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Kurtis, Bill

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Most widely held works by Bill Kurtis
We interrupt this broadcast : relive the events that stopped our lives-- from the Hindenburg to the death of Princess Diana by Joe Garner( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book brings to life the famous and infamous moments of the twentieth century. From the dawn of electronic media to today, from the catastrophe of the Hindenburg to the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, these are the thirty-eight events that stopped us in our tracks and changed our world
The death penalty on trial : crisis in American justice by Bill Kurtis( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Death Penalty on Trial, Kurtis takes readers on his most remarkable investigative journey yet. Together, we revisit two harrowing murder scenes, study the evidence and explore the tactical decisions made before and during trial, which sent two innocent men to death row. Through these cases, we encounter the eight main reasons why the wrong people are condemned to death, including overzealous and dishonest prosecutors, corrupt policemen, unreliable witnesses and expert witnesses, incompetent defence lawyers, bias judges and prison informants. We see why the new jewel of forensic science, DNA, is revealing more than innocence and guilt, opening a window into the criminal justice system that could touch off a revolution of reform. Ultimately we come to a remarkable conclusion: The possibility for error is simply too great to allow the death penalty to stand as its ultimate punishment
We interrupt this broadcast : the events that stopped our lives-- : from the Hindenburg explosion to the attacks of September 11 by Joe Garner( Recording )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the details of forty-three significant events of the twentieth century, each with from-the-scene photographs; and features two compact discs that contain over two hours of audio from the events as they were broadcast live
The American Revolution : one nation's rise to independence( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the American Revolution using reenactments, commentaries by historical and military experts, and archival materials featuring the people, places and events from 1773 to the end of the war
Carbo₂n nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary movie about climate change solutions. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues"--Publisher website
Mafia : the history of the Mob in America( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of documentaries produced by A & E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection presents skeins of conjecture while seeking to document links between the Mob and the Kennedy political dynasty. The documentaries use vintage newsreel footage as well as clips of Hollywood versions of gang life to illustrate the narration
Teenage suicide : the silent threat( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
The Farm : life inside Angola Prison( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film which follows the lives of 6 men imprisoned in Angola, Louisiana State Penitentiary
Secrets of the Civil War : the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed by A & E Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on Vermont and an attempt by Union coal miners to blow up a Southern fort by tunneling undeneath it
Crime Inc( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retail prescription drug sales topped $300 billion in 2010 alone, and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of the market. This CNBC program takes a hard look at illegal enterprises that are spreading pain and suffering, not to mention addiction, across America. Viewers learn how drug dealers, bribed medical professionals, and online rogue pharmacies are helping put powerful prescription medicines like Oxycodone and Vicodin into the wrong hands, with tragic consequences. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 12 and up are abusing prescription drugs each month, according to DEA figures from 2009, while the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that misused prescriptions are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide
Kids behind bars by Brian Woods( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at juveniles serving time in jail, many who have been tried as adults and/or serving lengthy sentences
Trial by Television( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of-the week" to cameras in every courtroom in American, the effect of mass audience participation during the law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings
Transgender revolution( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigative Reports goes beyond ignorance and stereotypes for an intimate portrayal of the people who choose to change their sexuality. Among the unexpected, ferociously articulate characters we meet are a female-to-male transsexual who works for the Tampa sheriff's office, a male-to-female electrical designer who has hosted an MIT radio show called Gendertalk, and a Southern good-old-boy who we follow through his surgical transformation. The Transgender Revolution also examines the fast-growing movement to combat gender oppression, highlighting the nation's most notorious transsexual killings and a Congressional battle over including transsexuals in the Hate Crimes Act
Human trafficking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking knows no moral or geographical boundaries. This CNBC program examines an underground global industry in which hopelessness and greed create a sinister, sometimes lethal combination. Viewers see first-hand the human impact of the commercial sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico, where girls younger than 18 are often coerced into working as prostitutes. As the program shows, the modern slave labor trade is also a real problem in the U.S., involving not only the sex industry but also agriculture, manufacturing, and hospitality. Meanwhile, cocoa production is drawing increasing fire from human rights experts, with nearly half of the world's cocoa crops coming from Africa's Ivory Coast-an area with a long history of child slavery. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A part of the series Crime Inc.: The Underground Economy. (44 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Illegal gambling( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although mobsters and bookies haven't exactly gone away, technology has made illegal gambling more accessible to the everyday person. This CNBC program goes inside the high-stakes world of illicit betting, both online and off, that allows more and more people to cash in-or face prison terms and possibly worse. Viewers meet a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas who legally bets at casinos but also uses illegal corner bookies, and a recovering gambling addict who nearly lost his home, business, and family. Now he heads the Outreach Foundation, which helps compulsive gamblers reclaim their lives. Also featured: the Chicago mob's gambling operations and the first American convicted of running an illegal Internet gambling site
Anti-gay hate crime( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the increase in anti-gay hate crimes
Crisis planet Earth( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An infrared scanning device is used to take the Earth's temperature
D-Day : the secret massacre( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the massacre of U.S. paratroopers and French civilians on D-Day. When members of the 507th PIR were dropped 20 miles from their objective, the village of Graignes voted to help them. There were six days of fighting followed by severe Nazi retaliation. The heroic collaboration of paratroopers and French civilians delayed the SS and aided one of D-Day's most crucial victories. 40 years later, 507th veterans return to France to honor 11 citizens with the Distinguished Civilian Service Award
Investigating history : the JFK assassination( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest forensic techniques shed new light on the theories surrounding Kennedy's death
The new face of crime( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the transformation of street gangs into well-organized, highly effective, nationwide criminal networks. Shows how gang members obtain weapons training and promote gang interests from inside police departments. Features interviews with gang members and law enforcement officials
 
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We interrupt this broadcast : relive the events that stopped our lives-- from the Hindenburg to the death of Princess Diana
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The death penalty on trial : crisis in American justiceWe interrupt this broadcast : the events that stopped our lives-- : from the Hindenburg explosion to the attacks of September 11The American Revolution : one nation's rise to independence
Alternative Names
Bill Kurtis Amerikaans televisieproducent

Bill Kurtis US-amerikanischer Journalist

Kurtis, William Horton

Кёртис, Билл

بيل كورتيس

ビル・カーティス

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English (123)