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Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm)

Works: 76 works in 233 publications in 1 language and 9,290 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Short films  Nonfiction television programs  Television panel discussions  Political television programs  History 
Classifications: PN1997, 306.9
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Most widely held works by Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm)
Beyond black and white : affirmative action in America( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of California's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Jr., author of Not All Black & White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities
Sprawl : inner cities and outer suburbs( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To at least one resident of the fictional city of Metropolis, a new outer suburb being planned for some pristine farmland sounds like the American Dream come true. His brother, also a Metropolite but an advocate of smart growth, sees it as a nightmare. Moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, this Fred Friendly Seminar seeks to understand the housing situation facing the U.S.-a burgeoning nation that creates more than 1.5 million new households per year. The 12-member panel includes Bruce Katz, of the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy at The Brookings Institution; Stuart Meck, of the American Planning Association; and Harry Alford, of The National Black Chamber of Commerce
Private property vs. the public trust( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictional locale known as Eagle Bay is breathtakingly beautiful. First home to a handful of modest houses, over the decades it has transitioned into a neighborhood of stately mansions-except for one 50-acre parcel, whose owners now want to sell it for subdivision. This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller explores the complexities that arise when a family's freedom to sell its property clashes with their neighbors' and local government's idea of land management. The ten-member panel includes Jane Hague, past president of the National Association of Counties; land use attorneys Robert Freilich and Kenneth Bley; and developer Grady O'Rear
Making better babies : genetics and reproduction( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far should people be allowed to go in trying to have better babies? Whose definition of "better" should prevail? This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry considers the ethical dilemmas facing individuals and society that grow out of prenatal testing and genetic options that may be available in the future, such as cloning. Panelists include Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute; ABC journalist Meredith Vieira; Lee Silver, Princeton University; Commissioner Paul Miller, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Adrienne Asch, Henry R. Luce Professor in Biology, Ethics, and the Politics of Human Reproduction at Wellesley College; Faye Wattleton, president of the Center for Reproductive Equality; and Zev Rosenwaks, director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
Before I die : medical care and personal choices by Inc. presented on PBS by Thirteen/WNET in New York Seminars( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the drive to save lives, American medical technology prolongs the dying process for many, creating a number of end-of-life scenarios that have done much to rob death of its dignity and significance. This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, brings together a diverse group of panelists, including Yale professor Sherwin Nuland, author of How We Die; bioethicist Arthur Caplan, of the University of Pennsylvania; Rabbi Maurice Lamm, of Yeshiva University; and Anna Quindlen, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. Together they confront medical and cultural issues such as advance directives, palliative care, physician-assisted suicide, the need to re-spiritualize the dying process, and the overall difficulty of discussing death
Endangered : biodiversity and economic development( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Year by year the tourist trade has dwindled in fictional Pingwah Falls, leaving the town practically bankrupt. When a plan was unveiled for a modern resort, everyone's hopes rose.until they learned the land is home to a threatened species of bird. In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists including former county supervisor Tom Mullen; Christopher Williams, of the World Wildlife Fund; Kieran Suckling, of the Center for Biological Diversity; Thomas McGill, of Michael Brandman Associates; and seven others try to determine what sacrifices should be made in the name of biodiversity-and who should make them
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Alternative Names
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Fred Friendly Seminars


Friendly Seminars (Firm)

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