Quiet-List 1997

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Diana's funeral

Over two billion people watched a 117-minute procession that was conducted 
in almost complete silence. On Canadian television there was almost no 
commentary. This silence created a space where genuine emotions could 

This may be the greatest advertisement for quiet ever produced.

By contrast, I read in the paper today that some American networks showed 
slo-mo footage of Diana as Elton John sang. Another example of how the 
media lives by programming feelings.

Peter Donnelly
Right to Quiet Society

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