Smithsonian Spotlight

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A tour of the Smithsonian Institution's galleries, museums and locales, ranging from Mount Vernon to the National Zoo.

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Living in Zero Gravity
02:13 — NASA pilot Joe Edwards details the challenges of living aboard a spacecraft. From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIGHT: Space: The Last 50 Years
Spotlight on Scurlock Studio
02:57 — Beginning in 1911, Addison Scurlock's photographs read like a "who's who" of black America. Today, they are considered a treasure trove of African Ame (more…)
Spotlight on the Last 50 Years in Space
00:46 — Curator Roger Launius recalls his favorite memory of space flight. From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIGHT: Space: The Last 50 Years
A New Way of Building
02:33 — The Loblolly House is a venture in sustainable design. From the factory assembly line to the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay, architect Stephen Kiera (more…)
Space: Bots or Bodies: Sneak Peek
01:31 — Man and machine have teamed up on many rewarding missions, but have politics left the future of space travel up in the air? From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIG (more…)
Marian Anderson in Concert
01:12 — Civil Rights history is captured on film as singer Marian Anderson performs for the entire country at the Lincoln Memorial. From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIG (more…)
Hubble's Discoveries
02:46 — Oh, the sights this telescope has seen! From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIGHT: Black Holes http://bit.ly/1U9Up3w
Lincoln's Men
02:27 — John Nicolay, John Hay and William Stoddard were Lincoln's closest confidants. They left behind significant diaries, letters and memoirs about Lincoln (more…)
Spotlight on Black Holes
01:56 — It all started with Galileo. Now telescopes are scattered around the globe and have ushered in the golden age of astronomy. From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIG (more…)
Groundbreaking for Smithsonian's Newest Museum
02:36 — Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will finally become a reality; on February 22, 2012, President Obama and Laura B (more…)
Capturing a Movement
02:34 — Scurlock's photography captured the black community of Washington, DC, as they confronted racial segregation on the nation's doorstep. From: SMITHSON (more…)
Human Origins: Sneak Peek
01:06 — Unlocking the mystery of human evolution one fossil at a time, paleontologists and anthropologists trace Man's past to predict its future. From: SMIT (more…)
Denying the Moon Landings: Sneak Peek
01:30 — Why are there no stars in the photos? Why is the flag moving when there's no wind? Did we really land on the moon? From: SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIGHT: Denyi (more…)
Let Your Motto Be Resistance
02:26 — Curator Deborah Willis describes the National Museum of African American History and Culture's first exhibit.
Smithsonian Spotlight Season 1
Smithsonian Spotlight takes an in-depth look at the exhibits, fieldwork, and personalities of the Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Spotlight Season 1
Smithsonian Spotlight takes an in-depth look at the exhibits, fieldwork, and personalities of the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • Premiered: March 1, 2009
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A tour of the Smithsonian Institution's galleries, museums and locales, ranging from Mount Vernon to the National Zoo. (more)

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