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Vargas, Elizabeth

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Works: 108 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 4,180 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Documentary television programs  Biography  Autobiographies  Television programs  Environmental films 
Roles: Reporter, Host, Interviewer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Human footprint by Clive Maltby( visu )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Takes a phase-by-phase journey through life from infancy to old age to illustrate the enormous imprint every American makes during his or her time on Earth. Incorporates facts with visuals to reveal our level of consumption and the simple changes we can all make to reduce the impact of our ecological footprint on the world. Using science and revelatory visual events, delivers a personal audit of how much of the world's resources each of us consumes, illustrating the average American's human footprint
General Motors : from dream to downfall ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
This program studies the economic pitfalls that sent GM into bankruptcy, as welll as the technological life rafts that could save it from oblivion. It documents plant closings, the 2008 auto industry bailout, and GM's struggle to produce viable electric and hybrid vehicles
The Difference between men and women ( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A program on the neurological basis of differences between men and women. 20/20 correspondents report on the female brain, the gender gap and the brainwork behind sex, as well as question some common myths between the sexes. Includes interviews with doctors, including neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine
Jesus, Mary and DaVinci ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Vargas explores these and other controversial theories about the lives of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, who some scholars believe was not a prostitute, as she is often portrayed, but rather Jesus' wife and perhaps even the mother of his child. Vargas travels to the Holy Land, Italy, Scotland, France and other locations around the world to investigate what evidence exists to support some of these extraordinary claims in an effort to separate fact from legend
Last days on earth ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Go beyond science fiction to science fact, as it takes viewers on a roller-coaster ride through black holes, intelligent robots, asteroid strikes and deadly plagues. Take a journey through the universe to the inner world of DNA
Resurrection : a search for answers ( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas travels to Jerusalem to ask experts the questions that the faithful and interested Americans might have pondered about the first Easter almost 2,000 years ago. As seen on ABC News
Planet Earth 2007 : seven ways to help save the world ( visu )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
20/20 visits the seven continents to show the environmental problems each place is facing and what we can do to solve the problems, which include increasing and decreasing water levels, deforestation, species extinction, and power usage
Little things : prejudice ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
"Explores the kinds of incidents and behavior that prompted the New York Times reporter Lena Williams to write an article 'The everyday interactions that get under the skin of blacks and whites.' Focus groups polled and interviewed on the subject reveal how statements, gestures, and even body language can be interpreted--rightly or wrongly--as racial prejudice"--Container label
Extreme sports and teens : the psychology of risk addiction ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Looks at the structure and chemistry of the adolescent brain and shows why certain teens develop risk taking, thrill-seeking behaviors. Discusses ways to identify the type T-personality at an early age and methods for engaging teens in organized activities that channel their energy away from adrenaline addiction
Happiness by Robert Hass( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Various experts discuss the psychology and physiology of happiness in a series of segments
20/20 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"This ABC News program explores the psychology and sociology behind the most dangerous of emotions. Viewers will meet Dr. Robert Millman, a Weill Cornell Medical College professor who has coined the term 'acquired situational narcissism' to explain connections between volatile tempers and towering egos. The University of Michigan's Dr. Brad Bushman provides further connections between narcissism, aggression, and America's youth, while 'angry comedian' Lewis Black points out the seeds of fury in everyday realities, from waiting in line to political disagreements."--Container
Women and Alcohol ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
This segment of the television program 20/20 shows the growing trend of binge drinking in young women. Koren Zailckas, author of the book Smashed is interviewed about her drinking experiences and what she is doing now to help other young women who are drinking too much
Diana : legacy of a princess ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Uses ABC News film footages to pay tribute to the late Princess Diana who died in a tragic accident in Paris. Replays the events and circumstances of Princess Diana's years as a Windsor and thereafter, ending with her emotional September 6, 1997 funeral
Serial rapist : criminal profile ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Profiles James Perry, a Madison, Wisc. father and a husband, who led a double life as a construction worker and as a sexual predator who attacked dozens of children and young women over a period of five years. Explains how the man known as the "mall rapist" was finally caught and how his massive collection of digitized images and video provides chilling insight into the mind of a psychopath. Features interviews with Perry's former wife and with crime expert Maureen Wall. Also examines ways for parents to protect children from predators
Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci : [an] ABC News special ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Host Elizabeth Vargas travels to the Holy Land, Italy, Scotland, France and other locations around the world to investigate controversial theories about the role of Mary Magdalene, who some scholars believe was not a prostitute, but the wife of Jesus
Haywire by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"This ABC News program goes inside the homes of children living with severe mental illness, sharing the stories of three young girls whose schizophrenia commands them to harm themselves--or their younger siblings. Their parents' video diaries document the challenges, breakdowns, and frustrations that occur as they seek help for their children and relief for the rest of the family"--Container
Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Da Vinci ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Host, Elizabeth Vargas explores the controversial questions raised by the bestselling novel, 'The Da Vinci Code'. She travels to significant locations around the world to seek out what evidence may exist to support them and visits with religion and art history scholars and others who offer their perspectives
Get smart : what consumers need to know ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Examines "things that some advertisers, restaurant proprietors, and dentists would rather people didn't know about--like misleading before-and-after photos, questionable charges on the dinner bill, and risks associated with dental veneers," among other things.--Container
Kids and Bullying ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Explores bullying in schools
Babyland : infant mortality in Memphis, TN ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
There are places in America where the infant mortality rate echoes that of a developing world country. This ABC News program travels to Memphis, Tennessee-epicenter of the nation's worst infant death statistics-to investigate the issue and explore possible solutions. Viewers visit a cemetery with the heartrending epithet "Babyland" and witness an unusual pairing between a black, teen mother-to-be and a white, suburban church volunteer trying to prevent another tragic outcome. Studying premature birth, the main factor behind infant mortality, the program also profiles Memphis residents dedicated to raising awareness of, and spurring action on, our healthcare system's most deplorable failing
 
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