1. Do Unto Others
Must we house the homeless or report a child abuser? A panel
including Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Faye Wattleton of Planned
Willard Gaylin of the Hastings Center discusses the
question of community responsibility.
2. To Defend a Killer
What rights do the guilty have? Ethical dilemmas of our criminal
justice system are discussed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of
3. Public Trust, Private
Jeane Kirkpatrick, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Senator Alan Simpson,
Peter Jennings, and others address the problems of trust — within
between one public official and another, and between the
government and the public.
4. Does Doctor Know
Should you save the mother at the risk of losing the baby? Doctors
from the National Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering
discuss controversies created by modern medicine with
C. Everett Koop, journalist Ellen Goodman, and others.
5. Anatomy of a
Merger mania presents an alarming array of ethical problems.
Debating the issues are T. Boone Pickens; chief executives from
and Berkshire Hathaway; economist Lester Thurow; and Senator Tim Wirth.
6. Under Orders, Under
Fire (Part I)
How do we wage war when the enemy dresses as civilians and children
throw bombs? Generals William Westmoreland, David Jones, and Brent
correspondents Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace, and
others question the duty to follow orders and a commander's
obligation to protect soldiers.
7. Under Orders, Under
Fire (Part II)
The carnage of My Lai raises the issue of confidentiality between
the soldier, his religious confessor, and military justice. Generals
debate the clash
between military tribunals and the right of
confidentiality with Chaplain Timothy Tatum of the U.S. Army War
College, the Reverend J. Bryan Hehir
of the U.S. Catholic
Conference, and others.
8. Truth on Trial
Is an attorney's first obligation to the court, the client, or the
public? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Judge Robert Merhige,
Abrams and Stanley Chesley, philosopher John Smith,
and others debate civil litigation's ethical dilemmas.
9. The Human Experiment
Does finding a cure justify putting test subjects at risk? C.
Everett Koop is joined by Dr. Arnold Relman, editor of the New
England Journal of Medicine,
and other distinguished panelists
in a discussion of the medical research field.
10. Politics, Privacy,
and the Press
What conduct on the part of a public official is relevant to "the
public's right to know?" Panelists from both sides, including
Washington Post publisher
Katharine Graham, Peter Jennings, Mike
Wallace, and Geraldine Ferraro, debate this issue.
Corporation: Ethical Issues
This is a rich site
recommended to me by Dr. Stewart Bone of London and Greta
Timmers in the Netherlands. It contains the following
Animal Ethics, Designer Babies, Ethics of War, Euthanasia, Forced
Marriages, Genetic Engineering, Honour Crimes, Human Cloning,
Same-sex marriage, Sporting Ethics, and an interesting article
labeled "Atheism: It's not about Ethics."