Film “Broadcast Blues" takes critical look at mainstream media
November 8, 2012
Second Sunday Cinema presents filmmaker Sue Wilson and her film, “Broadcast Blues,” this at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalisits Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley.
“Broadcast Blues” is an expose of the state of American broadcasting today. In this no-holds-barred review, veteran journalist Sue Wilson explains how the predominantly conservative corporations controlling talk radio are influencing American public opinion and actually changing the way we vote. She details how false and vitriolic hate campaigns are broadcast as legitimate news reports and laments the lack of government controls, which should ensure radio and television broadcasters are upholding their public interest obligations.
Through a series of vignettes, Wilson shows how corporations, FCC deregulation and the loss of the Fairness Doctrine, stemming from the Reagan era, have corrupted American news, information and even public safety.
Wilson will attend and speak following the film. Come enjoy the film, and stay for the lively facilitated discussion to follow. Popcorn and refreshments will be available. All proceeds pay the expenses of the Peace Center and Social Action Committee of the UUCM. For information, contact the Peace Center at (530) 265-0200 or visit http://www.ncpeace.org. Also check Wilson’s website at http://www.suewilsonreports.com.