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Bill Moyers journal: Campaign ads: The new gilded age c2008

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Nell Irvin Painter, Bill D Moyers, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films Media Group

[Campaign ads] Bill Moyers and Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyze the campaign trail in the lead up to potentially decisive primaries. [New gilded age] Bill Moyers and historian Nell Irvin Painter examine what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-1585

 

Bush's brain 2004

Joseph Mealey, Michael Shoob, George W Bush, Jacques Vroom, TLA Releasing (Firm), and Tartan Films

Karl Rove, the man known as "Bush's Brain", is the most powerful political figure America has never heard of, the brain behind the curtain of today's presidential politics. He is President George W. Bush's closest advisor, who almost single-handedly shaped the policies of our nation. The relationship between Karl Rove and President George W. Bush is one of the most unique political marriages in history. Feared and admired, Rove has raised a new and disturbing question for Americans: Who really runs the country? 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-364

 

A conference on creative use of the media for understanding and tolerance c2008

Cheryl Benard, Edward O'Connell, RAND Alternative Strategy Initiative, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), and Rand Corporation

Held in Doha, Qatar, from March 14-16, 2007 and hosted by the RAND Alternative Strategy Initiative, this conference centered on indigenous media initiatives with important social content.  These are largely unknown to Western policymakers and publics, who are thereby in danger of overlooking important trends in the current debate with extremist and sectarian elements across the world.  The purpose of the conference was threefold: to learn about progressive media programs in the Islamic world and the courageous, creative individuals who produce them; to understand the context that these individuals operate within and discuss the impact and potential of their efforts; and to generate ideas on how to improve networking and cooperation with and among this emerging group of opinion leaders. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-1944

 

Control room c2004

Jehane Noujaim, Josh Rushing, Samir Khader , Hassan Ibrahim, Deema Khatib, Tom Mintier, Hani Salama, Thomas DeRenzo, Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm), and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet. Criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian casualties as well as footage of American POW's, the station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq War that the Bush administration does not want the public to see. 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.)

MEDIA 10-353

 

Fahrenheit 9/11 c2004

Jim Czarnecki, Kathleen R Glynn, Michael Moore, James Addison Baker, Albert Gore, Thomas Daschle, George W Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Lion's Gate Films, IFC Films, Fellowship Adventure Group, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Through actual footage, interviews, and declassified documents, Michael Moore illustrates the connections President Bush has to the royal house of Saud of Saudia Arabia and the bin Laden's, how the president got elected on fraudulent circumstances and then proceeded to blunder through his duties while ignoring warnings of the looming betrayal by his foreign partners. When the treachery hits with the 9/11 attacks, Moore explains how Bush failed to take immediate action to defend the nation. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-424

 

Freedom's call c2006

Richard Breyer, George Kilpatrick, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Ernest C Withers, Annette Adams-Brown, Filmakers Library, inc, and W & B Productions

"Two African-American journalists who covered the events of the Civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties return to the deep South where it all took place. The journalists are Dorothy Gilliam,who later became first female African American reporter at The Washington Post, and Ernest Withers, renowned photographer whose photos were published in the black press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times ... Photographs, newspaper clips and eyewitness accounts brings the heroic struggle alive, a struggle in which these two courageous journalists participated and recorded for posterity. "--Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1679

 

Frontline 1990

David Bradbury, Neil Davis, Richard Oxenburgh, Australian Film Commission, Tasmanian Film Corporation, Australian War Memorial, and Filmakers Library, inc

Describes the experiences of newscameraman Neil Davis who spent eleven years covering combat zones in Southeast Asia. Concentrates on the human side of the war as Davis crosses the battle lines to photograph Viet Cong as well as South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Compares these scenes with the "official" view of the war as seen from Washington. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1675

 

The hunting of the president c2004

Douglas Jackson, Nickolas Perry, Harry Thomason, Morgan Freeman, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, James Carville, Susan McDougal, Jerry Falwell, Robert Bennett, Diceburg, LLC, Regent Entertainment (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

This is the story of a sustained and well-funded effort to discredit and defeat Bill Clinton, dating from his gubernatorial days in Arkansas and eventually leading to his impeachment trial. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-366

 

The myth of the liberal media the propaganda model of news c2002

Sut Jhally, Justin Lewis, Edward S Herman, Noam Chomsky, and  Media Education Foundation

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky discuss their comprehensive framework for understanding how the news is produced and in whose interests it works. They argue that the news media is subordinated to corporate and conservative interests and is not liberal. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1133

 

New media, religion, and their impact on elections December 7, 2007 2008

Bill D Moyers, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Melissa Rogers, Gail Ablow, Ken Diego, Michael Bacon, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

No one can dispute the importance of new media in the battle to win the White House in 2008. But what does it all mean for American democracy? Bill Moyers gets perspective on the impact of blogs, YouTube, and social networking on the election process from Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Then, with evangelical pastor Mike Huckabee surging in the polls and Mitt Romney giving a widely anticipated speech on his Mormon faith, Moyers and Jamieson are joined by scholar Melissa Rogers for a discussion of religion in politics. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-1664

 

Point of order 1998

Emile De Antonio and  Daniel Talbot

"For five incredible weeks, millions of Americans tuned in to watch as U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy's crusade to expose Communist subversion in the U.S. Army, backfired against the pressure of televised media. With Roy Cohn at his side, McCarthy's innuendos and unsubstantiated claims against the Army were no match for Army Special Counsel, Joe Welch. The meek and mild spoken Welch unmasked McCarthyism and further pushed Joe McCarthy into political oblivion"--Container. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

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Political advertisement 2004

Muntadas, Marshall Reese, Art Institute of Chicago, and Video Data Bank

This anthology documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950's. It reveals the American process of television campaigns as a historical development of the TV "spot" as a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. Included in the compilation of profiles are: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, Pat Buchanan, Dick Lugar, Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Dole, Bob Dole, Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, John McCain, Michael Jordan, Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and others. This is part of an ongoing twenty-year project. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-740

 

Propaganda c2001

Peter Curran, British Broadcasting Corporation, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program focuses on dictators and spin doctors who shaped the perceptions of the masses in 20th century Europe. Archival news film and footage and historical photos spotlight the propaganda of the Russian Revolution, Nazi propaganda in World War II, the Gulf War, as well as the PR blitzes of Britain's political scene. Clips from propaganda classics Battleship Potemkin, The Triumph of the Will, and the Eternal Jew are also included. 1 videodisc (29 min.)

MEDIA 10-292

 

Racial stereotypes in the media c2008

Jerry Baber, Rhonda Fabian, Suzanne Weintraub, Fabian-Baber, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences"--Container. 1 videodisc (42 min.)

MEDIA 10-1836

 

Reel bad Arabs how Hollywood vilifies a people c2006

Sut Jhally, Jeremy Earp, Simon Shaheen, Jack G Shaheen, and Media Education Foundation

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this sterotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-712

 

Rich media, poor democracy c2003

Robert Waterman McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller, Loretta Alper, Margo Robb, and Media Education Foundation

Demonstrates how journalism has been compromised by the corporate bosses of conglomerates such as Disney, Viacom and AOL Time Warner to produce a system of news that is high on sensationalism and low on information. 1 videocassette

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-7301      10-203

 

Roman Polanski wanted and desired 2008

Marina Zenovich, Jeff Levy-Hinte, Lila Yaciub, Joe Bini, and P. G Morgan

Intensely examines Polanski's conviction for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and the chaos that followed. A startling indictment of our legal system and its paradoxical relationship with celebrity culture in contemporary America. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1548

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 19: Depictions of the movement in popular culture 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Judy Richardson, Danny Lyon, Charlie Cobb, Mary Varela, Phil Alden Robinson, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 19: Over the years, the popular media has had a troubled relationship with organizations like SNCC. Hollywood film director Phil Alden Robinson maintains that a big challenge to producing freedom movement films for theatrical distribution is the assumption that the films won't sell overseas. The entertainment values that drive the news limit the depiction of day-to-day grassroots organizing to dramatic protests. However, "media" is no longer defined as exclusively Hollywood, network television or mainstream print media. "Young people especially", says photographer Maria Varela, "are not just cultural consumers but culture-makers.". 1 videodisc (95 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2699

 

State of the union c2006

George Stephanopoulos, Bill Bishop, Cass R Sunstein, Patrick Mahoney, Arline Isaacson, Barack Obama, Lindsey Graham, Daniel Burstein, ABC News, ABC News Productions, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"Is the U.S. so divided into communities of the like-minded that people have stopped hearing any political opinion that differs from their own? This program reported by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos explores the polarizing phenomenon known as "the big sort" and how that detrimental force is reshaping activism, influencing the media, and suppressing bipartisan discourse in Congress.". 1 videodisc (43 min.)

MEDIA 10-1579

 

Toxic sludge is good for you the public relations industry unspun 2003, 2002

Amy L Goodman

Examines the way in which the management of the public mind has become central to how our democracy is controlled by political and economic elites.  It illustrates how much of what we think of as independent, unbiased news and information has its orgins in the boardrooms of public relations companies. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-164

 

War made easy how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death c2007

Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp, Norman Solomon , Sean Penn, Norman Solomon, and Media Education Foundation

"Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources"--Container. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-879

 

Media and Politics

Al Jazeera voice of Arabia c2003

Tewfik Hakem, Alain Taieb, Riff International Production, ARTE France, and First Run/Icarus Films

Founded in 1996, Al Jazeera was the first 24-hour news channel in the Arab world. This documentary, shot on location in Qatar goes behind the scenes of this Arab independent satellite TV channel. Combining news footage, excerpts from various Al Jazeera programs, and interviews with executives, anchors and journalists, the film explores the paradoxes that emerge between the apparent orthodoxy of Arab societies and the journalistic freedom flaunted by Al Jazeera in a dictatorial culture which does not know the meaning of dialogue. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-6854

 

Ammo for the info-warrior c2002

Media Education Foundation

A collection of nine news videos created by Guerilla News Network (GNN), an independent news organization devoted to exposing young people to global news and information. The videos cover a range of stories, from the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the public relations industry practices to spoken word poetry about the business of hip-hop. 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min.)

MEDIA  2-7198

 

The Best of person to person 1991

Connie Chung, Edward R Murrow, Bernard Birnbaum, and Sam Roberts

Presents memorable scenes from Edward R. Murrow's pioneering television program "Person to person," which featured live interviews with the celebrities and political figures of the 1950's. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-2479

 

Bill Moyers journal: Campaign ads: The new gilded age c2008

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Nell Irvin Painter, Bill D Moyers, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films Media Group

[Campaign ads] Bill Moyers and Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyze the campaign trail in the lead up to potentially decisive primaries. [New gilded age] Bill Moyers and historian Nell Irvin Painter examine what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-1585

 

Bush's brain 2004

Joseph Mealey, Michael Shoob, George W Bush, Jacques Vroom, TLA Releasing (Firm), and Tartan Films

Karl Rove, the man known as "Bush's Brain", is the most powerful political figure America has never heard of, the brain behind the curtain of today's presidential politics. He is President George W. Bush's closest advisor, who almost single-handedly shaped the policies of our nation. The relationship between Karl Rove and President George W. Bush is one of the most unique political marriages in history. Feared and admired, Rove has raised a new and disturbing question for Americans: Who really runs the country? 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-364

 

Comfortable lies, bitter truths 1990

The Russian word for "openess" is glasnost.  This attempt to face the truth of the past and generate new ideas is perhaps the most radical reform Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has initiated in order to expeditethe economic and political transformation of the Soviet Union.  Reveals how glasnost has taken hold in those areas where government controls were once rigidly applied--Soviet television, newspaper, documentary cinema, and even the high school classroom. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1009

 

A conference on creative use of the media for understanding and tolerance c2008

Cheryl Benard, Edward O'Connell, RAND Alternative Strategy Initiative, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), and Rand Corporation

Held in Doha, Qatar, from March 14-16, 2007 and hosted by the RAND Alternative Strategy Initiative, this conference centered on indigenous media initiatives with important social content.  These are largely unknown to Western policymakers and publics, who are thereby in danger of overlooking important trends in the current debate with extremist and sectarian elements across the world.  The purpose of the conference was threefold: to learn about progressive media programs in the Islamic world and the courageous, creative individuals who produce them; to understand the context that these individuals operate within and discuss the impact and potential of their efforts; and to generate ideas on how to improve networking and cooperation with and among this emerging group of opinion leaders. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1944

 

Constructing public opinion how politicians and the media misrepresent the public c2001

Susan Ericsson, Justin Lewis, and Media Education Foundation

The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling data are themselves used by media to not just reflect what Americans think but instead to construct public opinion itself. 1 videocassette (32 min.)

MEDIA 2-7195

 

Control room c2004

Jehane Noujaim, Josh Rushing, Samir Khader, Hassan Ibrahim, Deema Khatib, Tom Mintier, Hani Salama, Thomas DeRenzo, Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm), and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet. Criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian casualties as well as footage of American POW's, the station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq War that the Bush administration does not want the public to see.  1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.)

MEDIA 10-353

 

David Halberstam's the fifties. Volume 2, Selling the American way [videorecording] /This episode of The Fifties shows how the invention of television and the perfection of the art of advertising were used in both commerce and politics. 1997

David Halberstam, Tracy Dahlby, Alex Gibney, Nancy Button, and Barbara Sears

his episode of The Fifties shows how the invention of television and the perfection of the art of advertising were used in both commerce and politics. 1 videocassette (90 min)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3632    2-6175

 

Electronic storyteller television & the cultivation of values 1997

George Gerbner, Sut Jhally, and Tom Gardner

Outlines the way in which the storytelling function of human societies has been co-opted by a few huge media conglomerates. 1 videocassette (32 min.)

MEDIA 2-3403

 

Erik Barnouw looks at television and the elections is U.S. Democracy going down the tubes? 1992

Erik Barnouw

Media historian Erik Barnouw traces the development of the election campaign through the early days of radio to today's big money TV campaigns.  The roles of media companies, sponsors, government, and the candidates are addressed. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-1835

 

Fahrenheit 9/11 c2004

Jim Czarnecki, Kathleen R Glynn, Michael Moore, James Addison Baker, Albert Gore, Thomas Daschle, George W Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Lion's Gate Films, IFC Films, Fellowship Adventure Group, Dog Eat Dog Films, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Through actual footage, interviews, and declassified documents, Michael Moore illustrates the connections President Bush has to the royal house of Saud of Saudia Arabia and the bin Laden's, how the president got elected on fraudulent circumstances and then proceeded to blunder through his duties while ignoring warnings of the looming betrayal by his foreign partners. When the treachery hits with the 9/11 attacks, Moore explains how Bush failed to take immediate action to defend the nation. 1 videodisc (122 min.)

MEDIA 10-424

 

Fear and favor in the newsroom 1996

Studs Terkel, Beth Sanders, Randy Baker, and Wendell Rawls

Examines the need to protect freedom of the press and investigative journalism in the United States when newspapers and television stations are owned and influenced by large corporations hostile to media exposure. Examines case studies of investigative journalists who have been dismissed or forced to resign because of "too aggressive" journalistic practices  and cases of censorship mandated by television and print media management. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

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Free speech for sale a Bill Moyer's special 1999

Bill D Moyers, Kathleen Hughes, Tom Casciato, and Gregory Henry

This program examines the effect money has on free speech and political debate. In our society large corporations are increasingly able to drown out opposition by buying large amounts of air time, while their opponents are silenced by their lack of money. From North Carolina's hog industry to the defeat of the McCain Tobacco Bill to the passage of the Telecom Act of 1995, this program investigates the consequences for our democracy as media outlets are increasingly coming under control of only a few corporations. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-3909

 

Freedom's call c2006

Richard Breyer, George Kilpatrick, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Ernest C Withers, Annette Adams-Brown, Filmakers Library, inc, and W & B Productions

"Two African-American journalists who covered the events of the Civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties return to the deep South where it all took place. The journalists are Dorothy Gilliam,who later became first female African American reporter at The Washington Post, and Ernest Withers, renowned photographer whose photos were published in the black press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times ... Photographs, newspaper clips and eyewitness accounts brings the heroic struggle alive, a struggle in which these two courageous journalists participated and recorded for posterity. "--Container. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-1679

 

Frontline 1990

David Bradbury, Neil Davis, Richard Oxenburgh, Australian Film Commission, Tasmanian Film Corporation, Australian War Memorial, and Filmakers Library, inc

Describes the experiences of newscameraman Neil Davis who spent eleven years covering combat zones in Southeast Asia. Concentrates on the human side of the war as Davis crosses the battle lines to photograph Viet Cong as well as South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Compares these scenes with the "official" view of the war as seen from Washington. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-1675

 

Healthcare your money or your life 1977

Jon Alpert

The first part of the video compares health care promises from the past four government administrations with actual health care service by illustrating the vast differences in health care provided for patients in two New York City hospitals.  The second part presents a panel discussion among consumers, health experts, and government officials concerning the critical issues involved in proposed and present health care practices. 2 videocassettes (60 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-973 cassette 1 2-974 cassette 2

 

A hidden life 2006

Rachel Dretzin Goodman, Muriel Soenens, Barak Goodman, Will Lyman, Ark Media (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), and PBS Video

"On May 6, 2005, the residents of Spokane, Washington, awoke to one of the strangest headlines in the town's history: 'West Tied to Sex Abuse in '70s, Using Office to Lure Young Men.' The popular, socially conservative Republican mayor of Spokane, Jim West, had been outed by the town's newspaper The Spokesman-Review. The paper told the sordid story of a man with two lives: in public, he had once sponsored legislation forbidding gays from teaching in public schools, while in private, the paper alleged, he was trawling for young men online, using the trappings of his office to lure them into sexual relationships. But as bizarre as the revelations were, so too were the newspaper's methods. For months, a middle-aged 'forensic computer specialist' had posed as an 18-year-old boy online, engaging the mayor in a relationship that became more and more intimate, ultimately exploding on the front page of the newspaper. Frontline investigates the complex relationship between politics, sexuality, fear and judgment in one all-American town--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5495

 

The hunting of the president c2004

Douglas Jackson, Nickolas Perry, Harry Thomason, Morgan Freeman, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, James Carville, Susan McDougal, Jerry Falwell, Robert Bennett, Diceburg, LLC, Regent Entertainment (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

This is the story of a sustained and well-funded effort to discredit and defeat Bill Clinton, dating from his gubernatorial days in Arkansas and eventually leading to his impeachment trial. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-366

 

Illusions of news 1989

Bill D Moyers

Examines the impact of the visual image on news and politics in the electing of presidents and the governing of America. Among those interviewed are CBS White House correspondent Leslie Stahl, former Reagan adviser Michael Deaver, media analyst Ben Bagdikian, and political analyst William Schneider. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 2-935     350

 

Leading questions 1994

Bill D Moyers and Leslie Clark

Discusses how marketers, network executives, and political candidates use polls, surveys, and behavior scans. Describes how sophisticated marketing techniques are used to sell products, shape politics, and soothe the public into feeling good instead of thinking critically. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA  MEDIA 352  2-934

 

Manufacturing consent Noam Chomsky and the media 1992

Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick, Adam Symansky, and Noam Chomsky

Explores the political life and times of the controversial author, linquist and radical philosopher, Noam Chomsky. Highlighting his analysis of media, Chomsky focuses on democratic societies where populations not disciplined by force are subject to more subtle forms of ideological control. 2 videocassettes (167 min.)

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The McCarthy years  1991

Walter Cronkite, Edward R Morrow, Bernard Birnbaum, Russ Bensley, and S Roberts

Uses original footage from the CBS Television Network's See it now series with Edward R. Morrow to explore the roots and results of Senator Joseph McCarthy's search for Communist influences in the federal government.  Cronkite highlights Morrow's groundbreaking work in television investigative reporting. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

MEDIA 2-2481

 

The myth of the liberal media the propaganda model of news c2002

Sut Jhally, Justin Lewis, Edward S Herman, Noam Chomsky, and  Media Education Foundation

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky discuss their comprehensive framework for understanding how the news is produced and in whose interests it works. They argue that the news media is subordinated to corporate and conservative interests and is not liberal. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1133

 

New media, religion, and their impact on elections December 7, 2007 2008

Bill D Moyers, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Melissa Rogers, Gail Ablow, Ken Diego, Michael Bacon, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

No one can dispute the importance of new media in the battle to win the White House in 2008. But what does it all mean for American democracy? Bill Moyers gets perspective on the impact of blogs, YouTube, and social networking on the election process from Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Then, with evangelical pastor Mike Huckabee surging in the polls and Mitt Romney giving a widely anticipated speech on his Mormon faith, Moyers and Jamieson are joined by scholar Melissa Rogers for a discussion of religion in politics. 1 videodisc (58 min.)

MEDIA 10-1664

 

NOW c2006

David Brancaccio, Norman Lear, Marty Kaplan, PBS Home Video, JumpStart Productions, and WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

Norman Lear, television producer, and Martin Kaplan, associate dean of USC's Annenberg School of Communication discuss Americans' distrust in mainstream media and address the question of whether the media is serving public or corporate interests. 1 videodisc (ca. 30 min.)

DANA 382

 

Only the news that fits 1989

Harold Crooks, Peter Raymont, Jim Munro, and Elizabeth Gray

Describes press coverage following the Central American peace plan of 1987.  Criticizes efforts of the government in the United States to influence coverage against the Sandinistas.  Includes excerpts of press conferences and televised news reports. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-2303

 

The Panama deception 1993

Barbara Trent, David Kasper, and Elizabeth Montgomery

This provocative, opinionated film about the U.S. invasion of Panama in December, 1989 explores the political relationship between the two countries both before and after the military action. It criticizes the media for uncritically reporting the administration's version of the action. It claims that the American people were lied to about the action, the real purpose of which was to insure continued U.S. control of Panama and the canal. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA 2-2342

 

Point of order 1998

Emile De Antonio and  Daniel Talbot

"For five incredible weeks, millions of Americans tuned in to watch as U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy's crusade to expose Communist subversion in the U.S. Army, backfired against the pressure of televised media. With Roy Cohn at his side, McCarthy's innuendos and unsubstantiated claims against the Army were no match for Army Special Counsel, Joe Welch. The meek and mild spoken Welch unmasked McCarthyism and further pushed Joe McCarthy into political oblivion"--Container. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

DANA    MEDIA 1488         D-8

 

Political advertisement 2004

Muntadas, Marshall Reese, Art Institute of Chicago, and Video Data Bank

This anthology documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950's. It reveals the American process of television campaigns as a historical development of the TV "spot" as a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. Included in the compilation of profiles are: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, Pat Buchanan, Dick Lugar, Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Dole, Bob Dole, Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, John McCain, Michael Jordan, Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and others. This is part of an ongoing twenty-year project. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-740

 

Political advertising of the 60's 1992?

Consists of an assortment of political ads for the election of mayors, senators, governors and the president of the United States with candidates from the Democratic and the Republican Party. Examples include: John F. Kennedy, B. Goldwater, H. Humphrey, R. Nixon, B. Bayh, C. Stokes. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-2770

 

Political advertising of the 80's 1992?

Contains various political advertisements, including ads for individual candidates and for general political issues.  The TV Presidential Campaigns of Reagan/Bush vs Mondale/Ferraro and Bush/Quayle vs Dukakis/Bentsen are covered.  There are also spots for Governor Bill Clinton and Senator John Kerry.  Furthermore, the controversial "Willie Horton" spot for President Bush and the anti-David Duke for senator spots are also included in this compilation. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1901

 

The Politics of privacy 1989, 1988

David Deutsch

The 1988 race for the presidency has focused more visibly than ever before on the personal lives of the candidates. This program delves further into politics and privacy. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 138

 

Politics, privacy, and the press 1989, 1988

David Deutsch

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 Katherine Graham, Peter Jennings, Mike Wallace, and Geraldine Ferraro--debate this issue. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 137

 

The primary the 90's election special 1992

Scott Jacobs, Starr Sutherland, and Eddie Becker

The inside story of how the Clinton campaign put together their victory. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2365

 

Propaganda c2001

Peter Curran, British Broadcasting Corporation, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

This program focuses on dictators and spin doctors who shaped the perceptions of the masses in 20th century Europe. Archival news film and footage and historical photos spotlight the propaganda of the Russian Revolution, Nazi propaganda in World War II, the Gulf War, as well as the PR blitzes of Britain's political scene. Clips from propaganda classics Battleship Potemkin, The Triumph of the Will, and the Eternal Jew are also included. 1 videodisc (29 min.)

MEDIA 10-292

 

Public trust or private property 1993

Mary Megee

Edwin Newman hosts this look at the history of television broadcasting policy in the United States. Beginning with the government's early decision to give away this valuable resource, progressing through the phases of regulation and deregulation, the question of public interest, and the fairness doctrine it comes to present questions of balancing the public control of a very powerful medium with the desire of corporations to maximize profits. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-2344

 

Racial stereotypes in the media c2008

Jerry Baber, Rhonda Fabian, Suzanne Weintraub, Fabian-Baber, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

"This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences"--Container. 1 videodisc (42 min.)

MEDIA 10-1836

 

The Radio priest 1988

David G McCullough

Presents the life of Father Charles Coughlin, one of the demogogues who became famous during the depth of the Great Depression through his use of radio, causing a debate over the use of the airways to promote anti-democratic messages and the capability of the democracy to cope with this type of dissent. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-719

 

Reel bad Arabs how Hollywood vilifies a people c2006

Sut Jhally, Jeremy Earp, Simon Shaheen, Jack G Shaheen, and Media Education Foundation

Throughout its history Hollywood has portrayed Arabs as buffoons or bandits. The video seeks to rectify this sterotyping by comparing it to other forms of racist imagery and by suggesting alternative narratives that treat the Arabs as human, not demons. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-712

 

Reform in crisis the aftermath of Tiananmen 1991

George A Calburn, Darren Schwandt, and Mike Chinoy

Talks about the making of the television series, Heart of the dragon. Also, looks at the reforms and political policies of China in the aftermath of the Tianamen Square demonstration. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-2310

 

Rich media, poor democracy c2003

Robert Waterman McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller, Loretta Alp

Media and Politics - New This Year

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