It can sway what we do. It can affect what we buy. It can even alter our views of the people around us. This fast-paced three-part series investigates the pervasive influence of the media in American culture. Commentary by Temple University’s George Gerbner, New York University’s Todd Gitlin, and Seventeen senior editor Melanie Mannarino is combined with on-the-street interviews and visual examples to provide eye-opening insights into how television, newspapers, the Internet, and other media shape people’s perceptions. A Cambridge Educational Production. 3-part series, 25 minutes each.