Truth about Lies, The
- 1989 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs
(Public Mind: Image and Reality in America with Bill Moyers series, Part 4)
Exploring deception in childhood and the family, this episode examines the common roots of lies in the living room and lies in the oval office. Why do trusted people in life lie to us and to themselves? Can a society die from too many lies? Do our institutions demand loyalty at the expense of truth? Explores such events as Watergate, the war in Vietnam and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger; reveals the pressures that led to the denial of truth and the distortion of reality.
- Topics: (Advertising, Sociology, Television)