Newport News Public Schools TV and the Telecommunications Center


This visually rich series offers a fascinating look at a broad cross-section of world-renowned individuals. Every historic re-creation explores the most important developments of their very famous lives whether composer, scientist, or writer.

Viewers will enjoy the focused approach to understanding the emotional state, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points in these incredible lives.

Approx. 30 minutes each volume.

Program Descriptions:

Composers Volume 1

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Franz Liszt

Composers Volume 2

  • Franz Schubert
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Robert Schumann

Scientists Volume 1

  • Pythagoras of Samos
  • Ivan Pavlov
  • Nostradamus
  • Sir Isaac Newton

Scientists Volume 2

  • Galileo Galilei
  • Madame Marie Curie
  • Charles Darwin
  • AlfredĀ  Nobel

Writers Volume 1

  • Kafka, Franz
  • Hugo, Victor
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Wilde, Oscar

Writers Volume 2

  • Lev Tolstoy
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mark Twain
  • Robert Louis Stevenson