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Fashion Design Careers [electronic resource]: Do You Have What It Takes?

It's one thing to launch a career on a reality TV show and quite another to become a successful designer through talent and tenacity alone. This video follows eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the skills and characteristics needed to make it in the fashion industry. Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion, including: What personality traits do you need to have? Where do designers get ideas? What are the tough realities of being a fashion designer? What successes has each guest designer achieved? Why do they love doing what they do? An indispensible guide for viewers who dream of breaking into one of the most demanding and exclusive industries in the arts.

Commercial Printing Processes [electronic resource]

This program examines common commercial printing processes in use today, including offset lithographic, digital, screen, and flexographic. Types of binding and finishing that will be used for books, food wrappers, plastics, and other applications are also discussed. In addition, industry experts explain how commercial printers can help clients decide on the best way to present their product by considering choices in paper quality, cost, and printing and finishing methods.

She Says [electronic resource]: Women in News

In this classic program, ten pioneering female journalists talk about the difficulty they had breaking into what was once a male-dominated profession. The documentary highlights their struggle to be taken seriously and the impact they eventually had on news reporting. Anna Quindlen recalls the drama of covering Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 bid for vice president, and Nina Totenberg and Narda Zacchino discuss the significance of female journalists reporting on the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hall sexual harassment case. Carole Simpson, the first African-American female network anchor, details how news typically comes from a "white, male perspective" despite the diverse makeup of her own newsroom, and Helen Thomas gives credit to earlier newswomen, such as Barbara Walters, who helped break down [...]

Art Therapy Has Many Faces [electronic resource]

Painters like Frida Kahlo have coped with personal anguish through the creation of art, and for people in therapy, art can be an effective way to deal with depression, traumatic memories, and even physical disability. "Art is not just about beauty," says one patient, "it's also about hideousness." This program provides an overview of art therapy - its aims, various approaches, and ways to best facilitate patient creativity - using footage of therapists in action and endorsements from patients who it has helped. The video also profiles some art therapy pioneers, documents its spread to a variety of settings, and lets viewers know what kind of training is needed to become an art therapist today.

Should You Let Them Watch? [electronic resource]: Assessing Media Violence

The American Medical Association and several other groups have long contended that violence in the media promotes violent behavior in children. But is their evidence really as conclusive as they say it is? No, say noted psychology professor Jonathan Freedman and Pulitzer Prize-winning science author Richard Rhodes. In this ABC News program, Freedman and Rhodes square off against the University of Michigan's Leonard Eron and L. Rowell Heusmann, the powerful team whose decades of data helped lay the foundation of the case against media violence-a case that has traveled all the way to Capitol Hill and might alter the future of the media industry.

Violence and Television [electronic resource]: George Gerbner

George Gerbner, communication scholar, theorist, teacher, poet, and the founder of cultivation theory, discusses his work, which influenced four decades of research on violence and television.

Hair, Production, Office, Makeup [electronic resource]

Go behind the scenes of a film set to learn about the roles of the hair, makeup, and production departments. Professionals explain what jobs on the set of a film entail and how to get started in the film industry.

Investigative Reporting in the Digital Era [electronic resource]

In the new world of tweets, blogs, and citizen journalism, what is the outlook for true investigative reporting? This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media. Social media and globalization have changed the ways reporters connect with their readers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nearly instantaneous access to news as it unfolds? A panel of heavy hitters from the world of journalism weighs in on these and other issues, such as emerging financial models for (costly) investigative reporting as traditional news budgets shrink. Young reporters entering the field will be particularly encouraged by many of the exciting technologies and resources available for developing stories that are more in- [...]