Most widely held works about Lowell Bergman
Most widely held works by Lowell Bergman
In search of bin Laden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Investigates Osama bin Laden, his followers, and the bombings of two United States embassies in Africa in 1998. This special edition has been updated to cover the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, of which bin Laden is accused, the 2000 bombing of USS Cole, an interview with Times reporter Judith Miller, and an interview with former State Department counterterrorism official Larry Johnson.
News war ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Secrets, Sources & Spin Part 1 examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and press reactions. The film looks at the debates over the role of journalism; the relationship between the Bush administration and the press; the controversies surrounding the use of anonymous sources in reporting; and the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation -- a confusing, ugly affair that ultimately damaged the legal protections reporters' thought they enjoyed under the First Amendment. Part 2 continues with the legal jeopardy faced by a number of reporters across the country, and the complications generated by the war on terror. Many reporters face jail for refusing to reveal sources in the context of leak investigations, while editors of the nation's leading newspapers now confront the question of how much can the press reveal about secret government programs in that war without jeopardizing national security? In What's Happening to the News (Pt. 3), network executives, journalists, Wall Street analysts, bloggers, and key players at Google and Yahoo! explain the battle for survival in a rapidly changing world. The embattled Los Angeles Times, one of the last remaining papers in the country still covering major national stories, is profiled. The Frontline/World (4th) segment focuses on two stories. The first is on new Arab media and its role in both mitigating and exacerbating the clash between the West and Islam. Al Jazeera has changed the face of a parochial and tightly controlled Arab media, and this hour explores Al Jazeera's growing influence around the world. The second is a video essay on journalists worldwide, which details how in many countries the press has been suppressed, and journalists have been jailed, exiled, and murdered.
Frontline. Secret history of the credit card ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
This documentary investigates how the credit card industry became so pervasive, lucrative, and politically powerful. Explores the techniques used by the industry to earn large profits and get consumers to take on more debt.
Black money ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Examines the shady world of international bribery, revealing how multi-national companies create slush funds, set up front companies, and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multi-national BAE Systems and allegations about billion dollar bribes.
Looking for answers ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Discusses the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the roots of hatred found in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, radical Islam, and the failure of U.S. intelligence on September 11, 2001.
Frontline. Card game ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. Bergman and the New York Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians, and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.
A dangerous business ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
An investigation of the McWane corporation, identified as one of the most dangerous companies in America in terms of health and safety violations, employee accidents and deaths. Over the last seven years the corporation has amassed more safety violations than all its major competitors combined.
Al Qaeda's new front ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
As Al Qaeda terrorist cells are uncovered in the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain, Frontline investigates the new front in the war on terror: Europe. It discusses the challenges of intelligence services on both sides of the Atlantic, which has been exacerbated by political division over the Iraq war.
Saudi time bomb ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Looks at the delicate alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia, considering the vast difference in the culture of the two countries, and in light of the September 11th terrorist attack on the United States.
The enemy within ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Soon after 9/11, an FBI informant made an alarming claim: Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, had visited the town of Lodi, Calif. in the late 1990s and attended a mosque there. Moreover, two Pakistani imams preaching at the mosque came from a conservative Islamic school, or madrassa, linked to the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan. According to McGregor Scott, the U.S. attorney who led the federal anti-terror investigation, this was "an attempt by a group of radical Islamic religious figures to come to this country and ... establish a madrassa to serve as a recruiting ground." However, a deeper look at the evidence creates uncertainty about what kind of threat actually did exist in Lodi and provides a case study of America's response to the threat of domestic terrorism. In "The Enemy Within, " FRONTLINE and New York Times reporter Lowell Bergman examines the Lodi case and interviews FBI and Homeland Security officials to assess U.S. anti-terror efforts.
Frontline. Post mortem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. The rate of autopsies -- the gold standard of death investigation--has plummeted over decades. As a result, not only do murders go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health.
Gunning for Saddam ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
As Americans are confronted by acts of bioterrorism, powerful forces in the nation's capitol believe Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to blame, for this and many other terrorist acts during the last decade. Many are lobbying to mobilize a military operation to oust Hussein when the next phase of the war on terrorism kicks in. This program also looks at Saddam Hussein's taste for revenge during his two decades as Iraq's leader, and at the failure of U.S. policy on Iraq since 1991, including the failure to support uprisings against Saddam in the northern and southern parts of Iraq.
Chasing the sleeper cell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
"In-depth examination of a major, ongoing, domestic terrorism case involving Al Qaeda operatives and the American citizens they trained. Questions are also raised about the effectiveness of the FBI and the CIA and whether or not the new tools they have are the right ones to contain the threat at home"--Container.
Hunting bin Laden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
On Friday, August 7, 1998, two cars exploded simultaneously at United States embassies in Africa, killing 268 people and injuring more than 5,000. The accused mastermind of the bombings was named immediately: Osama bin Laden, an exiled Saudi millionaire. This program investigates bin Laden, his followers, and the Africa bombings.
Inside the tobacco deal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
For years, the large tobacco companies successfully defeated every effort by the federal government and the public health community to hold it responsible for the deaths of millions. Then, on the strength of a handshake, two men declared war on tobacco, eventually convincing an industry to hand over billions. This program goes inside the battle with Big Tobacco.
Frontline drug wars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Examines America's 30-year effort to stop the flow of illegal drugs into this country. Program has four major themes: Treatment and education versus prohibition and punishment; social justice; international war on drugs; multibillion dollar illegal drug business.
News war secrets, sources & spin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
(DVD 4378) Part 1 examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. (DVD 4379) Part 2 continues with legal jeopardy faced by a number of reporters across the country, and the additional complications generated by the war on terror.
A dangerous business revisited ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
In January 2003, FRONTLINE, The New York Times, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation joined forces to investigate thousands of injuries and nine deaths at plants owned by the privately held McWane, Inc., one of the largest iron pipe foundry companies in North America. Through interviews with current and former employees and executives, government officials, and environmental, health and safety experts, a portrait emerged of McWane as the most dangerous company in an inherently dangerous business. In "A Dangerous Business Revisited" Lowell Bergman examines what happened after the broadcast five years ago: the Justice Department response, changes at the company, what happened to some of the injured workers, and how life changed for one whistleblower who told his story on camera.
Secret history of the credit card ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry: more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. Frontline and the New York times join forces to investigate how an industry few Americans understand how became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful."--Container.
Blackout ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This program surveys the deregulation of the electric power industry and how growing demand for electricity without an increased supply of electricity has caused an electrical power crisis. The electrical blackouts and dramatically increasing electricity costs in California may be portents of things to come in other parts of the United States.
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