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Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm)

Works: 72 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 5,243 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Educational television programs  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Television programs  Environmental films  Television panel discussions 
Classifications: PN1997, 616.042
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Most widely held works by Fred Friendly Seminars (Firm)
Beyond black and white affirmative action in America( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 324 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
Liberty and security in an age of terrorism( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Fred Friendly Seminar explores the balance between national security and civil liberties in the post-9/11 world
Disconnected politics, the press, and the public( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion focusing on the current state of the press coverage in its role to inform the public and to reflect the public's concerns especially in view of the election process
Minds on the edge facing mental illness( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis-the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling America's jails, and wasting scarce resources. Led by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Sesno, the program features hypothetical scenarios that challenge prominent mental health professionals, policymakers, and legal luminaries to confront the situations and stigma facing Americans with mental illness. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman, and many others
Private property vs. the public trust( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 186 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
Constant combatants president and congress( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Nesson, this Fred Friendly Seminar focuses on the tension between the President and Congress during a policy crisis in the fictional European country of Nukraine, involving issues such as the power to wage war, conduct diplomacy, and operate in secrecy, as well as the media's responsibilities in matters of national security. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; former Secretary of State Alexander Haig; former Senator Warren Rudman; Professor Michael Sandel, of Harvard University; Richard Holbrooke, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and former Assistant Secretary of State; James Fallows, former editor at U.S. News & World Report; and others
Popular culture rage, rights, and responsibility( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Fred Friendly Seminar, Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree stimulates a vigorous exchange on the tension between artistic expression, freedom of speech, and social responsibility. Presented with scenarios involving antisocial and sometimes violent messages in mass media, Richard Dreyfuss, Def Jam Recordings' David Harleston, the ACLU's Nadine Strossen, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), and other distinguished panelists examine the impact that TV, music, and the movies have on young people, the police, and public attitudes toward society in general. In addition, the program explores how the disenfranchised express their often-stifled views through entertainment venues
Making better babies genetics and reproduction( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How far should people be allowed to go in trying to have better babies? And 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."
Fueling our future fred friendly seminar on alternative energy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced in Oahu, Hawaii, during the 2008 Blue Planet Energy Summit, this Fred Friendly Seminar features a panel of high-profile environmental and political leaders tasked with envisioning America's energy future. Broadcast journalist Frank Sesno, assuming the top post in a hypothetical presidential administration, challenges each "cabinet member" to contribute to a strategy that will end American dependence on foreign oil and all fossil fuels. A separate scenario involving the political and technical aspects of wind farming is also explored. Panelists include environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Natural Capitalism Solutions founder L. Hunter Lovins; former CIA director James Woolsey; PG & E Vice President Steven Kline; former CNBC energy reporter Bill Paul; New York Times environmental reporter Andrew Revkin; and several others. A discussion guide and other resources are available online
Before I die medical care and personal choices( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 144 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
Forever young nanotechnology and medicine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With nano-enabled drugs that destroy diseased cells and enable tissue repair, doctors may one day extend life expectancy far beyond our current capabilities?at least in countries wealthy enough to afford the technology. But the medicine that so radically redefines our standards of health and mortality will also profoundly challenge our social support systems and cultural values. In this Fred Friendly Seminar, moderator and Peabody award-winning journalist John Hockenberry leads a panel of experts through provocative scenarios that shed light on the issue. What kinds of cures and therapies will nanomedicine make possible? Should access to them be universal, even if they are prohibitively expensive? Does everyone have a right to live forever? Or does immortality present a danger, ironically, to human survival? Seminar panelists include Dr. Michael Goldblatt, President and CEO of Functional Genetics, Inc.; Dr. Michael L. Roukes, Professor of Physics, Nanoscience Institute at CalTech; Dr. James R. Baker, Jr., Director of the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences; and Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Associate Professor of Technology, Culture, and Communication at the University of Virginia
Endangered biodiversity and economic development( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 140 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
Who Cares chronic illness in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term healthcare is in crisis in America. This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry takes a hard look at the inadequacies of a medical system dangerously skewed away from the treatment of chronic health conditions. Role-playing three interrelated scenarios, Charles Cutler, of the American Association of Health Plans; Richard Bringewatt, of the National Chronic Care Consortium; Suzanne Mintz, of the National Family Caregivers Association; Arthur Caplan, of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania; and other panelists make it clear that the emphasis must be decisively shifted from intervention to prevention and maintenance-and that it is high time to rethink the way healthcare is financed, managed, and provided
The Price of politics electing our leaders( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the current electoral system undermine the democratic process envisioned by America's founding fathers? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Stanford Law School's Kathleen Sullivan, delves into the political concerns of the fictional town of New Crossroads. Issues under scrutiny, including campaign finance reform, adherence to campaign platforms, Congressional term limits, the influence of lobbies, and the media's role in the political process, are addressed by presidential adviser Doug Sosnik, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), CNN's Jeff Greenfield, and other panelists
Sprawl inner cities and outer suburbs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 132 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
Genes on trial genetics, behavior, and the law( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic basis for addiction and the limits of personal responsibility."
Who gets to know?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it comes to genetic testing, how much should a patient be told? If the news is bad, who else should the patient inform? And should such privileged information be made available to employers, insurance companies, and others? This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller offers a compelling discourse on the far-reaching ethical, social, legal, and economic implications of genetic testing."
Failure to protect the taking of Logan Marr( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second and third parts of Frontline's investigation of child protection services, which began with "The taking of Logan Maar". The second part, "The caseworker files", looks closely at the Maine Department of Human Services. The third part, "A national dialogue", is a Frontline/Fred Friendly seminar in which a panel of national experts as well as ordinary citizens explore a hypothetical case involving foster care
Privacy and security( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU; Jamie Gorelick, of the U.S. Department of Justice; Professor Stephen Carter, of Yale Law School; and others examine the fine balance between the power of the government and the rights of the individual in a fictional community called Unity. Discussion points include government initiatives such as Megan's Law, Internet privacy, mandatory fingerprinting, and the encryption of privileged information-and whether these actions are constitutional
Reporting on terrorism news media and public health( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should the news media prepare for and cope with a potential bioterrorist attack? In this Fred Friendly Seminar, Professor Michael Dorf of the Columbia University School of Law and 12 panelists role-play a hypothetical scenario that begins in a city hospital where a spike in a flu-like illness causes the ER staff to confront a chilling possibility: that it is not the flu at all, but something far worse. What should the ER do with the overflow of patients? Send them home? What if they are contagious? When does bioterrorism become a possible cause? When should the health department be contacted? When will the public find out, and what will their reaction be? What is the job of the journalists covering this story? Should they report the story when the health department is uncertain of the diagnosis but rumors are flying and the public is clamoring for information? A lively panel wrestles with these and a host of other dilemmas. Panelists include Douglas Clifton, editor of The Plain Dealer (Cleveland); Jerome Hauer, former acting assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness at the Department of Health and Human Services; Joseph Henderson, associate director of terrorism preparedness at the CDC; Seattle Chief of Police R. Gil Kerlikowske; Paula Madison, president and general manager of KNBC-TV, in L.A.; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; Lewis Nelson, M.D., of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital; Frank Sesno, former Washington bureau chief of CNN; and Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Division of Public Health at the Georgia Department of Human Resources
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Alternative Names
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Fred Friendly Seminars


Friendly Seminars (Firm)

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