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Weisberg, Roger

Works: 57 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 7,345 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Popular works 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Performer
Classifications: HC79.P6, 305.908162
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Most widely held works by Roger Weisberg
Sound and fury ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture
Waging a living by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over three years, the film follows four hard-working individuals as they strive for their piece of the American Dream but find only low wages, dead end jobs, and a tattered safety net in their way"--Container
Aging out by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the daunting obstacles that three foster children encounter as they age out of the system and are suddenly on their own for the first time
Full frame documentary film festival ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why can't we be a family again? (27 min. - col.): chronicles the plight of two brothers in foster care, as they attemp to reunite with a mother who abandoned them for drugs over a decade ago. A film by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel. Producers, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; directors, Roger Weisberg, Murray Nossel ; narrator, Ossie Davis ; director of photography, Edward Morritz ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Mark Suozzo
Critical condition by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the health care crisis in America by following a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care
Money & medicine ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the promising ways to reduce health care expenditures while improving overall quality of medical care. Money and Medicine captures the difficult end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening, and finally treatment variations among patients receiving a variety of elective procedures
The main stream by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humorist Roy Blount, Jr. takes an offbeat journey down the Mississippi River. Navigating this great liquid divide on an assortment of canoes, rafts, steamboats, towboats and fishing vessels, Blount explores what holds this wildly diverse country together. Blount's unpredictable odyssey celebrates the full range of American diversity and eccentricity-- from a wedding ceremony at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, to a rodeo at America's toughest prison in Angola, Louisiana
No tomorrow by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary film that examines the life of Risa Bejarano, who was profiled in the film "Aging Out" as "a foster care success story," but was brutally murdered after graduating from high school; focusing on the trial and the prosecution's use of "Aging Out" as evidence, and examining what role the documentary filmmmakers had in the death penalty trial
Ending welfare as we know it by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows six welfare mothers over the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable child care and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence, and try to make ends meet in the new era of welfare reform. Concludes that though many welfare recipients are motivated to go to work, many are not landing on their feet and there are no easy answers to the problems of welfare dependency
Can't afford to grow old by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the problems faced by the elderly in obtaining and paying for nursing and health care
Road scholar ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andrei Codrescu takes a six week, 4,500 mile odyssey across America in a cherry-red '68 Cadillac convertible. Road Scholar is a delightful portrait of America in all its confounding diversity and inspiring self-confidence
Who lives, who dies rationing health care by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This powerful documentary shows that despite America's extraordinary medical resources, our health care system is failing a large part of the population. One out of six Americans has no coverage and cannot afford basic care. They must rely on public clinics whose funding is shrinking. We see a woman with a malignancy that spread because she couldn t get treatment; a man with high blood pressure who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage because he could not afford medication; a woman in labor who was not accepted at two hospitals because she had no insurance. Poor children are at greatest risk. In the U.S., which ranks 20th in infant mortality, nearly 40,000 infants die every year because they are born prematurely with low birth weight. Two-thirds of these deaths occur among mothers with little or no prenatal care. The cruel irony of our system is that, while denying routine preventive care to millions, it often gives dying patients useless care they don t want. Last year, $50 billion was spent on patients in their last six months of life. In the intensive care unit of New York City's Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. David Finley illustrates how difficult it is to withdraw life support equipment. The documentary explores the complicated issue of organ transplants, where huge sums of money are spent for the benefit of the relatively few. While it may seem callous to evaluate life-saving technology in terms of costs, such choices are being made
Our children at risk by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our Children At Risk examines why millions of today's young children may fail to reach their full developmental potential and considers the positive steps the U.S. can take to address this crisis. The program features families with young children who are going hungry and foregoing necessary medical care as well as children whose development is threatened by the destructive forces of poverty. Child advocates explore cost effective ways to ensure that all children get off to a healthy start. Among the experts interviewed are Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Harvard Medical School, and Marian Wright Edelman, the Children s Defense Fund. As Walter Cronkite concludes, "the cost of reaching these children may be daunting, but the cost of failing to reach our children at risk is more than our society can possibly afford."
Making welfare work by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making Welfare Work examines the current wave of welfare reform in America. In recent years, many Americans - while troubled by the plight of the poor - have become frustrated by what appears to be a permanent subculture of welfare dependency in this country. As a result, a number of states are experimenting with new financial incentives - "carrots and sticks"--In an effort to restructure their welfare systems. This documentary looks at the personal lives behind this complex and controversial welfare reform debate, searching for initiatives that have proven effective. The relative merit of supportive versus punitive measures, the effects of time limits, and the role of child support enforcement are all brought into focus by the real-life stories of families living in states that have become "laboratories" for the welfare reform experiment. While President Clinton has declared his desire to "end welfare as we know it," there is little consensus over how to make welfare work. This film explores the success as well as the controversy surrounding welfare reform experiments, and cautions us not to further shortchange disadvantaged families in our rush to overhaul a failing welfare system
Why can't we be a family again? by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot over a three year period, this emotionally wrenching story reveals the bond that develops between two brothers who long to be reunited with their mother. Despite the neglect and disappointment they suffer, these extraordinary boys never give up hope that they will some day live with their mother and be a family again. The film chronicles the mother's agonizing battle with crack addiction. This powerful portrayal of a family torn apart by addiction will resonate with social workers, counselors, family therapists and those training in the helping professions
Sex, teens and public schools by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States has the dubious distinction of having the highest adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and birth rates in the developed world. Every minute in America, another teenager becomes a mother, and 82% of the one million pregnancies experienced by American adolescents every year are unintended. Sex, Teens, and Public Schools explores the conditions that have led to escalating rates of teen pregnancy, illustrates the costs and consequences of this national epidemic, and most importantly, examines the role that public schools can play in stemming the tide of early and unwanted pregnancy. By speaking with students, pregnant and parenting teens, teachers, health care providers and policy experts, this documentary explores how efforts designed to prevent teen pregnancy can be translated into effective public policy. While the nations seem to have come to a conclusion that schools play an important role in the effort to combat teen pregnancy, defining that role is at the center of a heated debate. Sex, Teens, and Public Schools travels to embattled communities to illustrate the ideological debate over the proper role of sexuality education and school based health clinics in preventing teen pregnancy and childbearing. Given the enormous social cost of teen pregnancy, the volatile nature of the public debate, and this documentary s intimate portraits of teens at risk, Sex, Teens, and Public Schools makes a powerful and timely contribution to the public s understanding of this critical issue
What's ailing medicine? with Walter Cronkite by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What s Ailing Medicine examines the shortcomings of medical care in America and the prospects for finding a cures as the nation debates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our health care system. How can we provide health care for the 37 million Americans who currently lack insurance? How can we provide peace of mind for 50 million Americans whose insurance is so inadequate that a serious illness would cause financial ruin? With medical expenses rising at twice the rate of inflation, how can soaring costs be controlled? This program presents the human side of these complex and controversial dilemmas by considering the perspectives of the three major players in the health care debate - patients, providers, and payers. The first of What s Ailing Medicine's three segments deals with the plight of the uninsured. In the second segment, the film examines the vulnerability of several "underinsured" patients who experience a financial calamity along with a catastrophic illness. The final segment investigates the wasteful and sometimes dangerous overuse of medical procedures such as cardiac catheterization and coronary artery bypass surgery. After the patients, their families, doctors, employers, and insurers present their frustrations with our health care system, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Robert Dole respond to the documentary s personal profiles in order to illuminate the potential impact of health care reform. In addition, Harvard University health policy expert Robert Blendon, who has done extensive opinion polling on American attitudes about health care, gives voice to the priorities and concerns of the public. As Walter Cronkite concludes, with Americans overwhelmingly in favor of health care reform, "the time finally is at hand to prescribe a cure for what s ailing medicine."
A Brooklyn family tale by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This powerful documentary follows two generations of the Santiago family of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Twenty years ago at about the same time that "Cisco" and "Stingray" Santiago became leaders of the notorious Assassinaters gang, Sister Mary Paul and Sister Geraldine, started a unique social service agency called The Center for Family Life. These unusual nuns had the radical yet simple idea that they could strengthen this troubled community by supporting families like the Santiagos. Slowly, many gang leaders, like Stingray and Cisco Santiago, turned to the Center as an alternative to the streets. Twenty years later, Sister Geraldine is still working with the same Santiago family that terrorized the neighborhood two decades ago. The film opens with sixteen-year-old Luis and his gang breaking the law on the streets of Sunset Park. In rapid succession, Luis quits his job, drops out of school, gets his girlfriend pregnant, threatens his mother and step father with a knife, and is thrown out of his home. Luis's fourteen-year-old sister, Elena, soon becomes pregnant, stops attending school and resorts to violence in the home and on the streets. Sister Geraldine intervenes in an effort to resolve the family crisis. We witness painful arguments and moving counseling sessions as this embattled family struggles to remain intact. Sister Geraldine's selfless energy, in the face of terminal illness in her later years, ultimately enables this troubled family to overcome its differences and become a stronger, more loving family. This moving chronicle of one family coping with violence, teenage pregnancy, and school failure mirrors the struggles of families in embattled urban communities all over the country
Sex and other matters of life & death by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film chronicles a year in the life of STAR Theater, a vibrant teenage theater company that performs for adolescents throughout New York City. The performances raise awareness about the risks young people face in the age of AIDS. As the film evolves, viewers discover that the performers are struggling with the same problems in their own lives that they are dramatizing on stage. STAR Theater uses drama and peer education to help teens avoid pregnancy and disease. The performances always conclude with a question and answer session. The documentary captures these uncensored peer to peer discussions. The teens are free to express themselves in ways that are often raw, sometimes amusing, and occasionally tragic. Peer education, including programs like this, has proven to be an effective educational approach. Using teen culture and language, it develops a trusting environment in which teens are more receptive to information about reducing risks. The documentary offers a moving portrait of how painful, dangerous, and yet hopeful the process of growing up can be
Our families, our future by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our Families, Our Future is a portrait of the American family in crisis. The "traditional" American family has changed dramatically over the past 30 years, as half of marriages now end in divorce and 70 percent of the children spend part of their childhood in a single-parent household. Yet Our Families, Our Future does not sound a death knell for the American family. Instead, it highlights successful programs across the country that are seeking to address the multiple stresses of family life. Indeed, this documentary puts a human face on the problems facing the American family and examines programs that are part of the burgeoning "family support" movement, which offers comprehensive services for both parents and children. By highlighting successful multi-generational programs, Our Families, Our Future reveals how supporting and strengthening families is the key to solving many of the nation s most serious social problems
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