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An interesting look at our fascination with celebrities ... and corporate marketers' exploitation of this fascination to sell products.
In fact our attraction to celebrities appears rooted in our evolution: the closer our ancestors got to the alpha male, the more likely they were to survive.
The show includes parts of the documentary film Starsuckers and also Chris Hedges' critique of Michael Jackson's funeral.
Chris Hedges' speech was recorded on October 14, 2009, by Ethan Osland, of Black Mask Winnipeg (www.blackmask.ca). Thanks to Ethan and Black Mask for permission to rebroadcast.
Previously broadcast, in 2011 and 2017. Files downloaded from the links, above, may be identified as NWN #500.