Black In America is a multi-part series of documentaries hosted by reporter Soledad O'Brien on CNN. The series is about various issues regarding blacks which includes panel discussions on issues facing the black community, and a look at the culture of black families in America, men and women. It features exclusive commentary by music mogul Russell Simmons, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, comedian D.L. Hughley, award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, and actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg. The program has been extremely successful. CNN.com’s interactive section for "Black In America" garnered over 2.4 million page views. The "Black In America" iReport.com assignment received over 1,000 submissions. Several viewers of the first episode were so inspired by the program that they launched BlackInAmerica.com, an online community and social network for black Americans who want to address the issues and challenges of Black America. The success of the program also led to CNN producing additional episodes and making it a series. The second episode, "Black in America 2", premiered on July 22, 2009 and tells the story of "Journey For Change", a youth empowerment program funded and led by activist Malaak Compton-Rock. "Journey For Change" is a yearlong program that works with 30 teenagers selected from the community of Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York to be "global ambassadors" through community service and fundraising projects. The program starts off with a 2 week trip to South Africa where kids who are used to being on the receiving end of aid are exposed to an environment where they are the privileged and they are the ones who are giving to the needy.
Strange Days on Planet Earth is a four-part television program on PBS concerning human impact on the environment. It is narrated by Edward Norton. The show was produced by Sea Studios Foundation. Strange Days on Planet Earth grew into an ongoing partnership with the National Geographic Society to bring focus on our personal connection to the planet’s life systems. The series were broadcast on PBS to over 12 million viewers in the U.S. and millions more in Europe, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2007–2008, the Strange Days initiative focused on the global issues acing the ocean, under the name Strange Days Ocean.
The View from Here is a Canadian television series, which airs on TVOntario. Hosted by Ian Brown, the program airs documentary films. The series is a frequent nominee for Best Documentary Series at the Gemini Awards, and won the award in 1999 and 2000.
Connections: An Investigation into Organized Crime in Canada was a two-part television documentary program, created and broadcast by CBC Television in June 1977 and MArch 1979. It covered the growth of organized crime in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Each part ran for 90 minutes. The series was commissioned by Peter Herrndorf from Bill Macadam of Norfolk Communications, written and directed by Martyn Burke, and research directed and associate produced by James Dubro.Template:Making Connections The series was notable for its use of advanced equipment - including high speed film and hidden microphones - and for interviews with criminal leaders. The show received an honourable mention from the Michener Award in 1977, as well as an Anik Award and ACTRA Award.
Urban Zone or sometimes shortened as "UZ" is a lifestyle program produced by ABS-CBN and Bayan Productions, Inc. With replays in five regions via The Filipino Channel. The Lifestyle series concluded its run after a business agreement between Bayan Productions and ABS-CBN and Internationally through TFC beginning February 18, 2012 concluding its 5 year run and released an official statement through social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and through TV host Daphne Osena's official blogsite which reacted to several TV viewers on its Facebook fan page's reaction on its conclusion of the show. Its Lifestyle TV program line-ups produced by ABS-CBN and Bayan Productions is the Travel Lifestyle and Agriculture shows Kabuhayang Swak na Swak and Trip na Trip are the only ones left to air.
Kentucky Farm Bureau's Bluegrass & Backroads is a television program produced by Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies based in Louisville, Kentucky. The half hour program focuses on interesting cultural, historical, and artistic aspects of the Bluegrass State. The program is currently hosted and produced by Robert Shrader and Matt Hilton.
Anatomy for Beginners is a television show created by Gunther von Hagens. In this 4-part series, Dr Gunther von Hagens and Professor John Lee demonstrated the anatomical structure and workings of the body. The 4 episodes were screened in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 in 2005. The show features public anatomy demonstrations with the use of real human cadavers and live nude models, carried out at Gunther von Hagens' "Institute for Plastination" in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr von Hagens’ public demonstrations are not formal anatomy dissections performed by medical students in some countries as part of their medical training. Formal dissection are performed slowly and take dozens of hours of dissection. Anatomy for Beginners performs quicker autopsy and also combines with demonstration of plastinated body parts and specimens to gives just a glimpse of the human anatomy. The individuals on whom the demonstration was performed had, before their death, enrolled on von Hagens’ body donor programme and consented to the use of their bodies for public education in anatomy, including public demonstration.
I Love the '70s is a television mini-series produced by the BBC that examines the pop culture of the 1970s. It was broadcast in ten hour-long episodes, one dedicated to each year, with the first episode, I Love 1970, premiering on BBC Two on 22 July 2000, and the last, I Love 1979, premiering on 23 September 2000. On the original broadcasts, each episode was followed by the host introducing a film from that particular year. The series proved successful and thus was followed by two similar series, I Love the '80s and I Love the '90s, both of which aired during 2001. The "I Love..."-series spawned a US version, aired by VH-1. Part of the series was repeated in the spring of 2012 on BBC Two as part of a special season dedicated to the 1970s. The episode 'I Love 1975" is the only episode that suffered technical problems, and as concluded as part of the years that the BBC suffered problems.
Piha Rescue is a New Zealand reality series following the daily actions of the Piha Surf Life Saving Club lifeguards on the famous Piha surf beach. Piha is one of the most rugged West Coast beaches near Auckland. Piha Rescue started its lifespan with filming commencing for the first time in the summer of 2001, followed by a one hour documentary airing December 2002; making it the first reality show in the world following lifeguards. From this, the well known Piha Rescue series has taken off; having produced and aired 6 series thus far. Piha Rescue screens in New Zealand on Television New Zealand and has also been sold around the world under various titles, such as Deadly Surf and Surf Rescue.
Civil War Combat was a series hosted by The History Channel in 1999 to 2003. It described battles of the American Civil War in a graphic, realistic level. Veteran voice actor Tony Jay served as narrator. The series included such battles as the Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Antietam and Battle of Petersburg. One of the objectives of the series was to associate people with lesser known regiments and commands. Another one was to provide little known facts of the fields of conflict and to also give an accurate portrayal of the bloodiness of the fighting of the day.
Behind the Scenes was a 10-part television miniseries aimed towards 8- to 12-year-olds about various aspects of the arts, that was broadcast on PBS in 1992. The series was executive produced by Alice Stewart Trillin and Jane Garmey, produced and directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, and hosted by Penn & Teller. It was developed to illuminate the creative process underlying the working of artists. The series was funded by The National Endowment for the Arts, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Bingham Trust and McDonald's.
Back to the Floor is a reality television series broadcast on BBC2 in the late 1990s and early 2000s in which CEOs or top level managers went undercover in their organisations and took a junior/entry level job in their company. This gave them much to about during the exercise and learn how their company really works, what the industry is like, and what their employees really think of them.
Birding with Bill Oddie was a British TV programme, about natural history, presented by Bill Oddie. Three series were made. Birding with Bill Oddie was only loosely scripted and a lot of Bill's dialogue was spontaneous - he would start to talk and the cameraman would film him. The reason that the viewer almost feels that they are in the hide or on the site with Bill, is that video was used rather than film.
Wild In Your Garden was a live BBC television show, broadcast in 2003. Presenters Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King presented live action from a number of hidden cameras in or near nest boxes, badger setts and the like. Short, pre-filmed documentary pieces were also included. It was shown twice a day, but at different times, sometimes after midnight. A sequel, Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie, was broadcast in 2004 and the format eventually developed into the Springwatch series.
Britain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie was a live BBC TV show, broadcast nightly, Monday – Thursday, from 31 May 2004 to 17 June 2004. Following on from the previous year's Wild In Your Garden, presenters Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King spent one hour each evening, describing wildlife and presenting live action from a number of hidden cameras in or near nest boxes, as well as a badger sett. Short, pre-filmed documentary pieces were also included. While Oddie and Humble both presented the series from an organic farm in Devon, England, where the nestboxes and sett were located, King worked on location - at Bass Rock observing gannets in the first week, at a quarry observing a family of peregrine falcons in the second week, at the London Wetlands Centre in the third week, and joining Oddie and Humble on the farm for the final programme. It set a record for its timeslot of 8pm on BBC Two on its first evening of broadcast of 3.4 million viewers — one million more than the Channel 4 programme showing at that time. It also created a run on nest boxes for wild birds and bumble bees, bird baths and bird feed from suppliers, likened to the Delia power phenomenon created when Delia Smith mentioned the tools and ingredients she was using on her cooking programme Delia's How to Cook.