Hope in the Congo
Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-a country almost one-fourth the size of the US-to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. "The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn't operated in these areas for decades," says Dominic MacSorley, Emergency Director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization. The broadcast profiles an innovative program that em
The Business of Poverty
As more companies view low-income Americans as opportunities for profit, the "poverty business" is booming. BIll MOYERS JOURNAl and EXPOSE: AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS follow a team of BUSINESSWEEK reporters as they track new corporate practices that some say exploit the working poor. With the economy going bust, Bill Moyers gets perspective from economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research Dean Baker and NEW YORK TIMES op-ed columnist Bob Herbert.Author(s):
Democratic Convention Analysis
What did the Democrats accomplish this week and can they deliver real change while still playing old fashioned Beltway politics? In the historic moment of the first African-American nominee for President, Bill Moyers sits down with Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and University of Pennsylvania professor of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. to discuss the promises from the DNC and expectations of Barack Obama. Also on the program, Bill Moyers speaks with political analysts Merle and Earl B
Debating Health Care Reform
Bill Moyers sits down with Trudy lieberman, director of the health and medical reporting program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. And, what happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? BIll MOYERS JOURNAl revisits a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's pol
Eisenhower's Presidency-Domestic Concerns
This video is accompanied by text. "After the war-ravaged times of the 1940s and early 1950s, Americans turned their attention to domestic concerns. President Eisenhower's strong yet pleasant demeanor was the antithesis of Truman's cold scowl and helped usher in a more friendly and family-oriented era. While the Republican accepted much of the previous administration's New Deal, he also promoted policies that nurtured the growing economy. The philosophy of the Eisenhower administration—labeled
27 - Legacies of the Civil War
Professor Blight finishes his lecture series with a discussion of the legacies of the Civil War. Since the nineteenth century, Blight suggests, there have been three predominant strains of Civil War memory, which Blight defines as reconciliationist, white supremacist, and emancipationist. The war has retained a political currency throughout the years, and the ability to control the memory of the Civil War has been, and continues to be, hotly contested.
18 - "War So Terrible": Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad
This lecture probes the reasons for confederate defeat and union victory. Professor Blight begins with an elucidation of the loss-of-will thesis, which suggests that it was a lack of conviction on the home front that assured confederate defeat, before offering another of other popular explanations for northern victory: industrial capacity, political leadership, military leadership, international diplomacy, a pre-existing political culture, and emancipation. Blight warns, however, that we cannot
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801--1809), author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential founders of the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803), the Embargo Act of 1807, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804--1806).
A political philosopher who promoted classical liberalism, republicanism, and the separation of church and state, he was the author of the Virginia St
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New York City's Brooklyn Bridge - 2 Minute Tour
The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River in New York CIty is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretching 5,989 feet over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition to being a major thoroughfare for commuters between Brooklyn and Manhattan, during which it carries approximately 145,000 vehicles per day, the Brooklyn Bridge makes for a wonderful walk, popular with New Yorkers and tourists alike, allowing for great views of L
International Space Station Tour (Part I)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Run time 09:44.
International Space Station Tour (Part II)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Takes a look at the Columbus module experimental labs. Run time 09:58.
Polls and Polling
Pollsters have been gathering information about Americans' opinions of candidates and presidents since 1932 when a man named Gallup took a poll to determine his mother-in-law's chances of election to a state post in Iowa. The poll did so well in predicting her win that other pollsters soon followed suit in the prediction business. Taking polls is now a fixture of the political landscape. Presidents use this information to craft policies and legislation, while the media uses the results of polls
The Southern Culture
This video is accompanied by text. "By the mid nineteenth century, the south had developed into an aristocracy, with wealthy plantation owners at the top of the social ladder. In 1850, only a small minority—approximately 1,750 families—owned more than 100 slaves each. This small group of people carried significant political and social power. Southern aristocrats used their wealth to send their children to the finest schools, which were often in the north or overseas..."
Austria-Hungary, the Balkans & Turkey, 1871-1914
This is a slide presentation about Central and south Eastern Europe in the eve of WWI. There is reference to the political and economic situation in Austria-Hungary, the Balkans & Turkey between 1871 and 1914
Cell Phone Facts : How Do Cell Phones Work?
Beware of the ad at the beginning. Very political. Cell phones work by transmitting a signal to a tower, which in turn sends signals to either land lines to other towers. Find out why cell phones have trouble and how they work. World's worst artist does not help.
Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
This video explains the political, social, and economic activity of the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. This video provides a introduction to the worlds first civilizations. (Amateur video that has good information and moving very quickly)
Medieval Woman (2)
Out of the 14th century has emerged one of the notable voices
articulating an early vision of full participation in the social and
political life for women--the proto-feminist, Christine de Pizan.
How to Calculate the Volume of a Triangular Prism
Calculate the volume of a triangular prism by using a mathematical formula and measuring the base, height and length. Determine the volume of a triangular prism with tips from a teacher.
The Big Book of Gross Stuff: Making Distinctions!
Bart King, a longtime middle school teacher, began writing to get reluctant readers hooked on books. The Big Book of Gross Stuff explores the international standards of grossness, while delving into history and science. This trailer introduces the book. Visit http://ultragross.blogspot.com for more gross stuff! (:42)