The founding Fathers through President Jackson -- President Lincoln and the Civil War -- President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal.
Examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Scholars explore decisive moments in the history of the presidency from George Washington to FDR.
"Director [John] Ford brings us to the lawless frontier village of Shinbone, a town plagued by a larger-than-life nemesis, Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). [James] Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid Shinbone of Valance, and he finds that he has an unlikely ally -- in the form of a rugged local rancher (John Wayne). The two men also share the same love interest (Vera Miles). But when the final showdown becomes inevitable, one of the two will attempt to get the gunman...but the other one will wind up getting the girl"--Container.
Using video diaries kept by two women promotoras (community activists), this documentary explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's maquiladoras, the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for cheap labor. Maquiladora workers--overwhelmingly women--produce televisions, electrical cables, toys, clothes, batteries and IV tubes, they weave the very fabric of life for consumer nations. They also confront labor violations, toxic waste dumps, and the unhealthy conditions in the colonias where they live. As globalization turns workers into a commodity that can be bought anywhere in the world for the lowest price, the stories of Carmen and Lourdes illustrate what can be accomplished with determination and faith in the future.
Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, MARGIN CALL is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm d uring the earliest hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as the firm's employees must weigh whether to save their own company (and their jobs) at the risk of fleecing millions of investors.
Keynote speakers who participated in the 1992 conference titled The Media and the American Indian: 1492 to 1992 and Beyond respond to five questions about how the media does and does not cover Native Americans. VHS
A simulated mediation session involving a nuclear power plant accident provides the basis for the examination of the process and structure of mediation, the role of attornies, the ethics of mediation and a comparison of mediation and trial or arbitration. Visions of excellence ; v. 8. VHS
This program focuses on the ethics of media influences on high profile cases. Covers the "use" of the press by judges and attorneys, the ethics of lawyers and judges reporting what goes on in the courtroom, and differences between civil and criminal cases in terms of media intervention. Visions of excellence ; v. 5. VHS
Air Force Colonel Morris Davis, Chief Prosecutor, Defense Dept. Office of Military Commissions, spoke on the role of military commissions in the war on terrorism. He explained the rules of practice and procedure before such commissions, and their use with the detainees at Guantánamo Bay.
Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who sets him up.
The classic tale about a department store Kris Kringle who spreads the joy of Christmas by making a cynical little girl believe in Santa Claus. Based on the 1947 motion picture screenplay by George Seaton and story by Valentine Davies.
Examines the possible legal charges, and their defenses, arising out of the Iraq-Kuwait conflict and the possibility of establishing a permanent international criminal court and code of criminal conduct. The mock trial prosecution is lead by David Boies and Robert B. Owen; defense is lead by F. Lee Bailey and Bob Bennett; the tribunal is composed of Arlin M. Adams, Sir Ian Percival and M. Cherif Bassiouni.
"Using rare, on-camera interviews with seven Supreme Court justices, this program profiles the role of their distinguished colleague, William J. Brennan, Jr., in shaping the modern judicial landscape of this country."--Container.
Two young men travelling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested and charged with murder. One of them has a lawyer cousin who comes to defend them. He's a former auto mechanic from New York who is now trying his first court case, in a state he's never visited before, after just passing the bar exam on his sixth try.