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View Resource Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Online

[Note: Site review from the "Where Are They Now" section of the July 18, 1997 Scout Report: "PBS was announced as a gopher site. The gopher site is now defunct, having metamorphosed into one of the best television-related sites available. PBS provides a plethora of programming-related sites, including large sites devoted to NOVA, Frontline, The American Experience, P.O.V., and the News Hour,...

https://www.pbs.org/
View Resource Standard Deviants TV

This companion Website to the popular educational PBS series Standard Deviants TV features detailed synopses of the materials covered in the first thirteen of the twenty-six half-hour shows being broadcast by Public Television as well as supplementary tests, vocabulary listings, top ten lists, related Web resources, questions for further discussion and more. The programs are designed to be...

http://www.pbs.org/standarddeviantstv/
View Resource PBS Kids: ZOOM

ZOOM is PBS's award-winning daily interactive television series and 3,000 page Web site. The site challenges young kids to spend less time in front of the television screen and more time in front of the computer screen -- learning, growing, and interacting with their peers. Behind each entertaining half hour PBS episode is a curriculum developed by leading educators and advisors. ZOOM's...

https://pbskids.org/retired/zoom/
View Resource Struggle to Keep the "Real Beverly Hillbillies" Off the Air Continues

Last August, in a nod to the long-running former sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," CBS announced plans to develop a type of reality show that would feature a rural family (most likely from Appalachia) that would be transplanted to Beverly Hills. CBS (and its parent company Viacom) came under attack by many within (and outside of) the region, particularly when the network began circulating fliers...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0411
View Resource Creator of Simpsons Alleges Fox Almost Sued Itself Over Parody

In an interview with Terry Gross of National Public Radio this week, Matt Groening (the creator of The Simpsons) commented that the Fox News Channel threatened to sue Fox Entertainment (its sister network) over a recent parody of the right-wing news channel. In this particular episode of the Simpsons, a rolling news ticker ran along the bottom of the screen, in the same fashion as on the Fox News...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/1031
View Resource U.S. Army Says Goodbye to MASH

Last U.S. MASH Unit Handed Over to Pakistan http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5219020 Mission to quake-ravaged Kashmir is farewell for MASH http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-02-15-mash-farewell_x.htm Korean War 50th Anniversary [Macromedia Flash Player] http://korea50.army.mil/index.html Korean War Casualty...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0217
View Resource Bill Moyers Journal

Among the many fine names associated with public television, Bill Moyers is one that frequently comes up in conversation. Moyers recently decided to return to public television after a brief hiatus, and if this website is any indication, he appears to be back to stay for some time. The goal of this new show is to "feature analysis of vital issues, strong interviews with unique voices on politics,...

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html
View Resource Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has been a PBS fixture since September 1997. The program takes on the important subjects of religion and ethics in a manner that is rather engaging, and the same can be said of their very fine website. Users can listen to the entire weekly show in its entirety, or download it and take it with them on their personal audio device....

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/