"The Surrender of Culture to Technology"
A lecture delivered by Neil Postman on Mar. 11, 1997 in the Arts Center. Based on the author's book of the same title. Neil Postman notes the dependence of Americans on technological advances for their own security. Americans have come to expect technological innovations to solve the larger problems of mankind. Technology itself has become a national "religion" which people take on faith as the solution to their problems. Includes questions from the audience.
"Amusing Ourselves to Death" - Interview on the show "The Open Mind" with Richard Hefner.
"What is lacking in our schools"
In his book "The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School", Neil Postman challenges the education system. He feels it should be more than a means to achieve a better job or good consumer skills and that we should concentrate on the philosophical side of what schools are for. (Originally aired April 1996)
Neil Postman's Conscientious Objections, Jan 1989.