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Summary: "Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SHA

Summary: This unique documentary is composed entirely of archival footage and photographs, accompanied by the voice of Stanley Kubrick. Taken from a series of rare interviews, the film provides an opportunity to understand the work of a master filmmaker, giving voice to one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, as well as one of the most controversial and enigmatic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KUB

Maggs, Sam

Summary: A handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, including fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.23 MAG

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 MAG

Summary: There's a fine art to selling earlobe lifts, inflatable massage boots, and mini-staircases for arthritic dogs. This ABC News program enters the strange world of A. J. Kubani and his New Jersey-based company, Telebrands-a purveyor of quirky household products showcased in late-night TV infomercials. In a one-on-one interview, Kubani discusses his main strategy: identifying a mundane, irksome...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: With its "Real Beauty" information and marketing campaign, the Dove brand struck a chord with women skeptical of unhealthy or absurd standards of attractiveness. But did the campaign have the widespread impact Dove intended? And what are the implications for the global cosmetics and fashion industries? This program investigates consumer reactions against the idealized images of beauty promoted...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Although demeaning and offensive racial stereotypes were pervasive in popular media of every kind during the 20th century, most observers would agree that the media is much more sensitive to representations of race today. But the pernicious effects of that stereotyping live on in the new racism arising from disparities in the treatment of stories involving whites and people of color in a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: As Africa continues to modernize, the influence of the media in daily life is growing ever larger. This program examines the importance of the press, radio, the Internet, and TV via segments involving the Sowetan, a widely circulated South African newspaper that has its roots in the anti-apartheid struggle; KKC Kagadi, a rural community radio station in Uganda; Kenya-based Africa Online, an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: While the earliest motion pictures were admired simply for their novelty, viewers soon demanded more than raw footage of trains, sneezes, and other random subjects. This program describes the discovery of sex as a surefire cinematic attraction and the outrages it provoked among religious and civic authorities during Hollywood's formative years. Documenting the rise of William Hays as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: As Bill Cosby did for African-Americans, comedian George Lopez has worked to "normalize" the image of Latinos through television. This documentary offers behind-the-scenes access to Lopez' life as he shares his struggles to represent his community-not in a way that knuckles under to marketers, but in a manner true to the realities of Latino culture while embracing the potential of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The outbreak of World War II saw two motion picture experts from Germany and the United States battle each other with as much ferocity as any army or navy. Their respective missions: to ignite a public desire to wage and win a global conflict. This Bill Moyers program contains an interview with Fritz Hippler, chief filmmaker for the Nazi Party. Hippler unrepentantly claims to have spoken to the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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DiPiazza, Francesca

Summary: Have you ever created art based on a TV show or game? Dressed up as your favorite character? If so, you've entered fandom. Tour fandom's history and meet creators who shape fan communities online and in real life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 302.23 DIP

Summary: With a career spanning more than five decades, Ben Bradlee commands the respect and attention of today's news community. This in-depth conversation between NewsHour's Jim Lehrer and the former managing editor of the Washington Post provides a wealth of journalistic acumen vital to communications and media studies. Bradlee sheds light on his early friendship with John F. Kennedy, the Watergate...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program looks at the impact of the visual image on news and politics in the electing of Presidents and the governing of America. While projecting a self-serving image has long been an understandable part of American politics, the 1980s produced a marriage of sophisticated news manipulation by political candidates and a willingness of the news media to dance to the candidate's tune. To what...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Tabloid journalism. Kinky TV talk shows. "Gangsta" rap music. Sexually explicit and violent movies. The media have established new outposts in the frontiers of taste that were thought impossible 30 years ago, and all in the name of First Amendment rights and giving the public what it wants. But with these rights come responsibilities that are seldom respected. What leverage can society use...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In 2005, a handful of Danish cartoons sparked a worldwide debate over freedom of expression-and the freedom to express religious outrage. Was a violent Islamic backlash against caricatures of the prophet Mohammed justified? Can democracy and fundamentalism coexist in the global community? This program travels to Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, and Turkey, as well as to France and Denmark, in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The more digital technology becomes inseparable from our daily lives, the more chances corporate and political media have to manipulate young people-unless students are taught how to dissect and defend against that manipulation. This program helps educators instill media literacy through an exploration of its basic concepts as well as examples drawn from film and television. Defining media...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Fashion show runways, photo shoots, the playgrounds of the chic and stylish: this program illustrates the cycles of women's couture through the '50s, '60s, and '70s-and the portrayal of women in the media as they progressed through the postwar decade, the civil rights movement, Beatlemania, the Vietnam War, and the era of women's lib. Plenty of designer names are dropped, both from then and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In 1911, the first newsreels flickered in America's nickelodeons. In the mid-1960s, they vanished from movie theaters as nightly television newscasts came to dominate visual journalism. In between, newsreels grew into a unique 20th-century institution that informed and entertained whole generations. In this program, Bill Moyers conducts a tour of the cultural and political landscape so...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: As this Bill Moyers program makes clear, television became another member of the family in the 1960s, both reflecting and influencing the era. The times were chaotic and TV whirled us into that chaos while also holding up a mirror to it: the assassination and funeral of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Apollo moon landing, the saga of the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The world is quickly becoming saturated with information, entertainment, and advertisements. In this program, academic and industry experts examine the globalization of information exchange, the way in which it has altered the social distance between nations and individuals, and the future of mass media. In the U.S., viewers watch an average of 4.5 hours per day of television, willingly lending...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Is a political candidate's past personal life fodder for the front page? If a child commits murder, should the offender's name be released? If a CD by a top recording artist has strongly antisocial lyrics, should the record label consider its impact on kids? In this program, news professionals and executives from NBC, CBS, Capitol-EMI Records, and Mercury Records speak out about the ethical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The public mind is often deceived by those who manipulate it, and it deceives itself, as well. This program examines how deception has influenced some of the major events of our recent past and how self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Why do trusted people in public life lie to us and to themselves? Can a society die from too many lies? Do our institutions demand...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Some stories are simply too good to be true. In this program, John Kampfner, political editor for the New Statesman (London), skewers heroic reports of the ambush, capture, and rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, calling them misrepresentations designed to bolster wavering support for the Iraq War. Kampfner also scrutinizes the controversial practice of embedding members of the news media in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The Internet offers vast possibilities for learning, making a living, and having fun-but it can also destroy reputations, empty bank accounts, and ruin lives. This program cautions students about potential hazards to their computers-not to mention their careers, finances, and futures-that exist online. Highlighting the importance of setting up a firewall and keeping one's operating system...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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