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The renting of the Pentagon

I’m afraid I know the answer to this already, having spent the last half-hour poking around the Web. But does anyone know if it’s possible to rent, borrow or buy “The Selling of the Pentagon” in either DVD or VHS? I would like to show it to my History of Journalism students, but it seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth.

Update: Problem solved. And thank you for the suggestions I received.

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  1. Anonymous

    Dan: The UMass-Lowell library has a copy, I believe.

  2. Leslie

    Right, I was also going to say try your libraries. If yours doesn’t have it, the inter-library loan systems might produce it.

  3. Anonymous

    Make sure to show them “JFK” too, so they’re not under the illusion that only the Nixon Administration was in the pocket of the Military Industrial Complex.

  4. Anonymous

    How many days are you taking it for?

  5. Anonymous

    Whoops. Now the FBI knows what you’re looking for.

  6. Leslie

    Oh, dear, too right. So, never mind about my library suggestion. How would I know about libraries, anyway? I never go there, never look up anything at all, never check anything out. That was some other person using my identity. I’m clean and I’m not a danger to my Homeland. And I’m pretty sure Dan Kennedy isn’t, either. Probably.

  7. Dan Kennedy

    I’m pretty sure I’ve got this covered, but very, very few libraries seem to carry this. The very first commenter was right about UMass Lowell — but if I need to go there, I’m going to call first, because the online catalog doesn’t say whether it’s in a usable format. Believe it or not, it only seems to be in 16mm!

  8. striker

    Gosh bless you for trying to spice up History of Journalism. The mere thought of that class makes me fall asleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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