Most widely held works by Graham Massey
The case of the Bermuda Triangle ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Investigates the various myths, stories, and theories that describe and attempt to explain the mysterious occurrences in the Bermuda Triangle.
Free to choose a personal statement ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Friedman presents his philosophy of the free market and government control and discusses capitalism, competitive societies, free trade and government regulation. The first half of the program is the filmed Friedman presentation, the second half is a taped discussion of the subject.
Created equal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman argues that quality of opportunity is the key to the vitality of free markets and the preservation of personal freedoms. He explains that although all men may be created equal, this does not mean that everyone will have equal talents or income. He claims that it is the poorer members of society who benefit most from freedom and who seldom see any gain from government programs justified in their name. Following the documentary, Dr. Friedman has a conversation with Michael Kinsley of the New Republic and Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution. They debate the desirability and effectiveness of such government initiatives as welfare programs, Head Start, student loans, and the graduated income tax.
The power of the market ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman presents his philosophy of the free market and government control. Friedman argues that free economic markets lead to efficient use of resources, a rising standard of living, and product innovation while organizing economic activity without coercion. In a discussion following the documentary, Friedman debates the role of government with David Brooks of the Wall Street Journal and James Galbraith of the University of Texas. They talk about what services are appropriate from a democratic government, and discuss the pluses and minuses of such government initiatives as the FDA, the USDA, Social Security, Medicare, the minimum wage, and the EPA.
The four minute mile ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In 1954, Roger Bannister was the first man to ever run the four minute mile in under four minutes. Together, Roger Bannister, John Landy, Wes Sartec and Denis Johanson stunned and captivated the hearts of the world as they triumphed in battle for the role of the world's fastest runners.
Yuri Nosenko, double agent ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Tommy Lee Jones stars in this suspenseful spy drama based on an actual episode that shook the CIA to its core.
The failure of socialism ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Friedman argues that socialism is based on the premise that people are better off when experts guide their lives. He uses U.S. public education as a case study of the failure of socialism. He endorses a voucher system to give choice and control back to parents because giving individuals the power to choose will lead to better results than centrally planned activity. In a discussion following the documentary, Friedman explores the subject further with Gordon Tullock of the University of Arizona and Henry Levin of Stanford University. They debate what standards government should set for education, the role of public and private schools, the special needs of underprivileged children, and how much control parents should have over the schools.
The tyranny of control ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman presents his philosophy on free trade through visits to India, Japan and the U.S. He concludes that there is no evidence that government has ever improved on the effectiveness of markets, and in almost all cases government interference has led to disastrous results. In a discussion following the documentary, Friedman defends his views against Stephen Cohen of the University of California at Berkeley, who believes that economic realities inevitably force all governments to regulate foreign trade. Focusing on the examples of Japan and Germany, Friedman and Michael Walker of the Fraser Institute in Vancouver argue that competition always produces the best results.
Freedom and prosperity ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman examines how Hungary and Czechoslovakia are rebuilding their collapsed economies. He argues that Eastern European countries must accept that governments create no wealth and that free, private markets are the only road to prosperity. He says that attempts to find a "third way" between socialism and free markets are doomed from the start. He examines how small businesses in Eastern Europe struggle to survive against the remains of extensive government control. In a discussion following the documentary, Friedman talks further about government and the economy with Gary Becker of the University of Chicago and Samuel Bowles of the University of Massachusetts. They disagree about the results of economic controls in countries around the world, with Friedman defending his thesis that the best government role is the smallest one.
The impossible spy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
This is the true story of an Israeli civilian Eli Cohen who was recruited into Israel's Secret Intelligence Agency to become a spy in Damascus and who became Israel's national hero. The secrets he obtained became crucial in Israel's victory in the 1967 Six Day War.
Telegram by Björk ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Oasis and the man, and other poems by Graham Massey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
How to cure inflation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Milton Friedman argues that inflation is caused by the excessive growth of the monetary supply and that its cure lies not in wage and price control, but in the natural movement of a free, unhindered economy. In the debate that follows, bankers and government leaders discuss his views.
The Case of the ancient astronauts ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Examines the views expressed in Erich von Däniken's book entitled Chariots of the gods? in which he maintains that astronauts from other worlds helped build the pyramids of Egypt and the statues on Easter Island and that these people were the real gods of ancient legends.
Broken English the effects of brain damage on language ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"In this program, Dr. Jonathan Miller investigates both the predictable and the unexpected effects of damage to Broca's and Wernicke's areas on patients' abilities to communicate verbally and through sign language. In his efforts to expose the physiological roots of language expression, Dr. Miller traces the evolution of brain research, from the scientific blind alley of phrenology to the promising field of neurolinguistics."--Container.
A human way of life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Richard Leakey visits the Kalahari hunter-gatherers to illustrate how mankind might have lived one and a half million years ago.
The David Williamson collection. Vol. 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Don's party: Williamson's satire of university educated upwardly mobile (in the main) ALP supporters is set in a suburb on Sydney's North Shore on the night of the 1969 Federal Election (in the play it was set in an outer suburb of Melbourne). The satire achieves its bite through a sense of what passes for naturalism. The essential ockerism of the males becomes more apparent as the party degenerates and the alcohol takes over. The critical focus sharpens and the humour becomes more cynical.
In the beginning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
First in a series of programs tracing the origin of all modern men to ancient primate ancestors found in Africa, with a discussion of the archaeological work being done at Lake Turkana, and in Pakistan.
Settling down ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Richard Leakey traces one of the most fundamental changes our species has experienced: the shift from a nomadic hunter-gatherer way of life to the settled villager and farmer.
The trouble with medicine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Examines criticisms now being voiced within the medical profession, that too much reliance is placed upon high technology and many procedures are not properly evaluated. Suggests that many diseases now rare in Western society were overcome through improvements in diet and housing.
Anthropology, Prehistoric Atlantic Ocean--Bermuda Triangle Bannister, Roger Biographical films Capitalism Cohen, Eliahou Ben Shaul,--1924-1965 Cold War (1945-1989) Commercial policy Drama Economic history Economic policy Education Equality Equality--Economic aspects Espionage, Israeli Espionage, Soviet Europe, Eastern Feature films Fiction films Foreign trade regulation Free enterprise Free trade Great Britain Human beings Human evolution Hunting and gathering societies Industrial policy Intelligence officers Israel Liberty Political science Popular music Prehistoric peoples Primitive societies Protectionism Rock music Runners (Sports) School choice Secret service Socialism Social justice Soviet Union Spies Sports films Spy films Syria Trade regulation United States Wealth--Moral and ethical aspects Welfare state