New World Notes - Shadows of Liberty (Part 1)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #312, February 25, 2014, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), host Kenneth Dowst plays excerpts from a new documentary film that examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief media-history lessons alternate with close looks at stories the corporate news media suppressed.
In this week's installment: two stories suppressed by CBS: Nike's exploited workers and evidence that TWA Flight 800 was shot down by a US Navy missile. Plus the really free press in the early US and the rise of media monopolies in the 1930s.
Amy Goodman, Robert McChesney, Julian Assange, Janine Jackson, Norman Solomon, Daniel Ellsberg, John Nichols, Dan Rather, and several other commentators appear.
Shadows of Liberty was written, directed, and produced by Canadian filmmaker Jean-Plilippe Tremblay. Adapted for radio by K.D.
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