The Culture of Fear

Mr. Glassner talked about his book Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things published by Basic Books. The book… read more

Mr. Glassner talked about his book Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things published by Basic Books. The book examines the people and organizations that manipulate perceptions and profit from anxieties: politicians who win elections by heightening concerns about crime and drug use even as both are declining; advocacy groups that raise money by exaggerating the prevalence of particular diseases; television newsmagazines that raise a new scare every week to garner ratings. Following his remarks he took audience questions. close

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The Culture of Fear

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Program ID:
125788-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Pasadena, California, United States
First Aired:
Jul 25, 1999 | 4:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 26, 1999 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 25, 1999 | 4:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 1999 | 10:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 1999 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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