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The Anxious Mind

The Essay, Rewiring the Mind Episode 3 of 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 June 2010

The historian of broadcasting, David Hendy, explores the ways in which the electronic media have shaped the modern mind.
Tonight the reporting of the Holocaust in 1945 and television coverage of the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion in 1986. If media have made us all witnesses to horror and tragedy do they also help us to come to terms with suffering, or just leave us depressed at the wrongs in the world?

Producer: Matt Thompson.


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