3/23/1987

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Sketches in (hopefully) order:
15950 141-01 SHOW OPEN 0:46 BUMPER
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14521 141-02 (MODERATELY F.S.) NEWSROOM INTERRUPT:17 1:10 BUMPER
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14520 141-03 MODERATELY FRIGHTENING STORIES 4:10 STUDIO
To distract a computer, Igor and the mad scientist give it a never-ending program: start with 1; multiply by 1/2; stop if the answer is zero; otherwise, go back to step two.
15670 141-04 MATHMAN: MULTIPLES OF 5 1:09 ANIMATION
Mathman plays a video game in which he must eat only numbers that are multiples of 5.
13390 141-05 BATTLE OF THE BULGE CATERERS: TRAYS 5:40 STUDIO
Having a limited number of trays, the Battle of the Bulge Caterers must rearrange sandwiches so that the greatest possible number fit on a tray.
17292 141-06 VO: HOW MUCH LEFT 0:06 BUMPER
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12661 141-07 FORESTRY I: DATA COLLECTING 2:47 LIVE ACTION FILM
Sybil Sawyer, Hollywood Reporter, gets stranded in a forest but still finds a story as she interviews a ranger who installs pressure plates to record the number of people who travel on a trail.
10911 141-08 DISCLAIMER: ANGLES 0:08 BUMPER
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10180 141-09 ANGLE DANCE 2:23 SONG
The rock group Plane Geometry sings a song about angles and uses body movement to illustrate angles, as well.
15330 141-10 PLAYING THE ANGLE 3:00 LIVE ACTION FILM
Nancy Lieberman, the first woman to play professional basketball, talks about and demonstrates the mathematics involved in basketball. She cites angles and parabolas, in particular.
15180 141-11 PONG GAME 0:19 ANIMATION
This animation illustrates billiard geometry and shows a ball rebounding from wall to wall before finally exiting the one opening.
10540 141-12 MATHNET-CASE OF THE MISSING BASEBALL-1 6:27 MATHNET
The Mathnetters investigate a missing baseball by determining the angle at which it would have rebounded off a billboard.
Sketch Count:12
Episode Length(may exclude credits): 28:05

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