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A Free and responsible press : our right to know, our right to dissent / Christopher Hitchens, Saul Landau, Alexander cockburn ; produced by Edmundo Resendez and Shaun Keenan Gilson.

Program Title:
A Free and responsible press : our right to know, our right to dissent / Christopher Hitchens, Saul Landau, Alexander cockburn ; produced by Edmundo Resendez and Shaun Keenan Gilson.
PRA Archive #: 
TZ0054
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Three talks which examine the present status of Civil Rights, the role of media in creating a vision of the world, and how the press presented the Gulf War, 1990-1991.|A FREE AND RESPONSIBLE PRESS : OUR RIGHT TO KNOW, OUR RIGHT TO DISSENT / Christopher Hitchens, Saul Landau, Alexander Cockburn| produced by Edmundo Resendez and Shaun Keenan Gilson. Three talks which examine the present status of Civil Rights, the role of media in creating a vision of the world, and how the press presented the Gulf War. CONTENT: pt.1. Christopher Hitchens examines the misconception presented by Bush about the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. efforts to maintain borders drawn by the Biritish in 1921 -- pt.2. Saul Landau discusses the role of television in the New World Order, from management of the media to the denial of eyewitnesses -- pt.3. Alexander Cockburn compares the media coverage of the Gulf War and of the L.A. police beating of Rodney King, and the need to support alternative press to prevent misinformation. RECORDED: University of Houston, 21 Mar. 1991.

pt.1. Misconceptions presented by George Bush about the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. efforts to maintain borders drawn by the British in 1921 / Christopher Hitchens -- pt.2. The Role of television in the New World Order : from management of the media to the denial of eyewitnesses / Saul Landau -- pt.3. Comparing the media coverage of the Gulf War and the L.A. police beating of Rodney King : the need to support alternative press to prevent misinformation / Alexander Cockburn.

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Date Recorded on: 
University of Houston, 21 mar. 1991.
Date Broadcast on: 
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Item duration: 
1 reel (60 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|60:00
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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