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Kennedy, Rory

Overview
Works: 45 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 6,180 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Personal narratives  Interviews  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Director, fmp, Narrator
Classifications: E178, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rory Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by Rory Kennedy
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts
Pandemic facing AIDS ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This theatrical version of the HBO series takes us around the globe to reveal stories of people who have been touched by AIDS: James (Uganda), a seven-year-old orphan who is taking care of his little sister Jessica; Sergei and Lena (Russia), young parents whose previous drug use has left them HIV-positive; Nagaraj and Bhanu (India), a young family facing life with AIDS in a small village, Alex (Brazil), a 27-year-old gay man who is trying to rebuild his health and get back to living a full and productive life; and Lek (Thailand), a former sex worker
Bobby Fischer against the world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the '70s, Chess was a Cold War sport. Since the end of WWII, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had been locked in mortal combat for supremacy of just about everything, and Bobby Fischer was America's hope. Chess prodigies aren't that rare, but Bobby Fischer made chess sexy, an almost impossible task. He captured the world's imagination, and he proved that the U.S. could produce a champion in a game where the winners always seemed to be Russians. Chess would seem to make a terrible spectator sport, but somehow this man ratcheted all of it up to new heights. Chess fans will find it short on details on what made his game unique, but most will find this a great portrait of a man who was so brilliant that it made him intensely unhappy. He couldn't handle his own genius, and in the end, that was what destroyed him. He wasn't a man against the world, but rather a man against himself. That was the one opponent he could never best
Girl hood ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Liz Garbus presents the coming-of-age stories of two girls trying to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system. A story of mothers and daughters, crimes and consequences, and strength in the face of unimaginable adversity, girlhood is a testament to the faith and struggles of two girls just trying to grow up
The execution of Wanda Jean ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death
Coma ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coma follows four patients admitted to the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, one of the leading institutions in the world for the study and care of traumatic brain injuries. Two were involved in car accidents; one was assaulted, thrown from a bridge; and one fell from a balcony. All have all awoken from a comatose state, which means they can enter a minimally conscious state and either then progress to a more fully conscious state of awareness and functionality, or retreat into a permanent vegetative state. Awakened patients have a one-year window to show improvement--if they don't progress within this period, the vast majority never will. These injuries mystify doctors, frustrate patients, and the quest to help patients improve consumes the lives of families. The bottom line: the majority of people who suffer a traumatic brain injury rarely go back to being the person they were before their accidents, and doctors don't really know why
American hollow by Rory Kennedy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
¡Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! I'm Boricua, just so you know! ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosie Perez explores the complex history between Puerto Rico and the United States. It begins with the vibrant celebration of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and lingers with Perez's deeply personal perspective. The themes of family, language, and racism are put into historical perspective as the film uncovers the side of Puerto Rico absent from U.S. history books
Ethel ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. This personal portrait contains Ethel's first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the decades-long love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband
Shouting fire stories from the edge of free speech ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary look at the evolution of the concept of free speech throughout the United States' history, and a specific examination of the balancing act between protecting civil liberties and national security in a post-9/11 world. Despite the First Amendment, is all speech equally free? As a living document, the U.S. Constitution is subject to changing interpretations; court cases that have alternatively broadened and narrowed the amendment's protections. But its greatest challenge may be the government that seized on the 9/11 tragedy as unprecedented license to surveil, intimidate, arrest, and detain citizens. The eternal question is: Do Americans ever benefit by limiting the scope of the First Amendment? Noted attorney Martin Garbus serves as tour guide, with examples drawn from recent controversies in education, and protest movements past and present
Fambul tok ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals, and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. By reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk) Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grassroots level
Pandemic : facing AIDS ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second in a three--part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of three documentary films records events at the beginning of the 20th century. The Homestead Strike on July 6, 1892 was the result of harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill, a battle between management and the labor union. The assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 World's Fair on Sept. 6, 1901, ushered in a new Progressive Era under Theodore Roosevelt. In July 1925, the trial of John Scopes ("the Monkey Trial") was a courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town, and underscored a deep schism within the American psyche: religion versus science, church versus state, elitism versus populism
The Nazi officer's wife ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One Jewish woman's true story of surviving the Holocaust by marrying a Nazi officer. This documentary provides a unique perspective in its story of defiance and strength
The fence (La Barda) ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2006, the U.S. government built the Southern U.S. Border Barrier, a fence that stretches only 700 miles of the 2000 plus miles comprising the U.S.-Mexican border to help contain the illegal immigration issue, at a cost of three years and three billion dollars. Kennedy investigates the impact of the fence and some of its unforeseen consequences. Through candid interviews with border guards, ranchers, environmentalists, she asked the question: Was it worth it?
Women of substance ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A glimpse into the lives of women substance abusers and their young children. Includes options in treatment and recovery
Thank you, Mr. President Helen Thomas at the White House ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... profiles the iconic journalist, a legend in political reporting, who has covered every president since John F. Kennedy ... Supplemented by clips of Thomas in action, plus archival photos and footage ..."--Container
Investigative reports ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A report on juvenile delinquents, detention centers, and the juvenile justice system. The program follows three young men through the system as they try to put their lives back together, and analyzes whether the system helps them to do this. Takes place in Maryland, but is representative of the United States as a whole
Girlhood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shanae was ten when she was gang-raped; she responded by drinking and drugging, and by age 12 had graduated to murder. Megan ran away from ten different foster homes before ending up on assault charges. Both came to the Waxter Juvenile Factility in Maryland. Follow these two girls for three years, as they try to make a life for themselves both inside and outside of Baltimore's juvenile justice system
 
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