Open Mind (Expired)
Handbook for Mortals (#1948)
Cultural historian Neal Gabler and host Richard D. Heffner continue to discuss Gabler's new book, Life the Movie . . . How Entertainment Conquered Reality . . . Starring Everyone. Gabler insists, "We always thought that politics and economics are the crucial forces of our time, but entertainment is the most inexorable force of the twentieth century. We export it and the world eats it up. It's the best hunger-satisfier that man has ever devised." Part two of two. [28 minutes]
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Series Description: THE OPEN MIND provides a quiet and thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas. Never strident, nor personally intrusive, its objective is to provide light, not heat. Richard D. Heffner created THE OPEN MIND in May, 1956, and is still its producer/moderator. Each week he leads substantive and thought-provoking discussions on the ideas, events, issues and personalities that command America's attention and understanding.
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