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Amos, Deborah

Works: 58 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 3,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Trivia and miscellanea  Educational films  Interviews  Oral histories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Reporter, Actor, Editor, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Deborah Amos
Most widely held works by Deborah Amos
Eclipse of the Sunnis : power, exile, and upheaval in the Middle East by Deborah Amos( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Middle East is experiencing Post-Traumatic Shock-and-Awe Disorder, roiled by the unintended after-effects of the removal of a geopolitical cornerstone: Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated Iraq. Four million Iraqis were displaced by the conflict; two million of them left the country. Iraq's demographic balance shifted and it became a Shiite-dominated state. Jordan's Sunnis found themselves isolated and without a strong regional ally, and Lebanon's Sunnis faced an internal challenge from Hezbollah's Shiites, emboldened by the new power shift in Iraq. The rise of Iranian-backed Shiite parties and militias was predicted; the consequences of the Sunni eclipse almost entirely overlooked. Yet it is this newly displaced population that is likely to determine the future complexion of the region. Deborah Amos is a distinguished and expert reporter. In Eclipse of the Sunnis she gives voice to the experience of exile and the ongoing trauma of the dispossessed and displaced. She shows how individual stories have combined to create a new political dynamic in the Middle East that, no matter that it is of our making, we have almost no idea how to manage or control"--Jacket
Lines in the sand : Desert Storm and the remaking of the Arab world by Deborah Amos( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the Persian Gulf War affected the people of the region a year after the war has ended
Anne Rice : vampires, witches and best sellers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real life story of Anne Rice, a woman behind some of the most intriguing fiction of our time. Personal interviews held with close friends and relatives, including her now late husband, poet Stan Rice, and son Christopher
Bill Moyers Journal : Capitalism in Crisis / What's Next for Iraq?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a crisis in American capitalism? Investment industry luminary John Bogle-one of Fortune''s four "Giants of the 20th Century"--Tells Bill Moyers that as more and more money managers take control over corporations on Wall Street, stockholders are paying the price. Turning to Iraq, the program looks at what is happening in the war-torn country''s neighboring states, focusing on the rising number of displaced Iraqis-a figure topping 4 million, according to some estimates. NPR''s Deborah Amos, just back from Damascus, and The New Yorker''s George Packer discuss the regional humanitarian crisis emerging from the Iraq war. In addition, Bill Moyers remembers two soldiers fallen in Iraq
Remembering Jim Crow : African Americans tell about life in the segregated South by American RadioWorks( Recording )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete America RadioWorks documentary (Disc 1) and additional selections (Disc 2) from the Behind the Veil Project at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Recollections are from a compilation of interviews
Dead reckoning : war, crime, and justice from WW2 to the war on terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the justice model conceived by the Allies in World War II evolved into a standard by which all conflicts are judged. Many decades separate those conflicts, all have been prosecuted according to protocols that the Allies devised for three unique situations: the determination of command responsibility; the pursuit of war criminals; and the accumulation of evidence and testimony at crime scenes
Democracy on deadline : the global struggle for an independent press( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At their best, courageous journalists share a common mission worldwide: bearing witness to the truth as they see it in order to serve their fellow citizens, providing them accurate information, acting as their watchdog over those who hold power and speaking out in behalf of those who have none. Journalists inform; they warn; they analyze and interpret, all to help the public make sense of the world. This documentary profiles journalists in the U.S. and throughout the world as they struggle with government censorship, commercial pressures, and dangerous conditions in covering international events, and sheds light on the pivotal role journalists must play around the globe
Hot politics( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The way it happened was the equivalent to flipping the bird, frankly, to the rest of the world ... on an issue about which they felt so deeply." That is how former New Jersey governor and the former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christine Todd Whitman describes the Bush administration's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change in Hot Politics, a FRONTLINE report co-produced with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). As more and more Americans look for a response to the realities of climate change, FRONTLINE correspondent Deborah Amos investigates the political decisions that have prevented the United States government from confronting one of the most serious problems facing humanity today. In February 2007, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that the science on global warming is "unequivocal" and asserted with 90 percent confidence that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activities, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, have been the main cause. Yet, since 1992 -- from President George H.W. Bush's insistence that the first world climate change treaty make CO2 emission targets voluntary, through former President Bill Clinton's failure to pass a promised energy tax or to push for U.S. Senate ratification of the Kyoto treaty, through President George W. Bush's 2001 reversal of a campaign pledge to push for mandatory limits on CO2 emissions and his complete withdrawal from Kyoto -- the executive branch of the U.S. government has failed to join in climate change agreements adopted by much of the rest of the world. Hot Politics goes behind the scenes to examine the forces behind the inaction, including a well-financed energy industry campaign that challenged the broad scientific consensus on the human causes of climate change in an effort to stall federal regulation. Fossil fuel companies funneled millions of dollars to the institutes of global warming skeptics, including former President of the National Academy of Sciences Frederick Seitz, who cast doubt about the science in media reports on climate change. According to some whistleblowers, a parallel campaign has occurred within the Bush administration, which stifled the dissemination of key findings by government scientists about climate change. "In my thirty-some years in the government, I've never seen constraints on the ability of scientists to communicate with the public as strong as they are now," says top NASA climate scientist James Hansen. In interviews with scientists like Hansen and Seitz and with political insiders including Whitman, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and former senator and Kyoto negotiatorTim Wirth, Hot Politics investigates why the U.S. federal government lags so far behind much of the world in responding to global climate change. And in special reports on FRONTLINE's Web site and elsewhere, CIR and FRONTLINE go further, with features including closer looks at the manipulation and suppression of science, a timeline of the politics and science of global warming, and a map tracking U.S. CO2 emissions and regulations state-by-state."--Credits
The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Richard Gordon( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Tiananmen Square incident, June 4, 1989. Includes still photographs, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and newsreels
A good death : thinking about the end of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the decisions about dying that were made by Laura Schmidt, who died of cancer at age of 51. Interviews with Laura, her husband and Dr. Joanne Lynn concerning various end of life issues that many people face
Sound reporting : the National Public Radio guide to radio journalism and production( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The book] is a window into the world of National Public Radio. These pages will guide you through the basics of broadcast journalism, introduce you to the technology and equipment, and initiate you into the art of creating exciting radio.-Back cover [The book] contains practical tips, personal insights, and fundamental policies that underpin this unique brand of American broadcasting.-Pref
Women in the Combat Zone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightline examines the changing role of women in the military
The kingdom( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saudi Arabia is a land of contradicitons where Western ideas and Islamic law rub shoulders and often clash. This ABC News program gains entrance to this powerful and mysterious kingdom to examine the politics, religion, and culture of one of America's key Muslim allies. Tensions surrounding the 9/11 hijackings, the country's rampant unemployment, declining oil revenue, and the ongoing drama in the Middle East are all on the agenda."--Container
Father cares, the last of Jonestown by James Reston( Recording )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one presents a radio documentary of the events leading up to the mass suicide by members of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. Heard are actual tapes recorded by leader Jim Jones and his followers. Part two comprises excerpts from the national call-in and panel discussion, which followed the airing of the documentary
Survivors of the Holocaust( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1981, nearly seven thousand survivors of the Holocaust and their relatives gathered in Jerusalem. Features interviews with several survivors who share their experiences in concentration camps and how they were liberated. They also talk about their lives since the Holocaust and the lessons learned from it all
The Most dangerous game( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the official nuclear military strategies of the U.S., Soviet Union, and East and West Germany, along with the complexities of maintaining a delicate nuclear balance, and the chilling threat of nuclear confrontation
A Good Death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the decisions about dying that were made by Laura Schmidt, who died of cancer at age of 51. Interviews with Laura, her husband and Dr. Joanne Lynn concerning various end of life issues that many people face
Human contraband : selling the American dream( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the lucrative business of smuggling desperate people from all over the world into Mexico, a dumping zone for ripped-off refugees who perceive that country as the back door to America. Also discusses multilateral efforts to combat illegal entry into the United States
Neutral against God : does the First Amendment prohibit prayer in public schools?( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the conflict surrounding school prayer. Is it a prohibition of free exercise of religion when it is prohibited, even when it is voluntary?
New president, same world ; Broken justice on Indian lands( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the Journal contains, first, a discussion of how the ongoing crises of two wars, global climate change, and the financial crisis will influence the foreign and domestic policies of soon-to-be President Barack Obama. Then, the Journal follows a team from The Denver Post as they report on problems with law enforcement on Native American reservations. Finally, a Veteran's Day essay is presented
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Eclipse of the Sunnis : power, exile, and upheaval in the Middle East
Lines in the sand : Desert Storm and the remaking of the Arab worldAnne Rice : vampires, witches and best sellersRemembering Jim Crow : African Americans tell about life in the segregated South