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Uniform Title Commanding heights (Television program)
Title Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy / an Invision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions, Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited ; series producer, William Cran.

Publication Info. [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2002]


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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo Dolby 2.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video rda
Documentary television programs. lcgft
System Details DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital.
Language In English, with optional English subtitles.
Performer Narrator, David Ogden Stiers.
Credits Editor, Chris Lysaght [and 3 others] ; principal photography, Jeff Baynes [and 6 others] ; music, Paul Foss.
Note Based on the book by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw.
Originally broadcast as a three-part television mini-series on PBS in 2002.
Special features: Daniel Yergin on creating a television series from his book; Q & A with Daniel Yergin and producers William Cran and Greg Barker; an excerpt from the companion book; a complete list of interview subjects included in the series.
Contents disc 1: The battle of ideas / produced and directed by William Cran ; written by William Cran, Daniel Yergin -- disc 2: The agony of reform / produced and directed by William Cran ; written by William Cran, Daniel Yergin -- disc 3: The new rules of the game / directed, written, and produced by Greg Barker.
Summary Episode one: explains how, for the last half of the 20th century, the world moved toward more governmental control of markets -- from the centrally planned economies of the communist world to the "mixed economies" of Europe and the developing world to the United States' regulated capitalism -- and then began to move away from governmental control in the 1980s and 1990s. Discuss two important economists of this era: John Maynard Keynes, who advocated government intervention to control the booms and busts of capitalist economies, and Friedrich von Hayek, who argued that government intervention in the economy would erode human freedom and was doomed to failure.
Episode two: illustrates how economies with strict governmental control encountered serious trouble in the 1980s and how many leaders embraced the idea of "shock therapy," a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses in detail on how reform played out in several countries: Russia, Poland, India, Bolivia, and Chile, as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, dealing with both the new freedoms and the new dangers of privatization, deregulation, and competition.
Episode three: examines the promises and perils of globalization in the 1990s, focusing on the story of President Clinton's embrace of free-trade policies, the challenges the world's leaders faced in taming the virulent contagion of financial collapse in the developing world, and the strong opposition to globalization that surfaced in protests against the policies of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Covers the years from the 1992 U.S. presidential election to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Subject Yergin, Daniel -- Television adaptations.
Stanislaw, Joseph -- Television adaptations.
Economic history -- 1945-
Economic policy -- History -- 20th century.
Capitalism -- History -- 20th century.
Markets -- History -- 20th century.
Privatization -- History -- 20th century.
Deregulation -- History -- 20th century.
Competition, International -- History -- 20th century.
Globalization -- History -- 20th century.
Stanislaw, Joseph. (OCoLC)fst00230314
Yergin, Daniel. (OCoLC)fst00045457
Capitalism. (OCoLC)fst00846425
Competition, International. (OCoLC)fst00871509
Deregulation. (OCoLC)fst00891008
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Globalization. (OCoLC)fst00943532
Markets. (OCoLC)fst01010316
Privatization. (OCoLC)fst01077649
Chronological Term Since 1900
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710387
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Nonfiction television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710270
Television adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710478
Television mini-series. (OCoLC)fst01726179
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Cran, William, screenwriter, television producer, television director.
Barker, Greg, screenwriter, television producer, television director.
Stiers, David Ogden, narrator.
Lysaght, Chris, editor of moving image work.
Baynes, Jeff, director of photography.
Foss, Paul (Composer), composer (expression)
Yergin, Daniel. Commanding heights.
Stanislaw, Joseph. Commanding heights.
InVision Productions, production company.
Heights Productions, production company.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
Lion Television Ltd., production company.
British Petroleum Company, sponsoring body.
Electronic Data Systems Corporation, sponsoring body.
FedEx Corporation, sponsoring body.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, sponsoring body.
Pew Charitable Trusts, sponsoring body.
Templeton Foundation, sponsoring body.
WGBH Video (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Battle of ideas.
Agony of reform.
New rules of the game.
ISBN 1578079373 (set)
9781578079377 (set)
1578079381 (disc 1)
9781578079384 (disc 1)
157807939X (disc 2)
9781578079391 (disc 2)
1578079403 (disc 3)
9781578079407 (disc 3)
Standard No. 783421362598 (set)
783421362697 (disc 1)
783421362796 (disc 2)
783421362895 (disc 3)
783421362598 (set)
Music No. WG36259 WGBH Boston Video (set)
WG36269 WGBH Boston Video (disc 1)
WG36279 WGBH Boston Video (disc 2)
WG36289 WGBH Boston Video (disc 3)
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