Kirk Documentary Group
Most widely held works by Kirk Documentary Group
Misunderstood minds ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
A look at current research into learning styles & techniques, especially in relation to elementary school children with learning disabilities.
Bush's war ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
"A two-part special series that tells the epic story of how the Iraq War began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and deep inside the government" -- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/
Inside the meltdown ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
"Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't stop and haven't been able to fix"--Container.
The dark side ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Amid revelations about faulty prewar intelligence and a scandal surrounding the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff and presidential adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Frontline goes behind the headlines to investigate the internal war that was waged between the intelligence community and Richard Bruce Cheney, the most powerful vice president in the nation's history. The film tells the story of the vice president's role as the chief architect of the war on terror, and his battle with Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet for control of the "dark side." Drawing on more than 40 interviews and thousands of documents, the film provides a step-by-step examination of what happened inside the councils of war.
Caring for your parents ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
This documentary focuses attention on the United States' aging population and the many adult children who are undertaking the primary care for their aging parents, underscoring today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings and social, cultural and economic issues. Immediately followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene which offers constructive advice and guidance on how to start the caregiving conversation.
Frontline. Warning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Examines the derivative securities market during the 1990s and explores early warnings of the financial crisis of 2008. Uncovers an intense battle between high-ranking members of the Clinton administration versus Brooksley Born who tried to sound the alarm about the need to regulate the emerging, highly complex, and lucrative derivatives markets. Examines Alan Greenspan's economic policies.
Dreams of Obama ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
On the eve of Barack Obama's historic inauguration, Frontline examined the rich personal and political biography of America's 44th president. Insights into the key moments and experiences that have shaped and formed his political vision include his community organizing in Chicago, presidency of the Harvard Law Review, and his battles in Illinois politics. During the course of these, Obama learned how to navigate America's complicated racial and political divides. Modeling his earliest political efforts after those of Harold Washington, he built a coalition of progressive whites, African Americans and Latinos that carried him to the United States Senate. The film details how, after arriving in the Senate, Obama and his advisers carefully crafted a two-year plan to build the freshman senator's reputation, leading to the announcement in 2007 that he would run for president.
Breaking the bank ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Frontline goes behind the scenes to tell the inside story of how things went so wrong so fast , and to document efforts to stabilize the banking industry after its collapse in 2007.
The torture question ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive interrogation" makes it way into the battle zone. The program focuses on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as a case study in prisoner abuse.
Frontline. Cheney's law ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
"For three decades, Vice President Dick Cheney has waged a secretive and often bitter battle to expand the power of the presidency. Now in a direct confrontation with Congress, as the administration asserts executive privilege to head off investigations into domestic wiretapping and the firing of U.S. attorneys, FRONTLINE meticulously traces the behind-closed-doors battle within the administration over the power of the presidency and the rule of law." -- Container.
Karl Rove, the architect ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Traces the political history and career of Karl Rove--a man who has been on the inside of every political and policy decision of George W. Bush's administration, including the battles on Social Security, taxes, and tort reform.
The way the music died ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The modern music scene was born at Woodstock in 1969, where half a million fans, dozens of artists, and the politics of the times came together in a big bang that would eventually generate billions of dollars. Over the last twenty years, however, MTV, compact discs, corporate consolidation, Internet piracy, and greed have contributed to a perfect storm for the recording industry. Frontline talks with musicians, record industry insiders, and journalists in an examination of the forces that have helped push the music industry to the verge of collapse.
American porn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Frontline reports on the forces behind the recent explosion of sexually explicit material available in American society and the pending political battle that may engulf the multi-billion dollar pornography industry.
Frontline. Obama's deal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"A sobering look at the push to reform health care, revealing the realities of American politics, the power of special interest groups and the role of money in policy making."-- Frontline website.
Rumsfeld's war ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
With the United States Army deployed in a dozen hot spots around the world, on constant alert in Afghanistan, and taking casualties every day in Iraq, some current and former officers now say the army is on the verge of being "broken." The program digs into the aggressive attempts to assert civilian control and remake the military by the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his allies, and the results in the War on Terrorism and Iraq.
The long road to war ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Once again, the U.S. finds itself about to battle Iraq. How did the nation come to the brink of another war with Saddam Hussein? Frontline draws on more than 12 years of reporting in Iraq to tell the history of the U.S. confrontation with Saddam.
Endgame ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
"As the United States begins one final effort to secure victory through a 'surge' of troops, FRONTLINE investigates how strategic and tactical mistakes brought Iraq to civil war... Top administration figures, military commanders and journalists offer inside details about the new strategy" -- Container.
The Kevorkian file ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Assisted suicide is examined through the use of case studies of some of Kevorkian's patients.
The choice 2008 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"The choice 2008 draws on in-depth interviews with the advisers, family and friends closest to these unlikely candidates, as well as with seasoned observers of American politics, who together tell the definitive story of these men and their ascent to their party's nominations"--Container.
Frontline. Revolution in Cairo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
In response to the turmoil in Cairo, Frontline presents a special edition of its new newsmagazine-format program, Revolution in Cairo, about the demonstrations and political unrest on the streets of Cairo. This program contains graphic imagery and descriptions of police abuse. Viewer discretion is advised.
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