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The selling of the Pentagon

Author: Peter DavisRoger MuddPerry WolffDena LevittWilliam WagnerAll authors
Publisher: New York : Carousel Films [distributor], ©1971.
Series: CBS reports (Television program)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program takes a critical look at some of the promotional public relations activities of the U.S. Defense Department. It shows businessmen observing war games, officers on lecture tours, films available for rental, and sidewalk displays. The program examines the cost and scope of these activities and questions whether their expense is warranted in peacetime. When broadcast on prime time television, the film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Davis; Roger Mudd; Perry Wolff; Dena Levitt; William Wagner; Richard Wilhelm; James Branon; Helen Moed; United States. Department of Defense.; CBS News.; Carousel Films.
OCLC Number: 78018356
Notes: Documentary.
Title from data sheet.
Also issued in black and white and as a 16 mm. color film.
Credits: Editor, Dena Levitt ; camera, William Wagner, et. al. ; sound Richard Wilhelm, et. al. ; research, James Branon, Helen Moed ; executive producer, Perry Wolff.
Cast: Roger Mudd.
Event notes: Originally telecast on the CBS-TV documentary show CBS Special reports, Feb. 23, 1971.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: CBS reports (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by CBS News ; producer, writer, director, Peter Davis.

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This program takes a critical look at some of the promotional public relations activities of the U.S. Defense Department. It shows businessmen observing war games, officers on lecture tours, films available for rental, and sidewalk displays. The program examines the cost and scope of these activities and questions whether their expense is warranted in peacetime. When broadcast on prime time television, the film caused tremendous controversy.

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