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The National Geographic Society's television specials return to the Public Broadcasting Service next month with "Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise," which examines the ecosystem of the 50th state.

A total of four National Geographic specials will air over PBS during the 1991-92 season, with corporate support from Chevron. The Hawaii special is scheduled for 8 P.M. Eastern time on Nov. 13. (Check local listings.)

The other specials are "Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas," to air Jan. 22; "The Mexicans: Through Their Eyes," airing Feb. 26; and "Braving Alaska," scheduled for April 29.

Teachers may request a free resource guide to the specials by contacting their local PBS station or by writing to National Geographic Specials, c/o Chevron, 742 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Calif. 94710.

The Arts & Entertainment cable network this month and next month will offer a look back at the 1960 Presidential campaign as part of its A & E Classroom offering for teachers.

The network will air four documentary programs about key stages of the campaign for the White House, including "The 1960 Democratic National Convention," on Oct. 28; "The 1960 Republican National Convention," Nov. 4; "The Great Debate 1960," Nov. 11, focusing on the first televised confrontation between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon; and "The Kennedy-Nixon Debates," Nov. 18, examining the three other debates. All the programs will be aired from 7 to 8 A.M. Eastern time. They will be repeated once a week at that time beginning Dec. 30.

The programs use NBC News footage from the era, among other resources.

Teacher guides to the programs are available from Arts & Entertainment, P.O. Box 1610, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-1610.

U.S. Senator Jake Garn, Republican of Utah, appears next month on the Nickelodeon cable channel's "Launch Box" show, a joint venture of the network with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Senator Garn, who once flew on a space-shuttle mission, discussed his experiences as an astronaut with the audience on the show. The "Launch Box" episode will air every Friday in November at 6:30 A.M. . Whittle Communications' "Channel One" classroom news program is now being closed-captioned for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

The 12-minute show, available in 9,000 schools, is being closed-captioned by the National Captioning Institute. --rd.w.

Vol. 11, Issue 06, Page 13

Published in Print: October 9, 1991, as Media Column
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