Hedrick Smith Productions
Most widely held works about Hedrick Smith Productions
Most widely held works by Hedrick Smith Productions
Can you afford to retire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
"The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: boomers will be long on life expectancy but short on income. In addition to Social Security, the pillars of retirement income for Americans have been either lifetime corporate pensions or employee-contribution plans such as 401Ks. But both retirement strategies are in trouble. Buffeted by pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies, and the 2001-2002 stock market crash, most boomers now expect to be working into their retirement years."--Container.
Frontline. Poisoned waters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 613 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.
Is Wal-Mart good for America ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S.
Bigger than Enron ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 435 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"--Container.
The heart of the nation ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Explores the central values of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and focuses on what drives each of these societies. America's hallmark is individualism; Japan's the pre-eminence of the group. In America, freedom and diversity are primary values; in Japan, conformity and a powerful sense of nationalism prevail. Germany stands between the two. Examines education as a metaphor for the contrasts in the three societies.
Tax me if you can ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
"The tax shelter was one of corporate America's biggest hidden profit centers in recent years. Shelters have become so lucrative that some experts estimate as much as $50 billion is lost to the U.S. Treasury each year. And ordinary taxpayers wind up footing the bill. Frontline correspondent Hedrick Smith provides an inside look at how big corporations and wealthy individuals cut their taxes with intricate, hidden, and abusive tax shelters and investigates the role of blue chip accounting firms in these secret deals."--Web page.
The Wall Street fix ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Tracing the stunning rise and fall of WorldCom, the hottest stock--and then biggest bankruptcy--of the 1990s, correspondent Hedrick Smith uncovers the hidden ties that enabled superbanks and Wall Street insiders to profit from the telecom boom while leaving ordinary investors holding worthless stock when the bubble burst.
Across the river ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith offers powerful and encouraging portraits of urban heroes who are reviving once-dying neighborhoods. Filmed near Washington, D.C., the program offers an almost unknown face of the inner city--one that contrasts sharply with the typical images of crime, drugs and violence seen on the nightly news.
Spying on the home front ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
"Frontline addresses an issue of major consequence for all Americans: Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties? Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether the president has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and infringed on constitutional protections."--Website
The culture of commerce ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Explores the systemic differences between the individualistic capitalism of America and Britain and the communitarian capitalism of Japan and Germany.
The uninsured forty-four million forgotten Americans ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 125 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.
Campaign finance abuses and reforms ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of campaign finance reform--the failed reform of the post-Watergate era, the recent "soft money" scandals, and potential models for reform.
Winning strategies ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Shows some of the concrete strategies that American companies, communities, and political leaders are using to recapture America's competitive edge and improve efficiency and productivity.
Dr. Solomon's dilemma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Discusses the cost-cutting HMOs with the resulting battle over ethics and priorities of American medicine.
Old ways, new game ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Shows the stakes of the global economic competition for individual Americans and for the nation. Shows how major American companies are faring in their battles with Japanese and German competition. Moves from an up-to-date look at mass production, craft production, and lean production in the auto industry to new races for "voice" computers and laptops. Examines the Japanese drive to challenge America's lead in basic research by setting up labs in the U.S. and hiring top American scientists.
The unelected the media ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 96 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.
Making schools work with Hedrick Smith ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The program profiles several different approaches to individual school reform at the elementary, middle and high school levels and in different regions, as well as district-wide reforms in three major American cities. All are examples of effective school reform with proven academic gains, at scale and over several years.
The Unelected the lobbies ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 67 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.
The quality gap medicine's secret killer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Experts agree that poor medical practice and medical errors are the most costly element of the American healthcare system. Pulitzer Prize-winning journal Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors 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.
The idealistic HMO can good care survive the market ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 67 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.
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