Children design and build their own musical instruments out of recyclable materials.
Learn how various household items can be used to make sound effects. Guess the animal by didgeridoo sounds.
The same basic rule applies to building a cubby as building a house - measure it three times, build it once. This program explores the use of measurement when designing something, and touches briefly on the concept of building to a scale. We visit an architect's office and see the role of computers in modern building design.
How do you design a meal that meets certain criteria? This program looks at the role recipes, ingredients, utensils and culinary flair all play when it comes to preparing food. We follow the methodical steps taken to make a chocolate cake and demonstrate the correct use of cooking utensils.
Can we stop wasting food scraps, have a green thumb and keep worms happy and healthy all at the same time? This program shows that the answer is clearly "yes"! One of nature's perfect ecosystems is explored in this program as children set about building the ideal worm farm.
Chief conductor David Robertson celebrates the spirit of the dance, from the village squares of Transylvania to the Ravel's Bolero. Ligeti's Romanian Concerto. Westlake's Spirit of The Wild.
Acclaimed documentary maker Ken Burns explores the history of country music. With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions. Kris Kristofferson, a former Rhodes Scholar and army captain, becomes a writer whose lyricism sets a new standard for country songs. And a hippie band from California, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, come to town to create a landmark album that bridges the gap between generations. In 1969, Johnny Cash triumphantly returns to the Ryman Auditorium (the place that had kicked him out years earlier for breaking the footlights) and he brings an eclectic range of guests from folk, pop, and jazz, as well as country music.