Ethically speaking ...
Discussion of ethics also is hitting the airwaves this fall.
A new local public-television series, Ethically Speaking, hosted
by Law School Dean John C. Jeffries Jr., will feature 13 half-hour
programs on different topics such as The Body Parts Business,
The Ethics of Pregnancy, Fighting an Ethical
War, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Teaching
Kids Right from Wrong with experts from U.Va. and
show, which debuts this month, airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and
again Sundays at 11 a.m. on WHTJ-TV, Charlottesvilles PBS
affiliate. Upcoming topics include:
14 n Fighting an Ethical War. On ethics in modern
Sept. 19 & 21 n Body Parts Business. On the booming
trade in human organs.
Oct. 3 & 5 n Diplomas or Trophies? On the proper
role of athletics in higher education.
10 & 12 n Emotion vs. Logic. On the role of emotions
in moral judgments and decision-making.
17 & 19 n Ethics of Pregnancy. On who makes decisions
about the health of unborn children.
24 & 26 n Teaching Kids Right from Wrong. On whose
job it is too teach children morals.
31 & Nov. 2 n Wealthy Candidates, Winning Campaigns.
On the political impact of candidates personal wealth.
7 & 9 n Who Owns Innovation? On intellectual property
TBA n Physician-Assisted Suicide. On the debate over
legalizing the practice.
TBA n Protecting Our Environment. On the use and preservation
of natural resources.
of the programs were taped this past spring under the supervision
of Conni Lombardo, executive producer, vice president and general
manager of WHTJ.
For information and a listing of panelists, see http://www.whtj.org/ethicallyspeaking