Imagine an episode of your favorite television
drama where you can:
Voice your approval or disapproval
of what the characters are doing.
Interview the characters to learn more about their
Question a panel of experts about the moral implications
confronting the characters.
Now you've got the blueprint for "Endgame:
Ethics and Values in America," a multi-media special
on controversial moral issues.
This groundbreaking special enables viewers
to enter the lives of fictional characters forced to make
critical decisions with profound moral, ethical or social
implications. "Endgame: Ethics and Values in America"
fuses dramatic film, interactivity on the Web, sync-to-broadcast
technology, and the energy of live television with a studio
audience. Viewers are encouraged to confront those gray areas
of human experience where serious moral and ethical choices
"Endgame: Ethics and Values in America"
is created by Emmy Award-winning producer Scott Goldstein
and hosted by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist Carol
Marin. The panel includes nationally known ethicist Michael
Josephson, Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee, and David
Kaczynski, brother of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. David Kaczynski
will address the moral
conflict between adherence to the law and loyalty to a loved
With daily revelations of fraud in corporate
boardrooms, scandals in American churches, and plagiarism
in our nation's schools, the program's focus on ethics and
values is timely and important, providing a forum for individuals
to explore the boundaries of personal responsibility and accountability.
The idea for "Endgame: Ethics and Values
in America" came out of a conversation between program
producer and creator Scott Goldstein and Rudy Giuliani (then
a federal prosecutor), about crime and how the process of
crime and pursuit seemed endless.
"I realized then that I wanted to do
a show that would deal with the world in terms of what's right
and wrong," explains Goldstein. "The motto of this
show is to check your politics at the door - Endgame looks
at America not in terms of politics, race or generations,
but rather in terms of right and wrong and how we get to right
and wrong decisions."