We created the magazine-format Scientific American Frontiers as a complement to series like Nova and Nature, which devote each episode to a single subject. Our aim was to make faster-paced programs, engaging but always informative. Read More>>
Frontiers became a popular part of the PBS national primetime schedule, running for 15 seasons from 1990 to 2005.
For most of those seasons Alan Alda, the well-known actor, author and science-buff, was host of the series. Alan’s terrific sense of humor and infectious enthusiasm made complex subjects both entertaining and enlightening.
For our work with Frontiers, we received the Council of Scientific Society Presidents’ Sagan Award, “For outstanding achievement in improving the public understanding and appreciation of science.”
The web sites for all 96 Frontiers episodes are online at PBS, including special features, teaching guides, transcripts and more. 18 episodes are available for purchase via iTunes and Shop PBS sells selected DVDs. The entire series is available for viewing online by clicking on the links to the right.