10 episodes, 1959, KQED (San Francisco)
"This series investigates that thin “skin on the apple,” the crust of the Earth of which the mountains, the valleys, and the seas are made. Each program investigates one of the processes that go to shape these features on the Earth’s surface. These investigations lead the viewer from the plain dirt of his own back yard to the snowcapped heights of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Such processes as erosion, weathering, folding, uplift, and faulting are discussed along with the part each plays in a specific and important role in a great cycle that has been at work for more than a billion years in shaping the face of the earth. The series was produced by KQED, San Francisco and Stanford University with Stanley T. Donner (Stanford) and Herbert D. Seiter (KQED) as the producers; Gerald G. Marans, director; Ken Winslaw, technical director; Matt Lehmann, film and special effects; and Jonathan Rice, executive producer."