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Indecency Exposed?

photoThe Super Bowl was played three days ago and in case you don't remember, the New England Patriots won. You may have forgotten because all of the focus has been on the Janet Jackson breast-baring stunt and advertisements that seemed to skirt the decency lines themselves.

So, what does this all say about how Madison Avenue sees Americans and how Americans see themselves? Have we become a shock culture? A depraved one? A nation of cynics?

Guests:

Froma Harrop, syndicated columnist, The Providence Journal

Kathleen Parker, nationally-syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services

Jacquelyn Jackson, executive producer, The Body Project, a documentary project looking at the ways in which cultural images affect female health and well-being

Tricia Rose, chair of the American Studies department, University of California Santa Cruz and author of "Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk about Sexuality and Intimacy"

Steve McKee, president and co-founder, McKee Wallwork Henderson

This program aired on February 4, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.

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