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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 619 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
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member 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
Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government, and International Trade by John Stossel( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 436 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
Teaching Tools for Microeconomics by John Stossel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 clips initially prepared for ABC television (20/20 and various Stossel specials). The clips have been modified and designed especially for classroom use. DVD also contains an instructor's manual with discussion questions, testing material and related activities
Osama Bin Laden in the name of Allah( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 411 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
Media hype when news coverage goes too far( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 398 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
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 396 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 and sex what we think (but can't say)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 362 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?
Obeying or resisting authority a psychological retrospective( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 357 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
If You can't beat 'em, blog 'em( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 346 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
The Difference between men and women( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men don't listen. Women can't read maps. Men snore more. Women are less likely to have affairs. Should those statements be dismissed as stereotypes, or can we point to tangible discrepancies-behaviorally and neurologically speaking-along gender lines? This ABC News program explores sex differences and the brain circuitry behind them. Presenting an interview with Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of the controversial book The Female Brain, the program covers such provocative topics as teen brain chemistry and development, the ways that sex is discussed in "mixed company," and the powerful hormones brought on by motherhood. Renowned transgender neurobiologist Ben Barres is also featured
Race on trial( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 345 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 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program takes an inside look at what goes on at America's newspapers and TV stations
Gay marriage( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 340 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
20-20( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discovered which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the Supreme Court( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 322 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
Waiting on the world to change poverty in Camden, New Jersey( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 320 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 Eye of the storm by William Peters( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 318 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
Kay Redfield Jamison surviving bipolar disorder( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatry professor and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison knows all about bipolar disorder--from the inside out. A patient herself, she is a nationally recognized expert and author on that condition at Johns Hopkins University, shining light into the darkest and most frightening corners of her life for the benefit of medical science. Dr. Jamison talks frankly about her experiences with a mental illness that almost claimed her life
Cyberbullying cruel intentions( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 315 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."--FMG on Demand website
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Feeding the beast an inside look at the news media
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