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Talk, Talk, Talk: The Rise of the Television Talk Show

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Reviews the talk show format, its development, and viewer fascination. Discusses the changing mix of information, entertainment, and exploitation in talk shows.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Future Risk: Society's Problems in Children's Lives

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This program examines many of the societal problems facing children today, such as drugs, crime, teenage pregnancy, rising school drop-out rates, lack of educational opportunities, possible reductions in welfare benefits, and the disintegration of the traditional family unit.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Cyberspace: Virtual Unreality?

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This program defines various terms describing cyberspace, and questions if computer technology is contributing to the social isolation of individuals.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Parenting: Whose Child Is This?

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High tech recipes for procreation raise serious ethical, religious and legal questions which parents, doctors and the courts are just beginning to ponder.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Presidency: Hail to the Chief

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Examines the changing political environment and expectations related to the leadership role of the president. Among the experts featured are former presidential advisor Roger Porter, who served presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush, and Washington Post columnist David Broder.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Individualism in America: The Self-Made Society

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Americans have always glorified the rugged, self-reliant individualist who saves the day or builds the fortune. But what are the long-term consequences of seeking personal gain and glory? Are we becoming a selfish nation, more concerned with personal fulfillment than the common good of the larger society? This program examines the shift toward cultural and social isolation, particularly as it relates to major national problems such as crime and punishment, the national debt, environmental issues and welfare reform.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Presidency: A Personal Perspective

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VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Legislating Morality: "There Oughta Be a Law!"

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Discusses whether the government can impose morality through legislation in the United States.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Good of the Many: Gun Control and Individual Rights

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Protection of individual freedoms has long been the hallmark of American democracy. But at what point does the good of the many outweigh the freedom of the individual? This program examines the specific issue of gun ownership as an example of the ongoing tension between individual rights and the orderly functioning of American society.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Legislating Morality: Affirmative Action and the Burden of History

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Explores whether affirmative action promotes racial balance, or fights discrimination of the past with reverse discrimination in the present.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)