Noam Chomsky, Amy and David Goodman - Exception to the Rulers: Media in Democracy

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics, MIT Amy Goodman, host, Democracy Now! David Goodman, reporter Tackling subjects like corporate influence over government and the deceptions of political leaders, the Goodmans explore the risks that corporate media pose to a democratic society. Where should the allegiance of the press lie, with the citizenry or the government? How are investigative reporting and independent media faring in the United States today? Amy Goodman is an internationally acclaimed journalist, recipient of the George Polk Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting. She is also host of Democracy Now!, airing on 200 radio and TV stations across the US and the world. David Goodman, Amy's brother, is an award-winning independent journalist whose articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Outside, and The Nation among others. He authored most recently the acclaimed book, Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa. Noam Chomsky is one of the world's premiere experts in linguistics, philosophy and politics. Since 1965 he has been a leading critic of US foreign policy. Chomsky is currently the Institute Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This lecture was produced by Sean Effel, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV).