Lock your doors, buy ‘The Club’ and move to Connecticut: crime is everywhere, and according to your local media purveyors, it’s getting worse. But is it? “America’s Least Wanted” takes a bite out of crime hysteria by exposing the media’s fetish for high-profile crime stories. Let Paper Tiger and Robin Andersen take you on a rare trip through the mean streets of corporate gangland, where necktied hoodlums get away with mass murder while a disinterested media and justice system turn a blind eye. Learn how prisons have become a high-stakes profit-making venture and why the Crime Bill is only the latest in ineffective and repressive anti-crime legislation. Don’t miss an action-packed minute. Robin Andersen, Ph.D., teaches Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University and is the Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on media issues and the influence of TV and Advertising on American society. She is the author of “Consumer Culture and TV Programming”, published by Westview Press and editor of “Critical Studies in Media Commercialism” by Oxford University Press. Her book titled, “Media and War: Censorship, Propaganda and Myth in the Information Age” was published in 2006. She is frequently interviewed as an expert source on media issues for radio, television and newspaper reporting. She is also featured in numerous educational documentaries.
1995 TRT: 28 minutes #264