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Gnorski, Gus

Overview
Works: 202 works in 319 publications in 1 language and 4,017 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Ethnographic television programs  Social problem television programs  Television series  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 174.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gus Gnorski
American athletics : what happened to the game?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From children playing at the sandlot to the Olympics, the one thing athletic competitions have in common is that they all center around a game. This program scrutinizes athletics today through its evolution from a sport played for fun into a multibillion-dollar industry that can symbolize the problem of greed and the attitude of winning at all costs. Featured on the program are: sports broadcaster Dick Vitale; Tom McMillen, former basketball star and Congressman and now co-chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness; and Lisa Luciano, a New York Times sportswriter
Women serving religion( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces women's roles in religious tradition and what it means to be a woman in the three great religions today. It also explores the cultural influences of feminism upon religious traditions and the beliefs regarding the ordination of women
Business ethics : bottom line( Visual )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several experts examine the moral obligation corporations have to their employees and to the communities where their plants exist
Americano as apple pie : the yearning to be ...( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic people are the fastest-growing minority in the U.S. What does it mean to be Latino and American? Hispanics journey to the United States from different homelands and the experience of being a Latino in a flourishing ethnic neighborhood of a big city contrasts with the isolation of living in a small town. Despite sharing aspects of a common heritage, the Hispanic community have varying concerns about a large spectrum of subjects, including social services, churches, business, and the arts
Americano as apple pie : the blending of culture( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent U.S. Census figures indicate that the most rapidly expanding segment of the American populace is the Latino population. Hispanics have been a presence in America for centuries, and are variously exiles, immigrants, and transnationals. Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans comprise the "Three Houses of Latino Culture" in the U.S., which share a common language but very different histories. Their influence on issues--from entertainment to politics to economics--is widespread and growing
Global capitalism and the moral imperative( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 141 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
Americano as apple pie( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the "three houses of Latino culture"--Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American--and their widespread influence, from entertainment to politics to economics. Key issues include how long Hispanic peoples have been in America, and how U.S. immigration laws affect their assimilation
Business ethics : truth in advertising( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how truth in advertising has gotten lost in the competitive frenzy, and how consumers can learn to separate fact from fiction. Discusses how companies develop advertising, and how audiences are targeted
Media manipulation : new game for big business( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 110 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? (29 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Welfare reform : social impact( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 110 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
Serving the poor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the number of people living in poverty worldwide continues to grow, the issue of the world's poor occupies an important place in today's religious and social thought. Explores the beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam regarding the poor, taking a comparative look at the traditional concept of the poor. Explains the theological basis for identifying the poor, as well as the modern means for the world's religions to provide relief
After the gold rush( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the American economy surges ahead, the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. This program examines the moral and ethical questions that accompany national prosperity
Living longer-- aging well( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lack of respect for elders in the United States compared to other cultures and examines ways in which Americans can age well despite the youth-oriented culture and lack of societal support. Features stories of exemplary individuals who are growing older with courage and dignity
Religious fundamentalism( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines religious fundamentalism, its influences on the American notion of separation of church and state, and its impact on American society
American athletics( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrutinizes athletics today through its evolution from a sport played for fun into a multibillion dollar industry that can symbolize the problem of greed and the attitude of winning at all costs
Welfare reform : social responsibility( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weighs the financial savings of a reformed welfare system against our responsibility to those who need help. Critics and supporters of current reform efforts discuss their views
Voices of power( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American women have captured the moral imagination of mainstream America through their essays, novels, poetry, and other artistic endeavors, breaching the static lines of race, gender, and class. How have their reflections so clearly articulated the hopes and philosophies of so many? In this program, writers Alice Walker and bell hooks and Ohio State University faculty Dr. Martha Wharton, of the departments of African-American studies and women's studies, and Dr. Valerie Lee, of the departments of English and women's studies, examine the emergence of African-American women as popular and powerful voices of social conscience. (29 minutes)
Genetic engineering : double edged sword( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issues that face us as genetic engineering moves out of the research labs. Trys to distinguish between positive research and medical manipulation
A day in the life of a senator( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at the political landscape in Washington and what elected officials really do. Features Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Tex.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Living longer-- living better?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the problems and challenges associated with the increasing percentage of older people in the United States. Covers topics such as the quality of life that will be experienced by older Americans, the relationship between America's youth-oriented society and its elders, the ability of Medicare and Social Security to meet the needs of the aging baby boomers, the increasing financial burden on younger Americans. Features commentary by medical ethicist David Solomon, the directors of the Aging with Dignity Institute and the Forever Learning Institute, and Mary Bray Pipher, author of Another country-- navigating the emotional terrain of our elders
 
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English (68)