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Saperstein, Harlan

Overview
Works: 90 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 4,375 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Interviews  Documentary films  Popular works  Historical television programs  Science television programs 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PN1992.3.U5, 791.45750973
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Publications about Harlan Saperstein
Publications by Harlan Saperstein
Most widely held works by Harlan Saperstein
Pioneers of television ( visu )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 680 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 ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. This program features interviews with the legends of early television blended with a treasure trove of rare television footage. Six years in the making, this program chronicles television comedy's pedigree, from Vaudeville, through radio, to the Golden Age of Television. These legendary entertainers provide a fascinating first hand account of what it was like to launch the new medium of television
The best of Modern marvels ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 159 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
James Bond gadgets ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 140 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
Pioneers of television ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 139 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
Hoover Dam by PBS Home Video( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 121 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 ( visu )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 103 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
Modern marvels ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 102 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
The arson detectives ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Pyramids : majesty and mystery ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 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
U.S. mints, money machines ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Oskar Schindler : the man behind the list ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A documentary treatment of Oskar Schindler, a Righteous Gentile who saved his Jewish workers from death
 
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