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The Truth About Lies [videorecording]

a presentation of WNET/New York and WETA/Washington ; a production of Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. and Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; producer, Paul Kaufman ; writers, Bill Moyers, Paul Kaufman
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Examines how deception has influenced some major events in the 20th century and how self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Investigates reasons why deception is used and recounts historical events to illustrate the consequences. Focuses on the Bay of Pigs, the war in Vietnam, Watergate, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
Performers
Host, Bill Moyers ; interviewees, John Dean, Roger Boisjoly.
Release Date
1989
Run Time
58 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
Originally produced in 1989 as a segment of the television program, The public mind.
Related Title
Public mind (Television program)
Series
The Moyers Collection
Moyers Collection on DVD
Credits
Editor, Noah Morowitz ; executive editor, Bill Moyers.
Published
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
Publisher no.
FFH 4935 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Description
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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