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Hedrick Smith Productions

Works: 100 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 15,057 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Educational television programs  Medical television programs  Interviews  Case studies  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 332.60422
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Most widely held works by Hedrick Smith Productions
Tax me if you can?( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member 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 Unelected : media( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 314 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
The Culture of commerce( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the systemic differences between the individualistic capitalism of America and Britain and the communitarian capitalism of Japan and Germany
The Unelected : lobbies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 289 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. Majority Whip Tom DeLay; Charles Blixt, of R.J. Reynolds; Mike Pertschuk, of the Advocacy Institute; members of Congress; lobbyists; and others scrutinize how UPS paralyzed OSHA's efforts to improve worker safety and how the medical insurance lobby's "Harry and Louise" ads helped sink the Clinton healthcare reform bill. In-depth reporting reveals the stealth tactics used by the tobacco industry in its ongoing fight against federal legislation
The Elected : presidency and congress( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an adversarial climate of polarization and power confrontations, how can the U.S. government get anything done? In part one of this program, correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the obstacles to bipartisan compromise between the Clinton administration and Congress as well as the difficulties parties have in disciplining their own members in Congress. In part two, Mr. Smith probes the rise and fall of Newt Gingrich's Republican Revolution in Congress. Smith goes behind the scenes to get Vice President Gore; Clinton executives Leon Panetta and George Stephanopoulos; Congressional leaders Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Dick Gephardt, and Tom Daschle; Democratic loyalists and rebels; Republican freshmen and incumbents; and academic experts to divulge how serious miscalculations torpedoed hopes for both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill
The heart of the nation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program 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, asserting individualism but striving, more than the U.S., for social harmony and consensus. The program shows how education is a metaphor for the contrasts in the three societies"--Container
The uninsured : forty-four million forgotten Americans( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 92 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
Old ways, new game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member 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
Campaign finance : abuses and reforms( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member 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
Can you afford to retire?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Documentary on a Business Topic! Baby boomers are facing a retirement shock: long life expectancy but short income. The pillars of retirement income for Americans, Social Security, corporate pensions and employee-contribution plans such as 401Ks, are in trouble. Buffeted by pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies, and the 2001-2002 stock market crash, most boomers will now be working in their retirement years
Juggling work and family( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on tensions between workplace expectations and family needs. Americans are feeling the stress of working more and have less time than ever for their family. This program looks at how working parents in various occupations across the country are trying to reconcile work and family conflicts. The program explores how companies and unions are seeking to ease the work-family conflict with child care centers, subsidies, and alternative work schedules that include part-time work, job-sharing, and telecommuting
The quality gap : medicine's secret killer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 51 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currently, three-quarters of all U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on 100 million people with chronic illnesses and conditions. But can a cost-conscious healthcare system, increasingly driven by the market and oriented toward acute care, continue to help them? In this program, 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. The program also documents the hardships of home care
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