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Saperstein, Harlan

Overview
Works: 89 works in 179 publications in 4 languages and 4,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Interviews  Historical films  Biography  Historical television programs 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PN1992.3.U5, 791.45750973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harlan Saperstein
Pioneers of television( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-part series features archival clips to offer a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with several of them
Pioneers of primetime( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars
Mahatma Gandhi : pilgrim of peace( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Mahatma Gandhi, who, through his campaign of non-violent resistance, helped lead India to independence from Great Britain
Baseball parks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the stories behind America's storied baseball parks: from the sandlots and wooden ballparks of the 19th century to majestic turn-of-the century steel and concrete wonders to the multipurpose stadiums of today. This documentary focuses on design and construction of baseball parks, domes, and stadiums
More engineering disasters( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man built monuments on the earth, and then the sea and sky - but at times he has failed. The human factor is never completely eliminated, and through our mistakes, we rise to the heights of modern innovation. Examines some of the largest engineering disasters including early rocket catastrophes, the tragic flaw of the famous Liberty Ships of WWII, the Stockholm and Andrea Doria collision, the Los Angeles Aqueduct tradegy, the history of the Hartford Civic Center, and the details of the Niagara power fiasco
James Bond gadgets( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines various kinds of gadgetry that appeared in James Bond films and discusses how they have effected technological innovation in the real world
The best of Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive 14-disc collector's set features the most popular episodes of the groundbreaking Modern marvels series and covers a broad range of technological breakthroughs and advancements. From environmental catastrophes like the Salton Sea to military blunders like Patriot missle errors, from subway tunnel cave-ins to oil tanker spills, these shows outline in intricate detail the devastating effect of technology gone awry. There is also a complete special on the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina
Prosthetics( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of artificial limbs through history and learn how they work
Hoover Dam by Margaret J Hendry( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive chronicle of the Hoover Dam, one of the most ambitious engineering projects of all time. Shows the footage that documents every step of the monumental work of taming the Colorado to provide water and power to California, Nevada and Arizona. Includes interviews with the men who worked on the dam
Offshore oil drilling( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few real-life dramas feature such colorful characters, fluctuating fortunes, and worldwide high stakes as the story of oil. From wildcatters to visionaries, geo-politicians to geologists and capitalists to union organizers, few real-life dramas feature such colorful characters, fluctuating fortunes, and worldwide high stakes as the story of oil
The arson detectives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the history of the sugar industry to the longest bridge in the world to the world's first atom bomb, the series elucidates the ingenuity that gave way to the revelatory inventions and engineering feats that are a part of modern-day life. Monster trucks: From small-town dirt tracks to big-city stadiums, this program examines the history and technology of the 10,000 pound plus monster truck. James Bond gadgets: Whether cinematic super spy James bond is foiling villains in space-age flying machines or eavesdropping on his enemies with ultra-sophisticated spy gear, 007 is always guaranteed to have the most outrageous and wonderfully creative gadgets ever to grace the silver screen. The Manhattan project: In this examination, Los Alamos scientists and engineers reveal their trials, triumphs, and dark doubts about building the ultimate weapon of war in the interest of peace. More engineering disasters: Reviews some of the most notable engineering disasters in history and searches for probable causes of the calamities, ranging from eingeering errors to arrogance, ego, and plain incompetence. World's longest bridge: In order to link Japan's many parts together as a whole, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge was created, the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. Walt Disney World: From a network of underground tunnels connecting various regions of the park to the space-age propulsion technology of linear synchronous motors, the Disney dynasty has been on the cutting edge of theme park innovation since the opening of its first park in 1955. Candy: Loved by kids and savored by adults, candy is more than just a treat, it's an industry that has evolved from a handmade operation to high-tech mass production. Sugar: Reveals suger at its most raw by taking an extensive tour of a cane sugar plantation on Maui, Hawaii, where it examines the technology behind all of the permutations and many uses of sugar, from candies to pipe tobacco and more
Pyramids : majesty and mystery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the great pyramids of Egypt and how they may have been built. Also explores pyramid structures in other parts of the world, and how modern builders have rediscovered the pyramid as a contemporary architectural form
Space stations( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of space stations, from the launch of Skylab to the plans for the next generation of these structures. Engineers and scientists from around the world talk about what was learned from Skylab and Mir, and how the design of the newest station overcomes the obstacles that rendered its predecessors unusable. Also discusses the proposed international space station
U.S. mints, money machines( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ventures inside [U.S. mints] for a privileged glimpse of the work of making money. From engraving to circulation, watch as fortunes are created in instants, and see how new bills are put into circulation. Hear from Philip N. Diehl, Director of the United States Mint, and Robert Chandler, a historian for Wells Fargo, as they trace the fascinating history of the government's money business. And discover what the future may hold for American currency."--A & E web site
Pioneers of television( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four part series champions the entertainers who launched an industry. Pioneers of television takes us back to TV's classic days, and chronicles the icons who still keep us laughing, generation after generation. Packed with hilarious clips and nearly 100 new interviews, this series offers television at it's finest
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the unique beauty, universal language, and timeless appeal of fireworks
Pioneers of television( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode part of a four-part series features archival clips to offer a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with several of them
Oil( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of oil and examines its global importance
Observatories : Stonehenge to space telescopes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, the world's most renowned scientists tell the complete story of observatories from Stonehenge to the Hubble telescope. Historians introduce the men and women who battled public ridicule in the quest to unlock the secrets of the cosmos. And astronomers reveal the discoveries that may finally offer a glimpse at the very dawn of creation itself."--Original container
 
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