July 21, 2002

Carrie McLaren and Gary Ruskin

The Media And Commercialism with Carrie McLaren and Gary Ruskin. McLaren self-publishes Stay Free!, a magazine about American media and consumer culture. She works at the Berkeley Carroll School, and is also the curator of the upcoming Illegal Art exhibit, which looks at the effect of copyright law on freedom of expression.

Ruskin is executive director of Commercial Alert, which he co-founded with Ralph Nader. He is also director of the Congressional Accountability Project, which opposes corruption in the U.S. Congress. He is author of Why They Whine: How Corporations Prey on Our Children, Bush's War on Children, and Let's Keep Advertising and Market Research out of the Classroom.


July 14, 2002

Sut Jhally, Professor

Media Education with Sut Jhally. Jhally is well known for his controversial and award-winning film Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video (over which MTV threatened to sue). The Los Angeles Times called the film "a scathing examination of pop video's use and abuse of women." As the founder and executive director of The Media Education Foundation he is also the producer of another dozen films dealing with issues from commercialism and popular culture to violence and gender.