Cosmos: A Personal VoyageSeptember 28, 1980
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It was executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers, David Oyster, Richard Wells, Tom Weidlinger, and others. It covered a wide range of scientific subjects, including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.
The series was first broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service in 1980 and was the most widely watched series in the history of American public television until The Civil War. As of 2009, it was still the most widely watched PBS series in the world. It won an Emmy and a Peabody Award and has since been broadcast in more than 60 countries and seen by over 500 million people. A book was also published to accompany the series.
The Fire Next TimeApril 18, 1993
In the near future, the unrelenting heat waves and coastal flooding brought on by the greenhouse effect are ravaging the Earth. While scientists and politicians argue and lay blame, ordinary citizens pay the price for a world sickened by pollution and economic disaster. The Fire Next Time is the story of an American family forced to confront this ruinous legacy.
Emmy Award-winning actor Craig T. Nelson leads his embattled family through a Grapes of Wrath for the modern era. Through this harrowing odyssey, the Morgan family stands as a paradigm of courage, faith, and family unity in the face of adversity on a cataclysmic scale.
Eco House ChallengeApril 11, 2011
On Eco House Challenge two suburban, Australian families are about to find out what it takes to help save the planet. Over several weeks, while still living their normal lives, the families must radically reduce consumption in four eco hot-spots – Energy, Water, Transport and Waste – or face the consequences we all face.