The Brainwashing of My Dad (2016)

The Brainwashing of My Dad was released on DVD on August 23, 2016
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Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work. In trying to understand how this happened, she not only finds this to be a phenomenon, but also uncovers some of the forces behind it: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon to create a media for the GOP; the Lewis Powell Memo, urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion – especially the universities – the media and the courts; and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine – all of which helped to change the entire country’s direction and culture, misinformed millions, divided families and even the country itself.

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US DVD Release Date August 23, 2016
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Run time 90 minutes
Theater Release Date July 29, 2015
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date August 23, 2016
Actors Jeff Cohen, Thom Hartmann, Matthew Modine
Directed by Jen Senko
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Studio FilmRise
Genre(s) Documentary
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