New ‘NOVA’ Episode Is Another Engaging Look Back At NASA’s Apollo Program

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack More than half a century ago, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made history when it sent the first humans into orbit around Earth’s moon.  The move, which effectively ended the space race between the United States and Russia came almost two years after the tragedy of the Apollo 1 mission.  Three astronauts – Gus Grissom,...

April 21st, 2019

New ‘NOVA’ Episode Needs No Rescue

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack Bridges are some of the world’s most important architectural structures. From the standard structures that span tiny creeks to larger, more intricate structures that take drivers to the greatest heights, bridges are pivotal to life in so many ways, yet many of the world’s bridges are being lost to time and the elements, including the world’s covered...

February 23rd, 2019

New ‘NOVA’ Episode Taking Audiences On Interstellar Journey Of Discovery Next Month

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack 2015 was a major year in the world of space exploration. It was in this year, that the New Horizons spacecraft gave humans their very first clear look at Pluto.  The pictures revealed a world completely unexpected, full of icy mountains and plains of frozen methane and nitrogen. When it completed that mission, its overall mission was not yet over. ...

February 17th, 2019

PBS Examines Apollo 8 Mission With New Episode Of ‘NOVA’

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack PBS Distribution is taking audiences into space again next month with a new episode of its hit science-based series NOVA. NOVA: Apollo’s Daring Mission is scheduled for release on March 19 on DVD.  The story on this episode follows the events of the Apollo 8 flight, the first of the Apollo missions that took a man to the moon. The mission came...

February 17th, 2019

PBS Distribution Releases ‘AmEx: The Swamp’ Tuesday

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack PBS Distribution is releasing another episode of its history-based series American Experience on DVD this week. American Experience: The Swamp is set for release on Tuesday.  Based partially on author Michael Grunwald’s book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise, this episode tells the history of the national park and...

February 11th, 2019

‘NOVA: Last B-24’ Succeeds In Its Mission To Entertain, Engage Audiences

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack American audiences love drama.  A single run through any TV carrier’s lineup provides solid proof of that statement.  From Scandal to New Amsterdam to Criminal Minds to Empire to Black Mirror and more, drama is big business.  The thing is that none of the dramas noted here nor their unmentioned counterparts are real.  They are fiction. ...

January 26th, 2019

PBS Distribution To Release Three New ‘NOVA’ Titles Next Month

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution PBS Distribution will release a trio of new NOVA episodes on DVD next month. Up first on the company’s schedule is NOVA: Thai Cave Rescue.  The hour-long program follows the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand that happened last summer. The story made international headlines last July as the group sat trapped...

January 10th, 2019

‘NOVA: Decoding The Weather Machine’ Eliminates All Doubt About Climate Change

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack The issue of climate change is one of America’s most divisive topics today.  Between scientists and civilians, opinions on climate change have created a deep rift between Americans.  The deniers constantly claim that the planet’s climate is not changing and that humans are not to blame.  Those on the other side attest the exact opposite.  Now...

November 6th, 2018

Despite Its Timeliness, ‘AmEx: The Chinese Exclusion Act’ Proves To Be A Rare Miss For PBS

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack Much has been said about immigration ever since Donald J. Trump was handed the White House in the 2016 presidential election.  From Muslims to Mexicans and other groups, Trump’s racism and xenophobia have led to so much talk about immigration and immigration law.  Of course, this is not the first time in America’s history that the nation has dealt with the plague...

October 31st, 2018

PBS Tackles Today’s Social, Economic Issues With A Trip Back In Time In New ‘AmEx’ Episode

Courtesy: PBS/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack This winter, PBS and Public Media Distribution will take audiences back in time to one of America’s most important eras in another new episode of its hit history-based series American Experience. American Experience: The Gilded Age is currently scheduled to be released Tuesday, Feb. 6.  The story, which will be available on DVD and Digital...

January 18th, 2018
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