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The Global Media System

Program #MCCR002. Recorded in Madison, WI on December 02, 1996.

The wave of media mergers and takeovers has created a global system of near awesome dimensions. What many people see, hear and read is produced and controlled by a handful of private multinational corporations. Critics, such as Robert McChesney, contend that monopoly control of media threatens the communication needs of democratic societies.

Speaker(s):

Robert McChesney

Robert McChesney teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books including Digital Disconnect. He is co-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy. He is the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization. The Utne Reader listed him among its “50 visionaries who are changing the world.”

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