TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE: THE MYSTERIOUS DEEP {PART 1}: THE POWER OF THE SEA (TV)

Summary

One in this documentary series hosted by Walter Cronkite, which examines outstanding events and personalities of the twentieth century. In this program, part one of two, Cronkite examines the mysteries of the ocean. Topics discussed include the following: penetrating the ocean surface; the aqualung, a self-contained breathing apparatus developed by oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau; the possibility that the ice caps will melt; the violence of the sea and scientists' attempts to control the weather to stop violent hurricanes before they originate; how sea water is used to quench the thirsts of millions of people through irrigation systems that purify the water; the importance of seaweed harvesting in Japan; and how microphones are used to determine if sea creatures have a way of communicating. Includes a preview of part two. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: March 27, 1960 Sunday 6:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:26:15
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T79:0499
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Aqualung
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1957-1966
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CREDITS

    • Burton Benjamin … Producer
    • James Dugan … Writer
    • Franz Waxman … Music by
    • Alfredo Antonini … Conductor
    • CBS Symphony Orchestra, The … Symphony Orchestra
    • Walter Cronkite … Narrator
    • Athelstan Spilhaus … Guest
    • Jacques Cousteau … Guest