Most widely held works about John Stossel
Most widely held works by John Stossel
Give me a break : how I exposed hucksters, cheats, and scam artists and became the scourge of the liberal media by John Stossel ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
When he hit the airwaves thirty years ago, Stossel helped create a whole new category of news, dedicated to protecting and informing consumers. As a crusading reporter, he chased snake-oil peddlers, rip-off artists, and corporate thieves, winning the applause of his peers. But along the way, he noticed that there was something far more troublesome going on: While the networks screamed about the dangers of exploding BIC lighters and coffeepots, worse risks were ignored. And while reporters were teaming up with lawyers and legislators to stick it to big business, they seldom reported the ways the free market made life better. In Give Me a Break, Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests. Taking on such sacred cows as the FDA, the War on Drugs, and scaremongering environmental activists -- and backing up his trademark irreverence with careful reasoning and research -- he shows how the problems that government tries and fails to fix can be solved better by the extraordinary power of the free market. He traces his journey from cub reporter to 20/20 co-anchor, revealing his battles to get his ideas to the public, his struggle to overcome stuttering, and his eventual realization that, for years, much of his reporting missed the point. Stossel concludes the book with a provocative blueprint for change: a simple plan in the spirit of the Founding Fathers to ensure that America remains a place "where free minds--and free markets--make good things happen."
Myths, lies, and downright stupidity : get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong by John Stossel ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,802 libraries worldwide
Myths and misconceptions covered in the book include: Is the media unbiased? Are our schools helping or hurting our kids? Do singles have a better sex life than married people? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is outsourcing bad for American workers? Suburban sprawl is ruining America; money makes people happier; the world is too crowded; we're drowning in garbage; profiteering is evil; sweatshops exploit people. Investigative reporter Stossel takes on these issues and many more.--From publisher description.
Shopping smart : the only consumer guide you'll ever need by John Stossel ( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Men, women & the sex difference ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Looks at the differences between the sexes and whether they are the result of biology or environment.
Myths, lies, and downright stupidity [get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong by John Stossel ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 275 libraries worldwide
The investigative reporter and consumer advocate debunks popular myths and misconceptions about suburban sprawl, whether or not money makes people happier, media bias, and other social, political, and economic issues.
Are we scaring ourselves to death ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
A discussion of the things that Americans fear the most: crime, environmental pollution, food contamination, accidents, etc. and the way in which statistics and news reporting have made the situation seem worse than it is.
Child safety outdoors ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Learn about these topics: Car seat safety, pedestrian safety, playground safety, safety on tricycles, bicycles, etc.
Give me a break [how I exposed hucksters, cheats, and scam artists and became the scourge of the liberal media by John Stossel ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests.
You can't say that! what's happening to free speech ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Who determines when one person's right to expression must give way to another's sense of propriety? ABC News correspondent John Stossel looks at growing constraints on free speech made in the interest of protecting the public from offense.
The blame game are we a country of victims ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Examines the excesses of the "victims movement" and how this tendency to blame our misfortunes on anyone but ourselves affects public policy and the workplace. More and more often, we claim to be "victims" of bad parents, an unjust society, a disability. Why should we accept responsibility for what happens to us?
Teens what makes them tick ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Looks at the mental and physical differences between teenagers and adults. Seeks scientific explanations for why teens act the way they do, sometimes even weird in adults' eyes.
Race and sex what we think (but can't say) ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Behind the conscious mind's efforts to judge people on their merits, the subconscious categorizes by details such as gender, race, and age--just as it has done since the dawn of humankind. Can ethnic prejudice be overcome? What is the "stereotype effect"? Are there quantifiable differences that make one race superior to another in sports? Is it possible to visually perceive a person's sexual orientation?
The in crowd and social cruelty ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
An ABC News special dealing with school social cliques and bullying.
Is America #one ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Looks at what makes the United States successful and its citizens prosperous as compared to other countries and peoples in the world.
20-20. 04/14/06, Freakonomics ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discovered which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results.
Love, lust and marriage why we stay and why we stray ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
"How do people find love, why do they fall in love, and once married, how do they stay in love? In this ABC News special with correspondent John Stossel, the modern-day notion of love, with all of its attendant expectations, is examined. Despite divorce rates that are currently holding steady at 50 percent, research shows that married couples are actually healthier -- and claim to be happier as well. Also discussed are what can make a marriage fail and other cultures' solutions to "the dating game," such as arranged marriages."
Greed with John Stossel ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Entrepreneur Ted Turner, economist Walter Williams, and philosopher David Kelley redefine greed, discussing its value as the driving power in business that creates opportunities for others.
Media hype when news coverage goes too far ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Examines factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and danger in the news media, using stories involving murder, shark attack, road rage, and carjacking as examples of skewed reporting.
Greed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Explores how the profit motive has spurred civilization's accomplishments. Provides examples that show in order to get money from people, one must provide value for them in return; thus, everybody wins. Interviews profit-motivated people ranging from Ted Turner to small business owners to assembly-line workers. Shows how their self-interest becomes society's gain. Segment 1 covers competition (incentives), scarcity, exchange, comparitive advantage, zero-sum fallacy, and the robber baron myth. Segment 2 covers rules and human behavior, prisoner's dilemma, property rights, the money bowl experiment, and the "commons." Segment 3 covers the definition of greed, income distribution, marginal productivity, junk bonds. corporate takeovers, wealth, and growth.
The secret lives of boys ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"Is the recent surge in male youth violence one result of the societally imposed demand for men to seem "strong and silent"? In this ABC News 20/20 program, correspondent John Stossel; Dr. William Pollack, of the Harvard Medical School and author of Real Boys; and researchers from Emory University and the University of Connecticut explore why boys tend to repress their feelings. Using a real counseling session, experts demonstrate how to help boys express their feelings before they begin to act them out at school and at home in antisocial behavior₇or even in a shooting spree or suicide."--Container.
Adolescent psychology Attitude (Psychology) Audiobooks Biography Children's accidents--Prevention Commercial products Common fallacies Comparative economics Constitution (United States) Constitutional amendments Consumer education Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Dubner, Stephen J Economic history Economics--Psychological aspects Economics--Sociological aspects Fear of crime Fear--Social aspects Films for the hearing impaired Food contamination Fraud Freedom of speech Free enterprise Journalism--Objectivity Levitt, Steven D Mass media and culture Political science Pollution--Social aspects Prejudices Problems, exercises, etc. Product safety--Standards Public service television programs Quality of life Racism Safety education Sex differences Sex differences (Psychology) Sex differences--Social aspects Shopping Social history Social problems Stereotypes (Social psychology) Stossel, John Television broadcasting--Social aspects Television journalists United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wealth--Moral and ethical aspects