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Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work

Website: http://www.wliw.org/programs/playing-rules-ethics-work/
Next Airing: Thu, Mar 21st, 2019 at 6:30 PM on UEN-TV

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The three-part documentary series PLAYING BY THE RULES: ETHICS AT WORK examines how ethics play a major role in contemporary business practices and challenges viewers to think about what they would do in these situations. From debating whether or not to act on insider information, choosing between employee well-being or shareholder obligations, or disclosing a rare but potentially fatal side effect of a newly manufactured drug-ethical decision making is a critical skill. But even the most moral character can be influenced in ethical gray areas.

Episodes:

  • The Whistleblower

    In 2011, Sherry Hunt was a vice president and chief underwriter at CitiMortgage in O'Fallon, Missouri. For years Hunt saw what she thought was fraud as the company issued, bought and sold mortgage loans on terms that did not meet company standards. After alerting senior management and being told to keep quiet, Hunt took a stand.

    Next Airing: Thu, Mar 21st, 2019 at 6:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: 11/2/2017 to 11/1/2020
  • Ask Why

    The name "Enron" remains synonymous with corporate greed. In late 2001, Enron went bankrupt after using a series of accounting schemes to exaggerate its bottom line. Few at Enron admitted they knew what was going on, yet these practices involved many, and didn't happen overnight. This episode explores the rise and fall of Enron, a company culture gone bad, and the story of one Enron employee brave enough to take her concerns straight to the top.

    Next Airing: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019 at 6:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: 11/2/2017 to 11/1/2020
  • The Run Coal Memos

    A look back at the Massey Energy company and its Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. Massey was run by the hard-charging, larger than life CEO, Don Blankenship. Prosecutors say that his resistance to regulation and his constant emphasis on "running coal" led to the deadly April 5, 2010 mining disaster at Upper Big Branch. The prosecution would not only put Blankenship on trial, but the company's culture as well.

    Next Airing: Thu, Apr 4th, 2019 at 6:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: 11/2/2017 to 11/1/2020

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