When the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm led by angry, Pluto-loving elementary school students. What is it about this cold, distant, icy rock that captures so many hearts? This hour follows deGrasse Tyson on a cross-country journey as he tries to find the answer to this question. Winner- Cine Golden Eagle. Writer/Producer/Director: Terri Randall. Editor: Jedd Ehrmann (PBS/NOVA-2010)
George Washington’s step-daughter learns more about the making of Houdon’s famous “life mask” of George Washington. Produced for the History Channel in association with The Museum and Education Center at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Part of the permanent exhibit since 2006. Directed by Terri Randall, written by Steve Reich.
Narrated by Glenn Close, “George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance,” follows the story of George and Martha Washington’s relationship through Martha’s letters. Produced for the History Channel in association with The Museum and Education Center at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Part of the permanent exhibit since 2006. Director: Terri Randall, Writer: Steve Reich.
After the Civil War and into the 20th century the Liberty Bell travelled the country by train, this video documents its journey. Produced for the History Channel in association with Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, part of the permanent exhibition at the Liberty Bell Pavilion since 2004.
Birds have an undeserved reputation for low brainpower. In fact, they produce one of the most glorious phenomena in nature: birdsong. How do their brains do it? And what does this skill tell us about the evolution of another remarkable phenomenon, human language? (NOVA ScienceNOW – 2010). Writer/Producer/Director: Terri Randall. Editor: Jedd Ehrmann.
Why do some kids hate broccoli, and others gobble it up? The answer may lie in our genes. Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2010. (NOVA ScienceNOW- 2009). Writer/Producer/Director: Terri Randall. Editor: Jedd Ehrmann.
Based on the “FOR DUMMIES” books, “Pregnancy for Dummies” is a four-part series about the trimesters of pregnancy as well as the first three months of life. Randall Productions also produced Dating FOR DUMMIES and Marriage FOR DUMMIES (Discovery Health- 2004-2005)
Take a trip to an underground salt deposit that formed 250 million years ago to search for evidence of ancient life. Learn about the formation of the salt deposit and observe as scientists drill into the salt walls to retrieve samples. See liquids trapped within the salt that are millions of years old, and hear from scientists who were stunned to find that there were fibers of ancient cellulose inside. (NOVA ScienceNOW – 2009)
Alive from PopTech! The PopTech! conference serves as the annual gathering of a robust community of remarkable scientists, humanitarians, technologists, designers, artists, innovators, corporate and governmental leaders, academics, and those who defy tidy categorization. This segment is about Jesse Sullivan, an American electrician best known for operating a fully robotic limb through a nerve-muscle graft, making him one of the first non-fictional cyborgs. (American Public Television- 2005).