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Fanning, David

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Publications by David Fanning
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What's up with the weather? ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Examines both sides of the global warming debate
News war ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Secrets, Sources & Spin Part 1 examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream news media today and press reactions. The film looks at the debates over the role of journalism; the relationship between the Bush administration and the press; the controversies surrounding the use of anonymous sources in reporting; and the unintended consequences of the Valerie Plame investigation -- a confusing, ugly affair that ultimately damaged the legal protections reporters' thought they enjoyed under the First Amendment. Part 2 continues with the legal jeopardy faced by a number of reporters across the country, and the complications generated by the war on terror. Many reporters face jail for refusing to reveal sources in the context of leak investigations, while editors of the nation's leading newspapers now confront the question of how much can the press reveal about secret government programs in that war without jeopardizing national security? In What's Happening to the News (Pt. 3), network executives, journalists, Wall Street analysts, bloggers, and key players at Google and Yahoo! explain the battle for survival in a rapidly changing world. The embattled Los Angeles Times, one of the last remaining papers in the country still covering major national stories, is profiled. The Frontline/World (4th) segment focuses on two stories. The first is on new Arab media and its role in both mitigating and exacerbating the clash between the West and Islam. Al Jazeera has changed the face of a parochial and tightly controlled Arab media, and this hour explores Al Jazeera's growing influence around the world. The second is a video essay on journalists worldwide, which details how in many countries the press has been suppressed, and journalists have been jailed, exiled, and murdered
The al-Qaeda files ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
A compilation of seven Frontline programs centered around activities of the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, produced both before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Covers: Osama bin Laden; the U.S. "war on terror"; sleeper cells operating in the United States; al-Qaeda attacks in Europe; and the FBI's top terrorism expert Special Agent John O'Neill
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Frontline presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership, and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman
Frontline ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Examines the largest salmonella outbreak on record, sickening six hundred people in sixteen months, and the inability of U.S. food safety officials to adequately prepare for the threat posed by the more dangerous strains of the bacteria
Frontline ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. Bergman and the New York Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians, and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis
The meth epidemic ( visu )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has spread across the United States, and despite lawmakers' calls for action, the drug is now more potent, and more destructive, than at any time in the past decade. In "The Meth Epidemic," Frontline, in association with The Oregonian, investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficult of controlling an essential ingredient in meth - ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies
Outbreak ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
The vivid, inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn't stopped before it was too late. With exclusive access to key global decision-makers and health responders, and gripping accounts of victims from the slums of Monrovia to the jungles of Guinea, Outbreak exposes tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic
The long walk of Nelson Mandela ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
This film biography of Mandela tells the story of his life trough interviews with intimates, from his most trusted associates to his jailers on Robben Island, the prison where he was held for 27 years. This film offers an insider's account of his extraordinary will to lead and of the great risk and personal sacrifice he endured to achieve democracy and equality for the people of his nation
Outlawed in Pakistan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
The story of Kainat Soomro, a thirteen year old girl, who had accused four men of gang raping her. In hopes of getting justice she goes to the court system, but is ordered to be killed instead of getting justice
Frontline ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children, that's now at the center of the national debate. Examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center of the case was really arson at all
Dangerous prescription ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
A journalistic investigation of the FDA approval process of prescription drugs, the pharmaceutical industry, and the consumers who trust the FDA stamp of approval on new drugs. Includes case studies
Ring of fire ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
This 5-film series documents the ten-year voyage of brothers Lorne and Lawrence Blair through the islands of Indonesia. In "Spice Island saga," the Blairs accompany the piratical Bugis tribe through the Spice Islands in search of the Bird of Paradise. "Dance of the warriors" takes the Blairs to Komodo to film the Komodo "dragon", then on to Sumba where they witness a form of human sacrifice, and finally on to New Guinea to live with Asmat headhunters whose lives have not changed in over 50,000 years. The Blairs travel "East of Krakatoa" to view a still-erupting volcano and encounter a world of "medieval courts, mystical shadow puppet plays, forgers of magical swords, healers with supernatural powers, and whole communities ruled by the powerful Spirit of the South Seas. In "Dream wanderers of Borneo," the Blairs travel through 800 miles of rainforest to find the nomadic Punan Dyaks. "Beyond the ring of fire" finds Lawrence Blair on a "retrospective" voyage, revisiting a number of the islands from the previous films and adding a few new destinations.--paraphrased from container
A company of soldiers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
"Frontline reports from inside the U.S. Army's 8th Cavalry Regiment stationed in Baghdad for an up-close, intimate look at the dangers facing an American military unit in Iraq. Shot in the weeks following the U.S. presidential election, the film tracks the day-to-day challenges facing the 8th Cavalry's Dog Company as it suddenly has to cope with a dramatic increase in attacks by the insurgents."
Death of a princess ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
This film re-creates journalist Antony Thomas' journey through the Arab world to investigate the public execution for adultery of a young Saudi Arabian princess and her lover in 1977. Frontline introduces the reissue of the 1980 docurama film which is followed by a discussion about the controversy surrounding the original release of the film and the status of Saudi women more than twenty years after the original broadcast
The farmer's wife ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Step inside the passionate, troubled lives of Juanita and Darrel Buschkoetter as they cling to family and farm. Part documentary, part love story, The farmer's wife eloquently blends harsh American farm life with the bittersweet drama of modern marriage. Darrel labors night and day for a bumper crop while Juanita cleans houses and finishes college. Despite heavy obstacles, they rediscover the love that binds them together
Nicotine war by Jon Palfreman( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This program tells the story of Food and Drug Administration's chief, Dr. David Kessler's attempt to regulate tobacco. On April 14, 1994, the chief executives of cigarette companies appeared before Congress to answer questions raised regarding the manipulation of nicotine levels in cigarettes and whether nicotine is an addictive drug
Frontline ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Ten years after entrepreneur Chris Whittle announced his plan to revolutionize education, Whittle's Edison Schools continue to be a lightning rod for the issue of for-profit, public education. Frontline and The Merrow Report join forces to investigate the Edision Schools and examine whether it's possible to create world-class schools that turn a profit
Frontline world stories from a small planet : October 31st, 2006 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Reporter Evan Williams travels undercover to Burma to expose the unprecedented violence and repression being carried out by the government against its own people. Clark Boyd reports on an internet company that connects small businesses in Uganda directly with international lenders. Marco Werman reports on an eclipse observed from Libya
Frontline ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
All of the measures by the feds to stem the tide in the financial meltdown have added hundreds of billions of dollars to our national debt. Frontline reports on how this debt will constrain and challenge the new administration, and on the growing chorus, that without fiscal reform the US government may face a debt crisis of its own in years to come that make the current financial problems look almost painless by comparison
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