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Kurtis, Bill

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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 1,147 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 )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 648 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
The American Revolution : one nation's rise to independence ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Documents the American Revolution using reenactments, commentaries by historical and military experts, and archival materials featuring the people, places and events from 1773 to the end of the war
Carbo₂n nation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 409 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 356 libraries worldwide
Documentary film which follows the lives of 6 men imprisoned in Angola, Louisiana State Penitentiary
The American Revolution ( visu )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
The American Revolution recieved international support, but it was overshadowed by the long winter at Valley Forge, where the Colonial Army was drilled by the Prussian general Baron Von Steuben. From Valley Forge, Washington led his newly trained army into battle against the British at Monmouth. This program focuses on these important conflicts, and looks at the worst winter of the war, with the mutiny at Morristown
Mafia : the history of the Mob in America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 312 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 291 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 284 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 272 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
Columbine : Understanding Why ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings
Trial by Television ( visu )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 244 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
Crime Inc ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 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
Kids behind bars ( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
A look at juveniles serving time in jail, many who have been tried as adults and/or serving lengthy sentences
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
Human trafficking ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 216 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. Not available in French-speaking Canada. A part of the series Crime Inc.: The Underground Economy. (44 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Transgender revolution ( visu )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 215 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 )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Examines the increase in anti-gay hate crimes. The murder of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual student at the University of Wyoming, attracted national attention, but other anti-gay hate crimes have gone unnoticed: Ryan was a teenaged girl strangled by a classmate because her mother was a lesbian; Mark Bangerter, a heterosexual artist, was blinded in one eye by a stranger who thought he was gay. Looks at aspects of anti-gay hate crimes, including the possibility of an organizational presence behind them. Looks at the Christian Right's anti-gay factions. Shows Reverend Fred Phelps leading a group picketing Matthew Shepard's funeral, and a re-enactment of Shepard's murder. Goes inside the headquarters of the Family Research Council, the largest and most powerful anti-gay organization in the nation
Illegal gambling ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 212 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
The founding of America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Collection of programs exploring the personalities, the battles, the bravery, the losses, and the romance of the early days of the United States. Founding fathers and Founding brothers examine the relationships of the men who risked their fortunes and lives for independence. The Revolution recounts the battles, losses, and victories. Ben Franklin and Benedict Arnold look at the roles played by both men, and Washington the warrior and The crossing pay tribute to the leadership of the first president
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Bill Kurtis Amerikaans televisieproducent
Bill Kurtis Television producer
Bill Kurtis US-amerikanischer Journalist
Kurtis, William Horton
Кёртис, Билл
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