Season 8, Episode 1 The Pinks and the Blues

First Aired: September 30, 1980

"The Pinks and the Blues," a look at sex-stereotyping. Experts interviewed say boys and girls are subtly conditioned from birth to assume traditional roles in life. They cite differences in the handling of male and female newborns, toys children are given and the attention they receive from teachers. How this role playing manifests itself in everyday situations is demonstrated by members of a Maryland family. Narrator: Gene Galusha.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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