Category Archives: Saturday Afternoon TV

Mars and Beyond

Make popcorn for this Disney classic on space exploration. Posted here in honor of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission, it features Werner Von Braun’s forgotten proposal for a manned mission to the red planet. His vision very much resembles the emerging … Continue reading

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The Metropolis

The eleventh episode of The Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought, is about one of my favorite subjects: the city as engine of economies and civilizations.

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Land and People

The tenth episode of The Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought, is an examination of poverty and inequality. Pay special attention to his observations about Mexico, where population growth has now … Continue reading

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The Fatal Competition

The eighth episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought is my favorite, and probably ranks among the most important hours in the history of television.

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The Mandarin Revolution

The seventh episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought.

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Rolling Thunder to Desert Storm

The American war machine exists in a constant state of preparation for the previous war. In 1965, it was just perfecting the instruments of an atomic, primarily European, battlefield when Lyndon Johnson sent it into the cauldron of North Vietnam’s … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Money

The sixth episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought.

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Age of Uncertainty: Lenin and the Great Ungluing

Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 television series about economics, history and politics continues.

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Age of Uncertainty: the Colonial Idea

This episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC series is probably the best examination of colonialism in broadcast television history. If anything, the age of globalization has merely intensified the issues examined herein — which is strange, because Galbraith was … Continue reading

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Karl Marx: The Massive Dissent

Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 television series about economics, history and politics continues.

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Age of Uncertainty: The Manners and Morals of High Capitalism

Episode two of John Kenneth Galbraith’s seminal 1977 series about economics, history and politics.

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