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Weisberg, Roger

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Most widely held works by Roger Weisberg
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture
Waging a living by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over three years, the film follows four hard-working individuals as they strive for their piece of the American Dream but find only low wages, dead end jobs, and a tattered safety net in their way"--Container
Aging out by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the daunting obstacles that three foster children encounter as they age out of the system and are suddenly on their own for the first time
Money & medicine( Visual )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic doctor/patient stories filmed at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah capture the powerful forces driving soaring health care costs as well as proven strategies that effectively reign in excessive medical expenses
Critical condition by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the health care crisis in America by following a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care
Full frame documentary film festival : 7 complete documentary shorts( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why can't we be a family again?: chronicles the plight of two brothers in foster care, as they attempt to reunite with a mother who abandoned them for drugs over a decade ago
The main stream by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorist Roy Blount, Jr. takes us on an off-beat journey down the Mississippi River in this poignant and amusing odyssey along the river that Mark Twain immortalized over a century ago. Blount is a natural choice for river guide as he brings his own unique brand of wit and wisdom to capture the many eccentricities of contemporary American life. Blount introduces a cast of unforgettable characters along this great liquid divide-- the literal main stream of America. From a gay newlywed game at Minnesota's Mall of America to a rodeo at America's toughest prison in Angola, Louisiana, Blount boldly throws himself into each new encounter. Following a heated stone-skipping contest with Garrison Keillor, he meets a French chef who touts swamp rats as a culinary delicacy, an award-winning newspaper editor serving a life sentence for murder, the founder and curator of the "Elvis is Alive" museum, and dozens of other truly unique personalities who champion beliefs and lifestyles that fall outside of mainstream culture. Along the way, Blount discovers that America is not nearly as homogenous as he previously had feared, and his journey becomes a true celebration of diversity, eccentricity, and the freedom of expression
No tomorrow by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Tomorrow focuses on the murder of Risa Bejarano, the principal subject of Aging Out, an earlier film about teenagers leaving foster care. No Tomorrow explores how Aging Out unexpectedly documented the last year of Risa's life, and became the centerpiece of a chilling homicide investigation and death penalty trial. Juan Jose Chavez went on trial in 2007, in Los Angeles Superior Court in front of Judge Lance Ito, who had become famous for presiding over the O.J. Simpson trial. In one of the trial's most dramatic moments, the district attorney showed Aging Out in order to humanize the victim and convince the jury to impose the death penalty. While the trial focuses on whether Risa's murderer deserves to die, several leading death penalty experts address the broader question of whether the state should be empowered to kill him. Ultimately, the unique film-within-a-film perspective of No Tomorrow takes viewers inside a suspenseful death penalty trial and challenges beliefs about capital punishment
Ending welfare as we know it by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending Welfare As We Know It follows six welfare mothers over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform. By profiling families living in Wisconsin, Florida, and New Jersey, states that implemented their own reforms before the passage of the federal bill, the program offers the public a preview of welfare reform as it unfolds throughout the rest of the country. Each of the states featured has reduced its welfare caseload by imposing strict new rules which include work requirements, time limits, and special provisions for teen mothers. Some states offer job training, education, child care subsidies, life skills classes, and more. But which measures are most effective? More importantly, what has become of the people who have left the welfare rolls? While the documentary reveals that the new work requirements and time limits are motivating many welfare recipients to go to work, it also finds that many of the people we are pushing off welfare are not landing on their feet. As this program reveals, there are no pat answers, and the solution to welfare dependency are as complex as the reasons people turn to welfare in the first place
Can't afford to grow old by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As you age you probably will want to live with the familiar comforts of your home, but you'd better be healthy and wealthy. The reality of aging in America is that there is no help in paying for a nurse or a housekeeper if you become disabled and need assistance. All your family can do is place you in a nursing home, and only after your money runs out will the government pay the bills. The cruel irony is that the cost of a nursing home is often much greater to the American taxpayer than subsidized home care. This film features several families eager to keep their elderly relatives at home, who have simply exhausted their physical and financial resources. Every year, up to one million Americans are forced into poverty by the cost of long-term care, and only then do they qualify for Medicaid, the state and federal health insurance program for the very poor. This cogent analysis of the impact of the aging of America on our strained health-care system combines poignant human stories with informed testimony by law makers and public policy experts. The debate centers around whether the government or the private sector should ultimately pay for long-term care. We are shown innovative programs, one private and one publicly funded, that give seniors some options as they experience frailty in old age. This landmark film clearly illustrates the crisis facing all Americans as they and their parents age. It should be seen by students and professionals in health care, gerontology, social service, public policy, as well as the general public
Dream on by Aerosmith (gruppo musicale)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream On investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income equality and declining economic mobility. In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville popularized is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."
Borderline medicine by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing prenatal care in both countries. A San Diego woman who has insurance through Medicaid called sixty obstetricians and could not find one who would care for her. In Vancouver, a high-risk obstetric patient faces no financial barriers in having a closely monitored pregnancy. While routine medical care is more accessible in Canada, there are often waiting lists for elective surgery. Canadian patients with coronary artery disease often cross the border for surgery in the U.S. The last section examines the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In British Columbia mammograms are covered by insurance and there is a population screening program which may reduce breast cancer mortality by as much as a third. Yet high technology diagnostic procedures are much more available in the U.S., and Canadian patients may be subjected to older, more dangerous diagnostic tests. To complement the powerful patient stories, health care experts and business leaders like Lee Iococca comment on the medical and financial implications of both systems
Who lives, who dies : rationing health care by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful documentary shows that despite America's extraordinary medical resources, our health care system is failing a large part of the population. One out of six Americans has no coverage and cannot afford basic care. They must rely on public clinics whose funding is shrinking. We see a woman with a malignancy that spread because she couldn t get treatment; a man with high blood pressure who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage because he could not afford medication; a woman in labor who was not accepted at two hospitals because she had no insurance. Poor children are at greatest risk. In the U.S., which ranks 20th in infant mortality, nearly 40,000 infants die every year because they are born prematurely with low birth weight. Two-thirds of these deaths occur among mothers with little or no prenatal care. The cruel irony of our system is that, while denying routine preventive care to millions, it often gives dying patients useless care they don t want. Last year, $50 billion was spent on patients in their last six months of life. In the intensive care unit of New York City's Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. David Finley illustrates how difficult it is to withdraw life support equipment. The documentary explores the complicated issue of organ transplants, where huge sums of money are spent for the benefit of the relatively few. While it may seem callous to evaluate life-saving technology in terms of costs, such choices are being made
Why can't we be a family again? by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot over a three year period, this emotionally wrenching story reveals the bond that develops between two brothers who long to be reunited with their mother. Despite the neglect and disappointment they suffer, these extraordinary boys never give up hope that they will some day live with their mother and be a family again. The film chronicles the mother's agonizing battle with crack addiction. This powerful portrayal of a family torn apart by addiction will resonate with social workers, counselors, family therapists and those training in the helping professions
Sex and other matters of life & death by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film chronicles a year in the life of STAR Theater, a vibrant teenage theater company that performs for adolescents throughout New York City. The performances raise awareness about the risks young people face in the age of AIDS. As the film evolves, viewers discover that the performers are struggling with the same problems in their own lives that they are dramatizing on stage
Making welfare work by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Welfare Work examines the current wave of welfare reform in America. In recent years, many Americans - while troubled by the plight of the poor - have become frustrated by what appears to be a permanent subculture of welfare dependency in this country. As a result, a number of states are experimenting with new financial incentives - "carrots and sticks"--In an effort to restructure their welfare systems. This documentary looks at the personal lives behind this complex and controversial welfare reform debate, searching for initiatives that have proven effective. The relative merit of supportive versus punitive measures, the effects of time limits, and the role of child support enforcement are all brought into focus by the real-life stories of families living in states that have become "laboratories" for the welfare reform experiment. While President Clinton has declared his desire to "end welfare as we know it," there is little consensus over how to make welfare work. This film explores the success as well as the controversy surrounding welfare reform experiments, and cautions us not to further shortchange disadvantaged families in our rush to overhaul a failing welfare system
Uncovered by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovered puts a human face on America' health care crisis by chronicling the harrowing struggles of the Nazaretyan family to care for their disabled children without insurance. George and Narine Nazaretyan' twin babies were born three months prematurely and remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for fifteen weeks. When the Nazaretyan's health insurance company received expensive medical claims, they rescinded the familyss insurance policy, leaving the family with medical bills of a million dollars, a house they can no longer afford, and severely disabled children who need specialized medical attention for the rest of their lives. The film reveals the medical, financial, and emotional struggles of one family as they try to cope with a medical crisis without health insurance. This new film by award-winning filmmaker Roger Weisberg makes a powerful case that health insurance coverage should be extended to all Americans
Our children at risk by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Children At Risk examines why millions of today's young children may fail to reach their full developmental potential and considers the positive steps the U.S. can take to address this crisis. The program features families with young children who are going hungry and foregoing necessary medical care as well as children whose development is threatened by the destructive forces of poverty. Child advocates explore cost effective ways to ensure that all children get off to a healthy start. Among the experts interviewed are Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Harvard Medical School, and Marian Wright Edelman, the Children s Defense Fund. As Walter Cronkite concludes, "the cost of reaching these children may be daunting, but the cost of failing to reach our children at risk is more than our society can possibly afford."
What's ailing medicine? : with Walter Cronkite by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What s Ailing Medicine examines the shortcomings of medical care in America and the prospects for finding a cures as the nation debates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our health care system. How can we provide health care for the 37 million Americans who currently lack insurance? How can we provide peace of mind for 50 million Americans whose insurance is so inadequate that a serious illness would cause financial ruin? With medical expenses rising at twice the rate of inflation, how can soaring costs be controlled? This program presents the human side of these complex and controversial dilemmas by considering the perspectives of the three major players in the health care debate - patients, providers, and payers. The first of What s Ailing Medicine's three segments deals with the plight of the uninsured. In the second segment, the film examines the vulnerability of several "underinsured" patients who experience a financial calamity along with a catastrophic illness. The final segment investigates the wasteful and sometimes dangerous overuse of medical procedures such as cardiac catheterization and coronary artery bypass surgery. After the patients, their families, doctors, employers, and insurers present their frustrations with our health care system, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Robert Dole respond to the documentary s personal profiles in order to illuminate the potential impact of health care reform. In addition, Harvard University health policy expert Robert Blendon, who has done extensive opinion polling on American attitudes about health care, gives voice to the priorities and concerns of the public. As Walter Cronkite concludes, with Americans overwhelmingly in favor of health care reform, "the time finally is at hand to prescribe a cure for what s ailing medicine."
Sex, teens and public schools by Deborah Dickson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States has the dubious distinction of having the highest adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and birth rates in the developed world. Every minute in America, another teenager becomes a mother, and 82% of the one million pregnancies experienced by American adolescents every year are unintended. Sex, Teens, and Public Schools explores the conditions that have led to escalating rates of teen pregnancy, illustrates the costs and consequences of this national epidemic, and most importantly, examines the role that public schools can play in stemming the tide of early and unwanted pregnancy. By speaking with students, pregnant and parenting teens, teachers, health care providers and policy experts, this documentary explores how efforts designed to prevent teen pregnancy can be translated into effective public policy. While the nations seem to have come to a conclusion that schools play an important role in the effort to combat teen pregnancy, defining that role is at the center of a heated debate. Sex, Teens, and Public Schools travels to embattled communities to illustrate the ideological debate over the proper role of sexuality education and school based health clinics in preventing teen pregnancy and childbearing. Given the enormous social cost of teen pregnancy, the volatile nature of the public debate, and this documentary's intimate portraits of teens at risk, Sex, Teens, and Public Schools makes a powerful and timely contribution to the public's understanding of this critical issue
 
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