||Propaganda and Disaster: The Press Helps Make War on Iraq (0:56) -- A Scripted Press Conference (2:08) -- Terrorists Attack the United States (1:47) -- Dan Rather Responds to 9/11 Terrorist Attacks (1:44) -- Patriotism and the Press Following 9/11 (3:13) -- The Press Helps Put Saddam Hussein on the Hit List (4:04) -- Saddam and Al Qaeda: An "Absurd" Connection (1:53) -- Knight Ridder Questions Bush Administration Facts (3:43) -- Credibility Questions Concerning Iraqi Defectors (3:42) -- Defector Credibility: Red Flags in the New York Times (2:29) -- Defector Credibility: Fantastic Tales in Vanity Fair (3:30) -- Connecting Saddam Hussein to the 9/11 Attacks (4:15) -- Using the Media to Sell the War: The 9/11 Connection (2:59) -- Using the Media to Sell the War: Weapons of Mass Destruction (7:44) -- The Press Fails to Investigate Presidential Propaganda (3:32) -- Selling the War on Oprah (1:02) -- Top Democrats Line Up with Bush (1:56) -- Vindictive Conservative Media Celebrities (3:52) -- The Press Buries War Protests (1:10) -- Knight Ridder Exposes Intelligence Manipulations (4:23) -- Effects of Television Pundits on Issues (4:05) -- Political Spin from Sources and the Press (3:36) -- Editors Ignore the Truth (2:08) -- Colin Powell Makes Fools of the Press (6:43) -- MSNBC Drops Liberal Talk Show Host (1:04) -- Journalists Fail to Ask the Tough Questions (2:22) -- Pro-War Journalists and Pundits Today (4:01)
||The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims-only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS Evening News; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the Press; Bob Simon of 60 Minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 23, 2007.|
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Public Affairs Television (Firm), 2007 9781421366043|
|Publisher number||37179 Films Media Group|