Media Matters - January 09, 2011

Former health insurance industry executive Wendell Potter

Wendell Potter writes, "Since I walked away as head of communications at a top health insurance company in May of 2008, I've worked tirelessly as an outspoken critic of corporate PR and the distortion and fear manufactured by America's health insurance industry. It is a PR juggernaut that is bankrolled by millions of dollars, rivaling lobbying budgets and underwriting many "non-partisan" and "grassroots" organizations."

www.wendellpotter.com

Media Matters - May 07, 2006

Tim Karr and Adam Green

This week's guests are Tim Karr, of Free Press, and Adam Green, of MoveOn.org, who will be discussing current legislative activity in relation to the internet, focusing in particular on what has become known as Net Neutrality.

Media Matters - April 16, 2006

Lawrence Lessig, copyright expert

Lawrence Lessig, renowned copyright expert, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society

Media Matters - February 26, 2006

Noam Chomsky, linguist and social critic

Our guest this week is Noam Chomsky, the renowned linguist and social critic.

The Institute Professor Emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, often considered the most significant contribution to the field of theoretical linguistics of the 20th century. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, between 1980 and 1992 Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any living scholar, and the eighth most cited source overall.

Chomsky is also a prominent and incisive political analyst and commentator, most notably on U.S. foreign policy, and it is on this aspect of his work that we will be concentrating on Sunday. He is a prolific author, including Manufacturing Consent (with Edward Herman), Hegemony or Survival, Necessary Illusions, and many more (see the websites below for bibliographies).

Media Matters - September 25, 2005

Barbara Ehrenreich, author

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and the new book, Bait and Switch, which examines the experiences of the white-collar unemployed

Media Matters - January 09, 2005

Juliet Schor, author

Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture

Media Matters - December 05, 2004

Thomas Frank, author

Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.

Media Matters - January 11, 2004

Chris Martin and Frank Emspak

Professors Chris Martin and Frank Emspak discuss mainstream media coverage of labor issues. Martin's new book is titled Framed: Labor and the Corporate Media.

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