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FMG ONDemand (Firm)

Works: 492 works in 507 publications in 1 language and 2,698 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Children's films  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films 
Classifications: PN1997, 552
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Most widely held works by FMG ONDemand (Firm)
Witness to hate : reporting on Al Qaeda( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluent in Arabic, respectful toward Islam, and very at home in Saudi Arabia, Frank Gardner had been reporting on al Qaeda activity when he was gunned down by Islamist extremists. His camera-man colleague, Simon Cumbers, was shot dead as he fled the same attack. In this ABC News program, Gardner recounts with quiet courage the events of that terrible day and the challenges he has faced along the road to partial recovery. For insights into anti-Western feelings in the Middle East and a vivid first-person account of reporting the war on terror, this video is not to be missed
Animated neuroscience and the action of nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana in the brain( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using 3-D animation, this program, divided into two parts, takes viewers on a journey deep into the brain to study the effects of three substances. The first part illustrates the major functions of the brain and shows how its principal cells, the neurons, communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. In the second part, animated molecules of nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana travel a route from the external environment through the body to the brain, where viewers learn about the cellular targets of these drugs, and how each drug interacts with them and subsequently affects the body. Images of actual neurons used in the animations create a realistic effect that helps viewers understand the concepts presented
Pressure ulcers by Courtney Lyder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure ulcers and other types of chronic non-healing wounds are a significant-even life-threatening-health risk. In this program, Kristjan Ragnarsson, chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; renowned medical anthropologist Meg Jordan; and others analyze pressure ulcer formation, prevention, and treatment among paraplegics, diabetes patients, and people in hospitals and nursing homes who are unable to leave their beds. SofPulse electromagnetic field therapy is given special attention as a breakthrough technology in non-healing wound repair
PTSD : post-traumatic stress disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatric disorder, PTSD generally follows life-threatening events like natural disasters, terrorist incidents, and military combat. Unfortunately, many PTSD victims don't realize what afflicts them. This program expands awareness and knowledge of the disorder and explores the latest treatment options available today. In an illuminating case study, a Vietnam veteran who developed PTSD after his tour of duty explains how the condition destroyed his personal life and forced him into bankruptcy before he found relief through Traumatic Incident Reduction Therapy. Expert commentary comes from Dr. Glenn Schiraldi of the University of Maryland and Terry Luper of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The effect of PTSD on older veterans is a featured topic. (24 minutes)
The Federal Theater, File 891, and the Mercury Theater( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film appraises the impact of the drama groups that flourished during the Depression and their lasting contributions to theater. Among the topics discussed are the American method stye of acting, as pioneered at the Group Theatre; the Federal Theater, the Classical Theatre (Project 891), and the Mercury Theater, incubators for some of the most innovative and controversial works ever seen on the American stage; and the theatrical careers of Orson Welles and John Houseman
Great American speeches : 80 years of political oratory( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of historic American political speeches from two of the most important figures from the 1960s: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr
Walter by Stephen Frears( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monodrama in which a man describes living with schizophrenia
Epilepsy : a new outlook( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feared and misunderstood for centuries, epilepsy is now a completely manageable condition for many patients. This program overviews newly developed treatments that have greatly reduced, and for some people eliminated, the occurrence of epileptic seizures. It also presents case studies suggesting that the disabling prejudice which has traditionally surrounded epilepsy is fading"--Container
Managing care, managing death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To decrease the suffering of terminally ill patients, some doctors routinely prescribe strong painkillers-medications that, in effect, actually hasten the patient's death. What distinguishes such treatment from physician-assisted suicide? This program discusses legislative initiatives designed to protect patients from "disguised euthanasia"-and addresses the volatile question of whether such laws are a threat to the professional judgment of doctors. Experts include Professor David Orenlicher, former counsel to the AMA; Dr. Zeke Emmanuel, of the NIH's Department of Clinical Bioethics; and Yale University's Dr. Sherwin Nuland, author of How We Die
Significant others( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater professionals introduce some of the "significant others" of the drama profession: the actors, directors, dramaturges, composers, and designers who work with playwrights to polish their scripts and bring their stories to life
Winds on our Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the role wind plays in maintaining the climate of the Earth. Details what causes wind and what causes certain winds to form
America's immigration debate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity from immigration keeps cities alive, former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and other leaders assert in this program; opposing views are also presented, thus summarizing America's immigration debate with mixed evaluations of its capacity for change. Using commentary from several experts-including Michael Teitelbaum, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and Margie McHugh, executive director of the New York Immigrant Coalition-this program studies the isolation of ethnic communities, the shifting of racial definitions, and America's lack of an infrastructure to support immigrant integration
Rocks and Minerals by Edward P Ortleb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video delves deeply into the composition, properties, and classification of rocks and minerals ranging from the Mohs scale and specific gravity to silicates, carbonates, and halides
The great green fuel gamble?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the controversy over biofuel technology, raising questions about sustainability and environmental impact while evaluating potential solutions
Energy and resources by Viewtech Educational Media( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Earth's fossil fuel reserves decline, what forms of energy will come next? After discussing the formation, uses, and consequences of burning coal, oil, and natural gas, this video explores the development of alternative resources that may someday completely replace them: nuclear power, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and wind power. Benefits, costs, and environmental impacts are considered
Obeying or resisting authority : a psychological retrospective( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 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 fiance-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
Developing communication skills( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the importance of a communicating in the workplace, verbally and with e-mail
Frankfurt : the Euro-City by Wilfried F Schoeller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emerging high-tech focal point, Frankfurt has the largest foreign and immigrant population in continental Europe. This program studies the effects of that diversity, for Frankfurt specifically and within the larger context of German culture as it struggles with right-wing extremism. Rosi Wolf-Almanasreh of the Frankfurt Department for Multicultural Affairs focuses on the nation's anti-discrimination policies, while Frankfurt police officers, athletes, construction workers, and others detail experiences with diversity, both positive and negative. Contains mature themes associated with the city's sex industry
New York : the world's city by Wilson R Ruiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To describe New York City's cultural makeup, the best metaphor is a salad bowl rather than a melting pot. This program follows the Queens #7 subway line through a dazzling array of ethnic communities, each with its own distinct texture and flavor, illustrating demographic changes the city has undergone since the early 1990s. Less inclined to learn English and join mainstream society than previous immigrant generations, recently arrived New Yorkers are nevertheless part of a long-established pattern--which former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) praises, while New York State Senator Frank Padavan discusses fears that some conservative citizens harbor
Environmental issues and human impact by Films Media Group( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video looks at urgent environmental concerns facing planet Earth and what people can do to repair the degradation humans have caused. Air and water pollution, the effects of pollution on health and the environment, deforestation and loss of wetlands, ozone depletion and global warming, and the negative impact of agriculture, construction, and recreation/tourism are discussed. The program ends with anti-pollution initiatives like recycling and greater energy efficiency. The key message? Individuals can make a difference!
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