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Smith, Hedrick

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Most widely held works by Hedrick Smith
The Russians by Hedrick Smith( Book )

131 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in 11 languages and held by 3,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and personal account of contemporary life in Russia. Author examines the life-styles and aspirations of every level of Russian society
The new Russians by Hedrick Smith( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the 2nd Russian Revolution
The power game : how Washington works by Hedrick Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and French and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of how the American political system works, describes key players in action, and the new breed of winner with new sets of rules
Is Wal-Mart good for America?( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S
Rethinking America by Hedrick Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In revealing portraits, Smith contrasts how American CEOs think at giants such as GM, Boeing, Motorola, compared to CEOs at Germany's Daimler-Benz and Deutsche Bank or at Japan's Toyota or Mitsubishi. He discloses how differently decisions are made and power is wielded in the corporate boardrooms of America, Germany, and Japan. He shows us what workers think and do in these rival economies and how the lives of workers at companies such as Ford and Motorola were transformed once management began rethinking its approach. Education is where the race begins. Smith contrasts what American grade school teachers emphasize, compared with the skills and values taught elsewhere. He shows how businessmen in Germany and Japan cooperate with educators in creating programs to prepare "mid-kids"--Average high school students - for solid careers and how innovative American communities are developing similar strategies
Who stole the American dream? by Hedrick Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power
The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court -- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War."--Www.newday.com
Can you afford to retire?( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: boomers will be long on life expectancy but short on income. In addition to Social Security, the pillars of retirement income for Americans have been either lifetime corporate pensions or employee-contribution plans such as 401Ks. But both retirement strategies are in trouble. Buffeted by pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies, and the 2001-2002 stock market crash, most boomers now expect to be working into their retirement years."--Container
The Media and the Gulf War( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigger than Enron( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collapse of Enron caused many to question the watchdog system designed to protect investors. But Enron and Arthur Andersen are the tip of the iceberg. In the late 1990s, Enron was just one of the more than 400 corporations forced to dramatically restate their value because of accounting lapses, failures or fraud. Now, FRONTLINE examines an oversight system gone soft"--Container
Tax me if you can?( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tax shelter was one of corporate America's biggest hidden profit centers in recent years. Shelters have become so lucrative that some experts estimate as much as $50 billion is lost to the U.S. Treasury each year. And ordinary taxpayers wind up footing the bill. Frontline correspondent Hedrick Smith provides an inside look at how big corporations and wealthy individuals cut their taxes with intricate, hidden, and abusive tax shelters and investigates the role of blue chip accounting firms in these secret deals."--Web page
The Chronically ill : pain, profit, and managed care( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currently, three-quarters of all U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on 100 million people with chronic illnesses and conditions. Will a cost-conscious healthcare system, increasingly driven by the market and oriented toward acute care, give them the proper care? This program examines how the chronically ill are faring today in seeking the high-quality, long-term care they need. Special reports focus on cases of patients with cancer, victims of stroke and heart disease, and children with congenital illnesses, comparing their treatment by commercial HMOs with the diagnoses and recommendations of independent experts. The program also documents the burdens on families providing home care
The Quality gap : medicine's secret killer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the most costly element of America's trillion-dollar healthcare system? Surprisingly, experts believe it is the medical quality gap and medical errors, which they estimate take more than 90,000 lives each year. In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors and hospitals doing open-heart surgery; profiles a pioneering effort by a VA hospital in Kentucky to confront medical errors; and shows breakthrough quality improvement drives in northern New England and Utah. Each case study is an eye-opener for an American public that rates high-quality care as its number one health priority
The Uninsured : forty-four million forgotten Americans( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate cost-cutting, downsizing, temporary employment, and other business imperatives are making today's pricey health insurance either unavailable or unaffordable for 44 million Americans-of which 85 percent are in working families. With employers cutting back on offering insurance and with shrinking access to charity care as hospitals face their own funding shortfalls, where can America's uninsured turn for healthcare? In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith reports on how states such as California, Texas, and Tennessee are dealing with the desperate needs of the uninsured and their children
The Idealistic HMO : can good care survive the market?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's managed care system was designed to provide coordinated preventive and long-term healthcare better than individual doctors could in yesterday's fragmented fee-for-service system. Have HMOs lived up to that promise? In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith investigates Kaiser Permanente-the largest nonprofit HMO in the U.S.-and its social mission of lifetime care. Although it has pioneered improvements such as mass screening for colon cancer and special team care for patients with diabetes and HIV, Kaiser Permanente has also drawn fire for unpopular cost-cutting measures and for allegedly neglecting needy communities
Teen violence( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one of this program, Hedrick Smith reports on how the Alliance of Concerned Men stopped a youth gang war in Benning Terrace, a public housing project in the nation's capital that had become a war zone. Alliance members Tyrone Parker and Rico Rush, former felons with new lives and a new mission, negotiate a truce with the rival gangs that ends the killing and brings hope and new mainstream jobs to former gang members and peace to other residents. In part two, viewers see how the Los Hermanos youth crime prevention program of the Oregon State Penitentiary keeps troubled teenagers in the Pacific Northwest from sliding into a life of crime. Inmates mentor young men in face-to-face sessions inside the prison walls over several months. Begun by Latinos but open to youth of all races, Los Hermanos has touched the lives of 150 teens in a remarkably successful effort to deter them from doing crimes-and doing time. Public dialogues draw out lessons for other communities
The heart of the nation( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the central values of Japan, Germany and the U.S. focusing on what drives each of these societies. This episode compares the educational systems in the three countries
Spying on the home front( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline addresses an issue of major consequence for all Americans: Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties? Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether the president has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and infringed on constitutional protections."--Website
Reagan, the man, the President by Hedrick Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse president en ex-filmster (geb. 1911)
"Making Schools Work, with Hedrick Smith."( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program profiles several different approaches to individual school reform at the elementary, middle and high school levels and in different regions, as well as district-wide reforms in three major American cities. All are examples of effective school reform with proven academic gains, at scale and over several years
 
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The new Russians
Alternative Names
Hedrick Smith Brits journalist

Shih-mi-ssu, Ho

Smit, Hedriḳ

Smith, H.

Smith, Hedrick

Smith, Hedrick Laurence 1933-

Smith Hedrick R.

Хедрик Смит

סמית, הדריק

هيدريك سميث

スミス, ヘドリック

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The new RussiansThe power game : how Washington worksIs Wal-Mart good for America?Rethinking AmericaThe Media and the Gulf War"Making Schools Work, with Hedrick Smith."