Deaf Mosaic

Deaf Mosaic

32 Episodes

This is an Emmy-winning television magazine series hosted by Gil Eastman and Mary Lou Novitsky. This series provides interesting and important insights into history and culture and features stories around the country and the world.

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Deaf Mosaic
  • Deaf Mosaic 408

    Episode 1

    Stories include the World Deaf Timberfest in Oregon, Japanese Deaf Theatre, Busch Gardens in Virginia, author/film historian John Schuchman, and Alaskan pioneer/pharmacist Francis Dudley Sheldon.

  • Deaf Mosaic 409

    Episode 2

    Stories include Gallaudet University president Dr. I. King Jordan, Tripod educational program for children, author Carol Padden, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference in El Paso, Texas, and poet/scholar Alice McVan.

  • Deaf Mosaic 411

    Episode 3

    This episode explores the role of deaf people in theatre, film, television, and dance and features archival footage and interviews with various talented professionals.

  • Deaf Mosaic 501

    Episode 4

    This episode features the 1989 World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch, New Zealand. Athletes from more than 30 countries competed in various sports.

  • Deaf Mosaic 502

    Episode 5

    A special program is presented about mental health issues experienced by deaf people and their difficulties in receiving competent counseling and treatment.

  • Deaf Mosaic 503

    Episode 6

    Stories include deaf entrepreneurs, author Jack Gannon, Pearl Harbor's 1941 attack, karate champion Patty Lord, and actor/dancer Sam Edwards.

  • Deaf Mosaic 504

    Episode 7

    Stories include Australian captioning, First Lady Barbara Bush, Rochester's TV show "Hey Listen", Deaf Artists of America, actress Phyllis Frelich, and the history of deaf drivers.

  • Deaf Mosaic 505

    Episode 8

    Featured in this show are highlights of the international conference, Deaf Way, in 1989. Deaf performers, dancers, and deaf scholars from around the world are spotlighted.

  • Deaf Mosaic 506

    Episode 9

    Featured in this show are highlights of the Opening Gala performance at Deaf Way in 1989. Deaf performers from the United States, Soviet Union, France, and Japan are spotlighted.

  • Deaf Mosaic 507

    Episode 10

    Stories include Dr. Robert Davila, the highest ranking deaf man in the federal government; the American Postal Workers Union; FANTASTIC, a television program for deaf children; Matthew Moore of DEAF LIFE magazine; and a history of the controversy between manual and oral education.

  • Deaf Mosaic 508

    Episode 11

    This episode provides a look at various residential schools including the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York, and the Illinois School for the Deaf. Also included are stories on the life of Laurent Clerc and The Bicultural Center in Riverdale, M...

  • Deaf Mosaic 509

    Episode 12

    Members of the community memorialize people with AIDS as part of the national AIDS quilt project; author/physician Oliver Sacks examines the role of language in Deaf identity and culture in his book 'Seeing Voices'; the Canadian community protests against certain educational 'reforms'; and 'Mosai...

  • Deaf Mosaic 510

    Episode 13

    This episode features Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, an information and social services organization; USA TODAY's outreach to deaf people; life in New Zealand; and an entrepreneur who provides vital parts to the national defense. "Mosaic Memoirs" looks back on World War II.

  • Deaf Mosaic 511

    Episode 14

    The 5th Anniversary of "Deaf Mosaic" brings viewers to behind the scenes of this popular magazine program. It features Gil Eastman, Mary Lou Novitsky and the production staff from Gallaudet University.

  • Deaf Mosaic 512

    Episode 15

    "Dateline: Beirut" is an award-winning report on the tragedy of Beirut as seen by Alec Naiman, a New Yorker who traveled to Lebanon with a video camera. Naiman met with members of the Lebanese community who shared their stories about living in a war zone.

  • Deaf Mosaic 601

    Episode 16

    Featured are the World Games for the Deaf in Banff, a bicycle club, Merrill Lynch's services, an architect, and an airport paging system for deaf travelers.

  • Deaf Mosaic 602

    Episode 17

    Stories include 911 accessibility, mapmakers, a model railroad train builder, WW II military schools, and rodeo stars.

  • Deaf Mosaic 603

    Episode 18

    Stories include the National Association of the Deaf financial crisis, drug and alcohol abuse, actor Richard Dysart, astronomer Richard Goodricke, and animator Mark Fisher.

  • Deaf Mosaic 605

    Episode 19

    Stories include the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Festival of American Folklife, summer basketball camp, the history of the football huddle, and a tribute to Gallaudet University’s third president, Dr. Leonard Elstad.

  • Deaf Mosaic 606

    Episode 20

    A spotlight on international TV programs is presented with shows from Sweden, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, England, Wales, and Ireland.

  • Deaf Mosaic 607

    Episode 21

    This episode features the Alexander Graham Bell Association of the Deaf 100th celebration, jobs during the Great Depression, the Telecaption Decoder Act of 1990, the Friendship Games between 3 countries, a talk with TV producer Julianna Fjeld, and the International Congress on Education of the De...

  • Deaf Mosaic 608

    Episode 22

    This episode features Miss Deaf America winner Nancylynn Ward, a story about Big Brother of the Year, a TDD training system for schools, a successful cookie business, and a look at silent films.

  • Deaf Mosaic 609

    Episode 23

    This episode features a look at St. Ann's Church for the Deaf in New York, a real estate agent, the Cridders performing group, and an interview about gang members.

  • Deaf Mosaic 610

    Episode 24

    Viewers are taken to Costa Rica and see the 50th anniversary of education at the University of Costa Rica and Taras, a town with a large hereditary deaf population.