Hollywood Vs America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values

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This critique of the anti-religious, pro-violence, unpatriotic and amoral entertainment industry examines, with facts and statistics, how Hollywood bigwigs have broken faith with the public. They are creating movies, television and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem, from teenage pregnancy to violence in the streets. Despite dwindling audiences and financial loss, Hollywood refuses to reflect - or even respect - the values of ordinary American families. Medved asserts that Hollywood's alienated ideological agenda is harmful not just to the industry's own interests, but to the USA at large.

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Michael Medved is the host of a nationally syndicated daily radio talk show, former chief film critic for the New York Post, and former cohost of PBS's Sneak Previews. He is the author of eight books, including Hollywood vs. America.

Diane Medved, PH.D., is a clinical psychologist, Internet talk-show host, and author of four other books, including the bestselling The American Family (with former vice president Dan Quayle). The Medveds live in Seattle with their three young children.

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"Michael Medved is not only the most perceptive and persuasive of the major American film critics, but he is also the most courageous. While his new book will not endear him to many studio executives, it is easily the most provocative study of the moral implications of film ever written, " -- Jim Svedja, film critic, CBS Radio "This book is fascinating but disturbing reading -- a badly needed wake-up call for the entertainment industry. Anyone who wants to understand how -- and why -- Hollywood is attacking family values must read this book." -- Bob DeMoss, Jr., Youth Culture Specialist, Focus on the Family "Michael Medved understands movies and the movie business better than anyone else in America. Here he puts the entertainment industry's stars and stooges on can- did camera and gives shocking proof that Hollywood is forfeiting both profits and paying customers in a crazy campaign to foist its own loony lifestyles and muddled world views on the American people." -- George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty and Life After Television "Everyone -- left, right and middle -- is perfectly aware that we are in a period of cul- tural and moral collapse. But some people don't want to concede that the popular media bear part of the responsibility. Michael Medved's book should convince them that it does."-- Steve Allen

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