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WCAU-TV (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Works: 57 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 207 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Music  Juvenile works  Television series  Miscellanea  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Classifications: PS591.N4, 810.9896073
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Publications about WCAU-TV (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Publications by WCAU-TV (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Most widely held works about WCAU-TV (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Most widely held works by WCAU-TV (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Determinants of audience formation and reaction to early-morning TV college credit courses by Charles Francis Hoban( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
A study was made of the determinants of audience composition and audience reaction to an educational television program broadcast by a philadelphia station in cooperation with the university of pennslyvania. Characteristics of the audience included socioeconomic status, participation in cultural activities, patterns of attendance, information sources and criteria of decision, general objectives for enrolling or viewing, satisfactions derived, attitudes toward the courses and the professors teaching them, and toward the medium of television as an instructional device. The problem was to identify characteristics common to all modes of television participation (including nonviewing), and those associated with different modes of participation. Data were analyzed on all people who enrolled in courses, bought a syllabus, answered ads and requested information, or wrote letters. The major instrument, was a depth interview with 187 participants. The television audience for the seminar was found to be drawn in high proportion from the "middle" and "upper middle" strata of the community. Audience characteristics, activities, patterns of attendance, decision factors, and motives, satisfactions, and reactions were discussed. (Jc)
Harlem renaissance : the Black poets ( visu )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"This program captures the black experience in the 1920's and 30's throught vignettes of poetry by Countee Cullen and Waring Cuney. Includes works by Georgia Douglas Johnson, Fenton Johnson, and W.E.B. DuBois, with selections for Langston Hughes 'Dream Variations' and 'The Weary Blues'."--Container
African religions and ritual dances ( visu )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Shows the rarely-seen African religious cult dances the Invocation to Igunnu and the Ritual fire dance to Shango, and portrays how dance itself is an expression of religious devotion
Malcolm X ( visu )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A biographical study of Malcolm X from early childhood to his death. Includes dramatized excerpts from his writings
Langston Hughes ( visu )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Presents dramatized interpretive readings from Langston Hughes' works. Includes a brief biography of the author's life
The Detached Americans ( visu )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Examines the widespread problem of apathy in the United States, presenting incidents in which Americans stood by and refused to heed the cry for help. Points up some of the reasons for this reaction, especially as found in family relationships
Join the resistance ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In this Kidside program, kid reporters define drugs and their effects on the body. They take a look at project D.A.R.E. and the Banner Project. The values of courage, strength, hope and unity are reinforced
"Dr. Fad" ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Hints to take the fear out of a hospital visit ( visu )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Children are often fearful of doctors and hospitals. In order to allay these fears, 12 year old Sommer Miller acts as a patient for a day and gives us a first hand look into hospital procedures
Conformity ( visu )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Depicts the conflict between diversity and uniformity as seen in the American heritage of individual freedom, mass production of material goods, and emphasis on team effort. Uses various examples to stress the need for thinking about, understanding, and limiting conformist attitudes
African soul : music past and present ( visu )
2 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Traces the development of music from its primative origins to the 20th century; for example, pointing out the origins of the blues in the forests and savannahs of Africa. Looks at the ancient musical art of body percussion, showing how a simple drumbeat is laid down, improvised upon, and added to. From the Tell It Like It Was series
The 300th harvest : a one hour television documentary in observance of the Tercentenary of the State of New Jersey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
What in the world ( visu )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This educational quiz show, hosted by the director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, featured expert panelists who attempted to identify obscure archaeological artifacts from the museum's collection. In this episode, the object to be identified is an African mask
What in the world ( visu )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Now in its third year, [the program] presents authorities from the arts and sciences who attempt to identify a mysterious object from the remote past. The educational value of the program is weekly established, and its strong popularity is a testimonial to the program's increasing effectiveness."--1954 Peabody Digest. The objects for this episode from the Cincinnati Art Museum include Persian, Romano-Arabian and Chinese bronze figures, an Italian pochette, an ear ornament from Nios, and a limestone head from Jordan. In addition to Dr. Coon and Dr. Cammann, one of the panelists for this episode is the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz
Battle of the monster trucks ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The monster trucks have giant sized tires and are much larger than standard size vehicles. They are checked for safety. They pull enormous loads and engage in drag races. It is a family oriented outing and is the fastest growing sport in the world
The Year 2000 and beyond ( visu )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Outlines a plan by the American Foundation for Negro Affairs entitled "New Access Routes for Professional Careers." The plan seeks to significantly increase minority participation in professional careers in the United States. The program details the four phases of the plan for a career in the medical field, and emphasizes its applicability to other professions
Tell it like it was ( visu )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"The episode is an account of the black man's hopes and struggles in the post-Civil War period. Actors joined the regular hostess of the series to perform dramatic scenes which highlighted the predicaments of the slaves and slave owners. This program, entitled 'When Freedom Came ... ', is part of a series on Negro history."--1969 Peabody Digest. Uses skits, songs, and drawings to tell the history of freed Southern slaves immediately following the Civil War and during Reconstruction. Skits dramatize the confusion and hardships, such as hunger, poverty and violent attacks, experienced by slaves who were freed but given no resources with which to care for themselves. Characters discuss the meaning of freedom. Dallie discusses formation of the Freedman's Bureau in 1865 and the work done by that organization. Songs include "Ain't that good news," "All God's chillun' got shoes," "Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel," and "Kumbaya." Program closes with recommended reading suggestion
The Big blackboard ( visu )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"An educational series for children, live classroom lectures and demonstrations by great men in the fields of science, the arts, and the humanities are presented to a group of children in the studio."--1958 Peabody Digest. In this episode, Kenneth Jackman shows footage of a working IBM-704 computer, explains what a computer does and uses examples to illustrate the magnitude of the number of high-speed calculations the computer can perform. He demonstrates a geniac calculating machine and an abacus and uses diagrams to show that the brain also functions in response to electric impulses. He explains the binary system and predicts that binary mathematics will soon be taught in schools
Return ( visu )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"A 'Mike Wallace type' interview in which Dr. Charles Bohner of the University of Delaware talks with the great men of our nation's history, in an attempt to use the wisdom of the past as a guidepost to present day problems. Answers to Dr. Bohner's queries are comprised solely of sayings and writings of each interviewed."--1958 Peabody Digest. In this episode, Bohner introduces and interviews Alexander Hamilton. They discuss Hamilton's support of federal power, his role in obtaining the power of taxation for the federal government, and his experiences as the first Secretary of the Treasury
TransitChek : what employers need to know ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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