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ABC News Productions

Overview
Works: 1,224 works in 1,720 publications in 1 language and 43,383 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Television feature stories  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Longitudinal studies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: DS135.N6, B
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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 679 WorldCat member 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
Teaching tools for macroeconomics, government, and international trade by John Stossel ( )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 437 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 a straightforward style well-known to viewers of 20/20, Stossel covers a wide range of concepts and overturns many common assumptions
Osama Bin Laden in the name of Allah ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 394 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
Race and sex what we think (but can't say) ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member 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? In this ABC News program, John Stossel seeks answers to these and other questions through eye-opening social experiments and insights from Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow John McWhorter; renowned teacher Jane Elliott; Taboo author Jon Entine; J. Michael Bailey, of Northwestern University; Harvard University's Anthony Greenwald; social psychologist John Dovidio; NYU's Joshua Aaronson; and others
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslims 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
Media hype when news coverage goes too far ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 314 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
Colin Powell a soldier's campaign ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member 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
The Eye of the storm by William Peters ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member 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
On the edge America's working poor ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member 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
Bill Gates ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the career of Bill Gates, chairman and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, how he has shaped computer usage world-wide, and the problems caused by his aggressive business style
The Difference between men and women ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 274 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
The Jayson Blair story favoritism and plagiarism at The New York Times ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 245 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
The Kennedy assassination beyond conspiracy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member 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
If you can't beat 'em blog 'em ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 242 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
The mommy mystique ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 236 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
Obeying or resisting authority a psychological retrospective ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 234 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 fianceĢ--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
Vietnam soldiers' story the invisible enemy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member 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 and includes footage of the battle
Intelligent design vs. evolution ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 224 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
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the Supreme Court ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opponents of gay marriage call it an attempt to obtain preferential treatment in the eyes of the law. Supporters see it as an opportunity to abolish the inherent discrimination against same-sex couples that exists in a non-inclusive legal definition of marriage. This ABC News program uses the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case and the legalization of gay marriage in Canada to shed light on the future of gay marriage in the U.S. Changing attitudes toward homosexuality in general are addressed as well
Race on trial ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 209 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
 
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