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Bury, Chris

Works: 165 works in 292 publications in 1 language and 5,256 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Biography  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  History  Television news programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Host, Interviewer, Reporter, nar, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 371.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Chris Bury
Most widely held works by Chris Bury
Misunderstood minds( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 806 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 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslins 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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, a history and review of the presidency of Bill Clinton from the 1992 campaign to the end of his second term, crafted from segments produced by ABC's “Nightline” in conjunction with post-Clinton interviews with key administration figures including White House staffers, cabinet members, presidential advisers, and friends, that covers the scandals, the ups and downs, and the achievements and disappointments of Mr. Clinton's administration, as well as the enduring elements of his political career
David Henry Hwang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity is something that matters deeply to David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning playwright who brought "M Butterfly" to Broadway. His work isn't exclusively about being Asian-American, but it's a theme he returns to often. His latest effort has just opened on Broadway, a contemporary version of the old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Flower Drum Song." It's a story about the Chinese-American experience and the clash of cultures, something ABC NEWS Correspondent John Yang, who sat down with Hwang, has given some thought to
Standardized tests : assessing the price of failure( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the ramifications of high-stakes advancement and exit exams which are used to measure schools' effectiveness, to allocate funding, and to shape the future of the nation's children. Also discusses how to cope with students displaced and emotionally stigmatized by failing tests. Looks into the issue of students who do not test well
After the rape : Mukhtar Mai seeking justice in Pakistan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, but it wasn't considered a crime; it was a sentence handed down by a Pakistani tribal council - a punishment for the alleged indiscretions of her younger brother. This ABC News program confronts the council's decision, a ruling declared an outrage by a local imam and others, while introducing the courageous woman who chose to defy custom and fight for justice in the Pakistani courts. Includes commentary by Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and professor of international relations at American University in Washington, D.C."--Distributor Web site
Feeding the beast : inside look at the news media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes an inside look at what goes on at America's newspapers and TV stations
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 172 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
Foodfight by Charlie Sheen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It sounds laughable to blame food manufacturers and fast food restaurants for children being unhealthily overweight. But Big Tobacco thought health-related lawsuits were a joke too - until they finally lost. In this ABC News program, correspondent John Donvan examines the food industry's marketing strategies to see if and to what extent they are responsible for America's epidemic of childhood obesity. Industry initiatives to make and offer healthier foods are also presented
The Jayson Blair story : favoritism and plagiarism at the New York Times( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 144 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 promotionsat the New York Times and prompted management to essentially ignore reports of his inaccurate work? This ABC News program chronicles the sensational rise and fall of Jayson Blair, the journalist of the New York Times, who was found guilty of plagiarism. It also assesses the impact of the scandal on The Times, the credibility of the news media, and equal opportunity
If You can't beat 'em, blog 'em( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 133 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. of a stunned American populace: 'Why do they hate us so much?'"--Container
The Abortion war : thirty years after Roe v. Wade( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 115 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
Spirituality and the brain : is god a figment of the imagination?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 100 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? Michael Persinger, author of Neuropsychological bases of god beliefs, 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
Three strikes : helpful or hurtful?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 90 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 laws. This program investigates whether "three strikes" is helpful or hurtful by highlighting one woman's case in California, and Alabama's attempt to cope with an escalating prison population
When journalism gets a black eye : scandals and the fourth estate( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 88 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
Healthcare casualties : the underinsured mentally ill( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 77 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."
Legal limbo : the War on Terror and the judicial process( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 76 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 in these cases by the Bush administration in the interests of the War on Terror?
In time of war : striking the balance between freedom and security by Andrea Palpant( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 64 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
Death by stoning : justice, punishment, and human rights( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under Islamic law, the bearing of a child out of wedlock is a capital offense--and the instrument of death is stoning, as done since time immemorial. Set in Nigeria, this ABC News program uses the harrowing case of Amina Lawal as a platform to discuss the concepts of justice and punishment as they relate to human rights. Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies and professor of international relations at American University, and Ayesha Imam, founding director of a human rights agency that assisted in Ms. Lawal's defense, are featured"--Case
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Misunderstood minds
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Feeding the beast : inside look at the news mediaIf You can't beat 'em, blog 'emLegal limbo : the War on Terror and the judicial process