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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,...
PBS Learning Media

The PBS LearningMedia site is a fun resource for educators with materials covering everything from women's literature to current events. Visitors can click on the Browse PBS Learning Media area to look around for resources by grade levels, subjects, standards, and collections. Returning visitors should peruse the New Features area where they can find helpful fact sheets, activities, and...
BBC Schools Online

The BBC Education Website (see the May 5, 1995 Scout Report) offers this specialized guide as a service to teachers, students, and parents. BBC Schools Online, is a highly selective guide to curriculum-based online resources related to BBC productions. Resources are briefly described and arranged into six categories according to audience.
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...
Children's Television Hero and Legend, Mister Rogers, Passes Away

Amidst all of the current children's television programming, it is hard to believe that such a man as Fred Rogers, with his calm and peaceful demeanor, was able to captivate millions of children (and their parents) with his easygoing and assuring on-screen presence. Yesterday, Mister Rogers, who had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, passed away in his Pittsburgh home at the age of 74. Rogers...
C-SPAN Classroom

Over the past several decades, C-SPAN has brought many hours of fascinating programming to the generally curious. Many teachers have used their programming to edify their students about various aspects of US government, and now C-SPAN has created this very nice site to complement those informal activities. The formal mission of the C-SPAN Classroom site is "to enhance the teaching of Civics & U.S....
Science: KQED

KQED produces public television shows, radio programs, online and educational materials in the Northern California area. Here visitors will find their section dedicated to science, and it is quite a trove of materials. Visitors may want to start by watching the featured video "Science on the "SPOT: Lupe;" the Mammoth Comes to Life" where they can learn more about the Columbian Mammoth that...