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Kurtis Productions

Overview
Works: 452 works in 820 publications in 1 language and 14,194 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  History  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Educational television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Educational films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9096626
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kurtis Productions
New dinosaurs : skeletons in the sand by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a scientist and his team as they uncover a massive dinosaur graveyard in the Sahara Desert and discover the skeletons of two new species
Animal intelligence : why is this dolphin smiling? by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines dolphin intelligence and the ways in which dolphins communicate among themselves and with humans
Virtual reality : beyond the looking glass by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses in general terms the computer technology involved in virtual reality and how it has been used and will be used in the future
American justice death penalty( Visual )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They call it the Rock. An island in windswept San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz was once the ultimate prison for America's most notorious criminals. Discover how some of the most clever and resourceful inmates attempted to break out of Alcatraz and other maximum security lock ups around the country, as guards, long-term criminals and prison experts reveal the secrets of successful escapes
Mysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the experiences of an ethnobotanist in South America as he learns from Trio Indians the medicinal value of rainforest plants, and struggles to record the data before these ancient traditions vanish
Columbine understanding why( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings
Secrets of the Civil War the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on Vermont and an attempt by Union coal miners to blow up a Southern fort by tunneling underneath it
Trial by television( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of- the week" to cameras in every courtroom in American, the effect of mass audience participation during the law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings
Teenage suicide the silent threat( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
Women in prison( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the women who are in prison. Interviews with some of the inmates explored some of the factors that put them there. Investigative reports documents why women are becoming a large part of the growing prison population and searches for the root cause of the inmates' incarceration. Many of the women interviewed are from the Central California Womens' Facility, Madera, CA
Crisis planet earth Into the depths( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers two stories that impact the environment: global warming and how it is measured; and pollution damage to Lake Superior
Wage slaves not getting by in America( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida. Includes interviews with these workers, as well as with Barbara Ehrenreich, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, economics professor Donald Boudreaux, and author Walter Williams, among others
Buried secrets of the Revolutionary War( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) In 1777, colonists in upstate New York found themselves the targets of attacks from Native Americans who were essentially working as mercenaries for the British. One of their apparent victims was Jane McRea. Aided by DNA analysis, computer facial reconstruction, and historical research, scientists try to resolve questions about her death and mysteries uncovered in her grave
Transgender revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at a growing segment of people who do not accept their biological gender and how they are coping in a society with distinct sex roles
The death penalty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty
Stolen Goods Crime Inc.-The Underground Economy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a complex web of robbery and reselling-via black-market buyers, shady Internet sites, and even legitimate businesses-the traffic in purloined goods rakes in billions each year. This CNBC program examines the world of organized stealing, in which the largest and most lucrative target is retail, sustaining losses of more than $30 billion annually. But large-scale thievery can happen anywhere: cargo theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in America, with merchandise stolen in bulk from shipping containers, warehouses, and tractor-trailers. The business of home burglaries is also booming. A huge threat comes from organized gangs who make a living hitting multiple homes every week. Last but not least, vehicle theft costs Americans an estimated $5.2 billion per year and nets hundreds of millions in profits
Human trafficking( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking knows no moral or geographical boundaries. This CNBC program examines an underground global industry in which hopelessness and greed create a sinister, sometimes lethal combination. Viewers see first-hand the human impact of the commercial sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico, where girls younger than 18 are often coerced into working as prostitutes. As the program shows, the modern slave labor trade is also a real problem in the U.S., involving not only the sex industry but also agriculture, manufacturing, and hospitality. Meanwhile, cocoa production is drawing increasing fire from human rights experts, with nearly half of the world's cocoa crops coming from Africa's Ivory Coast-an area with a long history of child slavery. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A part of the series Crime Inc.: The Underground Economy. (44 minutes) A streaming videorecording
The new face of crime( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the transformation of street gangs into well-organized, highly effective, nationwide criminal networks. Shows how gang members obtain weapons training and promote gang interests from inside police departments. Features interviews with gang members and law enforcement officials
Juvenile justice( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most disturbing modern trends is the soaring number of children who commit serious crimes. Looks at why kids are commiting so many crimes, what can be done to prevent them, and how the young perpetrators should be punished
KKK hate crimes in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ku Klux Klan has preached a gospel of hate, intolerance and exclusion. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Joseph Simmons and David Duke. And, finally, find out how the Klan has repeatedly battled back from the brink of extinction
 
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New dinosaurs : skeletons in the sand
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Animal intelligence : why is this dolphin smiling?Virtual reality : beyond the looking glassMysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man