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41.

Brazil [electronic resource]: A South American Journey, With Jonathan Dimbleby

Nowhere is evidence of the economic boom in South America more apparent than in Brazil, but in this program Jonathan Dimbleby finds the road to riches is paved with dilemmas for both Brazil and the wider world. In the Amazon, architects and cattle ranchers are grappling with environmental tension. On the coast, descendants of runaway slaves are fighting to protect their land from the expansion of a satellite launch facility. And in Rio, Dimbleby joins the commander of a new police force as they seek to pacify the slums ruled by the law of the drug lords.
Online
2011; 2013
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A Hidden America [electronic resource]: Children of the Mountains

In the hills of Central Appalachia, up winding, mountain roads, is a place where families face unthinkable living conditions. Isolated pockets here have three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of drug abuse, and the shortest life span in the nation. In this program, Diane Sawyer travels to the Appalachian Mountains to report on children who live in rural poverty, and in particular, four who are determined to find a better life. For nearly two years, ABC News cameras have followed the stories of Shawn, a high school athlete who sleeps in his truck to avoid his alcoholic family; Courtney, a 12-year-old who wants nothing more than her own bed and enough to eat; Jeremy, an 18-year-old coal miner whose dream of becoming an engineer was dashed when his girlfriend became pregnant [...]
Online
2009; 2013
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Brazil [electronic resource]

In this program, Jimmy Doherty goes to Brazil, where he discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugarcane cutters to see how the country has replaced half of its gasoline use with biofuel, and finds a way to save caimans from poachers. In the Amazon, Jimmy meets an unlikely cattle rancher who claims he can save the rain forest.
Online
2009
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Australia [electronic resource]

Jimmy Doherty visits the wheat belt of western Australia in this program to see if farmers there can overcome the global problem of soil salinity. Next, he heads deep into the outback to catch wild animals - then takes a trip to the Murray-Darling river basin to see if its vineyards can still produce good wine despite now having only half as much water as in the past.
Online
2009
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A Hidden America [electronic resource]: Children of the Plains

South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is home to an estimated 35,000 people, most of whom identify as Oglala Lakota Sioux. Unfortunately, 47% of people on Pine Ridge live below the federal poverty level. Most adults are unemployed, and rampant alcoholism combined with underfunded schools make it a tough place to grow up. In this ABC News program, Diane Sawyer visits Pine Ridge to report on the reservation's problem with poverty and to meet with some remarkable children who are striving to break through its culture of despair. Tashina Iron Horse, a vivacious kindergartener living in a three-bedroom house with 19 relatives, wants to be a cop when she grows up. Louise, at only 12 years old, has already attempted suicide, but teachers are rallying around this girl who loves readin [...]
Online
2011
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The Future of the Global Economy [electronic resource]: Meeting of the Minds

In today's economic environment, companies and governments alike must invest in human capital. But creating a new paradigm for prosperity will require a collective effort. In this CNBC program, former President Bill Clinton and some of the world's most prestigious business leaders come together to address the pressing questions of our time. Can we turn intentions into action? Can we transform investment ideas into practical, profitable global ventures? Can corporations apply free-market solutions to the world's most dire needs? Panelists include Sheila Bair, former chairperson of the FDIC; Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical; and Peter Sands, group chief executive of Standard Chartered.
Online
2010
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Challenges in the Hinterland [electronic resource]

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Program 6.1 documents Spanish Andalucia's struggles to move beyond tourism and agriculture to integrate with Europe's heartland. Program 6.2 is a case study of modern Iceland and its attempt to balance sustainable fish harvests with the social costs of not joining the European Economic Community.
Online
2003
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The Transforming Industrial Heartland [electronic resource]

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Program 5.1 documents the change in the economy of Liverpool from containerized shipping technology which reduced the labor force, to a seaport city that is the center of information and services for the region. Program 5.2 focuses on Randstad, Netherlands, as an example of a small, crowded Netherlands region striving to maintain its transportation connections while preserving dwindling green space.
Online
2003
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The Global Marketplace [electronic resource]: Benefits of Globalization

In an age of globalization, companies are scrambling to blend the ideals of social justice with the concept of a free-market economy. Drawing on case studies from around the world, this program focuses on progressive efforts being made by businesses to unite profits and principles. Issues under consideration include the practice of social responsibility through ethical investment policies and codes of conduct, the human and environmental costs of unscrupulous manufacturing, and a renewed emphasis on good employee/employer and supplier/retailer relations.
Online
2006; 2000
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The Global Dimension [electronic resource]: Risks of Globalization

Despite unprecedented growth in the world economy as a whole, some 1.5 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, and the living conditions for twice that number are almost as deplorable. This program investigates how both trade and financial aid are being used to help Costa Rica and other third-world nations bridge the technological divide and gain much-needed know-how so that they can improve their ways of life and prosper in the burgeoning global economy.
Online
2006; 2000
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Global Resources [electronic resource]: Management and Competition

What is the relationship between a country's natural assets and its economic power? Does wealth in raw materials alone lead to monetary wealth? What are the dangers of relying on finite supplies? This program explores economic questions surrounding the management of-and international competition for-natural resources. Describing the process by which nations translate the products of their forests, fields, mines, and waters into economic and political power, the video provides insight into the drive to control natural resources, the role they play in the economic development of poor countries, the precarious concept of the "global commons," and the connection between resource mismanagement and environmental damage. Recent events in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America highlight hi [...]
Online
2006; 2007
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Where's the Catch? [electronic resource]: Pacific Fishing in Crisis

Plenty of fish in the sea may endure as a platitude, but the expression runs afoul of current marine biology. This program examines the dangerous depletion of Pacific Ocean fish stocks, an echo of the overfishing that has ravaged the Atlantic. Contrasting the tuna industries of wealthy countries with the localized fishing many developing nations engage in, the video features case studies of the socioeconomic impact of overfishing on Fiji, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands, and analyzes political systems that enable harmful and often illegal fishing to continue. Activist and pro-regulatory groups that confront these problems are profiled with a tentative optimism.
Online
2006; 2005
53.

Russia [electronic resource]: Rebuilding a Nation

Although rich in oil, gas, lumber, and many other natural resources, Russia is experiencing difficulty building a free-market economy. From the heart of Moscow and nearby areas, this program investigates major challenges that Russian companies face following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Interviews with resource managers and business leaders-along with spectacular views of the Kremlin, Red Square, and historic churches-shed light on the growing pains of a seemingly young nation.
Online
2005; 2002
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United Arab Emirates [electronic resource]: Oil and Water Resources

The UAE's oil is plentiful and readily consumed by an energy-thirsty world; meanwhile, the nation struggles with its own thirst for water. This program documents the history of the wealthy Arab nation and how it deals with water scarcity and an abundance of petroleum. Detailed discussions of the oil drilling and seawater desalinization processes, conversations with young UAE citizens, and a stroll through a souk, or public market, vividly illustrate cultural and economic aspects of this Persian Gulf country.
Online
2005; 2002
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India [electronic resource]: Population and Resources

Dramatic changes over the past 20 years have created a tech-savvy Indian middle class. This program details the economic strength of the "new" India, its ongoing problems of unemployment and poverty, and how these issues are linked to overpopulation. Outlining the country's 5,000-year history, the video focuses on the southern city of Bangalore, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, and the daily influx of rural job-seekers it faces. Conversations with women in prominent high-tech positions emphasize changing attitudes toward gender roles.
Online
2005; 2002
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China [electronic resource]: Food for a Billion Plus

Despite its huge population and expanding industrial economy, most of China's inhabitants are farmers. This program journeys to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Beijing, exploring the relationship between Chinese agriculture and the urban centers of the country. Featuring visits to large-scale and family-operated farms, a walk along the Great Wall, and an interview with the U.S. embassy's agricultural attache, the program illuminates China's efforts to improve crop yields, food distribution, and environmental conditions.
Online
2005; 2002
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Singapore [electronic resource]: Industrialization and Migration

A hub of trade for centuries, Singapore is now an economic powerhouse. This program explores factors that have enabled Singapore to thrive, including its location, its high-tech labor force, and its wide variety of cultural groups and nationalities. Interviews with the deputy manager of the nation's port, conversations with citizens from a spectrum of ethnic backgrounds, and colorful displays of traditional Malay dance and dress reflect Singapore's balance of indigenous and immigrant influences.
Online
2005; 2002
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Crime in the Cities [electronic resource]: Public Safety at Risk

Why do urban crime rates soar in some wealthy countries while dropping in others? This program analyzes that question using data-mapping to find telltale patterns in Japan and the United States. With the Japanese crime rate increasing in 90 percent of the nation, a data map based on locations and peak times of criminal activity sheds light on deteriorating conditions in city outskirts. Opposite patterns are observed in New York and Los Angeles, where crime rates have fallen dramatically over five years-partly as a result of improvements in municipal services and environments. Use this program to demonstrate links between crime rates and civic responsibility.
Online
2006; 2004
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Extinct Species [electronic resource]: Red Alert to Humanity

Use this program to correlate the precarious existence of endangered species and the forces of global trade. Visiting Indonesia, Japan, and the Florida Everglades, the video studies the difficulty of balancing economic and ecological well-being. The plight of animal populations-Sumatran elephants losing their habitat to palm oil plantations, Oriental white storks feeding in pesticide-ridden waters, and Florida panthers struggling in developed areas-is reinforced by a comprehensive "extinction data map" showing the biosphere's most threatened areas. This program is an effective supplement for environmental studies courses focusing on worldwide economic factors.
Online
2006; 2004
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To Have and Have Not [electronic resource]: Wealth and Poverty in the New China

Every year this nation's economy struggles to absorb millions of the unemployed, while the rich move to gated communities with private schools and tennis courts. That might sound like America, but it isn't. This Wide Angle documentary studies the new China, once the home of Mao's rigidly imposed social equality-and today, a member of the World Trade Organization containing both staggeringly wealthy and tragically destitute citizens. The country's commitment to private enterprise and free markets may reshape China more in a single year than most countries change in a decade. This eye-opening program illustrates the effect of that dynamic on the people of China.
Online
2006; 2002