Most widely held works by Karen Heisler
Business ethics the bottom line ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Several experts examine the moral obligation corporations have to their employees and to the communities where their plants exist.
Living longer-- aging well ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 169 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 lack of societal support. Features stories of exemplary individuals who are growing older with courage and dignity.
Living longer-- living better ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 164 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.
Media manipulation new game for big business ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 122 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.
Business ethics truth in advertising ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 121 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.
Future risk society's problems in children's lives ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
This program examines many of the societal problems facing children today, such as drugs, crime, teenage pregnancy, rising school drop-out rates, lack of educational opportunities, possible reductions in welfare benefits, and the disintegration of the traditional family unit.
American athletics. What happened to the game ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 92 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.
After the gold rush. The great divide ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 90 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.
The unknown generation X ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 88 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.
Prisons kids behind bars ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Examines the juvenile justice system and discusses how those who work within it try to find appropriate punishment for children who have made terrible mistakes. Explores the trend in the U.S. toward trying children as adults and the efforts being made to understand their violent behavior. Includes comments from judges, legal counsel, law enforcdment officers, academic experts from Emory and Rutgers Universities, and the Director of the Institute for Minority Health Research.
Immigration promise and hope for generations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
This program examines current immigration policy within the context of America's historic role as a melting pot.
Education there's no place like home ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Recent statistics indicate that more than two million students in the U.S. are taught at home. Why are so many parents opting to educate their children themselves? Is it wariness occasioned by the perception that public schools are one-size-fits-all intellectually, violent and dangerous physically? Or are they intent on adding a fourth R to the traditional three? This film examines the home schooling phenomenon with advocates, families, and students.
Education the right choice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Examines how charter schools and voucher systems are providing alternative educational opportunities.
Is feminism dead ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Years after the women's movement opened doors for women in the United States, a new generation seems to be questioning the meaning and value of the battles that were fought. Leading experts appraise the women's movement as it currently exists and discuss its relevance in today's cultural climate.
Religion and the media ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and others in recent years have made 'televangelism' a household word. Shows with religious topics are on the increase, with television news and prime-time entertainment now including religious features in their lineups. This program examines this trend and its implications for American viewers and television program decision-makers."--Container.
Business ethics to tell the truth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 66 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.
Kids' sports ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
As parents aggressively manage sports teams and push children to struggle for status and glory at all costs, the old-time values of fun and fair play have been severely undermined. This program scrutinizes the current state of organized youth sports, focusing on the lessons that kids are really being taught.
American adolescence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Examines how a rising divorce rate, frequent relocation, and a fascination with TV, video games, and computers are leaving more and more teenagers under-supervised, rootless, and isolated. Increasingly detached from traditional values and lifestyles, these young adults face daunting obstacles without the support base enjoyed by previous generations. Investigates the hurdles faced by today's teens and discusses how their hopes, fears, and expectations will shape American society. Experts include top officers of the Families and Work Institute, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Center, and National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Control.
What is a marriage ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"The institution of marriage is facing strong challenges in the 21st century, as diversity and inclusivity continue to reshape its underlying principles. Supported by some and opposed by others, issues such as same-sex marriages and the raising of families outside of marriage are ongoing sources of debate. Can marriage evolve? This program focuses on the efforts of religion and society to redefine and strengthen the marriage relationship"--Container.
Voices of power ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 55 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. This program explores through interviews with African-American women writers how African-American women have emerged as popular and powerful voices of social conscience.
Aging Alternative education Baby boom generation Broadcast journalism--Moral and ethical aspects Business ethics Censorship Charter schools Children--Social conditions Corporate culture Deceptive advertising Distribution (Economic theory) Divorce Documentary films Documentary television programs Economic history Emigration and immigration--Government policy Emigration and immigration--Public opinion Families Feminism Generation X Home schooling Interviews Journalism--Objectivity Journalistic ethics Juvenile corrections Juvenile delinquents Juvenile justice, Administration of Marriage Mass media--Censorship Mass media--Moral and ethical aspects Mass media--Objectivity Mass media--Ownership Mass media--Political aspects Medicare Nonfiction television programs Older people--Health and hygiene Older people--Social conditions Prisons Privatization in education Quality of life Social history Social problem television programs Social responsibility of business Social security Sports--Moral and ethical aspects Sports--Philosophy Television broadcasting of news Television in religion Television series United States