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A Propaganda Model of the Media Plus Exploring Alternative Media

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A Propaganda Model of the Media, plus Exploring Alternative Media, provides an ideal introduction to the six modules in the package. Beginning with Chomsky's response to a college student who role-plays "Jane U.S.A."--someone who naively believes she lives in a democratic society in which she can create her own destiny--the viewer is presented with a cross-section of typically lively Chomsky encounters. Central to a functioning democracy is the necessity of free access to information, ideas and opinions. But what should be our democratic right turns out to be limited and shaped by the biases of insitutions and ideologies within the mass media. Chomsky shows how governments, corporations and other elites manufacture the consent of the public to serve their interests.

1994, 58 min 43 s