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Need to Know, The

Country Available: Canada, USA
Produced by Don Young

Following the Paul Bernardo trial for brutal, unspeakable acts, The Need to Know explores the role of the media in creating, directing, editing and also limiting the information delivered to the public as details unfold in the courtroom.

Under pressure to perform and create the top selling story of the day, journalists wrestle with the morality and their own personal revulsion of human behavior.

Interviews with top journalists and TV anchor people from both Canada and the United States reveal some of the deeper issues giving the “news” to the public.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 44 minutes Library Audience:
  • Young Adult
  • Higher Education
  • School Audience:
  • Secondary (10-12)
  • Higher Education
  • Subjects:
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Film/Media Studies
  • Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape
  • DVD