Moyers & Company Big Media's Power Play /

In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, due to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Other Authors: Moyers, Bill D.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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Summary: In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, due to the FCC's consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and further limit diversity across the media landscape. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Senator Bernie Sanders - one of several senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan - joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 06, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Part of the series Moyers & Company.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col.
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Audience: 9 & up.
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