Media and Society Seminars
Most widely held works about Media and Society Seminars
Most widely held works by Media and Society Seminars
Ethics in America ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Examines a wide range of ethical positions and allows the viewer to look at his/her own ethical standards.
The Constitution, that delicate balance ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Representatives of law, government, journalism, academia and other professions grapple with the tough choices required to put the Constitution into practice, and the difficulty of balancing the conflicting demands the Constitution honors. Each program starts with a hypothetical case, presented by the moderator, in which rights clash with responsibilities and the needs of the individual clash with those of society.
Ethics in America : source reader ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
This provocative new series features nearly 100 well-known panelists who tackle highly-charged ethical issues involving loyalty, confidentiality, privacy, truthfulness, and personal ethics. In this series are headline cases from business, government, law, journalism, the military, or medicine that spotlight the moral dilemmas seen every day in the U.S.A.
To defend a killer ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
A panel of American jurists and a philosopher discuss the ethics of criminal justice. The panelists discuss whether lawyers should defend people whom they they know to be guilty and how aggressive should the defense be. They also discuss where to draw the line when it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, deterrence versus rehabilitation, and society's right to retribution.
Ethics in America study guide by Lisa H Newton ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Truth on trial ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
A panel of American jurists, a philosopher, and a newspaper editor discuss whether the purpose of a trial is to discover the truth, to achieve justice, or a means of carrying on a private dispute. They also consider whether the trial lawyer is responsible only to his client, or if he has a duty to the court, to the opposition, and to the public. Finally, they discuss what is owed to the public that is affected by the trial, but is not part of it.
Do unto others ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A panel of scholars, journalists, and leaders in government and public service discuss the ethical dimensions of personal relationships in our society.
Does doctor know best ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A panel of medical experts discuss the ethics of doctor-patient relationships. Using the case of a young woman who is diagnosed as having cancer and who subsequently becomes pregnant, the panelists discuss how much the patient should be told, who is in charge of selecting medical treatment, and whether doctors should allow their patients to commit suicide.
The Human experiment ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
A panel of medical experts and a U.S. Supreme Court justice discuss the ethics of medical research. The panelists consider how competition for prizes and profits may lead to secrecy and lack of cooperation, the possibility that some tests may harm volunteers, and the need to test new drugs balanced against the needs of people desperate for treatment.
That delicate balance II our Bill of Rights ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Fred Friendly hosts 5 programs on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States.
Immigration reform ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Discussion of the large number of immigrants coming into the United States each year and the impact they are having in all sections of society. Discusses criteria for admitting foreigners into the United States, legal aliens' rights to Social Services, employer's responsibilities in hiring undocumented persons, and the rights of illegal aliens.
National security and freedom of the press ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
As part of a telecourse on constitutional rights and public policy, explores the federal government's ability to conduct what it considers an effective foreign policy within a constitutional framework that demands a free, unfettered press.
Criminal justice and a defendant's right to a fair trial ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Focuses on legal ethics and the Exclusionary Rule. Weighs the right of the accused to a fair trial against the right of society to take measures assuring public safety.
Crime and punishments ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Cruel and unusual punishment from overcrowding in prisons to the death penalty is debated.
Affirmative action versus reverse discrimination ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
This discussion deals with the issue of affirmative action and the contention that it fosters reverse discrimination in spite of the constitutional principle of equal protection under the law.
Crime and insanity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Is psychiatry precise enough to be allowed as testimony in a court of law? U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Irving Kaufman, Hastings Center President Willard Gaylin, and others discuss the use of psychiatry in law.
Under orders, under fire. Part I ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
A panel of prominent Americans consider what course of action is demanded by loyalty to one's country. Each panelist is asked to respond to the following situation: You are the commander of a platoon under enemy fire and a soldier is trying to desert. What should you do? The panelists are also asked to discuss whether a soldier has the duty to follow orders no matter what.
Politics, privacy, and the press ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A panel of prominent American journalists and politicians consider the ethics of privacy as it relates to public figures and the news media. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a senator preparing to run for the presidency. What facts about the senator's private life will rule out his candidacy? How aggressively should the media look for past secrets? How close should the senator get to the media elite, and vice versa? Does political reporting, particularly when it focuses on private lives, do a service to the political process?
Anatomy of a hostile takeover ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Chief executives, attorneys, and journalists discuss the ethical problems of corporate mergers.
The first amendment and hate speech ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Fred Friendly hosts a program on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States.
Abortion--Law and legislation Affirmative action programs--Law and legislation Assembly, Right of Business ethics Campaign funds Civil rights--Interpretation and construction Combat--Moral and ethical aspects Conglomerate corporations--Moral and ethical aspects Consolidation and merger of corporations--Moral and ethical aspects Constitution (United States) Constitutional history Constitutional law Corrections Criminal justice, Administration of Defense (Criminal procedure) Desertion, Military Emigration and immigration Ethics Executive power Firearms--Law and legislation Freedom of the press Human experimentation in medicine--Moral and ethical aspects Insanity (Law) Journalistic ethics Legal ethics Legislative power Medical ethics Military discipline Military ethics National security Obedience Physician and patient Political action committees Political campaigns Political ethics Political science Prayer in the public schools--Law and legislation Presidents--Election Presidents--Succession Privacy, Right of Professional ethics Science--Moral and ethical aspects Separation of powers Social ethics Trial practice Trials United States United States.--Congress United States.--Supreme Court War and emergency powers
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