Films & Other Videos
Films with: Bury, Chris
- In the name of honor
- Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, but it wasn't considered a crime; it was a sentence handed down by a Pakistani tribal council-- a punishment for the alleged indiscretions of her younger brother. This ABC News program confronts the council's decision.
- DVD 5539
- In time of war striking the balance between freedom and security /
- In a recent ABC News poll in the U.S., 64% said that they supported expanding FBI powers, while 63% also felt that such steps intrude on privacy. The public is willing to sacrifice some rights in a time of crisis, but whose? ABC correspondent Chris Bury examines all the new policies and practices in the aftermath of Sept. 11, focusing on measures previously forbidden to intelligence or law enforcement agents. With commentary from Douglas Kmiec, dean of the Catholic University Law School; Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe; former senior FBI official Bob Ricks; and Nihad Awad, executive director, Council on American-Islamic Relations.
- DVD 2295
- Jayson Blair story favoritism and plagiarism at The New York Times /
- Chronicles the sensational rise and fall of Jayson Blair, the journalist of the New York Times, who was found guilty of plagiarism. It also assesses the impact of the scandal on The Times, the credibility of the news media, and equal opportunity.
- DVD 2785
- Spirituality and the brain Is God a figment of the imagination /
- Presents laboratory evidence identifying specific locations in the brain that are involved in what people term religious experiences. Can any of this data categorically prove or disprove the existence of a supreme being? Author Michael Persinger, internist Michael Bairne, neuroradiologist Andrew Newberg (both of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center) and others discuss their findings and share insights into the nature of deity and the brain.
- DVD 5068
- Three strikes helpful or hurtful? /
- Since the "three strikes" laws went on the books, the resultant overcrowded prisons, judges with restricted discretion, and lack of adequate treatment for drug offenders have prompted a debate over the effectiveness of the laws. This program investigates whether "three strikes" is helpful or hurtful by highlighting one woman's case in California, and Alabama's attempt to cope with an escalating prison population.
- DVD 5935