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Offline jeanwilson

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NOVA programs
« on: August 31, 2022, 09:15:25 AM »
I'm not sure which topic to use --
I guess NOVA is a resource
If you have Passport, you can probably access these programs any time.
I'm not sure which time zone WETA is in -- I copied this from another group.

NOVA is airing a two-episode exploration of the history of writing on WETA and other PBS stations this Wednesday and next. Among the participants in this 2020 documentary are renowned calligraphers Yves Leterme and Brody Neuenschwander.
Airing this Wednesday, Aug 31 at 9pm:
"A to Z: The First Alphabet"
Researchers uncover the evolution of writing and the story of the alphabet, dating back to millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine.
Airing next Wednesday, Sept 7 at 9pm:
"A to Z: How Writing Changed the World"
How the development of writing played a vital role in shaping world history, from the invention of paper to the printed book.

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Re: NOVA programs
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 01:47:11 PM »
These NOVA documentaries are really informative and enjoyable!  A stunning revelation for me was the huge role that paper in China, inexpensive in comparison to parchment in Europe, had on history.  Well worth watching!
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Re: NOVA programs
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2022, 09:51:30 PM »