Age of Persuasion | Apr 24, 2010 | 27:30

“Where Power Resides” - Season 4

This week, Terry O’Reilly follows the food chain of persuasion all the way to the top- to find out where the power really resides. And he’ll show you the chain of command within the ad business itself.

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Age of Persuasion "Advertisers as Censors" (March 2008 Encore) May 19, 2012 | 27:31According to author C. Edwin Baker, "Advertisers, not governments, are the primary censors of media content... today." Terry O'Reilly respectfully disagrees - and this week he'll explain why. He'll review the long relationship between sponsorship and censorship - from early Radio, to Hitchcock's Psycho, through the more recent woes of radio jock Don Imus. Do advertisers really decide what you should see, hear, or think? And if they don't - who does?
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Age of Persuasion - “Heroes and Villains” - Season 4Jan 23, 2010 | 27:29Age of Persuasion “Heroes and Villains” - Season 4 Audio
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Age of Persuasion - “Persuasion Fail” - Season 4Jan 30, 2010 | 27:30Age of Persuasion “Persuasion Fail” - Season 4 Audio
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