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 New World Notes 
 Last of 3 parts
 Weekly Program
 Sut Jhally, Bill Hicks
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
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An engaging and insightful documentary on corporate-sponsored advertising in the 21st century. It explores advertising's ubiquity; its insidiousness; its devastating social, psychological, and environmental effects--and its role in perpetuating the most harmful aspects of corporate capitalism.

Part 3 further explores the ecological devastation wrought by the trio of neoliberal capitalism, rampant consumerism, and product advertising. It also explores the breakdown of social ties (Cont'd...)
... --and the celebration of rampant and live-for-today individualism--that this trio promotes.

But the film's conclusion is optimistic: many people are seeing through the trio's false promises and are rebelling.

Following the film are two complementary sketches: comedian BILL HICKS on advertising and marketing, and JANIS JOPLIN's song, "Mercedes Benz."

The video documentary was produced by the Media Education Foundation (2017) and narrated by communications scholar Sut Jhally. Adapted to radio, and with an introduction, by KD.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "weather") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment is available--in MP3 and other formats--also on The Internet Archive ( The page with the download links is here:

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SERIES OVERVIEW -- Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for. "Date recorded," below, = date of first scheduled broadcast.

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