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Kurtis Productions

Overview
Works: 494 works in 935 publications in 1 language and 14,470 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational television programs  Literature  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn
Classifications: HV7419, 973.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kurtis Productions
Teenage suicide : the silent threat( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
Women in prison by Bill Kurtis( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2020 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary takes a look at women in prison, exploring some of the reasons why they were incarcerated. Discusses how poverty, domestic violence, drug abuse, and sexual abuse contribute to female criminality. Interviews with inmates, prison officials and psychologists highlight the many shortcomings of the current system and point to the changes that must be made as more and more women are sentenced to jail time. Many of the women interviewed are from the Central California Womens' Facility, Madera, CA
Animal intelligence : why is this dolphin smiling? by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines dolphin intelligence and the ways in which dolphins communicate among themselves and with humans
Transgender revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at a growing segment of people who do not accept their biological gender and how they are coping in a society with distinct sex roles
Trial by Television( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of-the week" to cameras in every courtroom in American, the effect of mass audience participation during the law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings
New dinosaurs : skeletons in the sand by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a scientist and his team as they uncover a massive dinosaur graveyard in the Sahara Desert and discover the skeletons of two new species
Crime Inc( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retail prescription drug sales topped $300 billion in 2010 alone, and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of the market. This CNBC program takes a hard look at illegal enterprises that are spreading pain and suffering, not to mention addiction, across America. Viewers learn how drug dealers, bribed medical professionals, and online rogue pharmacies are helping put powerful prescription medicines like Oxycodone and Vicodin into the wrong hands, with tragic consequences. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 12 and up are abusing prescription drugs each month, according to DEA figures from 2009, while the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that misused prescriptions are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide
The new face of crime( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the transformation of street gangs into well-organized, highly effective, nationwide criminal networks. Shows how gang members obtain weapons training and promote gang interests from inside police departments. Features interviews with gang members and law enforcement officials
Secrets of the Civil War : the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed by A & E Home Video( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In this DVD set, archival letters, original diary entries, sophisticated cinematic reenactments, and interviews with the country's most renowned historians bring these buried events vividly to life
Human trafficking( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking knows no moral or geographical boundaries. This CNBC program examines an underground global industry in which hopelessness and greed create a sinister, sometimes lethal combination. Viewers see first-hand the human impact of the commercial sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico, where girls younger than 18 are often coerced into working as prostitutes. As the program shows, the modern slave labor trade is also a real problem in the U.S., involving not only the sex industry but also agriculture, manufacturing, and hospitality. Meanwhile, cocoa production is drawing increasing fire from human rights experts, with nearly half of the world's cocoa crops coming from Africa's Ivory Coast-an area with a long history of child slavery. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A part of the series Crime Inc.: The Underground Economy. (44 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Counterfeit goods( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fake handbags, watches, shoes, perfumes-the business of counterfeit products is the largest underground industry in the world, generating hundreds of billions of dollars for the perpetrators while sapping the economy, putting lives in jeopardy, and funding organized crime in the process. This CNBC program reports on what has become a global crime spree, in which goods are produced and consumed in a world of high risk and high reward. Viewers discover the challenge of effective port inspections, accompany an LAPD anti-counterfeiting unit on raids, and enter back-room factories where forged items are produced. Also profiled: a company whose entire brand was copied and a defense contractor whose counterfeit parts found their way into Iraqi weapons depots
Illegal gambling( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although mobsters and bookies haven't exactly gone away, technology has made illegal gambling more accessible to the everyday person. This CNBC program goes inside the high-stakes world of illicit betting, both online and off, that allows more and more people to cash in-or face prison terms and possibly worse. Viewers meet a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas who legally bets at casinos but also uses illegal corner bookies, and a recovering gambling addict who nearly lost his home, business, and family. Now he heads the Outreach Foundation, which helps compulsive gamblers reclaim their lives. Also featured: the Chicago mob's gambling operations and the first American convicted of running an illegal Internet gambling site
Virtual reality : beyond the looking glass by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses in general terms the computer technology involved in virtual reality and how it has been used and will be used in the future
Buried secrets of the Revolutionary War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) In 1777, colonists in upstate New York found themselves the targets of attacks from Native Americans who were essentially working as mercenaries for the British. One of their apparent victims was Jane McRea. Aided by DNA analysis, computer facial reconstruction, and historical research, scientists try to resolve questions about her death and mysteries uncovered in her grave
Mysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experiences of an ethnobotanist in South America as he learns from Trio Indians the medicinal value of rainforest plants, and struggles to record the data before these ancient traditions vanish
Investigating history : the JFK assassination( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest forensic techniques shed new light on the theories surrounding Kennedy's death
Newt Gingrich and the Republican revolution( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisit the political maneuvering and cutthroat campaigning that led to the famous 1994 "Republican Revolution." Witness how Newt Gingrich and other GOP leaders sealed the party's success during the 1990's
The storm within( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson of Johns Hopkins Hospital, performs brain surgery on a ten-year-old boy who is afflicted with Rasmussen's encephalitis
The organ trade : life and death for sale( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is fast approaching a crisis in organ transplants. Annually, 64,000 Americans wait for a new organ, and 4,000 die every year for lack of a suitable transplant. This program follows the emerging organ market around the world. While people in the U.S. wait for the gift of an organ, in countries like India organs can be bought -- and sometimes people don't wait for one to be sold. Watch interviews of women who have sold their kidneys and one man who claims to have had a kidney stolen. Then attention shifts to the U.S. system, which is handicapped by a scarcity of donors. The cases of two people waiting for a transplant offer a personal view of the crisis. Finally, medical experts offer their opinions on whether it is possible to create a safe and regulated system, and if so, how
Declassified : U.S. Navy dolphins( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Navy scientists believe that if we can understand how the dolphins swim, how deep they can dive, and how they communicate, it could be a key to unlock a whole new world under the water
 
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