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1. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,061

2. The Sky's on Fire (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.4
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The ozone is depleted and as a result of this all sorts things are happening like lethal insects flying around. A scientist tries to warn everybody about this but no one seems to believe ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Tobias, Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Gar Anthony Haywood | Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: John Corbett, Josie Bissett, Bradley Whitford, Ben Browder

Votes: 265

3. PBS NewsHour (1975– )

60 min | News

7.3
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Stars: Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Jim Lehrer, Jeffrey Brown

Votes: 120

4. Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait (2002)

Documentary, Biography

4.5
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Writer: Michael Tobias | Directors: Louise Krakower, Michael Tobias | Stars: Sean Connery, Billy Connolly, Alvin Rakoff, Ed Harris

Votes: 77

5. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Steven Seagal (2005)

Documentary, Biography

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Writers: Mimi Freedman, Kathy Williamson | Directors: Kathy Williamson, Terrence Sacchi | Stars: Steven Seagal, Al Anderson, Dickey Beer, Tim Chappel

Votes: 58

6. Sean Connery Close Up (1997 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

6.0
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A unique, insightful and intimate look at one of cinema's greatest stars.

Directors: Louise Krakower, Michael Tobias | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Nicolas Cage, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 54

7. Life and Times (1996– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Biographies of famous Canadians.

Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Pierre Trudeau, June Callwood, Norman Jewison

Votes: 30

8. Y.M.I. (2004)

80 min

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Y.M.I. unflinchingly demystifies teen suicide. It is a study of dark forces lurking in the lives of teenagers today. The story unveils three high school seniors who dress and live by the ... See full summary »

Writer: Marek Probosz | Director: Marek Probosz | Stars: Owen Williams, Cy Carter, Andrew William Mariano Jr., Jesselynn Desmond

Votes: 25

9. Mad Cowboy (2006 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.9
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Biography of a rancher turned vegan.

Writers: Howard Lyman, Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Howard Lyman

Votes: 25

10. Voice of the Planet (1991 TV Mini-Series)

600 min

6.7
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William Shatner plays an ecologist who discovers a computer in a remote Budhist monestary that somehow speaks as Gaia (planet Earth).

Stars: Debra Lamb, William Shatner

Votes: 15

11. No Vacancy (2005)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Global responses to the Human Population Explosion; impact on the environment and biodiversity.

Writers: Michael Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison, Bob Gillespie, Elizabeth Hughes | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Kalpana Apte, Rofina Asuru, John Awoonor-Williams

Votes: 13

12. World War III (1995 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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A study of the human population explosion and its impact on biodiversity and global ecosystems.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Michael Tobias

Votes: 7

13. J.C. Leyendecker: The Great American Illustrator (2000 TV Movie)

45 min | Biography

5.2
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The life and work of artist J.C. Leyendecker.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Amy Stone | Star: Ossie Davis

Votes: 6

14. America's Great Parks (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

7.5
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The history, ecology, biology, anthropology, and geology of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Gino Tanasescu | Star: James Brolin

Votes: 6

15. The Power Game (1988 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary

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Politics in Washington, D.C., Moscow, behind-the-scenes of Congressional issues and debates.

Writers: David Saltman, Hedrick Smith | Director: Philip Burton Jr. | Stars: Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Gore, Ronald Reagan, Hedrick Smith

16. Cloudwalker (1985 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Three climbers attempt the most difficult ice wall in the world, near Mount Denali, in the Ruth Gorge, Alaska.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Jim Bridwell, Jeff Lowe

17. The View from Malabar (1997 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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A study of urban sprawl and agricultural and ecological values in the United States, centering in Ohio, as well as a portrait of the life of author/farmer Louis Bromfield.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: James Cromwell

18. State of the Earth (2011 Video)

Documentary

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Directors: Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Tobias | Stars: Paul Ehrlich, Bob Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, John Harte

19. River of Love (1999 Video)

87 min | Documentary

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While growing up, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi seemed to have so much going against her. Born in a poor country with a condition known as temporal lobe epilepsy (T.L.E) (see PBS NOVA _Secrets ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

20. Whale Shark Hunters of the Philippines (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A study in the ecology and conservation of whale sharks, the largest fish in the world and a vegetarian one at that.

Writer: Erin Chalme | Director: Erin Calmes | Star: William Shatner

21. The Cost of Cool (2001 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at teenage consumption and views about the environment.

Writers: Geoffrey B. Holland, Gregory Molina, Alexandra Paul | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Alexandra Paul

22. Hotspots (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

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A major feature film on the most sophisticated and difficult efforts worldwide to rescue habitat and species from extinction. Filmed throughout many of the 35 biological hot-spots on the planet.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Jean-Philippe Boubli, Donald Brightsmith, Joel D. Despain, Brian Foster

23. Black Tide (1988 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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An ecological and cultural post-mortem on the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in Alaska.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

24. A Day in the Life of India (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

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A celebration of the soul of India.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

25. Bioreverie (2016)

Documentary

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College documentary filmed at a beautiful location about preserving and enjoying the ecosystem. The sound track is lovely.

Writers: Kasey Perrin, Michael Tobias | Director: William Dodgen

26. Images of Arizona (2000 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A look at three great landscape photographers as they work in Arizona.

Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Leroy de Jolie, Jack Dykinga, David Muench

27. The Hydrogen Age (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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An in-depth examination of the alternative energy resource - hydrogen.

Writers: Marc Griffith, William Hoagland, Geoffrey B. Holland, Per Holmes, Susan Leach, Michael Tobias | Directors: Marc Griffith, Geoffrey B. Holland | Star: Leonard Nimoy

28. The Making of 'Voice of the Planet' (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A behind the scenes Making of - the Voice of the Planet Television Series.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Jane Morrison, William Shatner, Michael Tobias

29. Kids and Animals: A Healing Experience (2000)

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Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

30. Reigning Cats of San Francisco (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Inside the amusing, poignant world of pedigree cats.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

31. Ahimsa: Non-Violence (1987)

60 min | Documentary

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The first film to chronicle the world of Jainism, a vegetarian, non-violent ancient religion of India.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: The Dalai Lama

32. A Parliament of Souls (1994–1995)

960 min | Documentary

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A global overview of many of the great leaders of the world.

Stars: Chungliang Al Huang, Azizah Y. Al-Hibri, A.T. Ariyaratne, Thomas Banyacya

33. Element One (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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The film examines an alternative energy future based on a hydrogen fuel cell economy.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

34. Legends & Dreamers (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Lyrical portrait of the ecology of Arizona.

Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Don Collier

35. Jam Packed: The Challenge of Human Overpopulation (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Young people and the environment.

Writers: Michael Tobias, Geoffrey B. Holland, Gregory Molina | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Alexandra Paul

36. Space Futures (1986 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the future of NASA and space exploration in the wake of the Challenger tragedy.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Michael Tobias

37. A Day in the Life of Ireland (1991 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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A celebration of the life and soul of Ireland.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Mary Robinson

38. Antarctica: The Last Continent (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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The science, politics, and ecology of Antarctica.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

39. The Fifth Annual Genesis Awards (1991 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Awards show looking at the best films and television shows related to animal rights for the year.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Sid Caesar, Dixie Carter, Gloria DeHaven, Ami Dolenz

40. Fourth Annual Genesis Awards (1990 TV Special)

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Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Ami Dolenz, Tippi Hedren, Rue McClanahan

41. Science Notes (1985–1987)

160 min | Documentary

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A series of short documentaries examining a wide range of topics within the sciences and social sciences.

Star: Michael Tobias

42. Sand and Lightning (1986 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

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A look at the Japanese genius for art and technology and how those proclivities come together in the art of the bonsai tree, the Japanese landscape aesthetic, the microchip, and Japanese culture.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Michael Tobias

43. Kazantzakis (1983 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Biography

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The biography of the great Greek poet, philosopher and novelist, Nikos Kazantzakis.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Jules Dassein, Kimon Friar, Gikha, Eleni Kazantzakis

44. Yasuní: A Meditation on Life (I) (2012)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

45. Yasuní: A Meditation on Life (II) (2012)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias

46. Last Stand: The Struggle for the Ballona Wetlands (1998)

57 min | Documentary

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Writer: Michael Tobias | Directors: Todd Brunelle, Sheila A. Laffey | Star: Edward Asner

47. A Parliament of Minds: Philosophy for a New Millennium (2000 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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A series of fifteen intimate half-hour interviews with some of the world's leading philosophers.

Stars: K. Anthony Appiah, Yoko Arisaka, Peter Caws, Ewert Cousins

48. PBS NewsHour (1975– )
Episode: A Hole in the Sky (1987)

15 min | News

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A look at the politics, ecosystem dynamics, science and adventure in Antarctica.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Michael Tobias

49. Life and Times (1996– )
Episode: At Home in the Universe: The Life and Times of William Shatner (1997)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life story of actor/environmentalist William Shatner.

Writers: Harvey McKinnon, Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jason Alexander, Kate Mulgrew, Leonard Nimoy

50. PBS NewsHour (1975– )
Episode: The Gift (1987)

12 min | News

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A news documentary about Joshua Bell, the great violinist.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Joshua Bell, Professor Gingold