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Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

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Eighty years a newspaperman, Seldes was a noted foreign correspondent who became America's most important press critic. Through Seldes's encounters with Pershing, Lenin and Mussolini; the tobacco industry, J. Edgar Hoover and the "lords of the press," Tell The Truth and Run raises profound ethical, professional and political questions about journalism in America.
Seldes at age 98 is the centerpiece of the film: remarkably engaging, witty and still impassioned about his ideas and ideals. Ralph Nader, Victor Navasky, Ben Bagdikian, Daniel Ellsberg, Nat Hentoff and Jeff Cohen, among others, provide incisive commentary. Stunning archival footage and over 500 headlines, photographs and articles provide a rich historical backdrop.
Tell The Truth and Run raises fundamental questions about the recorded history of the Twentieth Century; about freedom, fairness and diversity in the media; about power and abuse of power; and about public citizenship and the democratic process.
Tell The Truth and Run is an ideal film for students. It is divided into chapters of 6-10 minutes each, and each chapter addresses one or more themes that will stimulate thought and discussion. Subject matter and themes include:
* World War I and the role of the war correspondent
* America's press and the rise of European fascism
* "The most sacred cow of the press is the press itself."
* Who chooses the news-- and why
* The press and McCarthyism
* The growth and dangers of media monopoly
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Running Time:  1:50:51
Closed Captioned:  Yes
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Streaming - 3 Years, Institutional (Education / Nonprofit) $ 315.00

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Streaming - 7 Years, Institutional (Education / Nonprofit) $ 399.00

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Streaming - 3 Years, K-12 $ 149.00

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Running Time:  1:50:51
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Streaming - 14 Days, In-Class Use $ 60.00

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Running Time:  1:50:51
Closed Captioned:  Yes
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Rick Goldsmith RICK GOLDSMITH'S mission as a filmmaker is to tell stories that encourage social engagement and active participation in community life and the democratic process, and to stimulate young minds to question the world around them.    Goldsmith has produced three films in the New Day Films collection. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (co-produced/co-directed with Judith Ehrlich) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and tells the story of a leading Pentagon strategist whose daring act of conscience leads directly to Watergate and the end of the war in Vietnam.  Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press,  also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, chronicles the life of a pioneering muckraking journalist and press critic.  It was broadcast nationwide on public television and has become a staple in college and high school journalism programs across the country.  Everyday Heroes (co-produced/co-directed with Abby Ginzberg) is a behind-the-headlines look at AmeriCorps and a provocative look at youth, race and national service. Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Goldsmith came west in 1975 and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. Trained in architecture, music and community activism, he began working in films in 1979 and made his living for years as an editor. He is a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and the Writers' Guild of America, West, and the father of two teenage girls.

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