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ABC News Productions

Works: 1,621 works in 2,380 publications in 1 language and 112,296 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn
Classifications: PN1997, B
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Most widely held works by ABC News Productions
Anne Frank : the life of a young girl by Arts and Entertainment Network( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 601 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
The Great Hamlets( Visual )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 423 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
Resurrection : a search for answers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 413 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 ambiance of black life in a small Southern town between 1900 and 1950-a marked contrast with the present
Obeying or resisting authority : psychological retrospective( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 400 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 381 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
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

This program takes an inside look at what goes on at America's newspapers and TV stations
Teaching Tools for Microeconomics by John Stossel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 374 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 covers topics including pharmaceutical pricing, wage discrimination, entrepreneurship in education, industry subsidies, government regulation, Adam Smith's "invisible hand," and much more
The Mommy mystique : anxiety of modern motherhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 370 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
Gay marriage( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 364 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
Dillon is different : fragile x syndrome( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To talk with 10-year-old Dillon Kelley, it is not readily apparent that he has a form of mental retardation. But that does not stop his 4th-grade classmates, who discern that he is unlike them without understanding why, from teasing and shunning him. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel compassionately presents Dillon's story as an opportunity to better understand the genetic disorder called Fragile X syndrome. Through anecdotes, Dillon's family members describe aspects of his behavior, the ostracism he faces, and the time when, in a bold and unusual step, they went to his school to explain to his peers why he is different
Struggling with life : Asperger's syndrome( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chad is mesmerized by trains. Mikki's passion is washers and dryers. And for Derek, life is a game show, where he is the host and anyone within listening range is a contestant. While these boys might seem like any other children, their intense obsessions are early symptoms of Asperger's syndrome. In this program, ABC News correspondent Jay Schadler reports on that neurological disorder, which makes normal interactions with peers virtually impossible. Studies conducted by Yale University's Fred Volkmar shed light on both the compulsive fixations and the difficulties in comprehending facial expressions that characterize Asperger's patients. (14 minutes)
The deep dive : one company's secret weapon for innovation( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbering Nike, Apple, and Procter & Gamble among its many big-name clients, it looks as if IDEO, one of the most influential product development firms in the world, is on to something. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent Jack Smith visit IDEO to see the company demonstrate its highly effective form of brainstorming called the "deep dive." An enemy of planning done by a lone genius behind closed doors, this company uses its deep dive technique-a form of focused chaos-to creatively redesign a shopping cart through what it refers to as a process of enlightened trial and error
Hooked : America on meth( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising number of American children under the age of 18 are experimenting with methamphetamines. In Montana, meth addiction has become the No. 1 drug problem. This ABC News program reports on the Montana Meth Project, an organization undertaking an aggressive plan to "unsell" meth-with an ad campaign designed to frighten Montana's youth into avoiding the drug. Highlighting the campaign's gritty imagery and language involving prison, rape, and prostitution, the report includes information on the project's financing, how the ads play out in Montana's teen demographic, and the need for long-term antidrug programs.--Website
Cyberbullying : cruel intentions( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teenage years have always been tough-but digital technology has raised the dangers of the social battlefield to a whole new level. This ABC News program reports on how cell phones, digital cameras, and personal websites encourage and amplify the frequent cruelty of teen behavior. With the help of an experiment conducted by Brigham Young University child development researchers, the program analyzes the behavior of a group of teenage girls as they use online verbal innuendos and emotional attacks to vie for attention and create a social hierarchy. The program also looks at the difficulties parents face in monitoring what kids do on the Internet
The Eye of the storm by William Peters( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jane Elliott, a third grade teacher in an all-white, all-Christian small town, wanted to teach her class what it feels like to be discriminated against based on a physical characteristic over which one has no control. She divided her students into two groups, those with brown eyes and those with blue eyes. Once both groups have been on the receiving end of discrimination, Elliott brings them together to help them draw connections between their feelings that day and racism in the outside world
Elder abuse : America's growing crime( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been estimated that 1.5 million elder Americans suffer neglect, mistreatment, and even financial exploitation at the hands of their own families. In this program, ABC News correspondents Diane Sawyer and Marti Emerald probe what is quickly becoming the fastest-growing family crime in the U.S. Together they investigate several cases of elder abuse and examine the efforts of crusaders such as the members of the ground-breaking Fiduciary Abuse Specialist Team, a volunteer network of social workers, bankers, lawyers, doctors, and police personnel who seek out evidence of financially abused senior citizens
Foster care : a system in crisis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compilation of ABC News segments reports on the complex, ongoing challenges facing families and organizations that shelter endangered children."--Container
A Tale of modern slavery( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use this ABC News program to increase viewer awareness of a heartbreaking but undeniable truth-that slavery is alive and well in the 21st century. The video shows how caste systems and other archaic traditions have perpetuated slavery in some poor countries, and points to the complacency of wealthier nations regarding this ongoing tragedy. Highlighting the work of Nigerian anti-slavery activists, including the imprisoned Ilguilas Weila of the human rights group Timidria, the video also features commentary from Amnesty International USA Executive Director William Schultz, who emphasizes the need for more action from the Western world
Bill Gates : the sultan of software( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 302 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
Extreme sports and teens : psychology of risk addiction( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the structure and chemistry of the adolescent brain and shows why certain teens develop risk taking, thrill-seeking behaviors. Discusses ways to identify the type T-personality at an early age and methods for engaging teens in organized activities that channel their energy away from adrenaline addiction
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Feeding the beast : inside look at the news media
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Extreme sports and teens : psychology of risk addiction