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Museum Access 300s

Travel/History SeriesMuseum Access
Producer: Museum Access Media
Rights: Unlimited, 5/1/20 to 4/31/22 (Live Linear Streaming available)
High Definition

Free Series

Museums are a vital part of the American landscape, showcasing the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future. Visitors remember, discover and learn in these museums that present the best of our country’s culture, heritage and accomplishments. Museum Access explores these museums in a way that the everyday visitor cannot. It goes behind the scenes where ordinary folks don’t get a chance to go. Talking to the curators and creative personnel to get an insider’s view.

Each Museum Access episode includes travel, history, education and most of all fun! Some of the museums in this season will include The Federal Reserve Money Museum (Chicago, IL), The National Museum of Nuclear Science (Albuquerque, NM), The Bruce Museum/Masters of Cartoon Art (Greenwich, CT), International Museum of Surgical Science/Northwestern Radiology (Chicago, IL) and International Museum of Folk Art (Santa Fe, CA) just to name some. Join us as we celebrate the human spirit in our country’s top museums on Museum Access, where Every Visit is an Adventure!

Creator & Host Leslie Mueller is an award-winning artist, graphic designer and producer. She has produced art segments for Lifetime television on Our Homeand Handmade by Design. She also appears as the art and style expert on local television and radio shows in her home state of Connecticut. Her warm and professional style combined with a natural curiosity makes Museum Access a must see series!

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EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS:301 – Federal Reserve of Chicago Money Museum – Chicago, IL
Join host Leslie Mueller as she explore the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Museum. Learn about the history of money, it’s circulation, detecting counterfeit currency and how the Federal Reserve monitors economic conditions and guides monetary policy  to maintain a healthy, growing economy. Then go Behind-the Scenes to the secure cash processing area as a daily shipment arrives and is processed.302 – The Museum of International Folk Art  - Santa Fe, NM
Join host Leslie Mueller in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Museum of International Folk Art and learn about this global art form and a collection that represents over 100 countries.

See an incredible one-of-a-kind exhibit with over 10,000 detailed objects. Then go Behind-the Scenes into 2 of the private collection areas to see artifacts that are rarely on view.

303 – National Law Enforcement Museum - Washington, DC
Join host Leslie Mueller as she explores the daunting world of modern day law enforcement in Washington, DC at the National Law Enforcement Museum. Learn about this state-of-the-art museum and it’s interactive exhibits like a 911 Emergency Call Center and the Police Training Simulator.

With life sized cast figures featured throughout the museum, we’ll go Behind-the-scenes to see how a real life S.W.A.T team member was transformed using plaster for a special exhibit called ‘Being an Officer’.

304 – The AKC Museum of the Dog – New York, NY
Take a walk in the 4-legged world of the AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC with host, Leslie Mueller. Join her as she explores this fun, interactive museum that features dog art from around the world including sculptures, paintings, photographs and ceramics. We try our hand at training a digital dog named Molly and take a Behind-the-Scenes look at the state of the art technology that was used to create Molly and this amazing exhibit featuring Man’s Best Friend.

305 – The International Museum of Surgical Science -  Chicago, IL
We’ve come a long way in the world of Surgical Science. Join host, Leslie Mueller as she steps into it’s origins at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL. Learn about the incredible collection of medical artifacts and artwork and take a closer look at the history of x-rays. Then take a Behind-the-Scenes look at the latest advances in diagnostic imaging at nearby Northwestern Memorial Hospital and hear from the today’s neurological specialists.

306 – International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum –  Newport, RI
Learn about the history of tennis as host, Leslie Mueller visits the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum in Newport, RI. From the game of lawn tennis at the turn of the century to a Roger Federer holograph giving tennis tips, this historic building has been part of the social scene in Newport since 1880. Hear tennis legend Todd Martin talk about the present day world of tennis and join us Behind-the-Scenes to see one of the museum’s special collections that is not on view to the public.

307 – The J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA
Join host Leslie Mueller in Los Angeles, CA in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Learn about the history of the camera as we visit the Center for Photographs. We’ll see historic wood box cameras with primitive lenses, the 1st mass marketed digital camera and everything in between. Then we go Behind-the-Scenes into the private library and research area to see rare artifacts that are not on view to the public.

308 – The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History - Albuquerque, NM
Join host Leslie Mueller as she traces America’s journey into the Nuclear age during WWII at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, NM. Learn more about this pivotal point in our history and the scientific, cultural and historic aspects of the Atomic Age beginning with the Manhattan Project. Then join us Behind-the-Scenes as we go into the private archives to learn more about an incident referred to as ‘Broken Arrow’.

309 – The Bruce Museum, Masterpieces from the Cartoon Art Museum (Special Exhibition) – Greenwich, CT
The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT hosts a very special exhibit called ‘Masterpieces from the Cartoon Art Museum.’

Join host Leslie Mueller as she explores the colorful world of cartooning with Brian Walker, son of Mort Walker of ‘Beetle Baily’ comic strip fame. Explore the master works from comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, animation and more. Then go Behind-the-Scenes into the private studio of the late cartoonist Jerry Dumas and a visit to NYC’s Nathan Love Animation Studios to see where the art of animation is today.

310 – The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum – Los Angeles, CA
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, located in urban Los Angeles is one of the most unique museums in America. Join host Leslie Mueller as she explores this urban ice-age excavation site and the museum that boasts a collection of millions of fossils found in the tar pits including those of mammoths, mastodons, giant sloths, saber-toothed cats and many more. Learn about the work of fossil labs scientists and get a Behind-the-Scenes look at a very special on-going excavation area called ‘Project 23’.


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I'll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant

“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”

– Hattie Bryant

As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.

From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.

Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.

Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.

Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.

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Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD


The Washington Post wrote that by almost any measure Dr. Daniel Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America. He is an award-winning brain imaging researcher, founder of The Amen Clinics, and the author of many bestselling books. Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind with Daniel Amen, MD is based on his new book The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping to Prevent or Reverse Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, and More.

In his 14th national public television special, Change Your Brain, Heal Your Mind, Dr. Amen teaches viewers 6 practical steps to help them feel happier, sharper and more in control of their own destinies. He gives viewers the most important lessons he has taught thousands of patients over the last 40 years.

In addition, he introduces a new concept he developed called THE GOOD VS. EVIL RULER. He encourages viewers to pay attention to how many Evil Ruler strategies they recognize, because that’s where we will learn what is really causing the epidemic rise in suicide, anxiety, depression and ADHD.

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