Annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the Broadway theater.
73.
Family Matters: Or Does It? (1995) as Host
Documentary special examining the state of the American family. Explores forces that shape ideas and beliefs about family, how economic and cultural realities contrast with the ideal "traditional family" and what the future holds. Includes interviews with family historians, anthropologists and famil
74.
Headlines and Sound Bites: Is That the Way It Is? (1995) as Host; Moderator
Walter Cronkite moderates a round-table discussion among media experts and interviews others in an examination of how well the media keeps the public informed and involved in the democratic process.
75.
16th Annual CableACE Awards, The (1995) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 16th Annual CableACE Awards, honoring excellence in cable television.
76.
Drug Dilemma: War Or Peace?, The (1995) as Host
Examination of the human and economic costs of America's war on drugs and evaluates its effectiveness.
77.
Environment Beware: Here Comes the Counterrevolution (1995) as Host
Documentary examining America's concern about the environment, as well as the state of environmental regulation and how it is viewed by the political powers that be.
78.
Great Moments of Discovery (1995)
Special celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Discovery Channel. Includes highlights from Discovery's ten years of programming.
79.
Naked News (1995)
Four-part examination of the news media and its impact on American life. Included in each of the parts: an examination of the superstar anchor system, a profile of CNN and its founder Ted Turner, a look at talkshow hosts who dominate the airwaves and influence the political opinions of millions, and
80.
Search For Clean Air, The (1995) as Host
Documentary exploring the effect air pollution has on the environment and on human health.
81.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1995) as Host
Presentation of the 18th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1995 honorees are dancer Jacques D'Amboise, singer Marilyn Horne, guitarist B B King, actor Sidney Poitier, and playwright Neil Simon.
82.
D-Day Remembered -- A Musical Tribute From the QE2 (1994) as Host
A commemoration, set on the deck of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, to mark the 50th anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied Forces crossed the English Channel to Normandy during World War II. Features performances by international stars, reunions, eyewitness stories, photographs, music, and let
83.
Christianity Reborn: Prayer and Politics (1994) as Host
Examination of the re-emerging focus on the role of religion in the United States and the rapid rise to prominence of the Evangelical movement.
84.
Van Cliburn (1994)
Documentary profile of internationally acclaimed pianist Van Cliburn, who skyrocketed to fame in 1958 but withdrew from public life between 1978 and 1987. Includes interviews with friends and colleagues.
85.
World of Nature: The Holy Land (1994) as Host
Naturalist journey of the varied topography and plant, animal and insect life of Israel and Jordan.
86.
When America Trembled -- Murrow/McCarthy (1994)
A documentary examining the 1954 confrontation between CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy on Murrow's "See It Now" television program.
87.
Making Welfare Work (1994) as Host
Documentary investigating welfare reform.
88.
15th Annual CableACE Awards, The (1994) as Presenter
Live broadcast of the fifteenth annual ACE Awards ceremony honoring excellence in cable television.
89.
Outer Space: Can We Afford to Go? (1994) as Host
The focus of this special is whether or not space exploration is worth the price. The benefits of piloted versus robotic missions, international versus single nation undertakings, and other related issues are discussed with authorities on the subject.
90.
Our Families, Our Future (1994) as Host
Examines the changing face and needs of the American family.
91.
Victory Over Violence (1994) as Host
A four-part documentary about how average citizens have fought the war against violent crime in America.
92.
Space: Last Frontier or Lost Frontier? (1994)
Documentary examining the history of the U.S. space program as well as the often controversial present and future it faces. Features archival footage and interviews with various NASA players.
93.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1994) as Host
Traditional holiday fare of waltzes, polkas, and galops of the Johann Strauss family as the New Year is celebrated in Vienna.
94.
Ape Man (1994) as Host
Four-part documentary tracing man's origins.
95.
Missions to the Moon (1994)
The story of the many United States space flights which culminated in the historic 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing and the 1975 U.S./Soviet handshake in space -- as shown through interviews with astronauts and flight directors, archival footage, and still photographs.
96.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1994) as Host
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
97.
10th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1994)
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
98.
Legal Gambling: The Dice Are Loaded (1994) as Host
Should government be encouraging gambling among its citizenry? Explores the long-term social, moral and economic costs of America's legal gambling craze.
99.
Lessons For the Future (1994) as Host
Veteran journalist Walter Cronkite looks at the state of education in the United States, highlighting particularly successful programs.
100.
Faltering Dream, The (1993) as Host
Examination of America's effort over the last 30 years to create a racially integrated society.
101.
Where Do We Fight? (1993) as Host
Examination of the United States role in international peacekeeping efforts.
102.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1993) as Host
A live broadcast of the annual New Year's concert from Vienna, hosted by Walter Cronkite. Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
103.
November 22, 1993: Where Were You? A Larry King Special Live From Washington (1993)
Live special hosted by Larry King. Celebrities and call-in viewers share their recollections of where they were the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
104.
American Television Awards, The (1993) as Presenter
An awards special recognizing the top performances and programs seen on American television from April 13, 1992 to April 12, 1993, as determined by a survey of television critics, columnists and journalists.
105.
One on One: Classic Television Interviews (1993)
Highlights of interviews from television archives with world leaders, entertainers and others, plus historic events, unusual moments and memorable human interest stories.
106.
Every Breath You Take (1993) as Host
A health-oriented special focusing on aspects of air pollution, smoking and other issues affecting our respiratory systems.
107.
What's Ailing Medicine (1993) as Host
Investigation of the nation's health care crisis. Walter Cronkite interviews Hillary Rodham Clinton.
108.
Legend to Legend Night (1993)
A special in which celebrities pay tribute to their heroes.
109.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (1993) as Host
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
110.
Who Killed JFK: The Final Chapter? (1993)
A documentary examining the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
111.
Help Unwanted (1993) as Host
Examination of the effects of the growing problem of permanent unemployment as well as "underemployment" in the United States.
112.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1993) as Host
Broadcast of the sixteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished award recipients of the 1993 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: entertainer Johnny Carson, Dance Theater of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell, conductor Georg Solti, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and gospel singe
113.
Uninvited: Immigrants at the Gate, The (1993) as Host
Examination of worldwide immigration in terms of its environmental, political and economic effects on host countries and the human cost to those who leave and those who are left behind.
114.
America's Cup 1987: The Walter Cronkite Report (1992) as Narration
A special about the America's Cup sailboat competition and the 1987 event at which the United States won the trophy back from Australia.
115.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1992) as Host
Broadcast of the fifteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: actor and dancer Ginger Rogers, jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropo
116.
Titanic: Treasure of the Deep (1992) as Host
A documentary that follows an international crew on an exploration of the ocean bottom for the Titanic's remaining treasure.
117.
America's Cup 1987: The Walter Cronkite Report (1992) as Host
A special about the America's Cup sailboat competition and the 1987 event at which the United States won the trophy back from Australia.
118.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1992)
A live broadcast of the annual New Year's concert from Vienna, hosted by Walter Cronkite. Carlos Kleiber conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
119.
Watergate: The Secret Story (1992)
A news special that marks the 20th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, reliving the events leading up to and following the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
120.
Dinosaur! (1991) as Narration
A four-part documentary series examining how dinosaurs looked, behaved and lived.
121.
Dinosaur! (1991) as Host
A four-part documentary series examining how dinosaurs looked, behaved and lived.
122.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1991) as Host
A broadcast of the fourteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are country music singer Roy Acuff, the musical comedy writer-performers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the acrobatic tap dancers Fayard and Har
123.
17th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1991)
A live presentation of the seventeenth annual "People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers. The Gallup organization determines the winners by way of a special poll.
124.
Our Children at Risk (1991) as Host
A special hosted by Walter Cronkite, depicting the human cost of reduced government assistance to children during the 1980s.
125.
Ethics in American Business (1991) as Host ("Ethics In American Business")
A documentary examining ethical dilemmas in the workplace through case studies of employee monitoring, insider trading, and the concept of guaranteed jobs. The documentary broadcast is followed by panel discussion of the issues raised and an exploration of some possible solutions.
126.
Challenge to Wildlife: A Public Television Special Report, The (1990)
A documentary examining the devastating effects of humankind on the planet's environment and profiling heroic people trying to preserve it. Also features interviews with environmentalists.
127.
How to Prevent a Heart Attack (1990) as Host
A special, hosted by Walter Cronkite, examining the mechanics of heart attacks and presenting new findings about heart disease.
128.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1990) as Host
A broadcast of the thirteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1990 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, opera singer Rise Stevens, composer Jule Styne and film director Billy Wilder.
129.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
130.
William S. Paley: Tribute to a Broadcasting Giant (1990)
A special honoring CBS founder Walter S. Paley. Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite and other CBS News personalities review Paley's long career as chairman of the network. Clips from landmark CBS telecasts were included.
131.
Borderline Medicine (1990) as Host
A documentary exploring the crisis in American health care and the lessons the United States can learn from Canada's 20-year experience with national health insurance.
132.
Fifteen Years of MacNeil/Lehrer (1990)
A special chronicling Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer's 15-year partnership in noncommercial broadcast journalism.
133.
Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter (1990)
A two-part documentary on journalist Edward R. Murrow. This program explores his life through archival recordings, film clips and interviews with contemporary journalists. Broadcast as a presentation of the series "American Masters."
134.
Harry Hopkins: At FDR's Side (1989) as Narration
A documentary examining the life and career of Harry Hopkins, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest friend and adviser.
135.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1989) as Host
A special featuring the annual New Year's celebration concert from Vienna Orchestra with conductor Carlos Kleiber and the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera performing music of the Strauss family.
136.
Fifty Years of Television: A Golden Celebration (1989) as Host
A special highlighting fifty years in the history of television. Includes tributes to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Walter Cronkite, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope and Ed Sullivan. Clips of classic television moments are presented.
137.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1989) as Host
A broadcast of the twelfth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1989 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are singer Harry Belafonte, actress Claudette Colbert, musical comedy star Mary Martin, ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova, and composer William Schuma
138.
Evening With Alan Jay Lerner, An (1989)
Broadcast of a fund-raising gala honoring lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, taped from Lincoln Center in New York. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."
139.
Valvoline National Driving Test, The (1989)
A special that utilizes state-of-the-art camera technology to place viewers in the driver's seat while testing their knowledge of traffic rules and car safety.
140.
Can't Afford to Grow Old (1989) as Host
A documentary illustrating the growing demand for long-term care in America and highlighting the physical, emotional, and financial pressures faced by the elderly and their caregivers.
141.
Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989) as Host
A "Magical World of Disney" special saluting the opening of the new Disney Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. Celebrities perform song-and-dance routines. Film clips spotlight world leaders and famous personalities, who name their favorite films and discuss how television and movies have affected their
142.
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988)
A two-hour presentation taped at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 11, 1988, featuring celebrities from all forms of American entertainment and the performing arts in a tribute to America's legendary songwriter, Irving Berlin, in honor of his one-hundredth birthday.
143.
Nixon in China (1988) as Host
A three-hour world premiere telecast of the minimalist and romantic opera documenting Richard Nixon's historic trip to China, telecast from the Houston Grand Opera as part of "Great Performances."
144.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1988) as Host
A satellite broadcast from Vienna, Austria, celebrating the New Year. Highlights of the third "From Vienna" telecast include performances by the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Choir Boys, and a tour of historic sites throughout Vienna.
145.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1988) as Host
A special broadcast of the eleventh annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, taped December 4, 1988 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees are Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens.
146.
Campaign '88: The Democratic Convention (1988) as Correspondent
A special preview of the 1988 Democratic National Convention. The program, broadcast from the CBS News convention headquarters at the Omni Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, includes interviews, and reports from various correspondents on the political scene.
147.
Walter Cronkite at Large (1988) as Host
A special hosted by Walter Cronkite, featuring three in-depth segments focusing on the fragile environment; the colony of Macau, which is a gambling mecca built on capitalism and will become a part of Communist China in 11 years; and hot air ballooning.
148.
Campaign '88: The Republican Convention (1988)
A special preview to the Republican National Convention, featuring an interview with Vice President George Bush and his wife Barbara, and various issues facing the Republican Party during the convention.
149.
Children of Apartheid (1987) as Narration
A CBS News special report focusing on the young people of South Africa. The program looks at the strife that has occurred in the country since new apartheid restrictions went into effect in 1986. The program includes interviews with the daughters of president P.W. Botha and the jailed black activist
150.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1987) as Host
The annual Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert, with Herbert Von Karajan conducting an all-Strauss program. Host Walter Cronkite provides commentary and takes viewers on tours of the Palace at Schonbrunn and the world-famous Riding School, the home of the Lippizaner stallions.
151.
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987) as Host
Two-hour coverage of a black-tie event, broadcast from the Constitution Hall of Philadelphia's Civic Center, honoring the bicentennial of the signing of the United States Constitution. The program features performers and special guests offering tributes through music, dance, and dramatic representat
152.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1987) as Host
The tenth annual special celebrating the performing arts and honoring some of the world's most distinguised artists for lifetime achievement: singer Perry Como, actress Bette Davis, singer and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., musician Nathan Milstein, and choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The program was ta
153.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1987)
A two-hour special featuring the fourth annual awards show honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees for 1987's tribute are Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Leonard Goldenson, Jim Henson, Eric Sevareid and Ernie Kovacs. The prog
154.
Walter Cronkite at Large (1987) as Special Correspondent
The second special in the news-magazine series hosted by Walter Cronkite. The program includes a report on a study by the Centers for Disease Control on the idea of violence as a communicable disease, a report on the efforts to salvage treasure from a pirate ship that sank in the 17th Century off th
155.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1986) as Host
The Vienna Philharmonic plays excerpts by Johann Strauss (father and son), and the Lipizzaner Horses are seen in a show routine, in this New Year's special from Vienna, Austria. Walter Cronkite hosts and guides viewers through the sites of Vienna and Salzburg.
156.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1986) as Host
The ninth annual awards/entertainment special honoring six distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their area of endeavor. The event, taped at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., honors actress and comedienne Lucille Ball, singer and c
157.
Walter Cronkite at Large (1986) as Host
This news magazine, hosted by Walter Cronkite, reflects the correspondent's interests in different areas such as: the continuing failure of Communism to improve the Soviet economy; an on-board profile of Captain Vilhelm Hansen of the Denmark, the Danish tall ship and training vessel; and a look at t
158.
Texas 150: A Celebration Special (1986)
The largest, most impressive gathering of Texas superstars in history perform in a two-hour special presentation broadcast from the state capital of Austin. Featured are celebrities from the movies, TV, music, broadcast journalism and sports. The program celebrates the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversa
159.
Hiroshima Plus 40 Years... And Still Counting (1985) as Narration
Walter Cronkite examines the legacy of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the ever-present potential threat of nuclear weapons being used again someday.
160.
Hiroshima Plus 40 Years... And Still Counting (1985) as Host
Walter Cronkite examines the legacy of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the ever-present potential threat of nuclear weapons being used again someday.
161.
Terrorism: War in the Shadows (1985) as Reporter
An examination of world terrorism and the possibility of its spread to the United States.
162.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1985) as Host
Taped at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the special celebrates the performing arts and honors six of the world's most distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their respective fields. The honorees are choreographer Merce Cunningham, actress Irene Dunne, comedian Bob Hope, writer/ly
163.
Honor, Duty and a War Called Vietnam (1985) as Reporter
Walter Cronkite returns to Vietnam ten years after the fall of Saigon to reflect on the war, the battles and the lessons that we learned, while vets at home remember their roles in fighting the war.
164.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1984) as Host
The program honors five of the world's most distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their respective fields. The artists honored in this year's ceremony are singer Lena Horne, actor and comedian Danny Kaye, playwright Arthur Miller, composer Gian-Carlo Menotti, and violinist Isaac Stern.
165.
I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind (1983) as Host
A portrait of the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci, focusing on his remarkable visions and accomplishments in the scientific field. Based on da Vinci's writings and the artist's motebooks.
166.
Walt Disney... One Man's Dream (1981)
A musical variety special that focuses on the life and accomplishments of Walt Disney, a creative giant of American cinema and pop culture.
167.
CBS: On the Air (1978) as Host
The Columbia Broadcasting System celebrates its first fifty years of radio and television broadcasting.

Writer (special)

168.
Lessons For the Future (1994) as Writer
Veteran journalist Walter Cronkite looks at the state of education in the United States, highlighting particularly successful programs.
169.
Christianity Reborn: Prayer and Politics (1994) as Writer
Examination of the re-emerging focus on the role of religion in the United States and the rapid rise to prominence of the Evangelical movement.
170.
Walter Cronkite at Large (1988) as Writer
A special hosted by Walter Cronkite, featuring three in-depth segments focusing on the fragile environment; the colony of Macau, which is a gambling mecca built on capitalism and will become a part of Communist China in 11 years; and hot air ballooning.

Producer (special)

171.
Grapes of Wrath, The (2000) as Executive Producer ("Great Books")
Documentary about John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath." No book captures the desperation faced by American farmers in the 1930s better than "The Grapes of Wrath." Steinbeck encapsulates this wrenching time in American history by following his main charcters, the Joads, as they flee the devas
172.
Miserable, Les (2000) as Executive Producer ("Great Books")
Documentary about Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables." Victor Hugo's 1862 masterpiece not only reflects his intense concern with penal reform, but it more broadly captures the burdens of the poor and working class -- a "first" in popular literature -- in the guise of a gripping human drama. The nov
173.
1984 (2000) as Executive Producer ("Great Books")
Documentary about George Orwell's novel "1984," about the imagined totalitarian society of Oceania. The program puts the novel in historical and social context and draws on clips from the 1984 film starring John Hurt as anti-hero Winston Smith, who falls in love as rebellion against his job rewritin
174.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1999) as Executive Producer
Documentary about Erich Maria Remarque's novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." The novel depicts the mindless slaughter during World War I, as seen through the eyes of a young German soldier named Paul. It follows his disgruntled view of the war, the people and the system that put him in it, and u
175.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1999) as Producer
Walter Cronkite hosts a New Year's celebration from Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. Conductor Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a selection of waltzes composed by members of the Strauss family.
176.
Family Matters: Or Does It? (1995) as Executive Producer
Documentary special examining the state of the American family. Explores forces that shape ideas and beliefs about family, how economic and cultural realities contrast with the ideal "traditional family" and what the future holds. Includes interviews with family historians, anthropologists and famil
177.
Environment Beware: Here Comes the Counterrevolution (1995) as Executive Producer
Documentary examining America's concern about the environment, as well as the state of environmental regulation and how it is viewed by the political powers that be.
178.
Headlines and Sound Bites: Is That the Way It Is? (1995) as Executive Producer
Walter Cronkite moderates a round-table discussion among media experts and interviews others in an examination of how well the media keeps the public informed and involved in the democratic process.
179.
Drug Dilemma: War Or Peace?, The (1995) as Executive Producer
Examination of the human and economic costs of America's war on drugs and evaluates its effectiveness.
180.
Outer Space: Can We Afford to Go? (1994) as Executive Producer
The focus of this special is whether or not space exploration is worth the price. The benefits of piloted versus robotic missions, international versus single nation undertakings, and other related issues are discussed with authorities on the subject.
181.
Legal Gambling: The Dice Are Loaded (1994) as Executive Producer
Should government be encouraging gambling among its citizenry? Explores the long-term social, moral and economic costs of America's legal gambling craze.
182.
Christianity Reborn: Prayer and Politics (1994) as Executive Producer
Examination of the re-emerging focus on the role of religion in the United States and the rapid rise to prominence of the Evangelical movement.
183.
Lessons For the Future (1994) as Executive Producer
Veteran journalist Walter Cronkite looks at the state of education in the United States, highlighting particularly successful programs.
184.
Help Unwanted (1993) as Executive Producer
Examination of the effects of the growing problem of permanent unemployment as well as "underemployment" in the United States.
185.
Uninvited: Immigrants at the Gate, The (1993) as Executive Producer
Examination of worldwide immigration in terms of its environmental, political and economic effects on host countries and the human cost to those who leave and those who are left behind.
186.
Where Do We Fight? (1993) as Executive Producer
Examination of the United States role in international peacekeeping efforts.
187.
Faltering Dream, The (1993) as Executive Producer
Examination of America's effort over the last 30 years to create a racially integrated society.

Editing (special)

188.
Inferno, The (2002) as Executive Editor
Documentary that examines "The Inferno," the 14th century work of author Dante Alighieri, for its implications of life choices and consequences suffered as a result of those choices.
189.
Bible: Exodus, The (2001) as Executive Editor
Documentary that explores Exodus, the second book of the Bible. Exodus tells stories of divided loyalties, slavery, vengeance, flight, liberation, true faith and miracles. Leading Biblical scholars explain how the story may be more fact than fiction, and everything from the plagues to the parting of
190.
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (2001) as Executive Editor
Upton Sinclair's main intent in writing "The Jungle" was to direct the nation's attention to the plight of workers who powered the industrial revolution. The story introduces readers to the fictional Rudkus family, poor immigrants who work their lives away in gloomy Packington. Sinclair, a devote so
191.
Right Stuff, The (2001) as Executive Editor
Tom Wolfe wanted to know what "makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle. . . and wait for someone to light the fuse?" In his groundbreaking book, "The Right Stuff," his subjects were the Mercury astronauts who became caught up in America's feverish space race, and were hurled
192.
Bible: Genesis, The (2001) as Executive Editor
Documentary that explores the Book of Genesis, the text that countless people have devoted their lives to understanding. Genesis is not about saints, but about ordinary, flawed human beings, some of whom have greatness thrust upon them. Leading Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars provide perspecti
193.
Crime and Punishment (2000) as Executive Editor
Documentary about Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel "Crime and Punishment." The program examines the phenomenon of murder driven not by passion, but by ideological certainty and political conviction. Raskolnikov's alienated character is compared to modern pop icons and real life figures.
194.
Madame Bovary (2000) as Executive Editor
Documentary about "Madame Bovary," the 19th century French novel by Gustave Flaubert, the story of a disappointed married woman who is unfaithful to her husband and risks everything for her passions. Author Dalma Heyn talks about how many women today still experience "marriage shock" that can lead t
195.
Miserable, Les (2000) as Executive Editor
Documentary about Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables." Victor Hugo's 1862 masterpiece not only reflects his intense concern with penal reform, but it more broadly captures the burdens of the poor and working class -- a "first" in popular literature -- in the guise of a gripping human drama. The nov
196.
Dracula (1999) as Executive Editor
Documentary that examines Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula." An Irish writer, Bram Stoker claimed that the idea for "Dracula" came to him in a nightmare but literary scholars believe the roots for his work can be found in Eastern European folklore. James Hart, screewriter for the feature film "Bram Sto
197.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1999) as Executive Editor
Documentary about Erich Maria Remarque's novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." The novel depicts the mindless slaughter during World War I, as seen through the eyes of a young German soldier named Paul. It follows his disgruntled view of the war, the people and the system that put him in it, and u
198.
Lord of the Flies (1999) as Executive Editor
Literary experts comment on William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies." Written in 1954, in the aftermath of the war and the holocaust, the novel focuses on a group of English schoolboys stranded on a desert island. Without parental guidance, the children attempt to create a fair society, but fail,
199.
Naked and the Dead, The (1998) as Executive Editor
Documentary on the 1948 novel, "The Naked and the Dead," which depicts an unsparing look at war, the politics of power and the nature of heroism as it describes the harrowing jungle trek of an understrength intelligence and reconnaisance platoon seeking to break a stalemate on a fictitious Japanese-
200.
Galileo (1997) as Executive Editor
Documentary explores the impact of inventor and philospher Galileo Galilei's work "The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican."
201.
Walden (1997) as Executive Editor
Documentary explores Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece "Walden" in which he describes in depth the two years he spent living in a hut by Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and emphasized the importance of simplicity and spirituality over materialism. His work inspired people like F.D.R., Dr. Mar
202.
Don Quixote (1997) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote." In Spain's LaMancha region, re-creates the knight's adventures as he tilts at windmills and persists in righting imaginary wrongs. Features prominent people who find in the bumbling knight a source of courage and determination. Includes images of Sp
203.
Great Gatsby, The (1997) as Executive Editor
Documentary explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby." Includes re-enactments, period art, film clips and interviews with experts.
204.
Native Son (1996) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Richard Wright's 1940 novel, "Native Son," about race relations and the ways in which poverty and inequality breed violence. Includes a profile of Wright and current inner city youth who embody his story.
205.
Catch-22 (1996) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Joseph Heller's comically tragic World War II novel, "Catch-22." Includes interviews with the author and those involved with the film based on the book, as well as re-creations of certain passages.
206.
Prince, The (1996) as Executive Editor
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.
207.
Moby Dick (1996) as Executive Editor
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
208.
Gulliver's Travels (1996) as Executive Editor
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
209.
Scarlet Letter, The (1996) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th Century New England. Includes dramatizations, clips from the 1926 feature film, and an interview with director Roland Joffe, at work on the remake released in September 1995. Also explores Hawthorne's life and the way his views o
210.
Odyssey, The (1996) as Executive Editor
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
211.
Plato's Republic (1996) as Executive Editor
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.
212.
War of the Worlds (1994) as Executive Editor
Documentary exploring H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds." The special uses insights of experts to paint a picture of the author, his times and the forces that drove the creation of his book and continue to keep it alive for readers today. Re-enactments and state-of-the-art computer graphics offer a uni
213.
Huck Finn (1994) as Executive Editor
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
214.
Art of War, The (1994) as Executive Editor
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.
215.
Alice in Wonderland (1994) as Executive Editor
Interpretation of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass," as well as a discussion of their author, Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The special focuses on the book's political satire and its fantasy.
216.
Frankenstein -- The Making of a Monster (1993) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." The special includes clips from many of Hollywood's renditions of the original story, interviews with Ann Rice and Shelley biographer Ann Mellor and explores the story's relevance today as society creates new monsters through genetics and politics.
217.
Beyond Genesis -- The Orgin of Species (1993) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Charles Darwin's "Orgin of Species" which represents the birth of an idea that changed society forever. Darwin incorporated a lifetime of observation in his "survival of the fittest" hypothesis. By applying the hypothesis to all creatures, he removed man from the center of creation. H
218.
Morte D'Arthur: The Legend of Arthur, Le (1993) as Executive Editor
Documentary on Sir Thomas Mallory's "Le Morte D'Arthur." This legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table has provided political symbolism and inspired other great works of emulation and parody. Noted Arthurian scholar and author, Geoffrey Ashe, examines evidence which shows the

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