by Jerry Mander

Reviewer Rating:
4

Review

Though written in 1978, this indictment of Television is as spot-on today as it was 25 years ago. Mander, an ex-Madison Avenue advertising executive, exposes the hidden agendas and strategies employed by the corporations who control advertising in general and the television media specifically. He shows how television, while pretending to entertain, influences people's thinking and attitudes, all for the purpose of making better consumers, not better citizens.

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