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ABC News Productions

Works: 1,313 works in 1,814 publications in 1 language and 71,211 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Television feature stories  Longitudinal studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Television news programs 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, B
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Most widely held works by ABC News Productions
Anne Frank the life of a young girl( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the carefree days of her early childhood in Germany to the harrowing months she spent at Bergen-Belsen before succumbing to typhus, scholars and survivors tell what they know of the young girl who has become a worldwide icon
Why the hate? America, from a Muslim point of view( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely ABC News program explores the mixed emotions felt by many Muslins toward the U.S. Topics on the agenda include American culture, often perceived as offensive, and U.S. foreign policy, frequently viewed as threatening."--Container
Osama Bin Laden in the name of Allah( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was born into wealth and privilege, and afforded every opportunity those blessings can confer. He chose instead to embrace a culture of violence and hatred. For years, Osama bin Laden was a shadowy figure to most of the world. But the tragic events of September 11, 2001 thrust him into the spotlight as the most wanted fugitive on earth. Careful analysis and interviews with people who have met him tell the story of bin Laden's life, tracing his transformation from a wealthy youth to leader of a global terror network
Race and sex what we think (but can't say)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the conscious mind's efforts to judge people on their merits, the subconscious categorizes by details such as gender, race, and age--just as it has done since the dawn of humankind. Can ethnic prejudice be overcome? What is the "stereotype effect"? Are there quantifiable differences that make one race superior to another in sports? Is it possible to visually perceive a person's sexual orientation?
Media hype when news coverage goes too far( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines factors that contribute to the exaggeration of risks and danger in the news media, using stories involving murder, shark attack, road rage, and carjacking as examples of skewed reporting
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on the campaign to teach intelligent design, the theory that the origin of life can be scientifically explained by an intelligent designer as opposed to natural selection, in public schools. Also features an in-depth debate between George Will and Cal Thomas, two conservative commentators who differ on whether this theory should be promoted in biology courses
The Difference between men and women( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program on the neurological basis of differences between men and women. 20/20 correspondents report on the female brain, the gender gap and the brainwork behind sex, as well as question some common myths between the sexes. Includes interviews with doctors, including neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine
Obeying or resisting authority a psychological retrospective( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald's manager and her fiancé--directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Original footage from all of these occurrences is included, along with present-day commentary from Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who designed the Stanford test. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests"--Container
Teaching Tools for Macroeconomics, Government, and International Trade by John Stossel( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the rich get a break at tax time - or do they pay more than their share? Who benefits and who suffers when sweatshops are allowed to operate? Are gas prices as outrageous as everyone thinks? This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who uses real-world situations to address provocative macroeconomic questions. In his characteristic straightforward style, Stossel covers topics such as income disparity, inflation, taxation, layoffs, government spending, offshoring, eminent domain, public vs. private enterprise, and much more
Race on trial( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reports on the startlingly disparate outcomes of two almost-identical drug-related cases tried one after another in a Boston court. In one case, the judge sentenced an African-American defendant with no prior record to prison time on the insistence of the prosecution. In the other case, the prosecution asked for a sentence of drug rehabilitation as opposed to prison time for a white defendant with prior convictions"--Container
The Eye of the storm by William Peters( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents an innovative experiment in which Jane Elliott, a third-grade teacher, divides her all-white class into "blue-eyes" and "brown-eyes," making each group superior or inferior on successive days. Demonstrates the nature and effects of bigotry by showing changes brought about in the children's behavior and learning patterns
The Jayson Blair story favoritism and plagiarism at the New York Times( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African-American journalist Jayson Blair has been pilloried as the personification of affirmative action out of control. Was it race that fueled his rapid promotions at the New York Times and prompted management to essentially ignore reports of his inaccurate work? In this ABC News program, correspondent Bob Jamieson chronicles the sensational rise and fall of Jayson Blair"--Container
If You can't beat 'em, blog 'em( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the blog as a form of serious news reporting means that conventional journalists must become familiar with the blog format and rethink typical journalistic approaches. This ABC News program examines the blogger "community," reviews major news stories that were broken by bloggers, and demonstrates ways in which blogging differs from traditional reporting methods
Gay marriage( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ABC News program looks at the constitutional controversy over gay marriage as it exploded in both Massachusetts and California in February 2004. Is it a matter of civil rights or human rights? Should it be addressed at a state level or a federal level? Ted Koppel moderates a debate about gay marriage and its legal ramifications with Representative Barney Frank, conservative political activist Gary Bauer, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who arranged for the issuance of marriage licenses to eligible same-sex couples because the California Family Code is allegedly in violation of the state's constitution in the matter of gay marriage
Kay Redfield Jamison surviving bipolar disorder( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychiatry professor and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison knows all about bipolar disorder--from the inside out. A patient herself, she is a nationally recognized expert on that condition at Johns Hopkins University, shining light into the darkest and most frightening corners of her life for the benefit of medical science. In this ABC News program, Dr. Jamison--a MacArthur Fellow and author of 'An Unquiet Mind, ' her best-selling memoir, and 'Night Falls Fast, ' her critically acclaimed book on suicide--talks frankly about her experiences with a mental illness that almost claimed her life."--Container
Gay Rights, Marriage, and the Supreme Court( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the United States Supreme Court's decision in the Lawrence et al. v. Texas case concerning private consensual sex between same-sex partners and the legalization of gay marriage in Canada, and the impact these two developments have had on the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. Includes news footage and analysis by correspondents Michel Martin and Nina Totenberg and an interview of George Washington Law School faculty member Jeffrey Rosen by host, Ted Koppel
Teaching Tools for Microeconomics by John Stossel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of ABC News stories features 20/20 anchor John Stossel, who explores microeconomic questions through challenging, real-world examples. In his trademark down-to-earth style, Stossel digs into human dilemmas that will be sure to generate discussions of money, business, and society. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online --Container
Cruel intentions( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The teenage years have always been tough-but digital technology has raised the dangers of the social battlefield to a whole new level. This ABC News program reports on how cell phones, digital cameras, and personal websites encourage and amplify the frequent cruelty of teen behavior. With the help of an experiment conducted by Brigham Young University child development researchers, the program analyzes the behavior of a group of teenage girls as they use online verbal innuendos and emotional attacks to vie for attention and create a social hierarchy. The program also looks at the difficulties parents face in monitoring what kids do on the Internet."--Website
Colin Powell a soldier's campaign( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing profile telling the story of Colin Powell, examining his promising future, and also including interviews of his family and friends, and rare archival footage from his distinguished career
The Mommy mystique anxiety of modern motherhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring an interview with acclaimed author and cultural observer Judith Warner, this ABC News program conveys the perspective of an American mother who has done much of her parenting outside the United States. Warner discusses her book Perfect Madness and its observations about the hectic, competitive lifestyle embraced by many American moms-a lifestyle increasingly fraught with anger and depression. While the author and three other mothers provide insight on a personal, emotional level, Warner's analysis of women on the edge raises political and cultural questions that are worthy of every American's consideration
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