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Test Pattern for Living By Nicholas Johnson
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Test Pattern for Living is a kind of guidebook for anyone thinking about what they are doing with their life and why -- whether happy and wanting to stay that way, or working their way through one of... More > life's many stresses. As such it touches on everything from camping to cooking, from religious values to the values of corporate advertising, the role of love and sexuality, and many, many more subjects. It leaves you making your own choices. But it frees you to ask what other choices you might have made if corporate media hadn't spent billions of dollars trying to persuade you to make the choices that maximize their profits.< Less
How to Talk Back to Your Television Set By Nicholas Johnson
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Notwithstanding the Internet, YouTube, and smart phones, TV remains a major influence in the lives of American children and their parents. Former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson's How to Talk Back... More > to Your Television Set, when first published, was praised by everyone from Tom Smothers to William Buckley, from John Kenneth Galbraith to Fred Friendly, among others. The technology may have changed, but many of the problems have only become worse. Fortunately, many of the potential solutions remain the same. This reissue of the book lays out what you can do -- plus what we learned from “Forty Years of Wandering in the Wasteland.”< Less
From D.C. to Iowa:2012 By Nicholas Johnson
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From D.C. to Iowa, is a collection of the regular commentary of Nicholas Johnson, former F.C.C. commissioner and author of How to Talk Back to Your Television Set, congressional candidate, school... More > board member, columnist, TV host, policy wonk and satirist. From presidential candidates through Iowa, to how to run a K-12 school district, deal with college football, and students' binge drinking, welfare for the wealthy, changing American marriage, privacy in the digital age, and dozens of other topics, Johnson leaves no doubts about what he thinks. This volume represents the first time his blog entries from a single year have been brought together in a book since FromDC2Iowa was launched in 2006.< Less
Predicting Our Future Cyberlife By Nicholas Johnson
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In 1970 the author, then-FCC commissioner Nicholas Johnson, offered his effort at predicting communications in the year 2000. In 2011, now-Professor Johnson asked his law school students to take... More > their own 30-year look forward. This book lets you Monday-morning-quarterback his 1970 predictions, and compare his students efforts at "Predicting Our Future Cybelife" in 2040 with your own digital hopes and fears.< Less