Media Mayhem: Truth, Lies, Perception and the Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Judee Burgoon, Judge Jeanine Pirro, & David Cay Johnston

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ What truth is and when you know you’re hearing it

⦾ The influence of perception on our ability to recognize facts

⦾ What is cognitive bias?

⦾ Techniques used to alter your perception

Dr. Judee K. Burgoon is Professor of Communication, Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, USA, where she is Director of Research for the Center for the Management of Information. Previously she served on the faculties of Michigan State University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Florida and was appointed as a Distinguished Scholar at Harvard University. Her latest research award from the Department of Defense will develop Socio-Cultural Attitudinal Networks. She has been identified as the most prolific female scholar in the field of communication in the twentieth century.

Judge Jeanine Pirro is a highly respected District Attorney and County Judge, politician, legal commentator, author, champion of victim’s rights and mother of two. She won a daytime Emmy for her daily syndicated court show “Judge Pirro.” Currently, Pirro hosts Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine“.  Her notable legal career spans more than 30 years beginning in New York in 1975 when she became an assistant District Attorney in Westchester County and the first female to prosecute a murder case there. Today Pirro is a nationally recognized legal expert providing commentary on television programs as well as covering breaking news.

David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author. He has lectured on reporting techniques, tax policy and ethics on every continent except Antarctica. Johnston is known for his skill at explaining complex economic, law-enforcement and tax issues, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer prize in 2001. Long before it was a kitchen table topic, Johnston was documenting America’s growing income inequality and exposing subtle government policies that create wealth and want.

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