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Since its earliest days, the media machine has run two programs: what people want to hear and what is really happening - or news, as it became known. With television, the fantasy became so spectacular it made the truth look badly acted. Free speech was left to idealists, academics and low-budget documentaries. Then the machine went global and gave everybody what they'd always wanted: 200 continuous talk-down, talk-up, talk-back channels. In this episode, Bruce Petty asks whether humans have the media under remote control or the other way around. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Executive Producer: Anna Grieve, Stefan Moore Producer: Deborah Szapiro Director: Bruce Petty Writer: Bruce Petty Narrator/Presenter: Andrew Denton Principal Cast: Lee Perry (Character Voices), Sally Patience (Character Voices), Lucie Blinco (Character Voices).