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Milt's File

A file of links relating to Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, a talk show on Chicago's WGN Radio.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Tonight on Extension 720: American culture stresses accumulation over actualization, and thus it is no surprise that our constant pursuit of wealth and material goods leaves us emotionally unfulfilled. Our need for better clothes, bigger cars, larger homes and perfect bodies does not merely damage ourselves, but America as a whole. But why is America uniquely fixated on consumer culture? And what can we do to change this destructive pattern? Tonight, PETER WHYBROW, professor of psychiatry and bio-behavioral science at UCLA, will address these questions and more. His latest book—American Mania: When More Is Not Enough—tackles the problem of consumerism head on and prescribes nothing short of a complete reevaluation of the American Dream as the cure for our unique mania.

Information on future programs is available at our monthly program guide. You can listen to the show from 9 to 11 p.m. central time here.