Evolution of the horse
Scope and Contents
This broadcast from the Aqueduct Racetrack features horse trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, trainer of the thoroughbred Nashua. The discussion focuses on the characteristics of a fine horse and on the evolution of the horse. Edwin Harris Colbert, curator of paleontology at the AMNH, is also a guest on this program. He traces the modern horse's evolution back 60 million years to the tiny Eophippus. Films are shown of horses in the Wheatley and Greentree Stables. A new colt being born and the early development and training of race horses are examined. The famous racehorses seen on this show are Misty Morn, Nashua, Bold Ruler, and High Voltage.
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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
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired April 22, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove and Kenneth Whelan, directors; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Richard McCracken, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Ed Benford and Sandy Bell, technical directors.
- Evolution of the horse, 1956
- Iris Lee
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