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We interrupt this broadcast : relive the events that stopped our lives-- from the Hindenburg to the death of Princess Diana by Joe Garner( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
The rise of the audiovisual media -- television and radio -- has turned breaking news events into phenomena that can be experienced by a huge swath of the nation simultaneously. Baby boomers reminisce about where they were when they heard the news of JFK's death; their parents recall the Hindenburg's explosion; their children bond generationally by pinpointing the moment they heard of the Challenger tragedy. We Interrupt This Broadcast collects audio clips from these and other news events to create an audio mosaic of this century's most important moments
The death penalty on trial : crisis in American justice by Bill Kurtis( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
In Death Penalty on Trial, Kurtis takes readers on his most remarkable investigative journey yet. Together, we revisit two harrowing murder scenes, study the evidence and explore the tactical decisions made before and during trial, which sent two innocent men to death row. Through these cases, we encounter the eight main reasons why the wrong people are condemned to death, including overzealous and dishonest prosecutors, corrupt policemen, unreliable witnesses and expert witnesses, incompetent defence lawyers, bias judges and prison informants. We see why the new jewel of forensic science, DNA, is revealing more than innocence and guilt, opening a window into the criminal justice system that could touch off a revolution of reform. Ultimately we come to a remarkable conclusion: The possibility for error is simply too great to allow the death penalty to stand as its ultimate punishment
We interrupt this broadcast : the events that stopped our lives-- : from the Hindenburg explosion to the attacks of September 11 by Joe Garner( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Recounts the details of forty-three significant events of the twentieth century, each with from-the-scene photographs; and features two compact discs that contain over two hours of audio from the events as they were broadcast live
Carbo₂n nation ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
"A documentary movie about climate change solutions. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues"--Publisher website
The Farm : life inside Angola Prison ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Documentary film which follows the lives of 6 men imprisoned in Angola, Louisiana State Penitentiary
Mafia : the history of the Mob in America ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
This collection of documentaries produced by A & E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection presents skeins of conjecture while seeking to document links between the Mob and the Kennedy political dynasty. The documentaries use vintage newsreel footage as well as clips of Hollywood versions of gang life to illustrate the narration
Teenage suicide : the silent threat ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
Secrets of the Civil War : the stories of lost battles and covert missions finally revealed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on Vermont and an attempt by Union coal miners to blow up a Southern fort by tunneling underneath it
The death penalty by Alex Kozinski( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty
Crime Inc ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Retail prescription drug sales topped $300 billion in 2010 alone, and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of the market. This CNBC program takes a hard look at illegal enterprises that are spreading pain and suffering, not to mention addiction, across America. Viewers learn how drug dealers, bribed medical professionals, and online rogue pharmacies are helping put powerful prescription medicines like Oxycodone and Vicodin into the wrong hands, with tragic consequences. Nearly 7 million Americans ages 12 and up are abusing prescription drugs each month, according to DEA figures from 2009, while the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that misused prescriptions are now the leading cause of fatal overdoses nationwide
Trial by television ( visu )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of-the-week" to cameras in every courtroom in America, the effect of mass audience participation during law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings
Human trafficking by Christian Duguay( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking knows no moral or geographical boundaries. This CNBC program examines an underground global industry in which hopelessness and greed create a sinister, sometimes lethal combination. Viewers see first-hand the human impact of the commercial sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico, where girls younger than 18 are often coerced into working as prostitutes. As the program shows, the modern slave labor trade is also a real problem in the U.S., involving not only the sex industry but also agriculture, manufacturing, and hospitality. Meanwhile, cocoa production is drawing increasing fire from human rights experts, with nearly half of the world's cocoa crops coming from Africa's Ivory Coast-an area with a long history of child slavery
Illegal gambling ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Although mobsters and bookies haven't exactly gone away, technology has made illegal gambling more accessible to the everyday person. This CNBC program goes inside the high-stakes world of illicit betting, both online and off, that allows more and more people to cash in-or face prison terms and possibly worse. Viewers meet a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas who legally bets at casinos but also uses illegal corner bookies, and a recovering gambling addict who nearly lost his home, business, and family. Now he heads the Outreach Foundation, which helps compulsive gamblers reclaim their lives. Also featured: the Chicago mob's gambling operations and the first American convicted of running an illegal Internet gambling site
Transgender revolution ( visu )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Investigative Reports goes beyond ignorance and stereotypes for an intimate portrayal of the people who choose to change their sexuality. Among the unexpected, ferociously articulate characters we meet are a female-to-male transsexual who works for the Tampa sheriff's office, a male-to-female electrical designer who has hosted an MIT radio show called Gendertalk, and a Southern good-old-boy who we follow through his surgical transformation. The Transgender Revolution also examines the fast-growing movement to combat gender oppression, highlighting the nation's most notorious transsexual killings and a Congressional battle over including transsexuals in the Hate Crimes Act
Anti-gay hate crime ( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Going beyond the headlines, take a discerning look at the escalation of violent crimes against homosexuals in America. This documentary, part of the Investigative Reports series from A & E, explores the dark, evil world of hate crimes geared specifically toward homosexuals. Narrated by Investigative Reports host and producer Bill Kurtis, this video looks at some of the more publicized anti-gay crimes, including the murder of Matthew Shepard at the University of Wyoming. In addition to interviews with victims and law enforcement officials who have worked on hate crime cases, this video shows the dark world of anti-gay organizations. The Christian Right organization promotes anti-homosexual messages around the country and even picketed Matthew Shepard's funeral. The Family Research Council also promotes messages of anti-gay themes and is considered the largest, most powerful anti-gay organization in the United States. ~ Cecilia Cygnar, Rovi
We interrupt this broadcast : the events that stopped our lives-- from the Hindenburg explosion to the Virginia Tech shooting by Joe Garner( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Recounts the details of forty-six significant events of the twentieth century, each with photographs from the scene; and features three compact discs that contain over two hours of audio from the events as they were broadcast live
D-Day : the secret massacre by War Amputations of Canada( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Recounts the massacre of U.S. paratroopers and French civilians on D-Day. When members of the 507th PIR were dropped 20 miles from their objective, the village of Graignes voted to help them. There were six days of fighting followed by severe Nazi retaliation. The heroic collaboration of paratroopers and French civilians delayed the SS and aided one of D-Day's most crucial victories. 40 years later, 507th veterans return to France to honor 11 citizens with the Distinguished Civilian Service Award
A 20th century medicine man by Bill Kurtis( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
In this episode Dr. Mark Plotkin searches and studies with native shahmen to discover how Amazonian plants can help solve the mystery of disease. Also in this episode of The New Explorers, thousands of miles away in a very different forest, scientists working hard to rescue a beloved species of bird threatened with extinction
Great Chicago flood ( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Discusses the April 13, 1992, flood of the Chicago Loop, focusing on the engineering problems that were presented in stopping the flood and draining the water from basements and underground tunnels. Also includes a second adventure, called Dive into darkness about small creatures found in a cave beneath Grand Bahama Island being replicated in the lab by Dr. Jill Yenger
Bill Kurtis on assignment by Bill Kurtis( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Bill Kurtis Amerikaans televisieproducent
Bill Kurtis US-amerikanischer Journalist
Kurtis, William Horton
Кёртис, Билл
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