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Does Hollywood Serve Us Right?
Aired 4/27/2000

Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg visits the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Hollywood has always been a major force in shaping the ideas and attitudes of Americans. But Hollywood films dominate overseas as well and greatly influence how the world acts, speaks, and thinks. Hollywood now faces a two-front assault: from critics at home who accuse it of peddling sex and violence, and from detractors abroad who lament the corroding influence of American culture. Does Hollywood serve Americans right? Does it serve the world right?
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  Elizabeth Daly
    Dean, USC Television-Cinema School
  Peter Bart
    Editor-in-Chief, Variety
  Sydney Pollack
    actor, producer and Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa"

Originally Aired: 4/27/2000

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