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Shefsky, Jay

Overview
Works: 12 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 89 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Drama  Television news programs 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: HV6432.7, 973.931
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jay Shefsky
Angels too soon : the 1958 fire at Our Lady of the Angels school( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 1, 1958, an arsonist started a fire at the foot of the stairwell in Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic elementary school on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. 92 children and 3 nuns on the third floor died. Includes interviews with parents, children who survived, and men who fought or reported on the fire. Looks at how it happened, how it might have been prevented, and what was done to make sure it would never happen again
A justice that heals( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 10, 1996, one young man murdered another on the Evanston/Chicago border. The unusual actions of the victim's mother, the murderer's family, their church, and the murderer himself offer an approach to justice that moves beyond confrontation and punishment to one that restores harmony to the lives left broken by a terrible crime
Leopold & Loeb : love and murder in Chicago( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the award-winning Chicago stories series tells the story of the 1924 kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks by Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, brilliant and wealthy University of Chicago graduate students seeking the thrill of committing a "perfect" crime. Clarence Darrow was counsel for the defense
To live until I die : conversations with hospice patients( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Americans die in the hospital, often alone and in pain. These six terminally ill individuals are facing what lies ahead with anger, humor, insight, and honesty, determined to have a "good death."
The Richard Nickel story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Richard Nickel who fought unsuccessfully to save Chicago buildings designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan. Documents also the story of his death while salvaging architectural ornamentation from the Stock Exchange Building which was going to be demolished
Teaching parents( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Parents are the first teachers. But how does their role change when their children enter school? A look at one Chicago family that's determined to stay involved--and at a neighborhood association that's helping in this struggle"--Container
After the fall by SFB SR Umbrella Films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the failures of Chicago's old public high-rise housing projects and the challenges the Chicago Housing Authority confronts in transforming its properties into mixed-income communities
Czechoslavakia, the long wait for spring( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1968, Czechoslavakia's Alexander Dubcek introduced liberal reforms during the "Prague Spring." The movement was swiftly crushed by the invasion of Soviet tanks on orders from Leonid Brezhnev. Even while the Soviet Union had glasnost, Czechoslovakia in 1988 was still locked into conservative Communism. Czechoslovakia has emotional and cultural ties to the West, but political and economic ties to the East
Nightline ; 10/25/00 : a justice that heals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On June 10, 1996, one young man murdered another on the Evanston/Chicago border. The unusual actions of the victim's mother, the murderer's family, their church, and the murderer himself offer an approach to justice that moves beyond confrontation and punishment to one that restores harmony to the lives left broken by a terrible crime
WTTW journal( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Marking the fourth year of a unique collaborative effort ... CHICAGO MATTERS 1993 looks at the subject of racism ... Every year the Federal Housing Administration pays out billions of dollars to cover bad loans. When loans fail, black homeowners are most directly affected, and black neighborhoods are hardest hit. ... reveals the high price all Chicagoans pay for racist policies which have led to lost jobs, and eroded tax base, increased social spending and damaged infrastructure."--1993 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In addition to the investigation of unethical and sometimes illegal lending practices, the program also investigates the unequal distribution of police services among Chicago's black and white neighborhoods and what this is costing Chicago taxpayers. Phil Ponce talks with experts on the financial and social costs of racism in the criminal justice, health care, and educational systems of Chicago
Facing violence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Now in its fifth year, the Chicago Matters project, a collaborative effort of WTTW, The Chicago Community Trust, and WBEZ radio, grapples with a hot topic that is on the minds of people everywhere--violence. The four programs in the series all address a different aspect of violence, concentrating on rehabilitation, understanding and weapon control ... GUNS UNDER FIRE examines the fact that almost 46% of all households in America have at least one gun. Weapon owners and law-abiding residents of high crime Chicago neighborhoods come together to give their view of gun control"--Excerpts from 1994 Peabody Awards entry form. Opens with montage of news and movie clips and photos of scenes using handguns. John Callaway leads a panel of men and women who discuss issues of gun ownership, sales, laws, abuse, and related topics. Two of the panelists are African-Americans: one a former gang member and one a current gun owner and enthusiast
The cost of racism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Marking the fourth year of a unique collaborative effort ... CHICAGO MATTERS 1993 looks at the subject of racism ... Every year the Federal Housing Administration pays out billions of dollars to cover bad loans. When loans fail, black homeowners are most directly affected, and black neighborhoods are hardest hit. ... reveals the high price all Chicagoans pay for racist policies which have led to lost jobs, and eroded tax base, increased social spending and damaged infrastructure."--1993 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In addition to the investigation of unethical and sometimes illegal lending practices, the program also investigates the unequal distribution of police services among Chicago's black and white neighborhoods and what this is costing Chicago taxpayers. Phil Ponce talks with experts on the financial and social costs of racism in the criminal justice, health care, and educational systems of Chicago
 
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English (18)