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ABC News Productions

Works: 1,488 works in 3,045 publications in 1 language and 140,226 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  History  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by ABC News Productions
Anne Frank : the life of a young girl by Arts and Entertainment( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 559 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
Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government, and International Trade( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 555 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 547 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
The Great Hamlets( Visual )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 529 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
Why the hate? : America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 494 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
Race and sex : what we think (but can't say)( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 475 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
Media hype : when news coverage goes too far( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 469 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
The Difference between men and women( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 460 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
Obeying or resisting authority : a psychological retrospective( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 456 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 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
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting one of the most complex and potentially divisive issues on the American cultural landscape, this ABC News program examines the intellectual and political forces that support the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. The video focuses on the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think tank that has generated widespread enthusiasm, and criticism, for making I.D. part of science curricula. Also featured is an in-depth debate between George Will and Cal Thomas, two conservative commentators who differ on whether a non-testable, quasi-religious belief should be promoted in biology courses. The result is an effective springboard for class discussion on an extremely challenging topic
The Jayson Blair story : favoritism and plagiarism at the New York Times( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 424 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. Afterward, anchor Chris Bury talks with Mark Whitaker, editor of Newsweek; Condace Pressley, president of the National Association of Black Journalists; and The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz to assess the impact of the scandal on The Times, the credibility of the news media, and equal opportunity
Race on trial( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the American justice system treat people differently based on their race? In this ABC News program, correspondent Michel Martin 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. This provocative program offers a timely assessment of an unfortunately recurring problem in American courtrooms. (23 minutes)
The Mommy mystique : the anxiety of modern motherhood( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 421 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 deep dive : one company's secret weapon for innovation( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbering Nike, Apple, and Procter and 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
Waiting on the world to change : poverty in Camden, New Jersey by Janine Plum( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 404 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
Watch what you say : free speech in times of national crisis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In America, freedom of speech is a cherished fundamental right. Must it be curtailed during emergencies or wars? In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent John Donvan explore the penalties of political dissent in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. News footage and a round table discussion with media personalities, journalists, and others who have suffered the consequences of voicing unpopular opinions reveal a disturbing yet unsurprising intolerance for such comments during a period of national crisis
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the Supreme Court( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Container
Kay Redfield Jamison : surviving bipolar disorder( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 390 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
Heaven : where is it? how do we get there?( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Walters hosts this ABC News program about the afterlife, collecting an array of opinions, hopes, and scenarios concerning what, if anything, happens following death. Walters interviews religious leaders from various cultures and faiths, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C.; Pastor Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Rabbi Neil Gillman of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary; Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement; and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. A prominent atheist, a renowned neuroscientist, and an electrocution victim also discuss near-death experiences
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Race and sex : what we think (but can't say)
If You can't beat 'em, blog 'em
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