A Continent Transformed (A Five-part Prime Time PBS Television Series)

July 15th, 1990 - October 31st, 1994 | PROJECT

WGBH/Boston in association with the Chedd-Angier Production plan the production of a series of five one hour public television programs on the environmental history of North America, "A Continent Transformed". Each of the programs will emphasize a key process which has shaped American environmental history: biological invasion, drawing boundaries, linking transportation and market systems, projecting ideals onto the landscape, and increasing the pace and complexity of systematic change. The principal author of the series and its on camera host will be William Cronin, a leading ecological historian. The series will be assisted by a prestigious Advisory Board, educational materials will be developed for series classrom use, and 8 million viewers should see each episode when the series airs in the Fall of 1992. NSF support will represent approximately 10% of the project total.

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Team Members

John Angier, Principal Investigator, WGBH
William Cronon, Co-Principal Investigator


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 8954701
Funding Amount: 300000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law | Life science | Social science and psychology | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology