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SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

U.S. Politics and Government DVDs

And justice for all? c2004

Bill D Moyers, Kathleen Hughes, Joseph Camp, Howard Weinberg, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), Public Affairs Television (Firm), Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Moyers queries writers, philosophers, activists and ordinary citizens around the country, focusing on the public and private concerns of the American people in an election year. This program focuses on justice. A panel of 5 judges and the solicitor general of the US discuss the overcrowded and overburdened court system, the reason for the increase of prisoners, the decrease of funding in the justice system, and the instability of the system in some areas of the country. The participants discussed many solutions to the problems. One proposal is for a profound change in the system, another is for a change in how we deal with health, education and unemployment as some believe it is an underlying factor in civil and criminal cases. 1 videodisc (57 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2583

 

Benched the corporate takeover of the judiciary c2005

Wayne Ewing, Paul Johnson, Barry Bortnick, and Wayne Ewing Films

Film about the influence of "big money" from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the 2004 judicial race in Madison County, Illinois. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-1356

 

Blood and oil c2008

Michael T Klare, Jeremy Earp, Scott Morris , Michael T Klare, and Media Education Foundation

This film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines, showing how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years. As a result, the contemporary energy and military policies of the U.S. are virtually indistinguishable. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-2224

 

Boogie man the Lee Atwater story c2008

Stefan Forbes, W. Noland Walker, and Interpositive Media (Firm)

Through interviews, tells the story of Lee Atwater, the blues-playing rogue whose rambunctious rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a household name. Without Atwater, neither Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush might have been elected. Atwater mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush while making the GOP a Southern party, expertly advancing the culture wars, transforming the way the American media covers elections, and becoming seen as the godfather of modern negative campaigning. Despite his friendships with legendary American R & B artists James Brown, Chuck Jackson (interviewed in the film) and BB King, Atwater was accused of racially inflammatory tactics. With inside analysis from elite Republican leaders and important journalists, and compelling, never-before-seen archival footage of Atwater and both Presidents Bush, this documentary is a re-examination of the last 40 years of American history. --From the film's website. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1566

 

Bowling for Columbine 2003

Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, United Artists Corporation, Alliance Atlantis (Firm), Salter Street Films, VIF 2 (Firm), Dog Eat Dog Films, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. 2 videodiscs (119 min.)

  MEDIA 10-213

 

Can we govern?: Part 1 c2004

Bill D Moyers, Tom Casciato, Howard Weinstein, Mike Garguilo, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), Public Affairs Television (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Examines both the disenchantment of American voters and the frustrations of members of Congress as they try to work within the system. 1 videodisc (58 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2584

 

Can we govern?: Part 2 c2004

Bill D Moyers, Tom Casciato, Joseph Camp, Howard Weinstein, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), Public Affairs Television (Firm), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Examines both the disenchantment of American voters and the frustrations of members of Congress as they try to work within the system. 1 videodisc (61 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2585

 

Capitalism a love story c2010

Michael Moore, Anne Moore, Paramount Vantage, Overture Films, Weinstein Company, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-1824

 

Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed c2004

Shola Lynch, Phil Bertelsen, Shirley Chisholm, Lantern Lane Entertainment (Firm) , REALside (Firm),  P.O.V. (Firm), American Documentary, Inc, Independent Television Service, National Black Programming Consortium, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York. 1 videodisc (77 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3592

 

Critical condition 2008, c2007

Roger Weisberg, New Video Group, Public Policy Productions, Inc, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), American Documentary, Inc, and P.O.V. (Firm)

Investigation of the health care crisis in America that follows a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1927   10-1341

 

Crossing Arizona c2006

Joseph Mathew, Dan DeVivo, Laurie MacMillan, Rainlake (Firm), and Cinema Guild

Examines the border crisis as seen through the eyes of Arizona ranchers, border patrol agents, politicans, farmers, humanitarians, and Mexican migrants. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-1154

 

An empire of reason 2010?, c1988

Docudrama recreating the ratification debates on the U.S. Constitution as if they were being covered by today's television news, highlighting the New York convention in July, 1788.  "The premise of the show is simple. What if television had existed in 1788? How would it have covered New York State's debate about whether or not to ratify the U.S. Constitution? With historical figures wearing modern dress and using familiar language, the film allows today's audience to understand firsthand the forces that shaped this country two hundred years ago. The argument, characters, passions and debating points are historically accurate, but the language and the medium of the debate is modern in form. Present day newscasters and commentators play themselves, reporting on the events of the 1780s as though they were occurring now. Each segment of the program is in a format familiar to today's audience -- Walter Cronkite anchoring the nightly news, Al Roker giving the weather report, Forrest Sawyer reporting from the field, William F. Buckley querying his guests, plus a smattering of commercials, etc."--Website. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-5425

 

Eugene Debs and the American movement 1978

A biographical sketch of Eugene V. Debs, labor leaders, industrial unionist, and American Socialist. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 10-5302

 

Filibuster birth struggle of a law 2002

William Peters, Eric Sevareid, Hubert H Humphrey, Strom Thurmond, John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Nicholas deB Katzenbach, Burke Marshall, and Lyndon B Johnson

Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 10-307       1871

 

The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara 2004, c2003

Errol Morris, Michael Williams, Julie Bilson Ahlberg, Robert S McNamara, @Radical.media (Firm), Globe Department Store (Firm), SenArt Films (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now, he offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, ad the effects of the Vietnam War. 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.)

MEDIA 10-365

 

Gerrymandering  2010

Jeff Reichert, Dan O'Meara, Chris Romano, Chris Troutwine, Bill Mundell, and Green Film Company

Examines the framework of our democracy and how it provides our politicians a legal way to control electoral outcomes. The film specifically looks at the redistricting process, known as Gerrymandering, named after Elbridge Gerry, and the control in which incumbents can use this system to their reelection advantage. Interviews politicians and voters, Republican, Democrats, and Independents alike, to portray a unbiased view of a political process that is manipulated by whomever the incumbent party might consist of to ensure their reelection. 1 videodisc (77 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2832

 

Getting out the vote 2004

Bill D Moyers, Betsy McCarthy, Howard Weinstein, Joseph Camp, Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

This program with Bill Moyers talks to Americans in San Antonio, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C., about why they don't vote, and to citizens who are trying to increase voter registration and turnout. Featured in the program are Father Andrew Greeley, author, priest, and sociologist; and Michael Franti, a rap artist. 1 videodisc (43 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2593

 

Hacking democracy 2007

Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels, Robert Carrillo Cohen, James Naughton, Home Box Office (Firm), Public Interest Pictures (Firm), Teale-Edwards Productions, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

This documentary exposes gaping holes in the security of America's electronic voting system. Takes a nonpartisn, clear-eyed look at the secrecy, cronyism, and incompetence of elections in present-day America as it captures a citizen's movement intent on taking back elections and democracy itself. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3388

 

Henry Steele Commager c2003

Henry Steele Commager, Bill D Moyers, Gail Pellett, Jack Sameth, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), Public Affairs Television (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

In an interview with Bill Moyers, historian Henry Steele Commager comments on the current state of American political institutions and the failings of leadership to come to grips with serious social problems and to act with future generations in mind. Criticizes political leaders as businessmen and opportunists. 1 videodisc (30 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2578

 

Hot coffee c2011

Susan Saladoff, Carly Hugo, Alan Oxman, HBO Documentary Films, If Not Now Productions, Group Entertainment (Firm), Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

Analyzes and discusses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3437

 

Instant-mix imperial democracy (buy one, get one free) 2004

Arundhati Roy, Howard Zinn, and AK Press 

Arundhati Roy challenges Americans to reclaim democracy and resist the U.S. war machine and engages in a discussion with Howard Zinn. 1 videodisc (84 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3013

 

Jesus politics the Bible & the ballot 2008

Ilan Ziv, Deborah Davies, Serge Gordey, Randall Herbert Balmer, Paul M Weyrich, Tamouz Media, Bo Travail!, Independent Television Service, Channel Four Films (Firm), ZDF Enterprises, Arte (Firm), Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Icarus Films

"Filmed across 4000 miles and seventeen states, [the film] weaves an historically informed but thoroughly contemporary cinematic essay, a probing look at how deeply religious faith shapes 21st century American politics"--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1860

 

John Lukacs the bureaucracy of government c2006

John Lukas, Bill D Moyers, Kate Roth Knull, Jack Sameth, Public Affairs Television (Firm), Films for the Humanities (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

John Lukacs, Hungarian-born historian, discusses the problems of American bureaucracy and its hazards on the American psyche regarding reform. 1 videodisc (32 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2579

 

Key constitutional concepts c2006

Robe Imbriano, Erik Todd Dellums, Dan Harris, PJ Productions, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and National Constitution Center (U.S.)

Part 1 explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution, part 2 describes the protection of individual rights and part 3 explores the separation of powers. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 317 10-689

 

The last campaign c2005

Wayne Ewing and Wayne Ewing Films

Documentary that juxtaposes footage of two election campaigns run by West Virginian Democrat Warren McGraw in 1972 and 2004. The film uses the two campaigns to draw a picture of the changes in American politics over the last 30 years. 1 videodisc (107 min., 55 sec.)

MEDIA 10-1355

 

Making government work 2004

Bill D Moyers, Shelley Spencer, Howard Weinstein, Jack Ginay, Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

This program with Bill Moyers explores firsthand how citizens are taking action to improve their communities, focusing on Chicago, where citizens groups have joined with government officials to preserve manufacturing jobs, revitalize parks, and prevent crime. Members of the National Commission on State and Local Public Service provide a national perspective. 1 DVD (59 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2587

 

Mandate the president and the people  c2006

Philip B Kunhardt, Lesley Stahl, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, Kunhardt Productions, and WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

From George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, examines the relationship between the presidency, mass media, and public opinion. 1 videodisc (ca. 35 min.)

MEDIA 10-691

 

The middle of everywhere 2008

Rebecca Lee, Jesper Malmberg, Bertrand Faivre, Acme Moving Picture Company, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

"Rebecca Lee returns home to South Dakota in 2006 on the brink of a historic state vote: House Bill 1215 could make South Dakota the first state to outlaw most abortions since Roe v. Wade passed almost 30 years earlier. When 1215 fails to pass, Lee sets out to uncover what would make a self-proclaimed pro-life state vote against the very measure that would end most legal abortions. In The Middle of Everywhere, Lee discovers the debate to be complex, with both sides claiming compassion for women and the same desire to stop the need for abortion."--Container. 1 videodisc (53 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3580

 

Muslims 2003

Graham Judd, Elena Mannes, Martin Smith, and Will Lyman

Misconceptions and lack of understanding dominate America's perception of Islam, the world's second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslims takes an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Mayaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, Muslims explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, and provides a deeper understanding of the political forces at work among Muslims around the world. The film emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism and looks at diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people. 1 videocassette (118 min.)

DANA MEDIA 1891    10-394

 

NOW with Bill Moyers Kathleen Hall Jamieson on political advertising c2003

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Bill D Moyers, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Political and media analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson shares her analyses of American political ads, including "issue" and "attack" ads, to show their actual agendas. Moyers and Jamieson discuss how these ads affect future elections and American politics in general. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-344

 

O'er the land 2009, c2007

Deborah Stratman, William H Rankin, Pythagoras Film (Firm), and Cinema Guild

"A documentary that explores the ways in which Americans have come to understand freedom and the increasingly technological reiterations of manifest destiny"-- Container. 1 videodisc (52 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2412

 

Organized crime a world history 2002

Roger Mudd, Miguel Ferrer, History Channel (Television network), Arts and Entertainment Network, and A & E Home Video (Firm)

As recently as the 1950s FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover claimed there was no such thing as organized crime. Today the agency he founded battles criminal cartels around the globe. Filled with remarkable footage and probing interviews with highly-placed officials including the former Colombian minister of justice, the police commissioner of Bombay, India, and FBI, DEA and ATF agents, this series explores the past and exposes the operations of notorious outlaw syndicates. In addition prison interviews with gangsters like "Tarzan," who brokered a deal to sell a Russian submarine to Colombian drug dealers, provide a behind-the-scenes look at how these groups really work. 2 videodiscs (250 min.)

MEDIA 10-314 v.1 10-314 v.2

 

Our Constitution [videorecording] a conversation c2005

Stephen G Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Conversation between Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Stephen G. Breyer on the constitution. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-690

 

Pax Americana 200-?

Eduardo de la Torre,  Nelsy E Lamorś, and Mundo Latino

Five short documentaries denouncing the United States and the "real purposes" of the war launched after the September 11th terrorist attacks. 1 videodisc (50 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3567

 

Peace, propaganda, & the promised land U.S. media & the Israeli-Palestinian conflict c2004

Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff, and Media Education Foundation

This documentary contends that the foreign policy interests of American political elites, working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies, exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Combines U.S. and British television news footage with observations from analysts, journalists, and political activists. Examines the factors that have distorted the United States' media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion. 2 videodiscs (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-351

 

Political advertisement 2004

Muntadas, Marshall Reese, Art Institute of Chicago, and Video Data Bank

This anthology documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950's. It reveals the American process of television campaigns as a historical development of the TV "spot" as a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. Included in the compilation of profiles are: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, Pat Buchanan, Dick Lugar, Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Dole, Bob Dole, Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, John McCain, Michael Jordan, Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and others. This is part of an ongoing twenty-year project. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-740

 

Priceless c2011

Steve Cowan, Barry Schienberg, Cameron Harrison, Bullfrog Films, and Habitat Media

"This non-partisan film includes a look at two national policies -- agriculture and energy -- shaped by a variety of interests including industry groups, political parties, lobbyists, citizen groups, candidates, and officeholders." -- www.bullfrogfilms.com. 1 videodisc (58 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3376

 

Primaries defining the battle in New Hampshire 2004

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In New Hampshire 72 percent of all eligible voters go to the polls, making the state a very good indicator of general election success. Political scholars and journalists explain the primary process and comment on the historical significance of the critical juncture on the way to Pennsylvania Avenue. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-705

 

Promoting innovation today's USPTO 2007

United States, Patent and Trademark Office, and Signature, a Communications Company

"A video program about the United States Patent and Trademark Office, what it does, how it works and why it is a vital part of America's economy and culture"--Videodisc label. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-813

 

Raising Ms. President 2013

"Studies show that when more women are at the political decision making table, their presence does make a difference, but the problem is, women just don't want to run. This documentary explores some of the reasons why women do not run for office and uncovers where political ambition starts."--Container. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-4927

 

Rights on the line vigilantes at the border c2005

Tamaryn Nelson, Ray Ybarra, Gy Mirano, American Friends Service Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Witness (Organization), and Witness Films, Inc

Explores the continuum between official border militarization and vigilante action on the U.S.-Mexico border. 3 videodiscs (ca. 26 min.)

MEDIA 10-2020

 

Secrecy c2008

Peter Galison, Robb Moss, Redacted Pictures (Firm), Impact Partners (Firm), and Bullfrog Films

An examination of secrecy in the United States government, exploring the tensions between freedom of information and national security. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1669

 

Sheldon Wolin democracy and the nature of power c2005

Bill D Moyers, Sheldon S Wolin, Gail Pellett, Jack Sameth, Public Affairs Television (Firm), Films for the Humanities (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and  WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

In an interview with Bill Moyers, political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discusses power and democracy in the United States and how American political and social institutions are diminishing the democratic character of the nation. 1 videodisc (29 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2581

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 21: The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: "A real democratic process" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Lawrence Guyot, Michael Thelwell, Armand Derfner, Wesley C Hogan, MacArthur Cotton, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 21: This session looks at what made SNCC "radical" by focusing on the people who worked with SNCC. The session also addresses the emergence of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Although 96 percent of its members were denied the right to vote, the MFDP transformed not only Mississippi politics, but the rules of the national Democratic Party. "It is the greatest example of small-democracy that we have," says Professor Wesley Hogan. Former MFDP Chairman, Lawrence Guyot, gives a detailed presentation of the MFDP and its challenges in 1964 and 1965. MFDP Attorney Armand Derfner describes the Party's continuing impact, focusing on the Voting Rights Act. Former SNCC Field Secretary, MacArthur Cotton, describes the step-by-step process involved in organizing the MFDP. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2701

 

Spin 1995

These excerpts from 500 hours of pirated "satellite TV feeds" taped by Springer during 1992 are a devastating critique of television's profound manipulativeness in the way it packages the news and politics. Includes pre-broadcast and post-broadcast footage from network sources (makeup sessions, off-camera discussions), broadcasts from various Presidential campaigns, Pat Robertson's televangelism, the influence of television talk shows such as Larry King Live, the presidential race of 1992 and the Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King verdict. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-5125

 

Steven Rockefeller America as a spiritual democracy c2006

Steven C Rockefeller, Bill D Moyers, Gail Pellet, Films for the Humanities (Firm), Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)

Steven Rockefeller, a convert Buddhist discusses his idea about America as a "spiritual democracy." Our religion must teach us to respect people of different tradition the same way we respect people of our own tradition. 1 videodisc (31 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2582

 

The Supreme Court c2007

David Strathairn, Mark Zwonitzer, Richard Ben Cramer, Thomas Lennon, Jamila Wignot, Rob Rapley, Julia Elliott, Jeffrey Rosen, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Hidden Hill Productions, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Ambrose Video Publishing, and Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Episode.1. One nation under law: Examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court - John Marshall - and to his successor, Roger Taney. Episode 2. A new kind of justice: Explores the issues before the court from the aftermath of the Civil War through the 1930s. This was a period of unprecedented economic growth as the nation industrialized, but was also a time of unregulated work conditions - the court found itself squarely in the middle of what was almost class warfare. Episode 3. A nation of liberties: Focuses on the court's reaction to state and federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. Episode 4. The Rehnquist revolution: Details the court from the election of President Richard Nixon - who appointed 4 new justices in less than two years - through to the more recent Court of today. During this period one man put his stamp on the institution and solidified and enhanced the power of the Court in the modern area - William H. Rehnquist. 4 videodiscs (240 min.)

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Unborn in the USA inside the war on abortion 2007

Stephen Fell, Will Thompson, Scuba Rooster , and First Run/Icarus Films

Looks at the pro-life movement in the United States over the past 35 years, offering insight into both the religious and political ideologies of this social movement. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-999

 

The unknown known Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-5646

 

Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick? c2008

Larry Adelman, Llewellyn Smith, Vital Pictures (Firm), National Minority Consortia (U.S.), California Newsreel (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc, National Black Programming Consortium, and Pacific Islanders in Communications

A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert. In sickness and in wealth: "What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society, shaped by social policies and public priorities, affects their health"--Container insert. When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert. Becoming American: "Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American. But those health advantages erode the longer they've been here. What causes health to worsen as immigrants become American? What can we all learn about improved well-being from new immigrant communities?"--Container insert. Bad sugar: "O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal 'embodiment' of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures"--Container insert. Place matters: "Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?"--Container insert. Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert. Not just a paycheck: "Residents of Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs, far from devastating lives, are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers"--Container insert. 1 videodisc (236 min.)

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Unprecedented the 2000 presidential election c2004

Joan Sekler, Richard Ray Pérez, William Haugse, Peter Coyote, Danny Glover, Public Interest Pictures (Firm), Robert Greenwald Productions, Los Angeles Independent Media Center, and Sony Music Entertainment, Inc

The riveting story about the battle for the presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America. What emerges is a disturbing picture of an election marred by suspicious irregularities, electoral injustices, and sinister voter purges in a state governed by the winning candidate's brother. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-447

 

The War room 1994

R. J Cutler, Wendy Ettinger, Frazer Pennebaker, D. A Pennebaker, and Chris Hegedus

Documentary about the Clinton presidential campaign, from the New Hampshire primary to the victory party 10 months later. At the center are the two men most responsible for Clinton's victory--James Carville, the campaign manager, and George Stephanopoulos, the communications director. This is a compelling portrait of the two men and the skill and determination required to bring about a victory. 1 videocassette (96 min.)

DANA      MEDIA 495              10-369

 

Wetback the undocumented documentary  2007

"Filmmaker Arturo P© rez Torres follows in the footsteps of two friends traveling on an extraordinary and extremely dangerous journey from Central America to North America. On their journey they encounter gangs and vigilantes, as well as border patrol. But these immigrants navigate real-life nightmares with uncanny calm, grace and even humor in their pursuit of a better life."--Container. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-5371

 

Who killed the electric car? c2006

Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-5556

 

Who owns our government? 2004

Bill D Moyers, Joseph Camp, Martin Koughan , Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Examines the effect of political contributions on public policy. Shows how campaign contributions to key committee members of Congress helped cause the savings and loan debacle; how a loophole in the campaign finance law is permitting large cash contributions to undermine the public financing of presidential campaigns; and how special interest money from the $700 billion health care industry is preventing health care reform. 1 videodisc (57 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2588

 

ˇYo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! I'm Boricua, just so you know! c2007

Roger Sherman, Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy, Rosie Perez, Jimmy Smits, Independent Film Channel, Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, Ten in a Car Productions, Genius Entertainment, and Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm)

"Explores the complex history between Puerto Rico and the United States... the themes of family, language, and racism are put into historical perspective as [the film] uncover[s] the side of Puerto Rico absent from U.S. history books" -- Container. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-965

 

U.S. Politics and Government

:30 second democracy 1996

David Vainola, Jennifer Kawaja, and Joseph Wearing

Provides a comparative history of political television advertising in the United States, Britain and Canada.  Looks at how each of these countries has taken widely differing approaches to regulating political advertising on television. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-3390

 

America and the Holocaust deceit and indifference 1994

Martin Ostrow, Hal Linden, and David G McCullough

Uses interviews, official photos, home movies, and archival footage to explore the factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust and asks the question "Why didn't America do more?"  Looks at America's inaction through the experiences of a Jewish refugee trying to save his parents, and through documented evidence of official policy of the U.S. government. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

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Americano as apple pie the blending of culture 2001

Mark Kelley and Gus Gnorski

A look at the "three houses of Latino culture"--Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American--and their widespread influence, from entertainment to politics to economics. Key issues include how long Hispanic peoples have been in America, and how U.S. immigration laws affect their assimilation. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-126

 

Benched the corporate takeover of the judiciary c2005

Wayne Ewing, Paul Johnson, Barry Bortnick, and Wayne Ewing Films

Film about the influence of "big money" from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the 2004 judicial race in Madison County, Illinois. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-1356

 

Black conservatives 1994

Linda Davis Pizzico, Phil Donahue, and Bryan Russo

"In this specially adapated Phil Donahue program,, Armstrong Williams, Kevin Pritchett, Phyllis Berry Meyers, and Dr. Khalid Al-Mansor say that the existing welfare system has become just another form of slavry; that blacks should strive for self-empowerment and not depend on the Democratic Party, which takes their votes for granted; and that the traditional black leadership has been detrimental to African Americans."--Container. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

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Boogie man the Lee Atwater story c2008

Stefan Forbes, W. Noland Walker, and Interpositive Media (Firm)

Through interviews, tells the story of Lee Atwater, the blues-playing rogue whose rambunctious rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a household name. Without Atwater, neither Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush might have been elected. Atwater mentored Karl Rove and George W. Bush while making the GOP a Southern party, expertly advancing the culture wars, transforming the way the American media covers elections, and becoming seen as the godfather of modern negative campaigning. Despite his friendships with legendary American R & B artists James Brown, Chuck Jackson (interviewed in the film) and BB King, Atwater was accused of racially inflammatory tactics. With inside analysis from elite Republican leaders and important journalists, and compelling, never-before-seen archival footage of Atwater and both Presidents Bush, this documentary is a re-examination of the last 40 years of American history. --From the film's website. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1566

 

Bowling for Columbine 2003

Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, United Artists Corporation, Alliance Atlantis (Firm), Salter Street Films, VIF 2 (Firm), Dog Eat Dog Films, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. 2 videodiscs (119 min.)

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Can the States do it better? 1996

Explores the history and anatomy of the current political debate over the idea of shifting power and authority from the federal government to the states and individuals. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

DANA 684

 

Capitalism a love story c2010

Michael Moore, Anne Moore, Paramount Vantage, Overture Films, Weinstein Company, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Filmmaker Moore examines the history of free-market capitalism in post-Reagan America and questions its efficacy as the basis for the nation's economy. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-1824

 

Charlie Rose New York Governor George Pataki ; Amartya Sen, author, "Development as Freedom" 1999

Charlie Rose, Michael Jay, Yvette Vega, Courtney Litz, George E Pataki, and Amartya Kumar Sen

Governor Pataki discusses local, state and national politics and how he changed or kept his ideas in a look at the state of New York from the perspective of Albany.  Nobel laureate Amartya Sen discusses his book "Development as Freedom" and how he feels markets, democracy and growth economics work best in a political environment that is a democracy or totalitarian state. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-3994

 

The Clinton years 2001

Lisa Koenig, Madhulika Sikka, Chris Bury, and Ted Koppel

Follows Bill Clinton's campaign for the presidency and his 8 years in office. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

DANA 1795

 

The Congress 1996

Ken Burns, Stephen Ives, and David G McCullough

Explores the history and promise of the country's most important and least understood institutions. The film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of congress. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

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Democracy in a different voice a video lecture with Lani Guinier 1995

Lani Guinier and Sut Jhally

A lecture with University of Pennsylvania professor of law and civil rights attorney Lani Guinier about races, voting and the meaning of diversity in America. 1 videocassette (37 min.)

MEDIA 2-2627

 

Fear and favor in the newsroom 1996

Studs Terkel, Beth Sanders, Randy Baker, and Wendell Rawls

Examines the need to protect freedom of the press and investigative journalism in the United States when newspapers and television stations are owned and influenced by large corporations hostile to media exposure. Examines case studies of investigative journalists who have been dismissed or forced to resign because of "too aggressive" journalistic practices  and cases of censorship mandated by television and print media management. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

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The Fed today 1999

Charles Osgood

A brief educational glimpse into our Federal Reserve System. 1 videocassette (13 min.)

MEDIA 2-5496

 

Filibuster birth struggle of a law 2002

William Peters, Eric Sevareid, Hubert H Humphrey, Strom Thurmond, John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Nicholas deB Katzenbach, Burke Marshall, and Lyndon B Johnson

Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

DANA 1871

 

Filibuster birth struggle of a law 2003

William Peters, Vern Diamond, Eric Sevareid, Hubert H Humphrey, Strom Thurmond, CBS Television Network, CBS News , and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. Filmed in 1964, it begins with a report on the controversial bill's history, from its introduction by John F. Kennedy to the eve of its debate on the Senate Floor. Following that report, Eric Sevareid moderates as Senators Hubert Humphrey and Strom Thurmon engage in a live television debate on the bill's merits. Film footage of John and Robert Kennedy, Justice Dept. officials Nicholas Katzenbach and Burke Marshall, President Lyndon Johnson and the racial clashes of the early 60s captures the tensions that surrounded this most comprehensive civil righs law since Reconstruction. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-307

 

The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara 2004, c2003

Errol Morris, Michael Williams, Julie Bilson Ahlberg, Robert S McNamara, @Radical.media (Firm), Globe Department Store (Firm), SenArt Films (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now, he offers a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, ad the effects of the Vietnam War. 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.)

MEDIA 10-365

 

The fragile promise of choice abortion in the United States today 1996

Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer, and Daniel Meyers

Vignettes from around the United States, news footage and interviews combine to show how restrictive legislation, funding cutbacks, violence against clinics, and the political successes of the Pro-life movement is affecting abortion's availability and how activists and clinicians are working to preserve access to abortion. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5954

 

God and the Constitution 1994

Richard Petrow, Madeline Amgott, Bill D Moyers, Martin E Marty, and Leonard Williams Levy

Bill Moyers discusses the separation of church and state, religious liberty, and the establishment clause with with Martin E. Marty and Leonard W. Levy. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3692

 

Hate across America 1997

Harry Lewis and Mike Wallace

Examines the modern history of hate crimes in America going back to the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi.  Traces the spread of hate crimes and groups beyond their traditional strongholds in the South and looks at the new face of hate: more polished, more seductive, disruptive and dangerous. Shows why such groups have turned away from attacking individuals to focus their attention on the federal government. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

DANA 1243

 

A hidden life 2006

Rachel Dretzin Goodman, Muriel Soenens, Barak Goodman, Will Lyman, Ark Media (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Video

"On May 6, 2005, the residents of Spokane, Washington, awoke to one of the strangest headlines in the town's history: 'West Tied to Sex Abuse in '70s, Using Office to Lure Young Men.' The popular, socially conservative Republican mayor of Spokane, Jim West, had been outed by the town's newspaper The Spokesman-Review. The paper told the sordid story of a man with two lives: in public, he had once sponsored legislation forbidding gays from teaching in public schools, while in private, the paper alleged, he was trawling for young men online, using the trappings of his office to lure them into sexual relationships. But as bizarre as the revelations were, so too were the newspaper's methods. For months, a middle-aged 'forensic computer specialist' had posed as an 18-year-old boy online, engaging the mayor in a relationship that became more and more intimate, ultimately exploding on the front page of the newspaper. Frontline investigates the complex relationship between politics, sexuality, fear and judgment in one all-American town--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5495

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton changing the rules 1994

Peter Graves, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bettina Gregory, and Andrea Blaugrund

This profile of the life of the First Lady begins with her religious suburban Chicago upbringing and ends in the White House. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

DANA 1073

 

Hot spots multimedia analyses of political ads 1997

John S Nelson and G. R Boynton

Political advertising studies illustrating how music, text, metaphor, genre, image, color, delivery, tempo, and location all combine to "orchestrate" political meaning in campaign advertisements and electioneering. 1 videocassette (63 min.)

MEDIA 2-5724

 

Imagination and change science in the next millennium 1998

S. W Hawking, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

The President and Mrs. Clinton host Stephen Hawking. He draws on his deep understanding of the laws of science and their effect on human life to lead a discussion on how scientific and technological advancements will shape and be shaped by human knowledge. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1441 2-5006

 

Inside the Republican revolution the first hundred days 1996

Donald Lambro, Michael Pack, and John Prizer

Behind-the-scene look at the Contract with America and the new Republican majority in the 104th Congress and their efforts to determine the budget, reform welfare, and cut programs and taxes. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-2728

 

Insider betrayal protecting industry trade secrets 2001

Bill Kurtis

A case study of how the government and industry can work together to combat economic espionage with a proactive approach. 1 videocassette (17 min.)

MEDIA 2-6239

 

Jazz an expression of democracy 1998

Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sean Murphy, and Ana Daniels

A White House Millenium evening that reviews the development of jazz in the United States during the 20th century through live performances, film clips, and comments from scholars. 1 videocassette (94 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1443 2-5008

 

Jesus politics the Bible & the ballot 2008

Ilan Ziv, Deborah Davies, Serge Gordey, Randall Herbert Balmer, Paul M Weyrich, Tamouz Media, Bo Travail!, Independent Television Service, Channel Four Films (Firm), ZDF Enterprises, Arte (Firm), Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Icarus Films

"Filmed across 4000 miles and seventeen states, [the film] weaves an historically informed but thoroughly contemporary cinematic essay, a probing look at how deeply religious faith shapes 21st century American politics"--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1860

 

Key constitutional concepts c2006

Robe Imbriano, Erik Todd Dellums, Dan Harris, PJ Productions, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and National Constitution Center (U.S.)

Part 1 explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution, part 2 describes the protection of individual rights and part 3 explores the separation of powers. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 317 10-689

 

The last campaign c2005

Wayne Ewing and Wayne Ewing Films

Documentary that juxtaposes footage of two election campaigns run by West Virginian Democrat Warren McGraw in 1972 and 2004. The film uses the two campaigns to draw a picture of the changes in American politics over the last 30 years. 1 videodisc (107 min., 55 sec.)

MEDIA 10-1355

 

Leading questions 1994

Bill D Moyers and Leslie Clark

Discusses how marketers, network executives, and political candidates use polls, surveys, and behavior scans. Describes how sophisticated marketing techniques are used to sell products, shape politics, and soothe the public into feeling good instead of thinking critically. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA  MEDIA 352  2-934

 

Live free or die 2000

Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

This video follows Dr. Wayne Goldner and his family through a year of everyday life in the small community of Bedford, New Hampshire where abortion politics is a hot issue. As an OB/GYN doctor, Dr. Goldner believes in providing total women's health services, including abortions, and tells how his & his family's life is affected because of this commitment. 1 videocassette (71 min.)

MEDIA 2-5709

 

The living past commitments for the future 1998

Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Bernard Bailyn

Professor Bernard Bailyn speaks on the historical connections between the country's past and its present. Among the connections with continuing historical relevance are the Federalist Papers, slavery and racism, Puritanism and evangelical Protestantism, and the ideas contained in the writings of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Includes remarks by President Clinton and questions from the audience. 1 videocassette (67 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1440 2-5005

 

Mandate the president and the people  c2006

Philip B Kunhardt, Lesley Stahl, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, Kunhardt Productions, and WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

From George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, examines the relationship between the presidency, mass media, and public opinion. 1 videodisc (ca. 35 min.)

MEDIA 10-691

 

Muslims 2003

Graham Judd, Elena Mannes, Martin Smith, and Will Lyman

Misconceptions and lack of understanding dominate America's perception of Islam, the world's second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslims takes an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Mayaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, Muslims explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, and provides a deeper understanding of the political forces at work among Muslims around the world. The film emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism and looks at diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people. 1 videocassette (118 min.)

DANA MEDIA 1891    10-394

 

The neglected generation 1997

Kevin Kelley, David Gould, and Robert Naujoks

Scholars, politicians, parents, and others discuss the state of adolescent America, neglected due to the increase in single and working parents and other factors. The role of government in family policy issue is also discussed. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-5355

 

NOW with Bill Moyers Kathleen Hall Jamieson on political advertising c2003

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Bill D Moyers, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Political and media analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson shares her analyses of American political ads, including "issue" and "attack" ads, to show their actual agendas. Moyers and Jamieson discuss how these ads affect future elections and American politics in general. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-344

 

Onward Christian soldiers 1995

Freke Vuijst and Daniel Klein

"Traces the phenomenal growth and influence of the Christian Right, not only on American politics and diplomacy, but also on American culture ... presents a convincing picture of how the Religious Right threatens democracy in America.". 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-5730

 

Organized crime a world history 2002

Roger Mudd, Miguel Ferrer, History Channel (Television network), Arts and Entertainment Network, and A & E Home Video (Firm)

As recently as the 1950s FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover claimed there was no such thing as organized crime. Today the agency he founded battles criminal cartels around the globe. Filled with remarkable footage and probing interviews with highly-placed officials including the former Colombian minister of justice, the police commissioner of Bombay, India, and FBI, DEA and ATF agents, this series explores the past and exposes the operations of notorious outlaw syndicates. In addition prison interviews with gangsters like "Tarzan," who brokered a deal to sell a Russian submarine to Colombian drug dealers, provide a behind-the-scenes look at how these groups really work. 2 videodiscs (250 min.)

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Our Constitution [videorecording] a conversation c2005

Stephen G Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Conversation between Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Stephen G. Breyer on the constitution. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-690

 

Packaging the science of temptation 2001

Words on packages are subject to countless government restrictions, but reading words is one of the last things consumers do.  Learn how packages use languages that escape regulation. 1 videocassette (20 min.)

MEDIA 2-1618

 

Peace, propaganda, & the promised land U.S. media & the Israeli-Palestinian conflict c2004

Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff, and Media Education Foundation

This documentary contends that the foreign policy interests of American political elites, working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies, exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Combines U.S. and British television news footage with observations from analysts, journalists, and political activists. Examines the factors that have distorted the United States' media coverage and, in turn, American public opinion. 2 videodiscs (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-351

 

Political advertisement 2004

Muntadas, Marshall Reese, Art Institute of Chicago, and Video Data Bank

This anthology documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950's. It reveals the American process of television campaigns as a historical development of the TV "spot" as a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. Included in the compilation of profiles are: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, Pat Buchanan, Dick Lugar, Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Dole, Bob Dole, Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, John McCain, Michael Jordan, Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and others. This is part of an ongoing twenty-year project. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-740

 

The press secretary 2001

Ted Bogosian, Will Lyman, and Joe Lockhart

You're there for three unprecedented, uncensored days as high-definition cameras capture the fascinating, enlightening, and at times, tense scenes swirling around White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5799

 

Primaries defining the battle in New Hampshire 2004

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

In New Hampshire 72 percent of all eligible voters go to the polls, making the state a very good indicator of general election success. Political scholars and journalists explain the primary process and comment on the historical significance of the critical juncture on the way to Pennsylvania Avenue. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-705

 

Prime time violence 1994

Bill Kurtis, Barry Stoner, and Bob Harris

Is the relationship between television and our increasing violent society a myth? Should we allow our government to impose guidelines on TV producers? Would that be constitutional? This documentary explores these questions and more. Includes commentary by Senator Paul Simon, Critic Gene Siskel, actor Michael Moriarity, CBS president Howard Stringer, Newton Minow, ... [et al.]. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

DANA 1212

 

The progressive movement c1996

Henry Nevison, Dana Palermo, Jonathan Zimmerman, Hollis Payer, InVision Communications, and Schlessinger Video Productions

Examines the roots of progressivism; settlement houses; clash of cultures between Progressives and immigrants; muckrakers and city bosses; fighting the trusts; political reform; New Nationalism vs. New Freedom; Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, Socialists and Wobblies; and the Suffrage Movement. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

MEDIA 2-6608

 

Promoting innovation today's USPTO 2007

United States, Patent and Trademark Office, and Signature, a Communications Company

"A video program about the United States Patent and Trademark Office, what it does, how it works and why it is a vital part of America's economy and culture"--Videodisc label. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-813

 

Race for the superbomb 1999

Thomas Ott, David Ogden Stiers, and Richard Rhodes

Featuring newly discovered archival sources from Russia, civil defense films, and recently declassified military footage, "Race for the Superbomb" tells the story of a world at the brink of destruction. 2 videocassettes (113 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-4297 cassette 1 2-4298 cassette 2

 

Reinventing government ... by the people 1994?

Albert Gore and Patrick Davidson Murray

Present an overview of efforts to streamline and promote efficiency in federal government operations by adopting business principles and practices. 1 videocassette (32 min., 57 sec.)

DANA 254

U.S. Politics and Government (Continued)

Rivals 1998, 1995

Gerald McRaney, David Massar, and Maria Baltazzi

"They were the leaders of the world's greatest superpowere grappling at the center of the cold war. Politically they were diametrically opposed, privately they admired and respected each other. But when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev moved nuclear missles into Cuba in 1962, President John F. Kennedy confronted him in one of the most dramatic standoffs in history."--Container. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

DANA 1122

 

Secrecy c2008

Peter Galison, Robb Moss, Redacted Pictures (Firm), Impact Partners (Firm), and Bullfrog Films

An examination of secrecy in the United States government, exploring the tensions between freedom of information and national security. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1669

 

Shirley Chisolm the leader : first Black female elected to Congress 1998

Rex Barnett and Tom Weinberg

"Covers the life and career of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman elected to Congress in 1969."--Container. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 1253

 

Spin 1995

Brian Springer

These excerpts from 500 hours of pirated "satellite TV feeds" taped by Springer during 1992 are a devastating critique of television's profound manipulativeness in the way it packages the news and politics. Includes pre-broadcast and post-broadcast footage from network sources (makeup sessions, off-camera discussions), broadcasts from various Presidential campaigns, Pat Robertson's televangelism, the influence of television talk shows such as Larry King Live, the presidential race of 1992 and the Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King verdict. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-3005

 

Street fight 2005

Cory Booker, Sharpe James, Marshall Curry, Marshall Curry Productions, Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, Independent Television Service, P.O.V. (Firm), and American Documentary, Inc

Follows the 2002 race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between 32 year-old Cory Booker and four-term incumbent Sharpe James. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the election pitted a young challenger against an old style political machine that uses any means necessary, including harassment and police intimidation, to crush its opponents. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

DANA 321

 

The Supreme Court c2007

David Strathairn, Mark Zwonitzer, Richard Ben Cramer, Thomas Lennon, Jamila Wignot, Rob Rapley, Julia Elliott, Jeffrey Rosen, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), Hidden Hill Productions, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, Ambrose Video Publishing, and Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Episode.1. One nation under law: Examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court - John Marshall - and to his successor, Roger Taney. Episode 2. A new kind of justice: Explores the issues before the court from the aftermath of the Civil War through the 1930s. This was a period of unprecedented economic growth as the nation industrialized, but was also a time of unregulated work conditions - the court found itself squarely in the middle of what was almost class warfare. Episode 3. A nation of liberties: Focuses on the court's reaction to state and federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. Episode 4. The Rehnquist revolution: Details the court from the election of President Richard Nixon - who appointed 4 new justices in less than two years - through to the more recent Court of today. During this period one man put his stamp on the institution and solidified and enhanced the power of the Court in the modern area - William H. Rehnquist. 4 videodiscs (240 min.)

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The survival of Saddam 2000

Will Lyman and Greg Barker

When the Gulf War ended, the United States government believed the Iraqis should quickly overthrow Saddam Hussein. But nine years later, he still rules Iraq. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5544

 

Taking on the Kennedys 1996

Joshua Seftel, Tom Kemp, and Jo Ann Allen

This internal look at the 1994 Congressional election campaigns of Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Vigilante in Rhode Island include media and other appearances and also advertisements.  The program shows that the media images and advertisements are much more critical in determining the outcome than the issues or experience of the candidates. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-3041

 

A third choice 1996

Ben J Wattenberg and Melissa Mathis

"This program examines America's fascinating national experience with third parties and independent candidates, covering more than 200 years of American political history. The program ... explores the most influential third-party movements in American political history"--Container. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

DANA 1556

 

This town is not for sale! 1999

Sylvia Rodríguez,  Christine Marie Sierra, Felipe González, Julie Newcomb, KNME-TV (Television station : Albuquerque, N.M.), and University of New Mexico

This program follows Debbie Jaramillo's successful campaign in the 1994 Sante Fe mayoral election. 1 videocasette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-6404

 

Torture America's brutal prisons 2005

Nick London, Deborah Davies, Jonathan Young, David Howell, Elizabeth Parker, First Run/Icarus Films, and Channel 4 International

Visits correctional institutions in Texas, Florida and California, uncovering penal systems with deeply ingrained cultures of punishment, where prisoners are routinely abused, even tortured, by prison guards. The film features videos recorded by prison surveillance cameras and correction officers themselves, supplemented by interviews with former prisoners, a warden, a prison doctor, inmates' relatives, attorneys and former correction officers who have broken the code of silence. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 2-7833

 

The torture question c2005

Michael Kirk, Will Lyman, Jim Gilmore, Kirk Documentary Group, WGBH Educational Foundation, and PBS Video

The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th  led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive interrogation" makes it way into the battle zone. The program focuses on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as a case study in prisoner abuse. 1 videodisc (approx. 90 min.)

DANA 205

 

Unborn in the USA inside the war on abortion 2007

Stephen Fell, Will Thompson, Scuba Rooster , and First Run/Icarus Films

Looks at the pro-life movement in the United States over the past 35 years, offering insight into both the religious and political ideologies of this social movement. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-999

 

Unequal education 1994

Bill D Moyers, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Carolie Jenkins, Robert Morris, and Joseph Camp

The initial segment "Failing our children" focuses on inequality in the education available in rich and poor New York neighborhood schools. A group of four recently graduated high school students produced and reported this segment.  Also includes Kathleen Hall Jamieson commenting on the 1992 Presidential campaign and a discussion between Jonathan Kozol and John Chubb on school vouchers. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3295

 

Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick? c2008

Larry Adelman, Llewellyn Smith, Vital Pictures (Firm), National Minority Consortia (U.S.), California Newsreel (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc, National Black Programming Consortium, and Pacific Islanders in Communications

A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert. In sickness and in wealth: "What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Follow four individuals from different walks of life to see how their position in society, shaped by social policies and public priorities, affects their health"--Container insert. When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert. Becoming American: "Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American. But those health advantages erode the longer they've been here. What causes health to worsen as immigrants become American? What can we all learn about improved well-being from new immigrant communities?"--Container insert. Bad sugar: "O'odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal 'embodiment' of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures"--Container insert. Place matters: "Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?"--Container insert. Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert. Not just a paycheck: "Residents of Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs, far from devastating lives, are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers"--Container insert. 1 videodisc (236 min.)

DANA.       MEDIA.  438              10-1334

 

Unprecedented the 2000 presidential election c2004

Joan Sekler, Richard Ray Pérez, William Haugse, Peter Coyote, Danny Glover, Public Interest Pictures (Firm), Robert Greenwald Productions, Los Angeles Independent Media Center, and Sony Music Entertainment, Inc

The riveting story about the battle for the presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America. What emerges is a disturbing picture of an election marred by suspicious irregularities, electoral injustices, and sinister voter purges in a state governed by the winning candidate's brother. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-447

 

Upon these grounds exploring the White House garden 1997

Jennifer Server, Peter Argentine, and David E Gerber

A behind the scenes tour of the President's Park, the White House's grounds and gardens. Explains how the grounds grew and evolved over two centuries with changing administrations and includes rare footage of the first families in their "backyard". 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-3286

 

Vieques ... un largometraje 2000

William Nemcik, Coqui Santaliz, and José Juan Nazario de la Rosa

The struggle by the residents of Vieques Island to halt target practice by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-5617

 

Vote for me politics in America 1996

Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, and Paul Jeffrey Stekler

Examines the issues and strategies involved in successfully running for political office in the United States. 2 videocassettes (221 min.)

DANA. DANA 765 cassette 1 765 cassette 2

 

The War room 1994

R. J Cutler, Wendy Ettinger, Frazer Pennebaker, D. A Pennebaker, and Chris Hegedus

Documentary about the Clinton presidential campaign, from the New Hampshire primary to the victory party 10 months later. At the center are the two men most responsible for Clinton's victory--James Carville, the campaign manager, and George Stephanopoulos, the communications director. This is a compelling portrait of the two men and the skill and determination required to bring about a victory. 1 videocassette (96 min.)

DANA      MEDIA 495              10-369

 

Watergate 1994

Mick Gold, Paul Mitchell, Daniel Schorr, Richard M Nixon, H. R Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Richard Helms, Daniel Ellsberg, E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy , Charles W Colson, John W Dean, Egil Krogh, Robert Fairchild Cushman, Jeb Stuart Magruder, John N Mitchell, and Frederick C Larue

Brings together most of the major participants and captures their first-hand accounts of the Watergate scandal. 5 videocassettes (230 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2671 cassette 1 2-2672 cassette 2 2-2673 cassette 3 2-2674 cassette 4 2-2675 cassette 5

 

Welfare reform's new deal 1998

Marilyn Brown, Theresa Brooks, and Demetrio McCarthy

Discusses the impact of welfare reform legislation on women, children, adolescents, immigrants, workers, students, people with HIV/AIDS, the elderly and the disabled. 1 videocassette (ca.15 min.)

DANA 1696

 

Women as citizens vital voices through the century 1999

Nancy F Cott, Alice Kessler-Harris, Ruth Simmons, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

Alice Kessler-Harris, Nancy Cott, and Ruth Simmons speak on the history of American women in civic life in the 20th century. The discussion focuses on three themes: women as volunteers and reformers, women's struggle for rights,and women in public/civic life. Includes remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience and from the Internet. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1445 2-5010

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