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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showspersuaders/ Use the…

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showspersuaders/ Use the…

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showspersuaders/Use the content viewed in “The Persuaders

(Links to an external site.)” (PBS) to address the writing prompts below (please include the numbers in your responses). Write at least 300 words.

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On the PBS site, choose “Watch the Full Program Online” in the upper right.

  1. 1. What in “The Persuaders” surprised you? Describe something new you learned about marketing from watching the film.
  2. 2. Describe one new thing you learned about yourself from watching the film.
  3. 3. In the documentary, Douglas Rushkoff asks, “What does it mean when we begin to merge our once separate roles as consumers and citizens?” How would you answer Rushkoff’s question? Given that the U.S. economy is based on consumer spending, is it patriotic to shop?
  4. 4. Did the film have a bias or point of view? If so describe.