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Anne Frank : the life of a young girl by Arts and Entertainment( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells poignant stories of Anne Frank, a young girl whose too-brief life became a timeless symbol of courage, perseverance and hope
Obeying or resisting authority : psychological retrospective( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald's manager and her fiancé--directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Original footage from all of these occurrences is included, along with present-day commentary from Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who designed the Stanford test. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests"--Container
Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government, and International Trade by John Stossel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the rich get a break at tax time - or do they pay more than their share? Who benefits and who suffers when sweatshops are allowed to operate? Are gas prices as outrageous as everyone thinks? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who uses real-world situations to address provocative macroeconomic questions. In his characteristic straightforward style, Stossel covers topics such as income disparity, inflation, taxation, layoffs, government spending, offshoring, eminent domain, public vs. private enterprise, and much more
Feeding the beast : inside look at the news media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping people informed 24/7 demands a never-ending stream of news items-each one filled with material to be edited, facts to be checked, and decisions to be made as the clock steadily ticks. This ABC News program takes an unvarnished look at the Chicago Tribune, ABC's World News Tonight, and WJLA, an ABC affiliate, providing insider insights into what goes on at America's newspapers and TV stations as they scramble to feed the beast
The Mommy mystique : anxiety of modern motherhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring an interview with acclaimed author and cultural observer Judith Warner, this ABC News program conveys the perspective of an American mother who has done much of her parenting outside the United States. Warner discusses her book Perfect Madness and its observations about the hectic, competitive lifestyle embraced by many American moms - a lifestyle increasingly fraught with anger and depression. While the author and three other mothers provide insight on a personal, emotional level, Warner's analysis of women on the edge raises political and cultural questions that are worthy of every American's consideration."--Container
Race and sex : what we think (but can't say)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typecast, label, pigeonhole, it doesn't matter what word is used, they all mean the same thing -- to stereotype. As John Stossel reports, many people say it's natural to stereotype, and psychologists say we still categorize by things like age and race and gender because our brains are wired to do it automatically
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on the campaign to teach intelligent design, the theory that the origin of life can be scientifically explained by an intelligent designer as opposed to natural selection, in public schools. Also features an in-depth debate between George Will and Cal Thomas, two conservative commentators who differ on whether this theory should be promoted in biology courses
Race on trial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reports on the startlingly disparate outcomes of two almost-identical drug-related cases tried one after another in a Boston court. In one case, the judge sentenced an African-American defendant with no prior record to prison time on the insistence of the prosecution. In the other case, the prosecution asked for a sentence of drug rehabilitation as opposed to prison time for a white defendant with prior convictions"--Container
The difference between men and women( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program on the neurological basis of differences between men and women. 20/20 correspondents report on the female brain, the gender gap and the brainwork behind sex, as well as question some common myths between the sexes. Includes interviews with doctors, including neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine
Media hype : when news coverage goes too far( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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 Jayson Blair story : favoritism and plagiarism at The New York Times( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African-American journalist Jayson Blair has been pilloried as the personification of affirmative action out of control. Was it race that fueled his rapid promotions at the New York Times and prompted management to essentially ignore reports of his inaccurate work? In this ABC News program, correspondent Bob Jamieson chronicles the sensational rise and fall of Jayson Blair"--Container
Gay rights, marriage, and the Supreme Court( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the United States Supreme Court's decision in the Lawrence et al. v. Texas case concerning private consensual sex between same-sex partners and the legalization of gay marriage in Canada, and the impact these two developments have had on the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. Includes news footage and analysis by correspondents Michel Martin and Nina Totenberg and an interview of George Washington Law School faculty member Jeffrey Rosen by host, Ted Koppel
If you can't beat 'em blog 'em( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise of the blog as a form of serious news reporting means that conventional journalists must become familiar with the blog format and rethink typical journalistic approaches. This ABC News program examines the blogger "community," reviews major news stories that were broken by bloggers, and demonstrates ways in which blogging differs from traditional reporting methods -- Container. of a stunned American populace: 'Why do they hate us so much?'"--Container
Waiting on the world to change : poverty in Camden, New Jersey( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moorestown, New Jersey, has been designated "the best place to live in America." Ten minutes away is Camden, the poorest city in America, also known as Murder City, USA. During a period of 18 months, Diane Sawyer follows the lives of three youngsters who are used to seeing drug deals on street corners and hearing gunfire at night. What is it like for kids to live with no electricity, rushing to finish homework before sundown? To have no food to eat before school? To sleep on the floor with roaches, grateful just to have a roof overhead? Four year old Ivan is homeless and hungry, but looks forward to learning to read in kindergarten. Seventeen year old Billy Joe is determined to graduate from high school and get an honest job to help his family. Six year old Moochie lives in a dysfunctional family and dreams of getting a good education. All they need is the opportunity to prove themselves
Osama Bin Laden : in the name of Allah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member 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
Teaching Tools for Microeconomics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are prescription drug prices as outrageous as they are made out to be? Should farmers receive government subsidies, simply because they grow certain crops? What does it mean to be poor in America? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who explores microeconomic questions through challenging, real-world examples. In his trademark down-to-earth style, Stossel digs into human dilemmas that will be sure to generate discussions of money, business, and society. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. The episodes are: * Costs and Benefits of Government Regulation: Opportunity Costs, Trade-offs, and Secondary Effects: This segment weighs marginal costs against marginal benefits, using the example of seat belt installation in school buses. John Graham of the Harvard Center for Statistical Analysis is interviewed. * Is Sharing Good? Economics of Private Property Rights: This segment explores private and common property rights and how both relate to individual incentive and the utilization of resources. A discussion of hunting rights in Africa reinforces these concepts. * Greed: Gains from Trade and Wealth Creation: Profiling well-known practitioners of worldly gain-the Vanderbilt family, most notably-this segment presents one way to look at greed: as the force behind a healthy economy. * Why Steak Gets to New York: Market Coordination and the Invisible Hand: From raising and slaughtering beef in Iowa to its consumption in New York City, this segment illustrates market coordination and Adam Smith's "invisible hand." * Rent Control: Price Controls: Using New York City's housing policy as an example, this segment asserts that rent control helps mostly high-income families-in other words, those whose privileges enable them to abuse the system. * Pharmaceutical Prices: Profits, Price Controls, and Secondary Effects: With an eye on the pharmaceutical industry, this segment addresses the impact of price controls-demonstrating that drug research is almost prohibitively expensive and must be covered by revenues from existing products. * Flood Insurance: Subsidies and Secondary Effects: Analyzing government-subsidized insurance, John Stossel recounts his disastrous experience with oceanfront property. James Lee Witt, former FEMA director, explains government insurance subsidies. * Farm Subsidies: Subsidies and Political Behavior: Visiting a California cotton farm, this segment investigates the impact of farm subsidies. Interviews with the owners lead to questions about the wisdom of farm subsidy policies. * Wal-Mart: Competition and Costs: Exploring competition, overhead, and cost of living, this segment asks: Does a company like Wal-Mart exploit workers in the U.S. and abroad? Or, by lowering prices, does it give consumers what amounts to a raise? * Poverty and Entrepreneurship: This segment profiles Steve Mariotti, a teacher in a struggling New York high school who introduced entrepreneurial principles into his classroom. Philosopher David Kelley is also featured. * Do Women Make Less Money? Wage Discrimination: This segment offers a discussion of wage discrimination, including conversations with Martha Burk, head of the National Council of Women's Organizations and author of Cult of Power, and Warren Farrell, former N.O.W. board member and author of The Myth of Male Power. * Underage Batboy: Regulation of Labor Markets: Relating the story of a batboy who was prevented from working because of strict child labor laws, this segment inquires into the government's role in regulating labor markets. * Ted Turner Gives to UN: Investment and Property: In this segment, entrepreneur T.J. Rodgers and scholar David Kelley react to Ted Turner's billion-dollar gift to UN charities. They argue that Turner's money would have been better spent on creating jobs through business investment. * Is Making Money Good or Bad? The Role of Profits and Losses: Featuring an interview with T.J. Rodgers, founder of Cypress Semiconductor, this segment highlights the role of the profit motive and its widespread benefits. * Poverty in the U.S.: Heading into the streets of the South Bronx, historically an icon of urban decay, this segment questions the official definition of poverty and the ways it is often measured. * School Choice: Education and the Role of Competition: Exploring the economics behind the controversial issue of school vouchers, this segment describes how more education options, both public and private, could help parents and students. 75 minutes
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Feeding the beast : inside look at the news media
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Race and sex : what we think (but can't say)