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Kurtis Productions

Overview
Works: 432 works in 832 publications in 1 language and 14,324 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Documentary films  Television programs  History  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 377 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines dolphin intelligence and the ways in which dolphins communicate among themselves and with humans
Trial by television( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 317 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
Virtual reality : beyond the looking glass by Elaine Pascoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 317 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
Columbine understanding why( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings
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
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 286 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
The death penalty by Alex Kozinski( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 280 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
Teenage suicide the silent threat( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 279 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary takes a look at women in prison, exploring some of the reasons why they were incarcerated. Discusses how poverty, domestic violence, drug abuse, and sexual abuse contribute to female criminality. Interviews with inmates, prison officials and psychologists highlight the many shortcomings of the current system and point to the changes that must be made as more and more women are sentenced to jail time. Many of the women interviewed are from the Central California Womens' Facility, Madera, CA
Buried secrets of the Revolutionary War( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 210 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 209 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
Wage slaves not getting by in America( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living
Stolen Goods Crime Inc.-The Underground Economy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 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
The new face of crime( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 181 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
Border patrol America's gatekeepers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the challenging and dangerous work of the United States Border Patrol
Human trafficking( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 170 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
Illegal gambling( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although mobsters and bookies haven't exactly gone away, technology has made illegal gambling more accessible to the everyday person. This CNBC program goes inside the high-stakes world of illicit betting, both online and off, that allows more and more people to cash in-or face prison terms and possibly worse. Viewers meet a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas who legally bets at casinos but also uses illegal corner bookies, and a recovering gambling addict who nearly lost his home, business, and family. Now he heads the Outreach Foundation, which helps compulsive gamblers reclaim their lives. Also featured: the Chicago mob's gambling operations and the first American convicted of running an illegal Internet gambling site
Counterfeit goods( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fake handbags, watches, shoes, perfumes-the business of counterfeit products is the largest underground industry in the world, generating hundreds of billions of dollars for the perpetrators while sapping the economy, putting lives in jeopardy, and funding organized crime in the process. This CNBC program reports on what has become a global crime spree, in which goods are produced and consumed in a world of high risk and high reward. Viewers discover the challenge of effective port inspections, accompany an LAPD anti-counterfeiting unit on raids, and enter back-room factories where forged items are produced. Also profiled: a company whose entire brand was copied and a defense contractor whose counterfeit parts found their way into Iraqi weapons depots
Deadly prescriptions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retail prescription drug sales topped $300 billion in 2010 alone, and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of the market. This CNBC program takes a hard look at illegal enterprises that are spreading pain and suffering, not to mention addiction, across America. Viewers learn how drug dealers, bribed medical professionals, and online rogue pharmacies are helping put powerful prescription medicines like Oxycodone and Vicodin into the wrong hands, with tragic consequences. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 12 and up are abusing prescription drugs each month, according to DEA figures from 2009, while the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that misused prescriptions are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide
 
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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