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MOYERS: The Public Mind — IMAGE AND REALITY IN AMERICA explores image and reality in America. The four one-hour program series explores how public opinion is formed through the mingling of fact and fiction in a society saturated with images. The series examines the impact on democracy of a mass culture whose basic information comes from image making, the media, public opinion polls, public relations and propaganda.
1. Consuming Images
2. Leading Questions
3. Illusions of News
4. The Truth About Lies
MOYERS: The Public Mind — Image and Reality in America was produced by Public Affairs Television and Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. in 1989.
Johnson & Johnson
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS
Emmy Award – Outstanding Program (1989)
National Academy of Television News and Documentary
The George Foster Peabody Award – The University of Georgia (1989)
It's nothing less than the most important program I've seen in 1989. — San Francisco Chronicle
The Public Mind is a profound, acutely perceptive four-part PBS series. — Los Angeles Times
The Public Mind is as insightful and chilling a state of the union message as you are likely to see on television this year. — Newsday