Series
Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
Episode Number
No. 1
Episode
Tree of Life
Producing Organization
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Baker-Simon Associates (Firm)
American Society for Microbiology
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
Oregon Public Broadcasting (Portland, Oregon)
AAPB ID
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Description
Episode Description
"'Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth' is the story of the remarkable scientific discoveries made in recent years about micro-organisms. Episode one, 'The Tree of Life,' focuses on the startling knowledge we have gained about the history of life on earth through our new ability to sequence DNA. In a virtually dramatic, entertaining and easy to understand style, the show explains how scientists are using comparisons between the DNA of different species to create a new 'tree of life,' that covers the history of the earth. The program features Dr. Carl Woese, a brilliant but reclusive scientist in his first-ever appearance on television; Dr. Craig Venter, one of the leaders in the sequencing of the human genome; and Dr. Karl Stetter, world famous for his discoveries about early life on earth." --1999 Peabody Awards entry form.
Episode Description
For thousands of years we have divided all known living things into only two fundamental "kingdoms" -- plants and animals. As science developed, a "tree of life" was drawn placing every living thing on a network of branches stemming from one of these two main boughs. But a new understanding of life on Earth has forced us to redraw this tree of life, pushing plants and animals to one corner of an expanded tree.
Broadcast Date
1999-11-09
Created Date
1999
Asset type
Episode
Topics
Education
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:53:38.849
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Credits
Producing Organization: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Producing Organization: Baker-Simon Associates (Firm)
Producing Organization: American Society for Microbiology
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-9a9ba949cc9 (Filename)
Format: Betacam: SP
Duration: 00:56:00
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
Identifier: cpb-aacip-bc322301599 (Filename)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 00:55:25
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Citations
Chicago: “Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth; No. 1; Tree of Life,” 1999-11-09, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Oregon Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-153-49t1g6j2.
MLA: “Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth; No. 1; Tree of Life.” 1999-11-09. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Oregon Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-153-49t1g6j2>.
APA: Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth; No. 1; Tree of Life. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Oregon Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-153-49t1g6j2