The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumers best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
Today's teenagers have money and independence, their lives the object of obsessive focus by corporate America. FRONTLINE explores the culture of today's teenagers and how they view themselves and their parents. Teenage tastes, attitudes, and aspirations are endlessly sampled by marketers to determine exactly what they want, while Hollywood and Madison Avenue tell a carefully tailored version of teenage life in movies, TV, music and advertising.
Renowned surgeon Atul Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to challenge us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question What are your priorities if your time is limited? can empower patients to live their lives fully, all the way to the very end.
A Barbara Walters Special: Heaven - Where Is It? How Do We Get There?
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For centuries, man has looked to the heavens and asked the most simple, yet profound questions: Where is Heaven? How do we get there? Barbara Walters speaks with some of the worldâ€™s greatest religious leaders and scholars, including the Dalai Lama, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Dr. Calvin Butts, and Rabbi Neil Gillman about the differing views on Heaven the worldâ€™s religions hold. From Dharamsala, India, to the inside of Israeli prisons, and Harlemâ€™s Abyssinian Baptist Church, viewers will be taken on a journey of heart and soul and mystery.
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The true story of Bransk, a small Polish shtetl that died overnight when all its Jewish residents were transported to Treblinkas gas chambers. A haunting story with tragic consequences emerges through interviews, photographs and personal stories.
ABC News Primetime Basic Instincts 5: The Milgram Experiment Re-Visited
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Primetime: Basic Instincts brings some of most well known intellectual theories and psychological experiments to life for the first time to test people's innate decision making process. This limited series looks at everyday problems from weight loss to examining how small the world is, how closely connected we all are, what people are willing to do simply because someone in authority tells them to. This five-part series features reports from John Quinones, Jay Schadler and Chris Cuomo, and finds that what people say they would do in a given situation is quite different than what they actually do. Do people listen to those in positions of authority, even if what they are telling them is wrong? That question was at the heart of the famous Stanley Milgram psychology experiments and still remains today. From the events at Abu Ghraib to Nazi Germany, people have always struggled to understand why seemingly ordinary people can sometimes do bad, or even terrible, things. Primetime working with a major university, conducts the experiment again to see whether people's responses have changed since the original Milgram experiment in 1961. Anchor: Chris CuomoAirdate: January 3, 2007When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
More than 2.5 million Americans lost their jobs last year, and along with their livelihood, their health insurance. As the economy continues to spiral, the new administration promises to deliver comprehensive health care reform. Sick Around America lays bare the flaws in our system and examines the critical choices Americans face in changing a system that all sides agree needs a fundamental overhaul.
ABC News Classics The Assasination of President Kennedy
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It was a day that no one who lived through it will ever forget. A young and vibrant president shot dead on the streets of a major American city --- the fourth presidential assassination in the country's history. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was also the first time that U.S. television networks went to 24-hour coverage of a news story. ABC News takes you back to November 22, 1963. Many televisions on the east coast were tuned in to "Father Knows Best" when the first special news bulletin broke in with a report that the President had been shot. Watch as the information that is familiar to us now was reported for the first time - the first eyewitness reports and the first time we learn the shots were fired from the Texas School Book Depository. You also see police display the rifle Lee Harvey Oswald used and the first interview with Abraham Zapruder, the bystander who shot the now famous video of the motorcade and assassination, but whose significance was not fully appreciated at the time.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
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How smart are we as a civilization? Smart enough to control our own destiny and avoid the cataclysms that could end life as we know it? Using state-of-the-art computer-generated graphics and interviews with the worldâ€™s top scientists, Last Days on Earth takes viewers inside seven of the deadliest threats to humanity. Some have the power to render us extinct, others can destroy the planet; all could entail the end of our civilization. How likely are they to occur, what exactly would happen if they did, and could we survive? Last Days on Earth goes beyond science fiction to science fact, as it takes viewers on a roller-coaster ride through black holes, intelligent robots, asteroid strikes and deadly plagues. Viewers will journey from the outer reaches of the universe to the inner world of DNA.