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Wasowski, Paul

Overview
Works: 62 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 258 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Ethnographic television programs  History  Juvenile works  Children's films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HQ1064.U5, 305.26
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Wasowski
Living longer-- living better?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the problems and challenges associated with the increasing percentage of older people in the United States. Covers topics such as the quality of life that will be experienced by older Americans, the relationship between America's youth-oriented society and its elders, the ability of Medicare and Social Security to meet the needs of the aging baby boomers, the increasing financial burden on younger Americans. Features commentary by medical ethicist David Solomon, the directors of the Aging with Dignity Institute and the Forever Learning Institute, and Mary Bray Pipher, author of Another country-- navigating the emotional terrain of our elders
Will Marriage Survive?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topping a million a year, the number of divorces in the United States has tripled since 1960, and one in three babies in America today is being born to single parents. A growing body of evidence suggests that these trends are threatening the very fabric of society. Is it too late to infuse new life into a time-honored relationship? This program spotlights the efforts of those committted to saving and promoting the institution of marriage
Divorce made simple( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriages, they say, are supposed to last forever. Why then have courts and legislatures made it so much easier to get a divorce? How did they imagine it would help society? And have women and children really reaped the intended financial and social benefits? This program examines the state of divorce in America as it argues that the time has come for the pendulum of legislation to swing the other way, once again making divorces harder to obtain
What is a marriage?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institution of marriage is facing strong challenges in the 21st century, as diversity and inclusivity continue to reshape its underlying principles. Supported by some and opposed by others, isues such as same-sex marriages and the raising of families outside of marriage are ongoing sources of debate. Can marriage evolve? This program focuses on the efforts of religion and society to redefine and stengthen the marriage relationship
Education : the right choice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how charter schools and voucher systems are providing alternative educational opportunities
American athletics( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrutinizes athletics today through its evolution from a sport played for fun into a multibillion dollar industry that can symbolize the problem of greed and the attitude of winning at all costs
Living longer-- aging well( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many cultures venerate their elders, looking to them as living repositories of wisdom and experience, America, with its "forever young" self-image, does not. Explores the lack of respect for elders in the United States compared to other cultures and examines ways in which Americans can age well despite the lack of societal support. Lacking that societal support, how are Americans supposed to age well -- to grow older with grace and understanding -- and make life's final decades a meaningful experience? This program features the stories of exemplary individuals who, despite the inhospitable social climate, are growing older with courage and dignity
American adolescence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising divorce rate, frequent relocation, and a fascination with TV, video games, and computers are leaving more and more teenagers under-supervised, rootless, and isolated. Increasingly detached from traditional values and lifestyles, these young adults face daunting obstacles without the support base enjoyed by previous generations. This program investigates the hurdles faced by today's teens and discusses how their hopes, fears, and expectations will shape American society. Experts include top officers of the Families and Work Institute, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Center, and National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Control
In search of common ground : remaking public policy on human life issues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program addresses how the idea of inalienable rights translates into public policy on issues such as healthcare, poverty, abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia
Americano as apple pie : the yearning to be ...( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic people are the fastest-growing minority in the U.S. What does it mean to be Latino and American? Hispanics journey to the United States from different homelands and the experience of being a Latino in a flourishing ethnic neighborhood of a big city contrasts with the isolation of living in a small town. Despite sharing aspects of a common heritage, the Hispanic community have varying concerns about a large spectrum of subjects, including social services, churches, business, and the arts
Americano as apple pie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the "three houses of Latino culture"--Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American--and their widespread influence, from entertainment to politics to economics. Key issues include how long Hispanic peoples have been in America, and how U.S. immigration laws affect their assimilation
I am woman : voices of power( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American women have captured the moral imagination of mainstream America through their essays, novels, poetry, and other artistic endeavors, breaching the static lines of race, gender, and class. How have their relections so clearly articulated the hopes and philosophies of so many? In this program, writers Alice Walker and Bell Hooks and Ohio State University faculty Dr. Martha Wharton and Dr. Valerie Lee examine the emergence of African-American women as popular and powerful voices of social conscience
Religious fundamentalism( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preaching television evangelist, an Amish family in the Pennsylvania countryside, the fiery disaster in Waco, the World Trade Center bombings, political candidate Pat Robertson, Jewish settlers in the West Bank--religious fundamentalism is everywhere in the world today. This program examines the phenomenon, explaining what it is, where it came from and how it influences the American notion of the seperation of church and state. In addition, the program explores the impact of religious fundamentalism on American society and on organized religions as well
World Summit for Social Development : social issues of global importance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the efforts of the participants at the World Summit for Social Development, held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Summit attempted to address the problem of world poverty and proposed ways to eradicate it
The evolution of Chile : prosperity for some( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 25 years, Chile has gone from a Marxist state to a dictatorship to a democracy. The transition has strengthened Chile's economy, but not all Chilean citizens have shared in the prosperity. This program examines how Chile and other Third World nations are riding the tidal wave of post-Cold War economic reforms
American adolescence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how a rising divorce rate, frequent relocation, and a fascination with TV, video games, and computers are leaving more and more teenagers under-supervised, rootless, and isolated. Increasingly detached from traditional values and lifestyles, these young adults face daunting obstacles without the support base enjoyed by previous generations. Investigates the hurdles faced by today's teens and discusses how their hopes, fears, and expectations will shape American society. Experts include top officers of the Families and Work Institute, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Center, and National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Control
Cities : urban rebirth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While some American cities have suffered, others have prospered. Charlotte, North Carolina has overcome many problems that have affected other cities. Hopefully the steps taken by Charlotte can be turned into a formula for urban rebirth elsewhere
Congress : serving the people( Visual )

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

Congress plays an integral role in American democracy. This program explores the U.S. Congress from its beginnings to its role in governing the country and profiles the individuals who guide the institution
Congress : portraits of the individuals( Visual )

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

The United States Congress may be the most heavily criticized institution in American government, and individual members of Congress constantly suffer the slings and arrows of disgruntled voters. Some of the criticism is justified and some of it is not. Before they criticize, voters should know what the job is really like. What do representatives in Congress do all day? How do they meet the demands for their time and keep up with all of the issues that come before them? Most work long hours and make great personal sacrifices to live two different lives -- one in their home district and one in Capital Hill. In this program, follow two representatives on a typical day and find out how they feel about the job they campaigned so hard to get
A New military mission : downsize( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program examines the financial, political, and social problems that arise from military downsizing. It also discusses the need for alternative financial planning for communities who are dependent on local military bases
 
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