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Les Misérables: From the Novel by Victor Hugo

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In nineteenth century France, a former convict tries to overcome his past and is asked to raise a prostitute's daughter, while being hounded by a policeman who vows to put him back behind bars.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
103.

Nobelity

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A look at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of Nobel laureates. Follow filmmaker Turk Pipkin in his journey to find enlightening answers about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
104.

Dialogues: A Series of Conversations on the Crucial Issues of Our Times

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Richard Heffner discusses the critical issues of our changing times with Elie Wiesel. Together they explore the moral responsibilities of the individual in meeting challenges as well as searching for solutions for the new century.
VHS
1997
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
106.

Do Unto Others [electronic resource]

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A panel including Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Faye Wattleton of Planned Parenthood, and Willard Gaylin of the Hastings Center, explore the question: How much do we as individuals owe to other members of our communities? They respond to a variety of hypothetical situations such as sounds of distress from a battered woman and child, a homeless woman living outside your apartment, and a man who is unfaithful to his wife and possibly risks exposing her to AIDS.
Online
1989
107.

To Defend a Killer [electronic resource]

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A panel of American jurists and a philosopher discuss the ethics of criminal justice. The panelists discuss whether lawyers should defend people whom they they know to be guilty and how aggressive should the defense be. They also discuss where to draw the line when it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, deterrence versus rehabilitation, and society's right to retribution. Includes commentary by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale.
Online
1989
108.

Public Trust, Private Interests [electronic resource]

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Jeane Kirkpatrick, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Senator Alan Simpson, Peter Jennings and others address the problems of trust--within government, between one public official and another and between the government and the public. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a man whose career starts in the administrative branch and moves on to a position as a senator. When he has troubles early in his career who stands by him and what does he owe his superiors? When he casts votes in Congess, is he the servant of the people or of his conscience?
Online
1989
109.

Anatomy of a Corporate Takeover [electronic resource]

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In Program 5, a panel of prominent Americans in the fields of business, law, and economics discuss ethics as they relate to corporate takeovers. They consider what responsibility is owed to shareholders, investors, employees, consumers, and the public, and whether there should be a sense of fairness in the corporate world. Debating the issues are T. Boone Pickens; chief executives from Borg-Warner, Goodyear, and Berkshire Hathaway; economist Lester Thurow; and Senator Tim Wirth.
Online
1989
110.

Under Orders, Under Fire: 1 [electronic resource]

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The My Lai incident is debated by generals and chaplains who raise issues of confidentiality between soldiers and their religious confessors, and the issue of military justice itself. Generals William Westmoreland, David Jones, and Brent Scowcroft, correspondents Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace, and others, considers whether a soldier has the duty to follow orders no matter what and the course of action that is demanded by loyalty to one's country if you are the commander of a platoon under enemy fire and a soldier is trying to desert.
Online
1989
111.

Myths and Realities of Aging [electronic resource]

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Older people from a cross-section of ethnic and social groups, discuss the psychology of aging and the myths about aging that restrict their freedoms. Indicates that it is common for people who have experienced racial discrimination in their past, to feel like "survivors" as they age. Also indicates that longevity is creating "beanpole" families where people who live beyond 80 are unclear of their role and negative family relationships are prolonged rather than resolved. Defines topics of study for sociologists researching the new society of older, long-lived adults.
Online
1993
112.

Separate and Unequal [electronic resource]

In Jackson, Mississippi-a city only grazed by Hurricane Katrina-thousands of African-Americans face conditions familiar to the people of New Orleans. This NBC News documentary looks at problems that persist in Jackson and other American cities, despite progress, decades after the civil rights movement. Following several students at an inner city Jackson high school over the course of an academic year, the program demonstrates how drugs, poverty, teen pregnancy, and the absence of a father shape the lives of many young black people. Parents, educators, Jackson's mayor, and wealthy African-Americans are also interviewed about the difficulties in their community. In addition, the film explores ways in which whites have or have not helped.
Online
2008; 2006
113.

The Progressive Era

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Looks at various reform movements in the United States from 1900-1917 during the administrations of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
Online
2004