Series
California Stories
Episode
The Addicted Brain
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-kd1qf8kp8d
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Episode Description
"The program addresses a pressing social problem-addiction-from a perspective usually ignored: the possible biological underpinnings of behavior. It canvasses the notion that 'making peace with our biochemistry'--i.e. understanding how our brains work--may be more enlightening than making war on drugs. Interviews with leading scientists are linked together in entertaining and accessible fashion. The program noted other examples of human behavior that might be considered addictive. "The aim of the program was educational: to supply a wider context than the prevalent emergency response. Other programs have since followed its lead. Its outreach response has been exceptional. It is now available in video form for institutional and home use (from Films for the Humanities) and several hundred copies have already been distributed. It has also been a focal point of conference discussions, including an Extension lecture series at UCLA. It was KCET's highest rated locally produced program of this kind, and it scheduled for national airing by PBS later this year. "For all these reasons, THE ADDICTED BRAIN may be said to have performed 'meritorious public service.' Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times described the program as 'a splendid, award-worthy survey of scientific developments in the study of behavior."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1987-01-31
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:28:53.532
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Credits
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-ae15453a4d9 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:27:15
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Citations
Chicago: “California Stories; The Addicted Brain,” 1987-01-31, 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-526-kd1qf8kp8d.
MLA: “California Stories; The Addicted Brain.” 1987-01-31. 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-526-kd1qf8kp8d>.
APA: California Stories; The Addicted Brain. Boston, MA: 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-526-kd1qf8kp8d