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Shaffer, Marc

Overview
Works: 29 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 2,356 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: TD420, 363.7394
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Publications by  Marc Shaffer Publications by Marc Shaffer
Most widely held works by Marc Shaffer
Frontline ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways--the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay--are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. Poisoned Waters examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean"--Container
Remaking American medicine health care for the 21st century ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This four-part television series examines our broken health care system. The films address critical health care issues facing America including patient safety, medical and medication errors, hospital-acquired infections, family-centered care, and the effective management of chronic disease. The program focuses on the advances in improving the quality of patient care and profiles of individuals who are committed to fixing a health care system that is estimated to kill up to 98,000 people a year. Changing the way health care is provided in the United States is a difficult but vital task, necessitating a working partnership between patients, families, and providers
Bigger than Enron ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collapse of Enron caused many to question the watchdog system designed to protect investors. But Enron and Arthur Andersen are the tip of the iceberg. In the late 1990s, Enron was just one of the more than 400 corporations forced to dramatically restate their value because of accounting lapses, failures or fraud. Now, FRONTLINE examines an oversight system gone soft
The unelected the media ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program Hedrick Smith looks at the blurring of the line between the news and entertainment and shows how the media affects the national agenda and the standards of political debate
Surviving the bottom line ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the ways the 1990s economy impacts typical Americans. Documents the massive power shift from major corporate executives to Wall Street money managers; shows high-tech elite as well as blue-collar workers and white-collar middle managers in San Diego, Calif.; examines public schools that are preparing youth and retraining adults; and identifies companies that are generating new jobs and keeping work in America
The Unelected the lobbies ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In America, a shadow government wields incredible influence over what gets done inside the Beltway-- and who reaps the benefits. In this program, correspondent Hedrick Smith spotlights the powerful influence of the nation's special interest lobbies during the Clinton years."--Container
Running with the bulls ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first in a four part documentary series focusing on the ways the 1990s economy impacts typical Americans. This episode looks at some of America's most powerful business leaders. It includes the inside story of the Chase Manhattan-Chemical Bank merger, a profile of Mutual-fund manager, Michael Price and his battle with Chase-CEO Thomas Labrecque, and shows the corporate turnaround methods of Sunbeam's CEO Al Dunlap, critiqued by Lucent Technologies' chairman, Henry Schacht and others. Examines the phenomenon of ValuJet, and talks with former COO, Lewis Jordan
The People and the power game ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Hedrick Smith leads viewers into the shadows of American government, casting light on the influence of mainstream media and the lobbies, the power showdowns between the White House and Congress, and how their colliding agendas often produce gridlock
Hate crime ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows two examples of communities that are having some success in solving the problem of hate crimes. In South Carolina after the burning of Afro-American churchs, law enforcement officials arrested members of the Ku Klux Klan and one black church filed a lawsuit against the KKK winning a $38 million judgment against the Klan from a racially mixed jury. The second case spotlights a pioneering high school class on tolerance developed by teacher Joe Moros that has changed the social climate at San Clemente High School in California where tensions among whites, Latinos, blacks and Asian-Americans led to brutal violence and killing in the 1990s
Roll over the hidden history of the SUV ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From industrial hauler to America's new station wagon, the SUV has been a spectacular success, both satisfying and reflecting the tastes of the American consumer. Was the rise of the SUV enabled, even encouraged, by Washington regulators with close ties to the industry? And did they overlook serious safety and environmental flaws that continue to haunt the SUV?"--Container label
Frontline. the hidden history of the SUV ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From industrial hauler to America's new station wagon, the SUV has been a spectacular success, both satisfying and reflecting the tastes of the American consumer. Was the rise of the SUV enabled, even encouraged, by Washington regulators with close ties to the industry? And did they overlook serious safety and environmental flaws that continue to haunt the SUV?"--Container
Poisoned waters discussion guide with excerpts from the PBS Frontline broadcast ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes a discussion guide and companion DVD of video clips drawn from the PBS Frontline broadcast of Poisoned waters. Ten topics are discussed to provide educational material and stimulate debate on critical challenges facing all regions of America today in cleaning up and protecting waterways
The Quality gap medicine's secret killer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the most costly element of America's trillion-dollar healthcare system? Surprisingly, experts believe it is the medical quality gap and medical errors, which they estimate take more than 90,000 lives each year. In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors and hospitals doing open-heart surgery; profiles a pioneering effort by a VA hospital in Kentucky to confront medical errors; and shows breakthrough quality improvement drives in northern New England and Utah. Each case study is an eye-opener for an American public that rates high-quality care as its number one health priority
The Idealistic HMO can good care survive the market? ( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith investigates Kaiser Permanente--the largest nonprofit HMO in the U.S.--and its social mission of lifetime care. Although it has pioneered improvements such as mass screening for colon cancer and special team care for patients with diabetes and HIV, Kaiser has also drawn fire for unpopular cost-cutting measures and for allegedly neglecting needy communities
The Chronically ill pain, profit, and managed care ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Currently, three-quarters of all U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on 100 million people with chronic illnesses and conditions. Can a cost-conscious healthcare system continue to help them? Hedrick Smith questions whether the chronically ill will be able to obtain the high-quality, long-term care they need in the years to come. Special reports focus on cases of patients with cancer, victims of stroke and heart disease, and children with congenital illnesses, comparing their treatment by commercial HMOs with the diagnoses and recommendations of independent experts
FBI suburban surveillance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"National Geographic goes deep inside the complex human drama at the heart of America's war on terror. Follow an elite FBI counter-terror team as they uncover two disturbing terror threats hatched on American soil. The first involves young men in Northern Virginia directed to overseas training camps by their spiritual leader Ali Al-Timimi in order to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. The second plot involves another Al-Timimi disciple, who is charged with planning the next 9/11."--Container
United Steelworkers' Leo Gerard Earmark abuse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features Leo Gerard, the powerful, progressive leader of United Steelworkers (USW), the largest industrial union in North America, discussing whether he thinks that the Obama presidency can rescue labor and the working class in these difficult economic times. Reports on the latest round of earmark reform in the U.S. Congress. Discusses how earmarks really work and how Congress continues to hide critical information from taxpayers under the guise of ethics reform. Offers brief thoughts on the ongoing violence in Gaza and a demonstration, on the first day of the new Congress, bearing witness to the dead
The uninsured 44 million forgotten Americans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corporate cost-cutting and other business imperatives are making today's health care insurance either unavailable or unaffordable for America's working families--44 million at last count. Where can America's uninsured turn for healthcare? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith reports on how such states as California, Texas and Tennessee are dealing with the desperate needs of the uninsured and their children
Interrogating Saddam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capturing Saddam Hussein is just the beginning of a battle of wills. While Hussein is held prisoner, it is the mission of junior FBI Agent George Piro to get the notorious dictator to reveal the truth about his weapons of mass destruction and alleged ties to terrorism. In an in-depth interview, Piro details how he patiently formed a powerful bond with Hussein to build the criminal case for his prosecution. In the psychological chess match that lasted 166 days, George Piro is about to checkmate
Remaking American medicine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 2 of a 4-part series examining critical health care issues facing America today, that follows pioneering individuals struggling to fix our broken health care system. First do no harm focuses on two major health care challenges -- hospital-acquired infections and the devastating impact of medication errors. Featured in this program are physicians and hospitals working together through the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative to conquer infection and the commitment Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey has made to introducing technology as a way of reducing medical errors
 
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