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Sesno, Frank

Overview
Works: 105 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 3,729 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: E842, 973.922092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Frank Sesno
Publications by Frank Sesno
Most widely held works by Frank Sesno
JFK, a presidency revealed ( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive portrait of John F. Kennedy, complete with rarely-heard recordings of JFK and RFK, interviews with personal confidantes, insiders and highly-placed sources, and home videos of the Kennedy family
Nixon a presidency revealed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
A fresh look at one of the most controversial leaders of the U.S., more than thirty years after his resignation. Draws on previously unseen footage and only recently released audio tapes
The Iraq war one year later ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Examines the key military and political decisions that have determined the course of the Iraq war, from President Bush's "Axis of Evil" declaration through negotiation, invasion, "Mission Accomplished" and beyond. Experts analyze the design of the war plan and the new technology used in combat such as the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, and Stryker combat vehicles. Frontline footage illuminates key events of the war, including the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch and the successful captures of the critical Karbala Gap and Baghdad Airport
Ronald Reagan a legacy remembered ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Fifteen years after he left office, Ronald Reagan's place among the most important presidents in American history is secure ... from his first forays into politics to the ongoing debate over his place in history. Draws on a series of interviews with family, administrative insiders and world political leaders
Avoiding Armageddon our future, our choice ( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Disc one examines the historical context of biological and chemical weapons, and provides interviews with victims who survived biological or chemical weapons attacks. Disc two discusses past and present nuclear dangers. Explores the myth that the end of the Cold War decreased the threat of a nuclear holocaust. Contends that unsecured nuclear weapons stockpiles, increased nuclear proliferation, and growing international terrorism has greatly increased the threat of nuclear attacks. Disc three explores the links between terrorism and these weapons. Visits various places around the world to see what factors lead people to become terrorists and what could be done to prevent this. Disc four examines the concept of "homeland security" as well as some of the proactive programs around the world that attempt to change the environments that breed terrorism and instability
LBJ vs. the Kennedys chasing demons ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 132 libraries worldwide
"With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Lyndon Johnson was thrust into the nation's highest office, starting a new chapter in his increasingly bitter feud with the dead president's brother, Robert Kennedy. These two men, who openly despised one another, were now expected to work together to guide the nation through a turbulent time. LBJ vs. THE KENNEDYS: CHASING DEMONS goes inside the oval office to tell the complete story of this strained relationship, using never-before-heard oral histories and LBJ's White House telephone recordings. See how the Kennedys saw Johnson as a threat to the New Frontier, while Johnson maintained a deep-seated fear of being overshadowed by the Kennedys and their quest to preserve the increasingly mythologized legacy of JFK. Johnson's fear was made worse by J. Edgar Hoover, whose secret files, break-ins, and phone taps served to fuel LBJ's paranoia."--Publisher's website
Who counts? election reform in America ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
This program centers around the presidential election of 2000 and is a storytelling hybrid that combines factual information with comedic elements. Expert journalists, academics, comedians, and politicians analyze this unprecedented political event and the need for election reform
JFK a presidency revealed. Vol. I ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
"From the details of his legendary liaisons to the back-room deals that helped defuse Cold War Crises, JFK: a Presidency Revealed draws from an unequalled wealth of source materials and a host of interviews with personal confidentes, administration insiders, and highly-placed sources to present a comprehensive, and revelatory look at America's 35th president. Never-before-heard audiotapes recorded in the White House offer an inside glimpse of cabinet deliberations. Home movies shot by friends show the young leader relaxing with his family. Medical experts examine declassified records that paint a shocking picture of JFK's physical condition. And CIA agents reveal hidden stories from the Bay of Pigs disaster."--Container
The Balancing act security and liberty post-9/11 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
"CNN journalist Frank Sesno moderates this energetic and informative program exploring the post-9/11 relationship between security and personal freedom in America. Seven distinguished panelists - including USA PATRIOT Act author Viet Dinh, bioterrorism specialist Margaret Hamburg, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Juliette Kayyem - confront scenarios involving hypothetical attacks on American soil. Their discussions examine such critical issues as indefinite detainment, the rights of Arab-Americans, the relevance of the Freedom of Information Act, and varying interpretations of USA PATRIOT Act Section 215." ... from container
Minds on the edge facing mental illness ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis--the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling America's jails, and wasting scarce resources. Led by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Sesno, the program features hypothetical scenarios that challenge prominent mental health professionals, policymakers, and legal luminaries to confront the situations and stigma facing Americans with mental illness. Panelists include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman, and many others."--Container
LBJ and Vietnam in the eye of the storm ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Uses secret recordings of phone conversations, cabinet meetings and other discussions between Lyndon Johnson and key officials of his administration, along with reenactments of those meetings, to offer a different view of the Vietnam War and its effect on Johnson's presidency
America at war. one year later ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Discusses the events that led up to President Bush's decision to invade Iraq, the progression of the air war and the Third Infantry's foray into Baghdad
America at war. one year later ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the fall of Saddam Hussein and the aftermath of the U.S. occupation of Iraq
Defending America set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
It is too early and the scope is too vast to accurately analyze how the 9/11 attacks changed America. Examine some of the changes happening today from interviews with top officials and their expert insight with a collection of images and film clips
Inside North Korea ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
North Korea has remained shrouded from the rest of the world throughout its 50-year history. It's only two leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, have fashioned a dictatorial cult that subjects its citizens to lives of crushing poverty and want. The recollections of people who have escaped the regime, including one of Kim Jong Il's former bodyguards, paint a dark portrait of a place where the leader is revered as a God, where a deadly famine has claimed three million lives, where citizens' rights and freedoms are restricted, and of a brutal gulag system where many are unjustly imprisoned
Silent killers poisons and plagues ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Biological and chemicals weapons ... can claim more lives over greater distances than a nuclear bomb and are relatively easier to make--and use--by anyone willing to do the unthinkable. This episode looks at these weapons--where they come from, who has them, who might use them
Nuclear nightmares losing control ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
For sheer destruction no single weapon comes close to a nuclear bomb. Many believed the end of the Cold War would usher in an era of greater safety, yet the opposite is true. Today's world is a more dangerous place as nuclear security is compromised; countries such as North Korea build the bomb; and nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan contemplate using it
The new face of terror upping the ante ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
In the hands of those unafraid to die using them, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons become an unprecedented threat. This episode looks at the new terrorism defining our era, it is global in scope, fueled by religious zeal, fed by recruits and connected by accessible technology
Confronting terrorism turning the tide ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Global terrorism and the potential use of devastating weapons of mass destruction are dangers of immense proportion. This episode looks at a broad array of global security measures, since any condition or event -- whether economic, political or health-related -- that destabilizes a nation can influence world events
The 60s ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Collection of programs examining the events of the 1960s. From the glamorous years of the Kennedy administration at the beginning of the decade to the triumph of the first moonwalk at the end, escorts viewers through the period's world-changing events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis; the civil rights movement; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; urban riots; the Vietnam War; and the peace movement it fostered. Also covered are the decade's cultural touch points: the Beatles and Bob Dylan, birth control pills and the sexual revolution, miniskirts, hippies, communes, the "Summer of Love," LSD, and Woodstock
 
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