WorldCat Identities

Weisberg, Roger

Works: 43 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 5,072 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Social problem television programs  Short films  Internet videos  Case studies  Educational films  History 
Roles: Producer, Director, fmp, fld, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer
Classifications: HV2392.2, 305.908162
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Weisberg
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,575 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 583 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
Full frame documentary film festival : 7 complete documentary shorts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family values (21 min. - b&w): refreshing and amusing portrait of a suburban lesbian couple who run a "mom and mom" business cleaning up gory crime scenes. A documentary by Eva Saks. Director, Eva Saks ; directors of photography, Redmond Walsh, Eva Saks ; editors, Eva Saks, Jessica Sharzer ; original music, Eric Schorr
Money & medicine( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 459 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
Aging out by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 437 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
Critical condition by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of the health care crisis in America that follows a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care
No tomorrow by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 190 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
Health care on the critical list( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the rising cost of health care and the question of who is entitled to treatment
Rosevelt's America - a refugee's inspiring journey to build a new life for his family by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being tortured and narrowly escaping execution during Liberia's civil war, Rosevelt Henderson makes his way to America to start his life over again in the United States. He brings his three children with him but is forced to leave his pregnant wife behind. Although Rosevelt went to university and was trained as a civil engineer, he is unable to get that type of job here in the United States. In order to feed his family, Rosevelt does not hesitate to work day and night as a janitor, airport van driver, and assembly line worker. Eventually his perseverance pays off, and he is reunited with his wife and child
Borderline medicine by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing prenatal care in both countries. A San Diego woman who has insurance through Medicaid called sixty obstetricians and could not find one who would care for her. In Vancouver, a high-risk obstetric patient faces no financial barriers in having a closely monitored pregnancy. While routine medical care is more accessible in Canada, there are often waiting lists for elective surgery. Canadian patients with coronary artery disease often cross the border for surgery in the U.S. The last section examines the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In British Columbia mammograms are covered by insurance and there is a population screening program which may reduce breast cancer mortality by as much as a third. Yet high technology diagnostic procedures are much more available in the U.S., and Canadian patients may be subjected to older, more dangerous diagnostic tests. To complement the powerful patient stories, health care experts and business leaders like Lee Iococca comment on the medical and financial implications of both systems
Ending welfare as we know it by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 137 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
Road scholar( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 128 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
Dream on( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream On investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income equality and declining economic mobility. In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone, of any background, could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang asks whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville popularized is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped, "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."
Who lives, who dies : rationing health care by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a cruel irony that some patients receive useless care they don't want while others cannot get care they desperately need. Raises the issue of the way we ration medical care spending priorities that determine who lives and who dies
To what end?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines 4 different policy options under consideration by leading U.S. and Soviet experts, policymakers, government officials and scientists. Archival footage, graphics and animation provide background information and historical context on the following viewpoints: weapons buildup, arms control, strategic defense capabilities, and disarmament
Critical condition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the U.S., 47 million people live without the vital safety net of health insurance. In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers presents a special one-hour version of Critical Condition, in which filmmaker Roger Weisberg puts a human face on the nation's growing health care crisis by capturing the struggles of critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives."--Container
Sex and other matters of life & death by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 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
First degree( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expression, "sent up the river," was coined by convicts who were sent up the Hudson River to do their time at the infamous Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. FIRST DEGREE finds hope in this seemingly hopeless place by investigating an unusual college behind bars that prevents Sing Sing inmates from being sent back up the river after their release. Nationwide, over half of released inmates return to prison within 5 years, but for the past 14 years, less than 1% of the inmates who received a college degree at Sing Sing returned to prison
Waging a living ; Rosevelt's America ; Unhitched( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three films tell personal stories of the working poor--hard-working Americans who, despite effort, determination, and playing-by-the-rules, face impossible odds in the struggle to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Waging a living follows four workers who are "hustling backwards," working fulltime and even overtime but unable to pull ahead of rising expenses. Rosevelt's America tells the story of immigrant Rosevelt Henderson, who fled a bloody civil war in Liberia with three children and a grandchild and is grateful for any chance, however difficult and beneath his skills, to work hard enough to bring his wife and new baby to America. In Unhitched, we meet poor individuals and families living in travel trailers that now serve as permanent dwellings. For many, the opportunity to park their "homes" in Faerie Ring Campground keeps them off the dangerous streets, thus offering them the community they need to try, once again, to struggle out of poverty and pursue the "American dream."--Summaries from insert
Uncovered by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George and Narine Nazaretyan's twin babies were born three months prematurely and remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for fifteen weeks. When their health insurance company received expensive medical claims, they rescinded the family's insurance policy, leaving the family with medical bills of a million dollars, a house they can no longer afford, and severely disabled children who need specialized medical attention for the rest of their lives. The film reveals the medical, financial, and emotional struggles of one family as they try to cope with a medical crisis without health insurance."--Container
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