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Ideas in Action

60 Years of RAND

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Abstract

Ideas in Action: 60 Years of RAND explores the depth and breadth of RAND’s remarkable record and demonstrates how, throughout its 60-year history, RAND has adhered to its mission and its core values of quality and objectivity. The documentary was the vision of Amy Pascal, then a member of the Board of Trustees. Amy is vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of its Motion Picture Group. Pascal, Sony Pictures, and several other RAND trustees underwrote the costs. Pascal helped us select the filmmaker and Sony Pictures made space and equipment available for the production.

Filmmaker Richard Robbins has done most of his work for Peter Jennings Productions and ABC News. He produced and directed I Have a Dream, the documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that aired on ABC in August 2003, the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Robbins and his team filmed 59 hours of interviews with 74 individuals associated with RAND — mostly current and former employees. Obviously, he could only include a small fraction of that material in the final cut. The film is narrated by Tobey Maguire.

The running time for this documentary is 60 minutes, 40 seconds.

This DVD is formatted to NTSC, the North American television standard.

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