Views, Reviews and Awards
"For several months it has been my great pleasure to watch The Western Tradition on our local PBS TV station, KETA. It is my
understanding that you sponsor this program, as well as others of
similar high quality. My family and I wish to express in this
limited way our deepest appreciation for your generosity and
judgment. You truly make a significant difference in the quality
of our lives."
Viewer, Dover, OK
"I want to let you know how much I have enjoyed The Western Tradition. What a superb and gifted teacher is Mr. Weber! I am
an elderly widow who grew up in the Depression era and was a tenth
grade drop-out. However, a love of learning and a commitment to
education is important and a joy to me. Since I started watching
the program I've gotten many friends enthusiastically watching as
Viewer, Adamstown, PA
Video Rating Guide for Libraries
"This series is really a must for any history and art history
"The Western Tradition gives us more than a wonderful narration of
western civilization, it shows us how important art and its relationship
to history is. College and university educators would be wise to
implement the series into their history and art curriculums."
"An excellent choice for secondary school and university libraries."
"...a superb cornerstone of a public library's video holdings on general
"Highlighted in particular in The Western Tradition are social attitudes,
classical ideals, and various religious values. Crisp cinematography
artfully melds memorable images of Eugen Weber's significant points,
which are also outlined in the insightful study guide."
Lloyd Bentsen, Texas Senator: "I watch a lot of news. I also bought
those 52 tapes from the Annenberg/CPB Project on the history of Western
civilization that go from the Egyptian era up to the present. The only
problem is that, after a year, we're only up to the American Revolution
because I normally get home so late."
San Diego Reader, San Diego, CA
"The Western Tradition series...is a zingy kick in the thalamus. This
series is in continual syndication. Like "I Love Lucy," it's always
running somewhere in the world and for good reason."
"The Western Tradition is enhanced with diagrams, maps, sketches, and
works of art from the historical period in question. You don't just feel
you've been entertained, you feel you've actually learned something.
There's a juiciness about The Western Tradition that makes history very
real and exciting. After watching a few episodes of the series, you find
yourself bringing it up in conversation."
Columbus International Film and Video Festival
1990 Honorable Mention Award for "The First World War and the Rise of Fascism"
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