Family & Consumer Sciences


New! Chefs Marcus and Vivian: A Taste of What’s Next 27 min.

What is America? Chefs and hosts Vivian Howard of Somewhere South and Marcus Samuelsson of No Passport Required set out to answer that question by traveling the country to better understand how American cuisine is defined by immigrant cultures and foodways. While in Los Angeles, the two chefs visit Grand Central Market to meet new friends that contribute to the richness of L.A.’s food scene.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Parenting Is Overrated 83 min.

What shapes us more: our DNA, or the way we are raised? This debate, commonly referred to as "nature versus nurture," has stirred controversy for thousands of years. Emerging genetic research indicates that the scale may be tipping toward biology, or "nature"—but the research is far from definitive. Proponents of the "nature" view argue that DNA plays the key role in determining who we are, as evi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Being with Infants: Part 2 120 min.

In this program, renowned child specialist Beverly Kovach discusses sleep, play, authenticity, motor movement, bottle feeding, solid feeding, weening feeding, language, crying, environment, and observation.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Food - Delicious Science 165 min.

Dr. Michael Mosley and botanist James Wong celebrate the physics, chemistry, and biology hidden inside every bite of your next meal. Learn how the hidden chemistry of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy; take a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes our food taste delicious; and discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Food on the Brain 55 min.

Discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. Learn about a whole new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet, and the wonderful effect it has on our minds.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

James Beard 54 min.

Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard, who spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the vernacular. A cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

A Matter of Taste 55 min.

Take a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose. Taste is far more than just being delicious—it's a matter of survival.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

We Are What We Eat 55 min.

Travel the world and step inside the UK's leading food laboratory to deconstruct our favorite meals, going inside the food to the molecular level, revealing how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Adult Under Construction 53 min.

Our host sets out to find a scientific explanation for her erratic behavior during adolescence. Characterized by immense hormonal and physical changes, every person can relate to this life stage, filled with intense emotion, moodiness, and challenge. Now, research and new technologies allow us to gain a better understanding of what is happening inside our brains during these tumultuous years.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Convenience: Supermarket Secrets, Series 2 53 min.

Gregg Wallace and Babita Sharma go behind the scenes of UK's leading supermarkets. When it comes to food shopping, we now want food that is quicker, easier, and more fool-proof than ever before. Our need for ease means we now spend more than $13 billion a year on pre-prepared convenience foods. So it’s no surprise the supermarkets are fighting for a piece of this fast-growing market. As the superm...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017