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Unreality Industry The Deliberate Manufacturing of Falsehood and What It Is Doing to Our Lives

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ISBN-10: 0195083989

ISBN-13: 9780195083989

Edition: 1993 (Reprint)

Authors: Ian I. Mitroff, Warren Bennis

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The claims made for television when it was a fledgling industry in the early 1950s have virtually all proven false. TV was to be the great entertainer-educator, an electronic marvel that could reach into the lives of millions and, over time, elevate their tastes and sensibilities. As we now know, of course, the entertainment component of this equation has so thoroughly dominated every aspect of TV and the mass media that most everything has been reduced to simple, slick, and powerful images. As Fred Friendly once remarked, "commercial television makes so much money doing its worst, it can't afford to do its best." This is the state of things in America on the eve of the twenty-first…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.99" wide x 5.43" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Warren Bennis was born in the Bronx, New York on March 8, 1925. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army, completed officers' training, and became one of the youngest platoon leaders to serve in Europe. He was awarded both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He received a bachelor's degree from Antioch College in Ohio in 1951 and a doctorate in economics from M.I.T. As an educator, he taught organizational studies at Harvard University, Boston University, and the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He was a professor of business administration at The University of Southern California for more than 30 years. He wrote more than 30 books on leadership including On Becoming a Leader, Leaders:…