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Schmiedeler, Michael J.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 2,866 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Social problem television programs  Television series  Interviews 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 174.4
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Most widely held works by Michael J Schmiedeler
Business ethics the bottom line( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several experts examine the moral obligation corporations have to their employees and to the communities where their plants exist
Business ethics truth in advertising( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role advertising plays in today's society. Discusses industry self-regulation and government regulation to assure truth in advertising. Examines ethical issues such as targeting children
Legislating morality there oughta be a law!( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Americans become outraged with behavior considered immoral or unethical, a typical response is to call on state legislatures or Congress to pass legislation outlawing it. Can government impose morality on its people by banning negative behavior or mandating positive behavior? History suggests that such efforts, though well-intentioned in many cases, are often ineffective. This program examines the successes and failures of law as a source of ethics in the U.S. with former New York governor Mario Cuomo; legal scholar Thomas DiBacco of American University; and Nadine Strossen, President of the American Civil Liberties Union
Media manipulation new game for big business( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many newspapers, magazines, television and cable networks, and local television and radio stations are owned by large corporations with diverse interests outside of their media holdings-from the defense industry to theme parks. This program examines the relationship between the large corporate owners and the daily operation of their media outlets. It reveals how much power and control owners exercise over news judgment, and suggests that corporate controllers may be practicing their own brand of media censorship by slanting the news. Can Americans believe what they read, see, and hear?
Global capitalism and the moral imperative( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moral leaders warn that global laissez-faire is producing consequences similar to those of the 19th century, when gaps between rich and poor kept thousands in abject poverty for generations. In this new era of social Darwinism, moral leaders are asking who in the world community will care for the needs of the poor, and how it will be accomplished. If economic and political reforms are necessary ... who will initiate them and how [will they be enforced]"--Container
Gambling the chance of a lifetime( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lure of gambling is the belief that a little money, well placed, will surely bring a significant return--although the belief rarely coincides with reality. This program examines gambling both as a harmless social activity and as an addiction. How some people allow gambling to consume their lives, and why they do it, is discussed by a treatment expert and a compulsive gambler. The effect of gambling on both individuals and their families is also examined
Is Feminism dead?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after the women's movement opened doors for women, a new generation seems to be questioning the meaning and value of the battles that were fought. Has feminism gone out of style? Leading experts appraise the women's movement as it currently exists and discuss its relevance in today's cultural climate
The evolution of Chile prosperity for some( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 25 years, Chile has gone from a Marxist state to a dictatorship to a democracy. The transition has strengthened Chile's economy, but not all Chilean citizens have shared in the prosperity. This program examines how Chile and other Third World nations are riding the tidal wave of post-Cold War economic reforms
Headlines or hype?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people rely on television newscasts to keep them informed. Yet, a recent Gallup poll says that only 21 percent of Americans rated television media as "very or mostly honest." Faced with declining ratings, increased competition, and intensified attention to the bottom line, television news organizations have been criticized for turning daily newscasts into "info-tainment." This program profiles the history of the electronic media, reveals its biases and tendencies toward sensationalism and exploitation, and highlights the challenges facing networks and local stations in the the current, sensation-seeking culture
The unknown generation X( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Generation X' is called a myth by some, a reality by others. Whatever the case may be, the generation of young adults born between 1965 and 1980 faces challenges that no other generation has had to deal with ... This program examines some of the stereotypes and issues that society has created for 'Generation X.'"--Container
Legislating morality affirmative action and the burden of history( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores whether affirmative action promotes racial balance, or fights discrimination of the past with reverse discrimination in the present. Featured in the program are Roy Innis, Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality; Ward Connerly, Regent of the University of California and Charles Willie, professor of Education at Harvard
Welfare reform social impact( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of welfare in the United States from the Depression to the present, then examines the complex issues involved in reforming it. Includes an interview with Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who discusses his state's historic welfare reform program
Immigration promise and hope for generations( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines current immigration policy within the context of America's historic role as a melting pot. The growing political debate over the influx of illegal immigrants from Latin America is discussed by political leaders--some of whom advocate rights for the illegals, and some of whom do not
Individualism in America the self-made society( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans have always glorified the rugged, self-reliant individualist who saves the day or builds the fortune. But what are the long-term consequences of seeking personal gain and glory? Are we becoming a selfish nation, more concerned with personal fulfillment than the common good of the larger society? This program examines the shift toward cultural and social isolation, particularly as it relates to major national problems such as crime and punishment, the national debt, environmental issues and welfare reform
The changing culture the men's movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men are marching on Washington, finding religion, taking on new community responsibilities, bonding with eachother, weeping openly and discussing their relationships. Just what has prompted these changes in behavior? Some say it is the outcome of the feminist movement and the resulting change in male roles. Perhaps. This program profiles the new "men's movement," explores the various reasons why men become involved in these movements and examines the implications for men and women in the 21st century
Business ethics to tell the truth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role advertising plays in today's society. Discusses industry self-regulation and government regulation to assure truth in advertising. Examines ethical issues such as targeting children
Cyberspace freedom or regulation?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the popularity of the Internet has grown for both commercial and personal use, so too has the issue of whether or not to regulate its content. With pornography, recipes for homemade bombs, and messages of "cyberhate" just a mouse click away, should the Internet be regulated the same way the FCC regulates television and radio?
The Spiritual Quest of Generation X( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural values often encourage young people to aspire to high-paying, high-profile jobs-ones that ensure expensive houses, cars, clothes, and everything money can buy. Recently, however, a movement toward spiritual fulfillment has become evident among youth through their growing attraction to both traditional religions and nontraditional New Age sects, and even through such unlikely avenues as contemporary music. This program explores this movement away from the material, and examines the role of religion and spirituality in the lives of young people as they search for fulfillment, acceptance, and a deeper meaning to life
Managing care, managing death( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines what distinctions may exist between prescribing strong painkillers to the terminally ill, even if such hastens death, and physician-assisted suicide. Discusses legislative initiatives designed to protect patients from "disguised euthanasia," and addresses the question whether such laws are a threat to the professional judgement of doctors
Religion in the New Age( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the current religious publishing boom and how it relates to the increasing interest in spirituality among Americans
 
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Alternative Names
Schmiedler, Michael J.

Languages
English (58)