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November 29, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Jerry Mander once wrote a wonderfully incendiary book titled "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television." But even Mander might have second thoughts after seeing a piece of television like "Inside Information" (tonight at 8 on Channel 28). Once again, KCET's Mr. Wizard, Roger Bingham, has made science--in this case, the science of the brain--knowable, tangible, appealing. Perhaps television can do this better than any other medium: reason enough not to eliminate it.
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February 23, 2003 | Michael Shermer, Michael Shermer is the author of numerous books, including "In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace."
Alfred North Whitehead famously quipped that all Western philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. Although Aristotelians would beg to differ, a similar observation may be made that modern theories of the mind are footnotes to Charles Darwin.
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June 26, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER, Robert Koehler is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
The white Buddha figure sits atop the black television set, and, for a moment, the Buddha and TV appear to be silly living room partners. In most households, that is what they would always be--a little domestic joke. But in Roger Bingham's household, they take on a new meaning. Under this roof, the pair look like a union of old and new ways of enlightenment. Bingham's house, nestled in the hills here south of downtown, has a habit of making the mind work overtime.
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June 26, 1994 | ROBERT KOEHLER, Robert Koehler is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
The white Buddha figure sits atop the black television set, and, for a moment, the Buddha and TV appear to be silly living room partners. In most households, that is what they would always be--a little domestic joke. But in Roger Bingham's household, they take on a new meaning. Under this roof, the pair look like a union of old and new ways of enlightenment. Bingham's house, nestled in the hills here south of downtown, has a habit of making the mind work overtime.
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December 18, 1985 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
You know we're in trouble if the best television coverage of the lively Southern California arts scene is being provided by "Entertainment Tonight." That's why KCET's decision to produce a quarterly news magazine on that very subject was good news. Tonight's premiere of "Arts Illustrated" (9 p.m., Channel 28) isn't such good news, however.
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April 30, 1988
In his review of a recent "California Stories" episode, Terry Atkinson was obviously placed in the untenable position of assessing scientific research outside his area of competence ("A Rerun of Research, Theory Presented in KCET's 'Dreams: Theater of the Night,' " April 25). Inevitably, he made serious errors and gave a wholly misleading impression of the program, suggesting that it was little more than a warmed-over "Nova" that presented no new information. In fact, most of the research described had not been presented to a wide audience.
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February 23, 2003 | Michael Shermer, Michael Shermer is the author of numerous books, including "In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace."
Alfred North Whitehead famously quipped that all Western philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato. Although Aristotelians would beg to differ, a similar observation may be made that modern theories of the mind are footnotes to Charles Darwin.
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February 26, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Making News: Two local stations will pick up Ohio State awards April 9 in Washington. Channel 2's Harvey Levin is being honored for his series on worker's compensation and Channel 28's Roger Bingham is cited for an hourlong science special. KCET's production of "Darrow" for "American Playhouse" gets an honorable mention. . . . And an hourlong Channel 9 special on "Women & AIDS" has won a best documentary award from the American Women in Radio & Television.
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April 25, 1988 | TERRY ATKINSON
KCET's "California Stories" is a curious series. Its 30-minute programs on everything under the sun and not just the California sun--are almost always very well done, but frequently seem like mere briefings. When the briefing concerns something that other programs seldom or never cover--such as performance art--the result can be particularly valuable. However, when the topic has been surveyed more thoroughly, Channel 28's abbreviated approach can seem redundant.
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September 21, 1989 | ROBERT KOEHLER
There are many manifestations of the ancient conflict between humans and nature, but one that may not come immediately to mind is the human tinkering with time. It's a conflict that has a direct physical cost, as any late-summer traveler suffering from jet lag can tell you. "The Time of Our Lives," an unexpectedly incisive look at time and the biological clock (at 8 tonight on KCET Channel 28), tells us this, and more. For example, jet lag normally takes a full week's recovery time.
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November 29, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Jerry Mander once wrote a wonderfully incendiary book titled "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television." But even Mander might have second thoughts after seeing a piece of television like "Inside Information" (tonight at 8 on Channel 28). Once again, KCET's Mr. Wizard, Roger Bingham, has made science--in this case, the science of the brain--knowable, tangible, appealing. Perhaps television can do this better than any other medium: reason enough not to eliminate it.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1988
In his review of a recent "California Stories" episode, Terry Atkinson was obviously placed in the untenable position of assessing scientific research outside his area of competence ("A Rerun of Research, Theory Presented in KCET's 'Dreams: Theater of the Night,' " April 25). Inevitably, he made serious errors and gave a wholly misleading impression of the program, suggesting that it was little more than a warmed-over "Nova" that presented no new information. In fact, most of the research described had not been presented to a wide audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1985 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
You know we're in trouble if the best television coverage of the lively Southern California arts scene is being provided by "Entertainment Tonight." That's why KCET's decision to produce a quarterly news magazine on that very subject was good news. Tonight's premiere of "Arts Illustrated" (9 p.m., Channel 28) isn't such good news, however.
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