My test pilot for a would-be series for PBS geared towards people on the Autism Spectrum, which I still hope to make a reality for the network.
Part One of my humorous observations about the history of the 1971 Public Broadcasting Service bumper logo, the composer of the Moog synthesizer jingle, which might have been called "PBS Network Theme," why I think this I.D. would still be effective today, and background information about a television special that covered the making of the bumper symbol logo. The only change that would have to be made would be to add a text graphic at the bottom of the screen of their Web address; http://www.pbs.org. The period on the end is not part of the address, to clear up any confusion. Recorded in late June 2007.
More of my humorous observations on the 1971 PBS I.D. logo, including showing what it might be like if PBS were like Thames Television, using a continuity announcement example. Also, the challenging question is posed to the viewers about what U.S. comedian would have poked fun at the PBS I.D. if he/she had series/specials on the network, as British disc jockey/comedian Kenny Everett did with the Thames Television symbol in the two series he did for them; The Kenny Everett Video Show and The Kenny Everett Video Cassette. In this final section of the video, I give a little background on the I.D. logo PBS was using before this one, reveal the answer to what special covered the making of their 1971 tri-colored I.D. logo, give you a Web address where you can go view the special, plus as a bonus after the end of the program: a rare PBS promo from the 1972-1973 season! Here's a link to that Media Probes episode segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6U5R...Sorry that the bonus promo got left out, you can find that and a few others from that season at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cshc9...
Visual record of the May 1993 vacation to Orlando, Florida my parents and I took. Standout segments include Tiki Birds Serenade, The Blues Brothers In Chicago Bound, Animal Actors Show, Nautilus (20,000 Leagues Under The Sea).
This is a 45 minute travelogue I did in the Nation's Capital Of Protocol while visiting relatives who lived in the area at the time. Recorded over a three or four day span in late March 1994. My apologies in advance for getting any historical facts incorrect. During the ceremony at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, there is a Joe Zawinul Jazz/Fusion song track with a title very fitting for it; His Last Journey. The song track of his we hear before it; From Vienna With Love, seems to go along with what else had been videotaped at Arlington National Cemetery. I regret not having been able to visit Monticello while there, the famed home of Thomas Jefferson, though we see it in the background a couple of times. This was the best I could do on a travel documentary back then with a Sony Digital 8 Handycam and the additional video/audio equipment I had available to edit the production. When I finally locate this other VHS cassette of a reality check type documentary video I made in September 1993 titled A Visit To The Real Evening Shade, well, one of two towns in the state of Arkansas by that name, I will get it transferred to DVD, extract its contents to an MP4 video file, and upload it here. Narration done by me. No copyright infringement is intended.