Army ants ; Rodeo
Scope and Contents
SEGMENT 1: Army Ants. Under the direction of Robert Brown of the U. S. Public Health Service, a CBS expedition collected a large number of army ants (nomadic and carnivorous ants) at Barro Colorado Island in the Canal Zone and brought them to the CBS television studio for the filming of the first segment of this Adventure broadcast. Theodore C. Schneirla, curator of animal behavior at the AMNH, describes these unusual ants and their habits. Footage produced by Brown includes a huge brood of army ants, their bivouacs, a queen, migrations and other interesting characteristics. SEGMENT 2: Rodeo. Robert Northshield, host of the second segment, satirizes man's relationship with the horse and the romanticization of the wild West. Included in this segment is an uncredited rodeo film.
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Language of Materials
1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid: script.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired Sept. 13, 1953 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood and Robert Northshield, Perry Wolff, director and producer; Charles Romine and Ernest Leiser, writers; Leon Rice, editorial supervisor; Rosemarie Herman, supervisor of film; Jac Venza, production design.
- Army ants ; Rodeo, 1953
- Iris Lee
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