Greco, Joan I.
Most widely held works by Joan I Greco
Disconnected politics, the press and the public ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A panel discussion focusing on the current state of the press coverage in its role to inform the public and to reflect the public's concerns especially in view of the election process.
Liberty and security in an age of terrorism ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
This Fred Friendly Seminar explores the balance between national security and civil liberties in the post September 11 world. The moderator presents a hypothetical scenario to the panelists to begin discussions of: the USA PATRIOT Act, surveillance of suspects, closed detention hearings, demands for student information, and what constitutes an enemy combatant.
Privacy and security on the eve of the millennium ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
This program centers on technology and the struggle for privacy. The dialogue addresses government actions, such as background checks and fingerprinting, Megan's law, regulation of the Internet, the encryption of privileged information, and whether these actions are advisable, effective or even constitutional.
Beyond black and white affirmative action in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
All sides in the affirmative action debate say that they believe in the Constitutional right to equality regarding race, creed and sex, but they bring very different interpretations to what that means. A distinguished panel of experts discuss this issue.
Whose law, whose order ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
This program uses hypothetical situations and role-playing to focus on the constitutional limits of the federal government on gun control issues; federal funding and its ability to influence state policies; the federalization of state crimes; and anti-federal paranoia that has led to the resurgence of organized militias.
Ethics in America II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"New, and yet familiar, hypothetical cases are debated and agonized over by eminent leaders from government, business, science and academia. [The program] follows its predecessor by exploring gripping ethical dilemmas using the time-honored Socratic Dialogue format. The programs can be used with a study guide to help teachers engage their students in the process of ethical reasoning and acquaint them with its traditions through historical essays and other writings. A website with background on the programs and issues is coordinated with the series" -- Container label.
On the issues ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Never before have companies been faced with such a variety of issues that test their integrity, fairness, and adaptability. In four one-hour programs, On the issues provides a forum for exploring ethical challenges and equitable solutions.
Beyond black and white ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of Carlifornia's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Fr., director of the recent White House review of affirmative action; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities"--Container.
In the balance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Two-part series on terrorism examines prevention of attack and dealing with consequences. Part 1, Bioattack, examines central issues of homeland security and explores situations that public officials, health care workers, and law enforcement personnel would have to confront. In part 2, City under siege, a panel of experts addresses logistical, ethical, and communication issues in a scenario of prolonged attacks.
Minds on the edge facing mental illness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis--the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling America's jails, and wasting scarce resources. Led by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Sesno, the program features hypothetical scenarios that challenge prominent mental health professionals, policymakers, and legal luminaries to confront the situations and stigma facing Americans with mental illness. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman, and many others."--Container.
The first amendment and hate speech ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This program on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States examines possible community responses to a request by a neo-Nazi group to demonstrate in a public place. It features a panel discussion among Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, ACLU President Nadine Strossen, Judge Robert Bork, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy, and Kevin Berrill of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
School testing behind the numbers ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
(Webmaster) A lively, humorous and thoughtful discussion of the meaning and impact of school testing, from the reporters who cover testing, their editors who shape the stories, students who take the tests, parents who want their children to do well, teachers who prepare students for the tests, administrators who must meet accountability requirements, respond to parents and encourage teachers, the policymakers who set the requirements and the experts who question the impact. Discussion examples are drawn from Virginia, California, New York, the District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina and the national debate. School Testing shows the many views of school testing today, and raises questions that are likely to occur in all communities.
Epidemic ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Quick to spread and develop resistance to medical intervention, new strains of microbes pose a growing threat to global health. How does overuse of antibiotics actually encourage more lethal strains of diseases believed to be conquered? How can the media successfully inform the public without causing panic? And should personal rights be curtailed during epidemics? This Fred Friendly Seminar, moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, examines the biological, ecological, and cultural factors influencing the causes, spread, and control of infectious diseases. Panelists include Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg; David Kessler, former chairman of the FDA; Robert Moellering, Jr., of Harvard Medical School; C.J. Peters, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and others.
Trial by television ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Debates the future coverage of high-profile trials, using a hypothetical future trial to explore the impact of pretrial publicity, the wisdom of placing a camera in the courtroom, and the effect of extensive television coverage on our system of criminal justice. Examines the delicate balance between a fair trial and a free press.
Who cares chronic illness in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Role-playing three interrelated scenarios, panelists make it clear that the emphasis must be decisively shifted from intervention to prevention and maintenance--and that it is high time to rethink the way healthcare is financed, managed, and provided.
Criminal justice from murder to execution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Fred Friendly hosts this series on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States. Using a hypothetical case, this program explores the Constitutional issues that can arise during a murder trial. It considers the use of children's testimony, the impact of victims' testimony, and the value of information from cell mate informers.
Making better babies genetics and reproduction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
How far should people be allowed to go in trying to have better babies? Whose definition of "better" should prevail? This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry considers the ethical dilemmas facing individuals and society that grow out of prenatal testing and genetic options that may be available in the future, such as cloning. Panelists include Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute; ABC journalist Meredith Vieira; Lee Silver, Princeton University; Commissioner Paul Miller, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Adrienne Asch, Henry R. Luce Professor in Biology, Ethics, and the Politics of Human Reproduction at Wellesley College; Faye Wattleton, president of the Center for Reproductive Equality; and Zev Rosenwaks, director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Words and Actions contexts and consequences of propaganda ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Genes on trial ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic basis for addiction and the limits of personal responsibility.
Genes on trial genetics, behavior, and the law ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic basis for addiction and the limits of personal responsibility. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; journalist Gwen Ifill, managing editor of Washington week in review; high-profile attorney Johnnie Cochran, Jr.; Alan McGowan, president of the Gene Media Forum; Patricia King, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center; and David Goldman, chief of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Affirmative action programs Bioethics Bioterrorism--Prevention Business and politics Business ethics Case studies Civil defense Civil rights Civil rights--Interpretation and construction Constitutional history Constitutional law Corporations--Political activity Documentary television programs Educational television programs Elections--Press coverage Ethics Executives--Salaries, etc. Federal-state controversies Films for the hearing impaired Industrial management Information technology--Government policy Journalistic ethics Judicial ethics Law enforcement Lobbying Medical ethics Mental health services Minorities--Education Minorities--Employment National security National security--Law and legislation Nonfiction television programs Political science Press and politics Privacy, Right of Products liability Race discrimination Risk assessment Sex discrimination in employment Sex role in the work environment Sexual harassment Social classes Social responsibility of business Television in politics Terrorism Terrorism--Prevention Terrorism--Prevention--Government policy United States Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (United States) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired