[SPC-16 sampler reel #2]

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0:00 Nature shots with voice over. We are getting a series of promos for programs on the PBS show "Nature". (Starts in the middle of program). V/O introduces wildlife film by Wolfgang Bayer called "Grand Teton Wilderness".

1:27 History of fault lines and plate techtonics in Africa. “The Great Rift”.

1:43 Eight part series about North America at time of first European encounter with Native Americans. Up and down the East Coast, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain’s, the great desert, Alaska, California. “A Natural History of North America”.

4:02 Promo for “Nature” in general.

4:14 Slate for “Newton’s Apple” promo.

4:20 Ad for Newton’s Apple host David Hyle, who is returning for a second season. Newton’s Apple is a show about science and technology. We are also introduced to field reporter Peggy Knapp and other staff. Then there is a segment on Newton’s Lemons. Clips of failed science experiements, like wings for people. Ends with cliffhanger about whether the host has died in a mountain climbing expedition.

7:57 Slate for “Wonderworks” promo.

8:03 Wonderworks. Ad for fifth season. A show about a high school kid played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, whose parents get divorced. Allen Arkin stars as the protagonist’s father and Julie Haggerty stars as the mother.

8:44 Ad for “Miracle Down Under” , a show that takes place in Australia about trying to keep the Christmas spirit.

9:04 Ad for “Slakes Limbo”. A latchkey kid gets blamed for the death of his best friend and has to hide out in the New York Subway. Charles Dutton and Jasmine Guy star.

9:25 Ad for animated program called “Happily Ever After”, with voices by Carrie Fisher, Danny DeVito, Harry Winkler, and Rhea Perlman. A girl is upset by her recently divorced mother having a new boyfriend.

9:42 Ad for “Charlie the Kid”, the story of young Charlie Chaplin.

10:02 Ad for show called “Good Old Boy”, which takes place in rural Mississippi during World War II. Seems to have a ragamuffin cast of good hearted orphans who like to play pranks on mean kids.

10:27 Ad for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”  from the Chronicles of Narnia.

11:22 End of tape.



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