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ABC News Productions

Works: 1,281 works in 1,946 publications in 1 language and 99,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Internet videos  Educational films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical films  History 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by ABC News Productions
Teaching Tools for Microeconomics by John Stossel( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 911 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
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 613 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
A Hidden America Children of the Mountains( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolated pockets in Central Appalachia have three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the shortest life span in the nation, toothlessness, cancer and chronic depression. But also in Appalachia young fighters and dreamers filled with hope struggle to survive: a high school football superstar who sleeps in his truck; a 12-year-old who wants nothing more than her own bed and a cupboard full of food; an 18-year-old who must decide whether or not to spend the rest of his life in the coal mines; and all 11-year-old determined to save her mother's life. Includes Sawyer's update on these four young people, and a discussion of possible solutions to poverty
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 491 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
Osama Bin Laden in the name of Allah( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 417 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
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 414 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
Media hype when news coverage goes too far( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Center for Media and Public Affairs reports that during the 1990s the homicide rate in the U.S. dropped 50 percent, yet homicide news coverage increased by an incredible 700 percent. In this program, the Center's Bob Lichter and the Threat Assessment Group's Greg McCrary join ABC News anchor John Stossel to examine some of the factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and dangers in the news media. Recent stories involving murder, shark attack, road rage, and carjacking are cited as examples of reporting that was skewed by the overuse of frightening headlines and images, incomplete research, and the tacit rule "If it bleeds, it leads
Obeying or resisting authority a psychological retrospective( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 373 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
Race and sex what we think (but can't say)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 367 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?
Race on trial( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 363 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
Feeding the beast an inside look at the news media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes an inside look at what goes on at America's newspapers and TV stations
If You can't beat 'em, blog 'em( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 357 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. Featuring an interview with a Virginia schoolteacher who created a groundswell of political action with her blog, the video shows how the immediacy and the personal style of blog-writing can have powerful results-so powerful that journalistic accountability is now a contentious blog issue. (22 minutes)
The Difference between men and women( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 347 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
Gay marriage by Skye Docherty( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ABC News program looks at the constitutional controversy over gay marriage as it exploded in both Massachusetts and California in February 2004. Is it a matter of civil rights or human rights? Should it be addressed at a state level or a federal level? Ted Koppel moderates a debate about gay marriage and its legal ramifications with Representative Barney Frank, conservative political activist Gary Bauer, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who arranged for the issuance of marriage licenses to eligible same-sex couples because the California Family Code is allegedly in violation of the state's constitution in the matter of gay marriage
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the Supreme Court( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 341 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
Waiting on the world to change poverty in Camden, New Jersey by Janine Plum( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Camden, New Jersey, one of the most economically depressed and crime-ridden cities in America. Even so, children here have hopes and dreams that compete daily with terrible hardships. This ABC News program documents the lives of three young Camden residents over the course of 18 months: six-year-old Moochie, who has vowed to get straight A's in school; Billy Joe, a teenager determined to be the first in his family to graduate from high school; and a four-year-old named Ivan with one big dream: to escape homelessness and have his own room. Through these stories, the program raises awareness of children and young people across the country who struggle daily to succeed despite near-impossible odds
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program opens in Haskell Ward's hometown of Griffin, Georgia. A prominent African American with vast experience in government, Ward narrates a personal story of accomplishments, struggle, and joy. Conversations with his ninth-grade teacher, a former classmate who is now a police captain, a 90-year-old resident, and other citizens of this community of 25,000 recapture the ambience of black life in a small Southern town between 1900 and 1950-a marked contrast with the present
The Jayson Blair story favoritism and plagiarism at the New York Times( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 318 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 Mommy mystique anxiety of modern motherhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 270 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
The great Hamlets( Visual )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, each actor comments on the major scenes of the play, and, through excerpts from productions that range from the silent film era to the modern stage, we see various interpretations of those scenes. Trevor Nunn then interviews each actor about the source of his interpretation. The program includes both traditional and avant-garde productions
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