ERIC Number: ED441709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Liberty and Limits: The Federalist Idea 200 Years Later. A Fred Friendly Seminar. Viewer's Guide.
Reisman, David, Ed.
This viewer's guide is designed to encourage discussion about the issues covered in the four-part public television series "Liberty & Limits: 'The Federalist' Idea 200 Years Later" that aired during 1997. The series examines whether the current U.S. political system still matches the vision of its founders. The guide offers: an essay on each program in the series, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, relevant organizations, and web sites. The essays in the guide elaborate further on program themes and may be the subject of discussions in educational settings such as book groups, adult education seminars, and college classes. This guide includes four essays, each of which reflects on an earlier broadcast: (1) "The President vs. Congress" (Donald L. Robinson), which discusses "Constant Combatants: the President and Congress." (broadcast on April 11, 1997); (2) "Forgotten Federalism" (Joan I. Greco), which discusses "Whose Law, Whose Order?" (broadcast on April 18, 1997); (3) "New Technology, New Dilemmas" (Joan I. Greco), which discusses "Privacy and Security on the Eve of the Millennium" (broadcast on April 25, 1997); (4) "Running for Political Office in an Age of Television, PACs, and Polls" (Kathleen M. Sullivan), which discusses "The Price of Politics: Electing Our Leaders" (broadcast on May 2, 1997). (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Futures (of Society), Group Discussion, Higher Education, Political Issues, Thematic Approach, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.