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Bury, Chris

Works: 158 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 4,991 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Television feature stories  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Host, Interviewer, Reporter
Classifications: LC4704, 371.9
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Chris Bury Publications about Chris Bury
Publications by  Chris Bury Publications by Chris Bury
Most widely held works about Chris Bury
Most widely held works by Chris Bury
Misunderstood minds ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For one in five students, learning is an exhausting and frustrating struggle. Often mistakenly called "lazy" or "stupid" by their teachers, classmates, and even their families, these children may be suffering from debilitating learning problems. If not addressed, the problems can have a devastating impact on the students' self-esteem and future academic and social success. This documentary shines a spotlight on this painful subject, following the stories of five families as, together with experts, they try to solve the mysteries of their children's learning difficulties. The film clearly shows the children's problems in a new light, and serves as a platform to open a nationwide dialogue on how best to manage young, vulnerable, and misunderstood minds
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslims toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening."--Container
The Clinton years ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines President Clinton's administration from 1992 to 2000, through interviews
David Henry Hwang ( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Henry Hwang has experienced stereotyping firsthand. Today, he dedicates his work as a successful dramatist to dispelling those hackneyed portrayals of Asian-Americans that he encountered in his youth. In this program, ABC News correspondent John Yang interviews the Tony Award-winning playwright who brought M. Butterfly to Broadway and whose latest effort, a contemporary version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song, renovates and reshapes the roles of the characters in the musical
Intelligent design vs. evolution ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports on the campaign to teach intelligent design, the theory that the origin of life can be scientifically explained by an intelligent designer as opposed to natural selection, in public schools. Also features an in-depth debate between George Will and Cal Thomas, two conservative commentators who differ on whether this theory should be promoted in biology courses
The Jayson Blair story favoritism and plagiarism at The New York Times ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"African-American journalist Jayson Blair has been pilloried as the personification of affirmative action out of control. Was it race that fueled his rapid promotions at the New York Times and prompted management to essentially ignore reports of his inaccurate work? In this ABC News program, correspondent Bob Jamieson chronicles the sensational rise and fall of Jayson Blair"--Container
Food fight childhood obesity and the food industry ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The food industry's marketing strategies are examined to try to determine to what extent they are responsible for America's epidemic of childhood obesity. Afterward, Chris Bury speaks with Kelly Brownell, director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, and Gene Grabowski, of the Grocery Manufacturers of America"--Container
If you can't beat 'em blog 'em ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The rise of the blog as a form of serious news reporting means that conventional journalists must become familiar with the blog format and rethink typical journalistic approaches. This ABC News program examines the blogger "community," reviews major news stories that were broken by bloggers, and demonstrates ways in which blogging differs from traditional reporting methods" -- Container
Standardized tests assessing the price of failure ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When leaving no child behind amounts to holding many children back, parents and politicians raise their eyebrows. This ABC News program seeks to understand the ramifications of high-stakes advancement and exit exams-tests that are being used to measure schools' effectiveness, to allocate funding, and to shape the future of the nation's children. The dilemma of how to cope with students displaced and emotionally stigmatized by failing these tests is discussed. The importance of keeping students in school until they master essential skills is also considered, as is perhaps the most troubling question of all: what about kids who simply do not test well?
The Abortion war thirty years after Roe v. Wade ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the years since the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of abortion, the political scene has changed dramatically enough to threaten this landmark decision. On the 30th anniversary of 'Roe v. Wade', this ABC News program surveys the current landscape of opinion and political alignment, examining the shift of momentum concerning abortion rights. Correspondent Dave Marash reports from Minnesota, which many see as the next battleground state, while anchor Chris Bury discusses the issue with a panel of women who hold disparate views on abortion rights" -- Container
America in black & white ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As part of ABC News' occasional series 'America in black & white', the story of Wayne Joseph Nelson, an African-American man who, after having his DNA tested to determine how much of him is African, readdresses the age old question "Who am I?" Followed by an interview with Professor Lee Silver on the science of this kind of DNA testing
Spirituality and the brain Is God a figment of the imagination ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents laboratory evidence identifying specific locations in the brain that are involved in what people term religious experiences. Can any of this data categorically prove or disprove the existence of a supreme being? Author Michael Persinger, internist Michael Bairne, neuroradiologist Andrew Newberg (both of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center) and others discuss their findings and share insights into the nature of deity and the brain
Feeding the beast an inside look at the news media ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program takes an inside look at what goes on at America's newspapers and TV stations
Three strikes helpful or hurtful? ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the "three strikes" laws went on the books, the resultant overcrowded prisons, judges with restricted discretion, and lack of adequate treatment for drug offenders have prompted a debate over the effectiveness of the law. This ABC News program investigates whether the "three strikes" laws are helpful or hurtful by highlighting one woman's case in California, and Alabama's attempt to cope with an escalating prison population
Healthcare casualties the underinsured mentally ill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At St. Bernard's Hospital, in Chicago's blighted Englewood neighborhood, the ER staff refuses to back away from the challenge of serving patients with serious mental illnesses and little or no insurance-- ... Who are the dedicated professionals stretching their limited resources to help some of those least able to help themselves, and how are they doing it? This ABC News program goes to St. Bernard's to find out."
When journalism gets a black eye scandals and the Fourth Estate ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What are the long-term effects of journalism scandals? When the public's trust is damaged, what can the Fourth Estate do to repair it? And how is technology affecting journalism in the 21st century? To speak to those points, this ABC News program examines the notorious "60 Minutes" (Wednesday edition, September 8, 2004) incident involving George W. Bush's National Guard record. Anchor Dan Rather claimed to have documents showing that Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian had declared First Lieutenant Bush unfit for flight status for failure to obey an order to submit to a physical examination; the Killian files were later proven to be forgeries. Two related journalistic issues are briefly discussed: the growing influence of new media (it was a blog that first questioned the authenticity of the anti-Bush documents) and the opportunism of right-wing media, which accused CBS of pursuing a political agenda in reporting such a story at the height of the 2004 presidential campaign
Legal limbo the War on Terror and the judicial process ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights two cases: the case of Zacharias Moussaoui, a French citizen arrested on immigration violations, who is accused of being involved in planning the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the case of Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held as an enemy combatant for his alleged plan to detonate a dirty bomb. The program poses the question: was the U.S. judicial process sidestepped by the Bush administration in these cases in the interests of the War on Terror?
U.S.-Afghanistan relations gaining perspective ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes reports by Chris Bury, Frank Anderson, Charles Wilson, Ben Rooney, and Tom Carew on America's relationship to Afganistan since the Cold War, and the background to the Afghan-Russia war
Autism and applied behavioral analysis to find the words ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research has shown that some children with autism who are enrolled in a curriculum of applied behavioral analysis at a young enough age can be mainstreamed right into the public school system. This ABC News program profiles two children with autism who receive this intensive and, to some, controversial form of therapy
In time of war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a recent ABC News poll in the U.S., 64% said that they supported expanding FBI powers, while 63% also felt that such steps intrude on privacy. The public is willing to sacrifice some rights in a time of crisis, but whose? ABC correspondent Chris Bury examines all the new policies and practices in the aftermath of Sept. 11, focusing on measures previously forbidden to intelligence or law enforcement agents. With commentary from Douglas Kmiec, dean of the Catholic University Law School; Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe; former senior FBI official Bob Ricks; and Nihad Awad, executive director, Council on American-Islamic Relations
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