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Asbestos [electronic resource]: Magic Mineral, Killer Dust

For nearly a hundred years, asbestos fibers were woven into the very fabric of commercial and residential life in North America and Europe-despite an industry awareness that asbestos dust is extremely dangerous. This program featuring Geoffrey Tweedale, author of Magic Mineral to Killer Dust, and environmental consultant Barry Castleman illuminates the dark history of flame-retardant asbestos: asbestosis fatalities, efforts by the asbestos industry to deflect criticism of its products, the scientific correlation of mesothelioma to asbestos exposure, and belated governmental regulation. Also, today's growing market for asbestos in developing countries is exposed.
Online
2005
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War Against Deadly Microbes and Lethal Viruses [electronic resource]

This eye-opening program delves into humanity's war with lethal microorganisms and viruses. Astoundingly detailed images by medical photographer Lennart Nilsson illuminate how microbes attack the body and how our immune systems defend it. Reenactments of remarkable medical discoveries-penicillin, blood groups, methods of malaria control, and the polio vaccine-are portrayed, and cutting-edge stem cell research is discussed. The rapid speed with which the SARS virus spread around the globe is also investigated. Leading immunologist Robert Gallo urges awareness to prevent these mounting threats.AIDS and SARS will not be the last new diseases to endanger humans.
Online
2006; 2003
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Get Cartier! Defending a Crown [electronic resource]

As a market leader in high-end jewelry, Cartier has long defended its turf against the likes of Tiffany and Bulgari. But recently, luxury goods label Louis Vuitton launched its own line of fine jewelry-a move interpreted as a direct attack on the king of jewelers. In this program, award-winning business journalist Virginia Eastman gains unprecedented access to super-exclusive Cartier parties and PR events to observe the company's strategy for retaining its dominant position as jeweler to royalty, celebrities, and the seriously wealthy.
Online
2006; 2004
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Coke's Water Bomb [electronic resource]: Dasani Fiasco

On a British sitcom, two characters bottled tap water and sold it as Peckham Spring Water. More recently, Coca-Cola launched its purified-water lifestyle drink, Dasani, in the U.K. The connection was not overlooked. This program tracks Dasani's progressive PR nightmare in Britain-first as newspapers screamed "Coke Sells Tap Water for 95p," and then as Coca-Cola recalled 500,000 bottles due to potentially carcinogenic contamination at their factory. It also considers an even larger problem as worldwide Coke sales continue to flatten: without Dasani, the soft drink giant has no bottled water product for the lucrative European market.
Online
2006; 2004
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eBay [electronic resource]: Managing Success

This program presents the history of Internet phenom eBay; discusses the Web site's feedback system, the key to its unprecedented success; and examines the devastating impact eBay has had on antique and collectible shops. The program also exposes two vulnerabilities that have come with that success: stock prices that fluctuate with the slightest stumble in company performance, and government's growing interest in taxing traders' earnings. In the U.K. alone, more than 10,000 people make some or even all of their income from the site.
Online
2006; 2005
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Zora Neale Hurston [electronic resource]: Heart With Room for Every Joy

I have the strength to walk my own path, no matter how hard, in my search for reality, and not cling to the splendid wagon of desperate illusions. A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a truly exquisite narrative talent. This illuminating biography of Hurston-a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity-examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, and Dust Tracks on a Road. Interviews with Lucy Anne Hurston, Zora's niece and author of the biography Speak, So You Can Speak Again, and with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W. E. B. DuBois Profe [...]
Online
2006; 2005
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Ancient Theatres of Greece and Rome [electronic resource]

Beginning with the most rudimentary of theaters-an open plot of ground which the Greeks called a theatron or "seeing space"-this program illustrates in stunning detail how that idea evolved over the centuries. Professor Richard Beacham of King's College London guides viewers through the Theatre of Epidaurus and the Lycurgian, Hellenistic, and Roman manifestations of the Theatre of Dionysus. The odea of Pericles and Agrippa and Rome's magnificent Theatre of Pompey are also featured as living and breathing performance sites, clearly demonstrating through virtual-reality archaeology the sophistication of ancient theatrical productions.
Online
2006; 2005
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City Under Siege [electronic resource]

A prolonged series of terrorist attacks could seriously endanger America's stability. In this Fred Friendly Seminar, moderator and Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree compels a team of experts to wrestle with a frightening scenario-a wave of bombings in a large port city and the credible rumor of a nuclear "dirty bomb" arriving in the harbor on the Fourth of July. With 5,000 shipping containers landing daily, those tasked with protecting the city face agonizing logistical and ethical questions: Is an effective search for the bomb possible? Should the threat be made public, or would that only cause panic and undermine the investigation? And perhaps the most troubling issue of all-with thousands of lives in the balance, how can information be elicited from suspects? Is tortur [...]
Online
2005
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Newshour Business Ethics Anthology [electronic resource]

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is renowned for its balanced, in-depth reporting. This anthology of NewsHour segments comes to terms with thorny issues of business ethics. Through interviews with key figures and insightful analysis, the anthology blends case studies and background reports to explore the Enron affair, stratospheric executive compensation, Wall Street irregularities, and other topical business concerns within their broader contexts.
Online
2006
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Fetal Alcohol Exposure [electronic resource]: Changing the Future

How are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders diagnosed? What are the primary and secondary disabilities associated with FASD? And-most important of all-what is the human cost? This program addresses these questions through the firsthand experiences of Ann Streissguth, director of the University of Washington's Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit; Kathy Mitchell, vice president of NOFAS; Erica Lara, who works at a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility designed especially for women with young children; and Erica Gitis-Miles, a college student who has FASD. The in utero effects of alcohol are considered as well, as are the facial, bodily, neurological, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics of FASD.
Online
2006
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The Drama of Creation [electronic resource]: Writers on Writing

How can a handful of words, scribbled on a napkin or a train schedule, grow into a timeless play? How does a storyteller create characters with lives and intentions of their own? Is writing a miraculous act, impossible to explain or describe, or is it 90 percent perspiration? In this program, a chorus of famous authors discuss creative strategies that lead to emotionally charged stories and dramatic narratives. The video weaves together rarely seen interviews featuring nuts-and-bolts commentary from Neil Simon, August Wilson, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Peter Shaffer, Tina Howe, and other artists whose work profoundly moves readers and audiences. Exploring the writer's craft from several different angles-the roller coaster of inspiration, the pros and cons of collaboration, the impo [...]
Online
2006
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Playing Hurt [electronic resource]: Ethics and Sports Medicine

Imagine that it's the week of the football championship game, and a star player may have an undisclosed head injury. Everyone wants him to play. If you were the coach, would you let him? Or picture a talented WNBA hopeful who has torn her ACL - for the third time. Add in bouts of bulimia and her lifelong dream of going pro. As her adviser, what would you do? These are only two of the agonizing questions that Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree puts to a panel of dedicated and deeply concerned sports experts. In this Fred Friendly Seminar, filmed at an annual meeting of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, they explore the ethical and medical issues - and moral obligations - that come into play whenever an athlete becomes a patient. Topics include conflicts of inter [...]
Online
2005
13.

The Clios 2005 [electronic resource]

This program revisits 2005's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards. Entries include Nike's "Evolution," "Shoxploitation," and "Scary House"; Volkswagen's "Time"; Wanadoo's "The Chase"; adidas' "Improvisation"; Labatt-Bud Light's "Cuppa"; Toyota Prius's "Donkey"; Stella's "Pilot"; Ford Ranger Opencab's "King Kong"; Bud Light's "Sky Diver"; and Miller Lite's "Victims.
Online
2005
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Managing Diabetes [electronic resource]

A disease that frequently goes unnoticed for years, diabetes can lead to blindness, loss of limbs, even death. The good news, as this program clearly demonstrates, is that diabetes is neither inevitable nor unmanageable. Illustrating ways for patients to take a proactive approach to their health, the video details changes in diet, exercise, and attitude that can stop the progression of the disease and in some cases prevent its occurrence in the first place. Personal testimony from patients and expert commentary from physicians are included. The result is an empowering guide to managing and minimizing a formerly debilitating illness.
Online
2005; 2003
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Curing Cancer [electronic resource]: Clinical Research Trials

No drug or medicine has ever been proven safe and effective without a clinical trial. This program demonstrates the vital role of clinical trials in current cancer research, and explains why many medical experts view the clinical trial system as the basis for curing all forms of cancer-or turning it into a manageable disease that patients can live with. Personal testimony from trial participants who have survived lung, breast, and other types of cancer is juxtaposed with the problem of cultural and psychological barriers to participation, providing valuable insight into the sometimes mysterious clinical trial process.
Online
2006; 2003
16.

Deep Vein Thrombosis [electronic resource]

Affecting about 2 million Americans every year, deep vein thrombosis is a severe form of blood clot that has been linked with some cancers. This program examines how DVT develops, including the genetic and acquired risk factors that make an occurrence likely. It also examines the life-threatening problem of pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots in the lungs, which can result from DVT. Along with medical procedures used for early detection and treatment of DVT, the video includes case studies, personal experiences of patients, and descriptions of simple strategies for preventing and coping with blood clots.
Online
2005; 2003
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Sepsis [electronic resource]: Peril of Infection

A frightening and often deadly affliction, sepsis is a result of the immune system overreacting to bacterial infection. This program thoroughly examines the cause of sepsis, its specific symptoms and effects, and the possibility of treatment and recovery if life support and antibiotics are administered in time. Describing how immunological defenses shift into overdrive to rid the blood stream and organs of invaders, the video illustrates the all-too-frequent results of the human body attacking itself: organ damage and, typically, system failure. Case studies of sepsis survival and expert commentary from physicians at major medical centers are also included.
Online
2006; 2003
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Publishing Short Stories [electronic resource]

In this volume, Amy Tan gives a talk called "Serendipity, the Muse, and Divine Intervention." Using examples from The One Hundred Secret Senses, she explores the role that these elements played in the development of her work. This volume also features a lively panel discussion in which authors Amy Tan and Richard Ford and editors Will Allison, Alan Cheuse, and Andrew Tonkovich field questions posed by moderator Stephen Kochand and members of the audience. Questions include What are the best markets for emerging fiction writers?, Are there trends to follow or avoid?, and What role does the editor play in selecting content for various publications?
Online
2006; 2005
19.

Writing the Novel [electronic resource]

In segment one of this volume, "Writing the Landscape," Janet Fitch discusses landscape and how its use can distinguish professional writers from aspiring writers. In a clear and conversational style, she provides examples and recommends methods, tools, and exercises to help novelists elevate the level of their prose. In segment two, writers Sands Hall, Max Byrd, Varley O'Connor, and Stephen Koch present a wealth of information, humorously moderated by editor Andrew Tonkovich, on point-of-view. Topics such as the connection between POV and voice and how perspective, voice, and POV relate to character and place are included.
Online
2006; 2005
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What to Write [electronic resource]

In segment one of this volume, screenwriter Gill Dennis gives a presentation that addresses how to find the story, develop memorable and realistic characters, uncover "significant irrelevancies" and apply them to fiction, and use emotions to develop story lines. In the second segment, "Psychological and Spiritual Distress of Writing," Anne Lamott provides good advice and great examples as she gives insights into topics ranging from what to write, to her fears about getting published, to how she copes with her critical voice. She also talks about what to do when your work doesn't get the response you were hoping for.
Online
2006; 2005