Can you trust what you read on-line? What about the images you see on TV or in the movies? With today's technology they can be easily manipulated; look at all the dead actors who've come back from the grave. Next time on To the Best of Our Knowledge, novelist Caleb Carr warns us about the mis-information age. Also, a man who O.D.'s on TV. And, the top luddite films of all time.
Richard Siklos edits Inside Magazine. He tells Jim Fleming about the advent of digital convergence when your telephone, personal computer, DVD, VCR and television will be all one device. Also, novelist Caleb Carr goes futuristic in his new novel, "Killing Time." He tells Steve Paulson about the danger to society posed by massive media manipulation.SEGMENT 2:
Jerry McCarthy edits the on-line Luddite Reader. He tells Jim Fleming about the top twelve Luddite films of all time — from Godard's "Alphaville" to "Young Frankenstein" and "Robocop." And we hear clips. Also, Jack Lechner watched twelve televisions for sixteen hours a day for one week. He tells Anne Strainchamps why, and what he makes of what he saw.SEGMENT 3:
Hot British novelist Jeanette Winterson tells Steve Paulson about her new novel, "The Powerbook," and they discuss how new technology is changing the world of the writer. "The Powerbook" is the story of an on-line storyteller who writes real people into her virtual fictions.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 01-01-28-A.
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