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P.J. Productions, Llc

Overview
Works: 9 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 2,052 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Biography  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 362.1969792
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Llc P.J. Productions
Peter Jennings reporting : from the tobacco file( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the high-profile tobacco lawsuits of a decade ago, many believe America's smoking problem has been addressed. But as Peter Jennings reveals in From the Tobacco File, policy makers and public health leaders have failed to capitalize on legal triumphs. In rare interviews with key players in the tobacco wars, Jennings explores what occurred behind the scenes in the industry during the 1990s, showing how close cigarette manufacturers were to complete capitulation. The tragic erosion of support for legal settlements-and for subsequent anti-smoking legislation-underscores Jennings' conclusions about one of the most pressing public health issues in America
Peter Jennings reporting : breakdown-America's health insurance crisis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the last documentaries from ABC News journalist Peter Jennings, this program untangles a particularly complex problem: the rapidly growing number of Americans who lack health care coverage. With characteristic thoroughness, Jennings searches out specific reasons for the weakening and potential collapse of employer-subsidized health insurance. America's rising median age, medical advances that have increased the use of health services, and a broad spectrum of economic factors are all explored. Interviews with doctors, hospital administrators, corporate leaders, scholars, and everyday working people highlight what's at stake for American businesses and employees. (42 minutes)
Out of control : AIDS in Black America by Peter Jennings( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the final investigative work of journalist Peter Jennings as its cornerstone, this program studies the frightening rise of AIDS among African-Americans--a trend that has been developing for several years, but which has gone largely unnoticed outside the black community. Jennings contribution to the program is a candid group discussion he conducted with HIV-positive African-American men in Atlanta. In addition to that eye-opening conversation, the program also features talks between anchor Terry Moran and various black leaders--including the Reverends Jesse Jackson, Calvin Butts, and T.D. Jakes--and frank input from several African-American women
Peter Jennings reporting : ecstasy rising( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did an obscure chemical compound become an entire generation's drug of choice? Why has law enforcement gone into overdrive to fight it? Peter Jennings leads a groundbreaking investigation into the faulty science behind the anti-Ecstasy campaign, highlighting the futility of government scare tactics (such as Dr. Ricaurte's insistence that MDMA causes brain damage) and how they have damaged the overall credibility of anti-drug efforts. The program accurately assesses Ecstasy's risks, and incorporates interviews with major players in the Ecstasy saga - including the chemist who first experimented with it, the Dallas businessman who named it and made millions selling it, and the Drug Enforcement Agency officer who led the fight to criminalize it
Peter Jennings reporting : Guantanamo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the Bush Administration, the war on terror requires new tactics and new thinking-including departure from the Geneva Conventions when deemed necessary. Guantanamo shows how that policy is implemented at Camp Delta, how it is vigorously defended in the name of national security, and how it is contested just as passionately on behalf of personal freedom and human rights. Reporter Peter Jennings interviews Gitmo's commanding general and former Administration insiders, shedding light on decision-making within the White House-while firsthand accounts of experiences inside the prison compose the darkest dimensions of the story
Peter Jennings reporting : LAPD( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southeast Los Angeles: it could be the most violent 10 square miles in America. In LAPD, Peter Jennings reports from inside that notorious police department, riding with anti-gang officers, interviewing top brass, and listening to community members. Focusing on Chief William Bratton's efforts to repeat the crime-reduction success of New York City-and to go one better by building trust in poor, predominantly minority neighborhoods-the program explores how a military-style police force with a brutal reputation struggles not just to stem violence, but to dig up its roots. A challenging and intimate look at cops trying to reinvent themselves, and their city
Peter Jennings reporting : how to get fat without really trying( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While much of the public debate about obesity has focused on personal responsibility, Peter Jennings reveals how federal government agricultural policies and food industry practices are contributing to America's growing obesity epidemic. How to Get Fat Without Really Trying takes on topics ranging from agricultural subsidies and their impact on the American diet to the effects of aggressive food marketing on children to place obesity in its broader sociopolitical context. (44 minutes)
State of the Union: Politics in Red and Blue( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the U.S. so divided into communities of the like-minded that people have stopped hearing any political opinion that differs from their own? This program reported by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos explores the polarizing phenomenon known as "the big sort" and how that detrimental force is reshaping activism, influencing the media, and suppressing bipartisan discourse in Congress. Stopovers at true-blue Montclair, New Jersey, and red-hot Franklin, Tennessee, illustrate this national trend, while experiments on the dynamics of group polarization and on the effects of "shout television" offer some startling insights. Interviews with U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Lindsey Graham; Bill Bishop, author of The Great Divide; Cass Sunstein, of The University of Chicago's law school; political activists Arline Isaacson, of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, and the Reverend Patrick Mahoney, of the Christian Defense Coalition; and Dan Burstein, co-author of blog!, are included
Peter Jennings Reporting-No Place to Hide( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the surveillance society inevitable? In No Place to Hide, Peter Jennings examines high-tech monitoring methods that promise greater safety and security but threaten personal privacy. The program shows how Acxiom, ChoicePoint, and other companies use supercomputers to obtain data on more than 90 percent of American households-and how law enforcement and government intelligence agencies increasingly rely on this information. It also studies questionable programs like MATRIX and the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness project, and finds a surprisingly effective model for the responsible use of surveillance technology: the Las Vegas casino. (41 minutes)
 
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English (30)