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FCC Commissioner Michael Copps


Umberto Eco


 Our mental well-being is dependent on our capacity to face reality. We can only face reality by breaking through denial.

A democratic civilization with save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection -- not an invitation for hypnosis.

bell hooks




Kids need to know how particular messages get crafted and why, what devices are used to hold their attention and what ideas are left out. In a culture where media is pervasive and invasive, kids need to think critically about what they see, hear and read. No child’s education can be complete without this.


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