Archive for August, 1997

Radio: Out of Thin Air

Sunday, August 24th, 1997


Though now considered a country cousin when compared to the sophisticated television, merely a century ago, the radio galvanized communications as it linked the world without wires. The program examines the long life of the radio.

Satellites

Sunday, August 17th, 1997


Documentary traces the technological race to build satellites. It took the innovation of three men, including a visionary British science fiction writer and a Nazi engineer, and one of the most desperate technological races of all time to create the satellite. Former NASA officials recall the desperate early days of the space race, when America feared that Russian dominance in the heavens would have tragic consequences on the ground. See how satellites evolved into the world’s most essential communications tools, and explore the stunning capabilities of modern spy “birds”.