Series
The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Episode
1989-01-04
Producing Organization
KUHF-FM Radio
University of Houston
Contributing Organization
KUHF-FM (Houston, Texas)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-20-4298sjwq
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Description
Series Description
"The Engines of Our Ingenuity celebrates human ingenuity. Its intent is to show that technology is culture: We are what we make and do. It creates a more realistic and human understanding of the enterprise that defines us as a species. "Celebrating invention means drawing in people who otherwise assume they are not a part of the world of technology and invention: Women alienated by role definitions; blacks who view it as an alien culture; and many people who assume that they aren't creative or inventive. "The Engines of Our Ingenuity has been immensely popular. A log of letters and phone calls includes over 500 entries -- all favorable. It has led to about one lecture invitation a week for Dr. Lienhard. High Schools have made such unremitting requests for scripts that a computer software version of the program has been developed. During KUHF's membership drives, contributions double when the program is mentioned. "The undercurrent of all this is a palpable change in the public's attitude toward technology. Our favorite listener response to date is an advertising executive who writes: 'The Engine of Our Ingenuity has repositioned the engineering field in this listener's mind.'"--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989-01-04
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:27:44.016
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Credits
Producing Organization: KUHF-FM Radio
Producing Organization: University of Houston
AAPB Contributor Holdings
KUHF-FM
Identifier: cpb-aacip-a70521ce6b2 (Filename)
Format: DAT
Generation: Master
Duration: 01:30:00
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-5cdf65234b2 (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio cassette
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Citations
Chicago: “The Engines of Our Ingenuity; 1989-01-04,” 1989-01-04, KUHF-FM, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, 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-20-4298sjwq.
MLA: “The Engines of Our Ingenuity; 1989-01-04.” 1989-01-04. KUHF-FM, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, 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-20-4298sjwq>.
APA: The Engines of Our Ingenuity; 1989-01-04. Boston, MA: KUHF-FM, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-20-4298sjwq