Delray Beach, Florida, is a part of Palm Beach County where the hired help live, the housekeepers, the drivers and the maintenance men to the more moneyed people in a well-heeled part of the state. If you are a child of the well-to-do there, you are likely to go to a pretty good school--maybe a private school, but a good school. If you are a black child in Delray Beach, it is fair to say the education system, by and large, has failed you. The moneyed kids are getting the kind of education that prepares them for a life in the 21st century. The less well-to-do were being prepared for lives much like those their parents live, not much opportunity and not much hope. That is not an unfamiliar story, and it is but a small part of this one because in Delray Beach on this day, for the first time in a generation there is some excitement about education. There is a new school, a new attitude and new money. There are also questions that may not be apparent at first glance, but have to be addressed if the Delray Beach experiment somehow catches on. And they are not comfortable questions - issues of race and race relations rarely are.''Nightline'' talks with Jonathan Kozol, long-time social activist and author of several award winning books, which focus on the plight if disadvantaged children.Airdate: 12/18/00When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Syrias Second Front: FRONTLINE correspondent and Syrian native Muhammad Ali lives and films with rebels as he uncovers firsthand how three years into civil war, the revolution has devolved into a fight between rebels and extremist factions claiming allegiance to Al Qaeda. Children of Aleppo: Also in this two-part hour: Take an intimate look at what life is like for children living in the besieged city of Aleppo.
ABC News Classics President Reagan's Farewell Address to the Nation
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January 11, 1989. This was President Reagan's formal goodbye to the nation after the completion of two terms in office. President Reagan ended his farewell address to the nation by referring to a "shining city upon a hill," a phrase borrowed from the Pilgrim leader John Winthrop and by saying: "My friends, we did it. We weren't just marking time; we made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all. And so goodbye, God bless you and God bless The United States of America."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.
The Olympic torch had to be walked out of a snowed in car today in Australia; They are in the grip of a record cold spell. . . The pilots of a twin engine piper Seneca landed their plane in a lake after reported engine trouble. . . The American people are in for a shock on their heating bills this winter as the price of natural gas has doubled over the last two years. . . George W. Bush vowed to focus more on us relations with Latin America. . . Due to lack of real police, volunteer officers are forced to dangerously carry out the role of real cops without the necessary experience. . . Worldwrap: US Navy divers recovered state department diplomatic pouches from the wreckage of the Bahrainian Jetliner. . .Russia is concerned about radiation leaks from the nuclear powered submarine that sank. . . Floods in India have claimed 130 people and left thousands homeless. . .Greece is suffering through one of the hottest, driest summers causing dozens of wildfires. . .This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
ABC News Specials Medical Mysteries Series-Episode #3
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Medical science has progressed exponentially in recent times, but scientists are still left with unanswered questions when it comes to the human body. "Medical Mysteries" looks at some of the rarest disorders and syndromes in medicine today. Meet a woman whose body exudes a strange and overwhelming smell that has resulted in constant embarrassment, leaving a job, and being ridiculed for years. Next, meet a boy who is blind, but that hasn't stopped him from "seeing." He rollerblades, rides his bike, even shoots hoops. He is one of the few known people who,like a bat or a dolphin, use echolocation to "see" by the sounds he makes. Next, learn about Foreign Accent Syndrome, where a person finds themselves speaking their native language but with a distinctly different accent, and they can't help it. Then, meet a child who may be six years old, but is living in a body that seems in its 70's. Then, a rare condition called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), whose sufferers obsess over losing one or more of their limbs because they say they don't feel "whole" with these limbs--their body image of themselves is that of an amputee. Also, for years a syndrome known as Morgellon's was written off as hallucinations, a psychological ailment and not a physical one. Sufferers are convinced that fibers -- blue, red, green -- are coming out of their skin -- and often feel like bugs are crawling on or beneath the surface.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.
ABC News Nightline Living the Real Simple Life/The Economy of Dead Celebrities
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Living the Real Simple Life: Jules Dervaes and his family have been living off the land for years. They cultivate all their own fruits and vegetables, and survive on the money they make from selling the surplus crops. They even make their own biofuel to run the car. But the family of four is doing it all on a fifth of an acre in the middle of Pasadena, California - the simple life on an urban homestead. The Economy of Dead Celebrities: The king of rock 'n' roll has been dead for years, but his spirit and his earning power live on. Airdate: 5/15/2008When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Frank Serpico was an NYPD cop who became famous for following his own set of values by refusing to take pay-offs and then later testifying against his fellow police officers who did. A book and movie starring Al Pacino tell Serpico's story, but who is the real Frank Serpico? ABC News traveled to Holland where Frank Serpico was living out a self-imposed exile on a farm living on his police pension and royalties from the book and movie. Serpico speaks about his heroic deed which made New York City a safer and better place and discusses his lasting health issues from a bullet wound to the face that he suffered during a narcotics investigation while he was still on the job, which many suspected was an assassination attempt at the time.Anchor: Hugh Downs Correspondent: Dave MarashAirdate: 8/2/1979When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Ghosts of Rwanda marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In addition to interviews with key government officials and diplomats, this documentary offers eyewitness accounts of the genocide from those who experienced it firsthand. FRONTLINE illustrates the failures that enabled the slaughter of 800,000 people to occur unchallenged by the global community.
ABC News explores new research that shows people who get angry may be headed for trouble. Dr. Redford Williams, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University and author of 'Anger Kills', has been studying the problem and researching how to determine your level of hostility.Anchor: John StosselAirdate: 10/1/1993When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.