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Framing an execution : ABC News & the case of Mumia Abu Jamal

Author: Sut JhallyTom GardnerThom MonahanKelly GarnerDanny GloverAll authors
Publisher: Northhampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [2001] ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1990's, Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African American journalist on death row, became a symbol of the inequities in the United States judicial system. This film examines how ABC reporter Sam Donaldson's framing of Abu-Jamal's case stands up to the available facts and how it measures up to basic journalistic standards of fairness, balance, and accuracy.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Mumia Abu-Jamal; Sam Donaldson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sut Jhally; Tom Gardner; Thom Monahan; Kelly Garner; Danny Glover; Media Education Foundation,
ISBN: 1893521508 9781893521506
OCLC Number: 212908463
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title from title frame.
Special features: original broadcast of the 20/20 segment, Hollywood's unlikely hero, and trailer.
Credits: Camera, Robbie Leppzer, Kelly Garner ; editors, Sut Jhally, Kelly Garner ; music, Thom Monahan.
Performer(s): Narrated by Danny Glover ; interviewer, Tom Gardner.
Description: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Hollywood's unlikely hero.
ABC News & the case of Mumia Abu Jamal
ABC News and the case of Mumia Abu Jamal
Media & Mumia Abu Jamal
Media and Mumia Abu Jamal
20/20 (Television program)
Responsibility: Media Education Foundation ; director, Sut Jhally ; producers, Sut Jhally, Tom Gardner.

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In the 1990's, Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African American journalist on death row, became a symbol of the inequities in the United States judicial system. This film examines how ABC reporter Sam Donaldson's framing of Abu-Jamal's case stands up to the available facts and how it measures up to basic journalistic standards of fairness, balance, and accuracy.

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