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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Where Do Movies End and Politics Begin?

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
How does pop culture not only reflect but influence political culture? In this edition of Moyers & Company, historian and culture critic Neal Gabler joins Bill Moyers to discuss how representations of heroism in movies shape our expectations of a U.S. president, and how our real-world candidates are packaged into superficial, two-dimensional personas designed to appeal to both the electorate and the media. And, in a new broadcast essay, Moyers weighs the value of personal liberty versus the greater public welfare. Is it fair for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children on the basis of religion or philosophy - and how many pay the price for that decision?
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28 min.
9 & up
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on June 06, 2012.
  • Part of the series, Moyers & Company.
Variant Title
Where Do Movies End and Politics Begin?
  • Movie Contagion: Fact or Fiction? (4:48)
  • Meet Neal Gabler (1:35)
  • Life Imitates Art (1:46)
  • Changing Definition of Heroism (1:12)
  • Election and Governance (1:42)
  • Campaign Aesthetics (1:35)
  • Seduction of the Political Campaign (2:05)
  • Is There Honesty in Politics? (2:27)
  • Authenticity in Politicians and Actors (1:23)
  • Beginning, Middle, and End (1:55)
  • Power of the Media (2:24)
  • Media and Entertainment Saturated Culture (1:47)
  • Credits and Sponsors: Moyers & Company: Where Do Movies End and Politics Begin? (1:59)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: February 24, 2012.
Publisher no.
48981 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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