Television

Horizons has produced numerous documentary-style television programs:
 

  • Explorations: Mapping the New World - This hour-long documentary focuses on the crucial contributions of cartography to the exploration and development of the western world over the last millennium. It features original footage of many of the world's most valuable maps from private, public and university collections, which serve as catalysts in understanding how the explorations of the last thousand years, from Hudson to Columbus to DeSoto, shaped the world of today.
  • Society's Child - Academy Award-winning actress Joanne Woodward hosts an eye-opening treatment of drug exposed babies in this acclaimed TV program which aired on The Learning Channel and selected PBS stations.
     

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  • America Recycles! - This program, aired nationally on The Learning Channel, examines a new age of environmental consciousness. In an informational/entertainment style, the program discusses issues ranging from the economics of recycling to the fascinating technology involved in recycling plastics.
     
  • Stumbling Blocks to Faith - This five part series, distributed nationally and internationally by Gateway Films/Vision Video, one of the nation's leading distributors of religious video products, features a variety of accomplished Christians tackling head-on some of the most common objections to the Christian faith. The titles of the five programs appear below:
     
    • Program 1: Christian Hypocrisy;
    • Program 2: Other Religions;
    • Program 3: Science & Faith;
    • Program 4: The Problem of Suffering; and
    • Program 5: Sacrifice.
       
  • SOS: Famous New York Maritime Disasters - Almost since its inception, America has led the maritime world...and New York has led America. With the immense activity in and out of New York's waters, shipping disasters were inevitable. From fire to shipwrecks... icebergs to torpedoes... storms to collisions, SOS takes you on a fascinating journey through Albion, Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Doria and other memorable marine disasters, featuring rare historical images and the accounts of leading maritime experts, writers, eyewitnesses and even disaster survivors.
     
  • Port of Glory - The extraordinary 475 year history of the port of New York is brought to life in this one hour documentary. The program examines Verrazano's entrance into the New York harbor in 1524, its exploration by Henry Hudson, and the port during the revolutionary war, civil war, immigration, oceanliner, and modern eras.
     
  • Jesus: Who Do Men Say I Am - This hour-long program, broadcast nationally in 1995, is a contemporary examination of the identity of Jesus and the subsequent central claim of Christianity. It features the viewpoints of ordinary Americans and some of the nation's most respected spiritual thinkers, ranging from conservative Christians to orthodox Jews, and including George Weigel, official biographer of Pope John Paul, and Michael Novak, recent Templeton Award winner for Progress In Religion.
  • The Saga of the Vinland Map - History or Hoax? Some half a century after its discovery, the debate is still raging about a map that shows a portion of North America before the voyages of Columbus. Was it penned by Norse voyagers in the early 15th century, as claimed by believers, or is it a brilliant 20th century forgery, as skeptics have claimed? This documentary examines the map's long and winding saga, from the discovery of the map, its secret purchase, the furious reaction of Italian-Americans and the fierce academic debate which continues to this day.
  • The Great Dissenters - Great religious dissenters, from the time of Moses to Martin Luther King, are examined in this overview of the history of religious dissent. The program establishes how the protests of the likes of Socrates, Jesus Christ, Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, and the Pilgrims played a vital role in establishing liberties widely enjoyed today.
     
  • Under Two Flags - While most Americans believe that the colonial history of our nation is strictly British in tradition, this 30 minute documentary reveals the overlooked and surprisingly important contributions of the Dutch, from Henry Hudson's arrival in the colony in 1609 to the time of the American Revolution.
     
  • Liberty's Library - This four-part series project, produced in joint cooperation with the Library of Congress and Mind Extension University, examines basic issues facing American democracy in a ground-breaking series of television documentaries.
     
  • Faith in Democracy - Moral and cultural differences among Americans continue to test our constitutional doctrines. Just how does a democratic system deal with religious differences in a fair and just manner? This program tackles these questions as it tries to reckon with evolving attitudes about the "separation of church and state".
     

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  • The Global Library - This program examines the birth of the library down through the ages and around the world. From the Biblioteche Nationale to the Great Library of Alexandria that was destroyed during the Crusades, libraries have endured. Today, the Global Library is a high-tech conglomeration of the Internet, fiber optics, cables, and CD-ROM. The program examines these revolutionary modern lines of communication and what they mean in the age of information.
     
  • Equal Access For All - America's public libraries have a unique mandate: To be open and accessible to all. Today the modern public library struggles with issues of homelessness, latchkey children, and adequately serving the unemployed. This program examines the many ways in which a public library reaches out to its community with open access to information free from censorship.
     
  • Libraries of the Future - With the onslaught of the computer age, libraries are struggling with the ability to offer the latest information technology in a way that ordinary citizens can use it. This program peers into the library of the future with an examination of a typical school library now known as a "Media Center" to optical disk jukeboxes that store millions of bits of information on a single album-sized platen.