Author Archives: Mannes Productions

PBS: The Music Instinct: Science and Song Read more »

PBS: The Music Instinct: Science and Song

A two-hour documentary for PBS featuring world famous musicians including Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma with visionary scientists. The program explores startling new discoveries about the power of music and its connection to the body, mind and nature. Broadcast: June 24, 2009 SYNOPSIS Do any…


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Press: Los Angeles Times Review: ‘The Music Instinct: Science and Song’ on PBS

Article published on June 24, 2009 by Robert Lloyd, Television Critic/ Los Angeles Times Mysteries explained just become more wonderfully mysterious in this in-depth documentary. [External Link]


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Press: Boston Globe: “Music on the Mind, and inside it”

Article by Jeremy Eichler, published in the Boston Globe on June 24, 2009 announcing “The Music Instinct: Science and Song”. [External Link]


PBS Series: Own Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying in America Read more »

PBS Series: Own Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying in America

A four-part series on death and dying for PBS SYNOPSIS There is a great divide separating the kind of care Americans say they want at the end of life and what our culture currently provides. Surveys show that we want to die at home, free…


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PBS: Norman Rockwell: Painting America

This PBS program honors Rockwell for his contributions to American culture and the art world at large. Includes rare footage of Rockwell at work and interviews with fellow artists and his daughter. Features some of his most famous and inspirational work from the Norman Rockwell…


PBS/Frontline: Busted - America's War on Marijuana Leave a comment Read more »

PBS/Frontline: Busted – America’s War on Marijuana

A one-hour investigative documentary for PBS / FRONTLINE about large-scale marijuana growing and the controversial effort to eradicate it. Original Air Date: April 28, 1998 CREDITS Writer/Producer: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: David Fanning AWARDS Writers Guild Award Nomination WEBSITE http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/ PURCHASE www.shoppbs.org


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ABC Series: Turning Point

Various segments for the award-winning ABC news series TURNING POINT. SEGMENTS: ANIMAL TRANSPLANTS: MADNESS OR MIRACLE? An examination of animal transplants, featuring an interview with baboon bone-marrow recipient Jeff Getty and the mother of baboon heart recipient Baby Fae. Broadcast June 5, 1997 UNLOCKING A…


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Discovery/The Learning Channel: Great Books Series: The Great Gatsby

A one-hour documentary about the famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald with historical recreations for  DISCOVERY / Great Books Series / THE LEARNING CHANNEL. Production: 1997 CREDITS Writer/Producer/Director: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: Nancy LeBrun AWARDS Cine Golden Eagle 1999 LINKS Educational Media Reviews Online Discovery…


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PBS/The American Experience: American Experience: New York Underground

A one-hour documentary exploring the history of the New York City subway for PBS / The American Experience SYNOPSIS In the mid 1800s, New York City was one of the most crowded places on earth. The congested streets and pokey transportation system were a source…


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PBS/Frontline: Los Angeles is Burning: Five Reports from a Divided City

A 90-minute documentary exploring the Los Angeles riot  for PBS / Frontline. Broadcast April 27, 1993 SYNOPSIS One year after Los Angeles’ three days and nights of beatings, looting, and burning, how well do we understand what happened there-and why? In this documentary, Los Angeles…


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