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60 Minutes and the Assassination of Werner Erhard: How America's Top Rated Television Show Was Used in an Attempt to Destroy a Man Who Was Making A Difference

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On March 3, 1991, 21 million households watched television's top show "60 Minutes" air a story that attempted to destroy the life and work of EST founder Werner Erhard. Award-winning journalist Jane Self suspected that there was more to these allegations than was being reported. She discovered an amazing plot of espionage, conspiracy, and sabotage.
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Breakthru Publishing
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Harry
Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Although the main focus of this book is on the intentional destruction of Werner Erhard’s reputation and career, it also provides a look at the sorry state of news reporting. I do not expect the news media to omit critical information or spin reported facts, but this has become accepted practice along with lazy researching by not reviewing original sources. Also the news media seem to have accepted the job of defining and maintaining social norms using ridicule and name calling much as the churc ...more
Joanne
Oct 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Book: 60 Minutes And The Assassination Of Werner Erhard: How America's Top Rated Television Show Was Used In An Attempt To Destroy A Man Who Was Making A Difference
The allegations in the newspapers at the time and on 60 Minutes did not ring true or match what thousands of associates and participants of Erhard's programs experienced. Werner Erhard has received bad press for a long time and been accused of many things that were never proven. Dr. Self delivers the facts behind the hype and show wh
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Louis Lapides
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
It was interesting to hear another perspective on Werner Erhard. The fact that Scientology went after him to destroy his reputation was not unusual. That 60 minutes bought into the fakery of Scientology was unusual.

The book was tedious to read. The same facts and allegations were brought up again and again. But if you want some insight on est/the Forum, this book fills in some empty spaces.
Marsha
Jun 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: EST graduates
Recommended to Marsha by: found it at a Friends of the Library sale
I was interested in reading this book as I recently saw a DVD of a 2006 documentary of the founder of EST, called "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard". According to the documentary, before the 60 Minutes TV program about Mr. Erhard came on the air, he exiled the country. Accordingly he is still is no longer living in the US, but it not clear where he lives or how he supports himself. This book talks about the TV program that destroyed his reputation.

Mr. Erhard was the founder
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Mary
Jan 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
This may not be the best written book, but it was a good book to read to give some background understanding of the whole Werner Erhard 60 Minutes thing that happened some years ago. Now that I get how much the Scientolgists manipulated 60 Minutes with made up information about Werner Erhard and hired investigators to dig up dirt and basically played every dirty trick in the book to cause him trouble, I am finally able to understand what it was all about. It has been a while now, and this is an o ...more
EJ
May 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was clearly a response to the negative propaganda stemming from the 60 Minutes piece and feels, 20 years later, like a sad attempt at fighting the backlash.
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Factual for Werener Erhardt and a lesson to see the manipulation of television that occurred over 30 years ago
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