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1.

John Huston

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Host Bill Moyers interviews film director John Huston about his innovative career.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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A Portrait of Samson Raphaelson

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Host Bill Moyers interviews Samson Raphaelson, exploring his career as a writer of plays for stage and screen.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Pinchas Zukerman and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

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Host Bill Moyers talks with Pinchas Zukerman about the hard work and discipline needed for a musician.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Fred Smith, Corporate Creativity: The Story of Federal Express

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Host Bill Moyers meets with Fred Smith, who established the original concept of a priority air freight service which developed into what is now known as Federal Express.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Olympics of the Mind

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Host Bill Moyers examines an extracurricular school program called Olympics of the mind which is in operation in more than 1,000 schools throughout the United States. Shows how it is a competition of mental games and that it illustrates that creative thought can be taught and practiced in schools to encourage students to stretch their minds.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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John Huston

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Bill Moyers interviews film director and actor John Huston who discusses his career and the process of filmmaking. Includes a documentary segment on Huston's life and excerpts from some of his films.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Garbage -- Another Way of Seeing

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Host Bill Moyers probes the human creative process by showing how some people are using garbage as a resource, studying it to discover the secret lives of people, or making collages from it, or turning it into topsoil at an earthworm farm. Also shows how the sanitation corps in Tucson, Ariz., has built a prideful organization out of a once-despised city service.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Painter, Sculptor, Welder, Gerald Scheck

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The painter's sense of purpose and feelings about the meaning of his work are explored. Scheck sees an "unconscious will" directing his expression. He describes the delight and fears he has as he stands before a blank canvas.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Out Art

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Presents art forms in improbable places and from unlikely sources that are joyful celebrations of life, such as artwork on trucks and walls, or unconventional outdoor sculptures.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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The Inventors

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Discusses various inventors and their inventions, from the electric light to the ice cream cone; interviews other inventors and discusses the creative aspects of the process of invention.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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That's No Tomato, That's a Work of Art

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Host Bill Moyers follows the history of the tomato from a "forbidden fruit" to one of the most-often eaten vegetables. Looks at the tomato industry's efforts to genetically develop new shapes and flavors.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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The World of Norman Lear

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Bill Moyers interviews producer/writer Norman Lear. Provides an in depth look into Norman Lear's ability to capture the potential from each member of the cast. Several of the actors who starred in his television sitcoms discuss the creative atmosphere he encouraged.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
13.

National Center for Atmospheric Research

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Host Bill Moyers looks at the ways in which the National Center for Atmospheric Research is attempting to understand the weather and global climate changes. Shows how weather systems are observed, mapped, and studied, while flights into evolving storm fronts seek the mechanisms by which climate and weather operate. Focuses on the team concept that helps the scientists be creative.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Young at Art: New York High School for the Performing Arts

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Looks at New York City's High School of Performing Arts, exploring the creativity of self-discovery that the students exhibit in the classroom during rehearsals and in performance. Also examines the difficulties the students and teachers face as a result of being in this special environment.
VHS
1989; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Women and Creativity

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Host Bill Moyers examines how creative, artistic women handle their lives. Interviews Judy Chicago, Benjie Lasso, and Mary Gordon.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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The Photographer's Eye

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Host Bill Moyers interviews two photographers about the creative processes involved in photography.
VHS
1993; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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A Portrait of Maya Angelou

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Hosted by Bill Moyers, thirty years after she left it, Maya Angelou, poet, musician, and actress, returns to Stamps, Ark., the rural southern town where she grew up. She confronts the scenes of her past, turning over the leaves of memory to recount the inspirations and agonies of her youth in a segregated community.
VHS
1994; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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National Center of Atmospheric Research

Take alook at the team effort involved in a National Center for Atmospheric Research project examining thunderstorms in eastern Montana.
Online
2018; 1982
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The Inventors

Inventors and their creations are surveyed as Bill Moyers tours an exhibition at the U.S. Patent Office. Also: the Utah Innovation Center.
Online
2018; 1982
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That's No Tomato, That's a Work of Art

Bill Moyers discusses how creative technologies bring new shape and flavor to a favorite food, the common tomato.
Online
2018; 1982