Captive Audience examines how the introduction of advertising into the classroom, along with the reliance on commercial interests to fund schools, is undermining the democratic mission of public education. The video includes close analysis of exclusive soda contracts, Channel One, and sponsored educational materials.
This compilation features stand-alone interviews with some of the most prominent scholars and activists on the subject of mainstream media's coverage of the "war on terrorism." The format is designed to allow educators to bring the voices of these cultural analysts directly into their classrooms. Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Kevin Danaher, Robert Jensen, Naomi Klein, Manning Marable, and 18 others.