Most widely held works by Gary Sieber
Global capitalism and the moral imperative ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 173 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.
Legislating morality there oughta be a law ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Discusses whether the government can impose morality through legislation.
Liar, liar, pants on fire ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Examines what is happening to American culture as honesty comes to be measured less by truthfulness and more by reasons for lying and the degree of deception involved.
The evolution of Chile prosperity for some ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 95 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.
Religious fundamentalism ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Examines religious fundamentalism, its influences on the American notion of separation of church and state, and its impact on American society.
Genetic engineering double edged sword ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 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.
The changing culture the men's movement ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 85 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.
Cyberspace freedom or regulation ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 81 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?
Legislating morality affirmative action and the burden of history ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Explores whether affirmative action promotes racial balance, or fights discrimination of the past with reverse discrimination in the present.
A day in the life of a senator ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 72 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.).
Individualism in America the self-made society ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 66 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 environment green pacts and greenbacks ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"Environmental protection laws have spawned a whole new form of business: firms that specialize in handling ecological regulatory issues for industry ... [This program] explore[s] the business behind doing business"--Container.
Welfare reform social impact ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 58 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.
A matter of life and death the politics of abortion and capital punishment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This program traces the development of political stances on life-and-death issues, exposing the lack of a consistent life ethic in mainstream American politics.
Keeping the faith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Looks at the role of religion in the founding of the United States, and examines the origins and meaning of "separation of church and state."
Political partisanship vs. serving the people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Examines the recent phenomenon of congressional gridlock and the role of political partisanship in helping or hurting efforts to improve American government. Features Senator Byrd and author Lou Fisher, among others.
The environment scientific spin doctors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Is global warming real? Are industries to blame? Is there a hole in the ozone layer? Did irresponsible consumers cause it? Which scientists should we believe?For centuries, people have counted on science to provide them with objective answers to questions about the world of nature, but on pressing environmental issues such as global warming and ozone depletion, some special interest groups are striving to bend science to their agendas. Spinning data into webs of rhetoric, such groups run the risk of creating more confusion than clarity, fostering a paralysis of public opinion and environmental policy. This program considers the consequences of exploiting science to shape public policy.
America the rude ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"As common courtesy becomes less and less common and good taste is practically a contradiction of terms, Americans continue to push the envelope of socially acceptable behavior... This program probes the apparent erosion of decorum in the United States, which has had a profound impact on respect for authority, trust for one another, and willingness to give a helping hand."--Container.
If you can't say anything nice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
This program looks at the alarming decline in the popularity of politics with the public and suggests possible steps to restore respect for the political process.
Healing the soul [religious perspectives on forgiveness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The God Squad's Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman, Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina (of the Organization for Islamic Learning), Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking), and others present their diverse perspectives on forgiveness in religious and institutional milieus.
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