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Fear & Favor in the Newsroom (1996)

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Credited cast:
Jon Alpert ...
Himself - Ex-Freelance Reporter, NBC
Ben Bagdikian ...
Himself - Dean Emeritus, School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Joel Beinin ...
Himself - Professor of History, Stanford University
Lowell Bergman ...
Himself - Producer, CBS' 60 Minutes
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Eugene Carroll ...
Himself - U.S. Navy, Retired (as Admiral Eugene Carroll)
Frances Cerra ...
Herself
Richard Cohen ...
Himself - Former Producer, CBS News
Bill Dedman ...
Himself - Reporter
Michael Gartner ...
Himself - President, NBC News 1988-93
Peter Graumann ...
Himself - Ex-Correspondent, MacNeil / Lehrer Newshour
Lawrence Grossman ...
Himself - Former President, NBC News
Sydney Gruson ...
Himself - Ex-Vice Chairman, New York Times, Inc.
John L. Hess ...
Himself - Ex-Reporter, New York Times
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outstanding
19 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

a convincing documentary exposing bias in the united states' media coverage of events, and reminding us that "controlling interests" are indeed appropriately named. The movie shows how editors dissuade reporters from covering topics touchy to their stockholders and/or owners, how certain stories have been edited to suit those controlling interests better (even on PBS, which is supposedly independent of corporate influence), and how insubordinate editors and reporters are eventually reassigned or dismissed.

for an equally compelling look at media bias, consider Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992).


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