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Myth vs. Reality

On The Media had a great episode this past weekend that was all about popular myths.  Myth is a big part of storytelling, both good and bad.  We like to think of certain stories as “true” but this show really puts that idea to the test.  Did people in Queens really stand idly by while Kitty Genovese was killed?  Did war protesters really spit on returning Vietnam veterans?  Is Barack Obama a Muslim?  The episode probes why myths persist even in the face of undeniable counter-facts.  Truly fascinating.

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