Tough Choices: Today and in History (1999)
Institute for Global Ethics
Rev. Vartan Hartunian, Gloria Johnson-Powell, M.D., and Katherine Fanning discuss personal choices they made earlier in their lives. As a five-year-old boy, Rev. Hartunian escaped the Turkish presecution of Armenians in the 1920. Dr. Johnson-Powell was a young, black, medical student during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Ms. Fanning was the publisher and editor of the Anchorage Daily News in Alaska and faced a choice between personal friendship and her duties as a journalist when investigating an arson case in the 1980s. Each of these real life dilemmas permit teachers and students to engage in critical thinking and a discussion of values and personal responsibility. A 30-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the program.