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Most widely held works by ABC News Productions
Anne Frank the life of a young girl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
From the carefree days of her early childhood in Germany to the harrowing months she spent at Bergen-Belsen before succumbing to typhus, scholars and survivors tell what they know of the young girl who has become a worldwide icon.
Osama Bin Laden in the name of Allah ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
He was born into wealth and privilege, and afforded every opportunity those blessings can confer. He chose instead to embrace a culture of violence and hatred. For years, Osama bin Laden was a shadowy figure to most of the world. But the tragic events of September 11, 2001 thrust him into the spotlight as the most wanted fugitive on earth. Careful analysis and interviews with people who have met him tell the story of bin Laden's life, tracing his transformation from a wealthy youth to leader of a global terror network.
Colin Powell a soldier's campaign ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A revealing profile telling the story of Colin Powell, examining his promising future, and also including interviews of his family and friends, and rare archival footage from his distinguished career.
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslins toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening."--Container.
On the edge America's working poor ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Presents an examination of the working poor in the United States. Several families describe their lives as members of the working poor community where one unexpected expense, sudden illness, or a missed payment could mean financial ruin. The genesis of the show was a book by David Shipler, "The Working Poor."
Bill Gates the sultan of software ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
From his privileged childhood to his recent battles with the Justice Department, Biography profiles the "sultan of software" through interviews with those who know him best, including his mother and father.
The Kennedy assassination beyond conspiracy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Forty years after he was fatally shot, more than 80 percent of Americans still believe there was a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy and that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, did not act alone. ABC News showcases a three-dimensional, computer-generated reconstruction of the assassination, more than 70 interviews, and some of the more than four million documents related to the death to prove that theories of a conspiracy are unfounded.
Jimmy Carter to the White House and beyond ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Examines the story of former President Jimmy Carter, who resurrected his reputation and honor on the world's stage after an ignominious defeat in the 1980 election.
Media hype when news coverage goes too far ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Examines factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and danger in the news media, using stories involving murder, shark attack, road rage, and carjacking as examples of skewed reporting.
The eye of the storm ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Documents an innovative experiment in which Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher, divides her all-white class into "blue-eyes" and "brown-eyes," making each group superior or inferior on successive days. Demonstrates the nature and effects of bigotry by showing changes brought about in the children's behavior and learning patterns.
Thurgood Marshall justice for all ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
This historical documentary traces the career of the first Afro-American Supreme Court justice.
Alan Greenspan man behind the money ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Economist and chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan is considered by many to be the second most powerful man in the United States. From 1981-1983 he served as chairman of the National Commission on Social Security Reform working to save Social Security from bankruptcy. In 1987 he was nominated as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and under his guidence the US economy has enjoyed the largest peacetime expansion in history.
Vietnam soldiers' story the invisible enemy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The story of the 173rd Airborne Brigade's taking of Dak To or hill 875 and then abandoning it two days later. The story is told by the members of the Brigade. Includes footage of the battle.
Race and sex what we think (but can't say) ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Behind the conscious mind's efforts to judge people on their merits, the subconscious categorizes by details such as gender, race, and age--just as it has done since the dawn of humankind. Can ethnic prejudice be overcome? What is the "stereotype effect"? Are there quantifiable differences that make one race superior to another in sports? Is it possible to visually perceive a person's sexual orientation?
Fidel Castro el comandante ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
He stood defiantly at the center of some of the worst crises of the Cold War. After over forty years of rule, he remains one of the most controversial political figures of all time. Join Biography for a revealing look at the last great Communist leader.
Basic instincts. Part 5 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
The Milgram Experiment (instituted by social psychologist Stanley Milgram in 1961) was a series of studies intended to measure the willingness of a participant to obey an authority who instructs the participant to do something which may conflict with the participant's personal conscience. "Primetime" wanted to know if ordinary people today would still follow orders even if they believed their actions were causing someone else pain. Thus, they re-created the famous experiment to understand how ordinary people can perform unthinkable acts. The Milgram experiment and the Stanford prison experiment are shown as examples.
Charles Manson journey into evil ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
"It's been more than 25 years since Charles Manson went on a brutal killing spree that shocked the nation. Yet today, the name Manson still evokes a strange and morbid curiosity ... [this program] explores Manson's life before, during and since the murders"--Container.
Dave Thomas made to order ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Presents a profile of the life and career of Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's.
Anne Rice vampires, witches and best sellers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The real life story of Anne Rice, a woman behind some of the most intriguing fiction of our time. Personal interviews held with close friends and relatives, including her now late husband, poet Stan Rice, and son Christopher.
The Patriot Act ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
The USA PATRIOT ACT, designed to defend America from terrorists, is now under fire from both the left and the right. The law is discussed with representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the ACLU, and others.
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