Sorry... this is a long one. But it shows I've put a lot of thought into this.
I recently viewed an episode of a PBS television series that had excellent information about the evolution of land ownership. I would like to use this information as context in a report I plan to write and a class I plan to teach. But I'm unsure how to cite a tv program. I've checked EE and online but am not finding what I need. I think because I have a few questions.
- I'm not sure who the 'Who' is for the citation. PBS? The production company, Wall to Wall Media? The scientists who were interviewed during the program?
- For the 'What' I have the following info: First Civilizations is the series name so I'm thinking that should be italicized. "War" is the episode within the series so I'm thinking that should be in quotes. This is episode 1 of 4 in the series.
- For the 'When', it was produced / copyrighted in 2018
- For 'Where is' I'm not sure what to put. I viewed it live on tv on a particular channel on a particular day. Since it's an older program, it may not be aired on other PBS stations. I saw the ad at the end of the show that said a DVD of the program could be purchased. So I guess I could mention that as the 'where is', but that's not the 'where is' that I viewed it.
- For the 'Where in' I'm unsure if I need to note specific times (like 18 minutes into the program) that I gathered the information. I'm thinking this could changed depending on where this airs or what method (live tv vs. DVD) this this viewed. And, except for one specific quote I would like to use, the rest of the info is gathered from essentially the whole program, not one specific point in the program.
Although most all of the information I want to use is a summary of info heard in various parts of the program by different scientists, there is one sentence that I wanted to quote word-for-word. But the person who said these words was the narrator of the program - not one of the scientists. These would not be the narrator's thoughts or ideas. He was just reading lines. And he didn't mention which scientist the ideas were from. So how do I give credit for this quote?
And... is the information provided verbally by PhDs in their fields sufficient for the research or do I have to try to track down their written research or books and cite that?
Maybe I'm overthinking this since this is just context information.