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The Brainwashing of My Dad

ABT is proud to partner with NOW for the screening of this important film.
As filmmaker Jen Senko tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: (a) a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP; (b) the 1971 Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion—especially the universities, the media and the courts; (c) the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine under President Reagan in 1987; (d) the signing of the Telecommunications “Reform” Act under President Clinton in 1996. This documentary shines a light on how the media and the nation changed, and leads to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility does our government have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth.

April 23 2018


Date: April 23
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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