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April 2012

APPC calculates dollars spent by four highest spending third party groups on deceptive TV ads attacking or supporting Republican presidential contenders

For Immediate Release Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson at or 215-898-9400 Drawing on spending estimates from Kantar Media CMAG and the fact checking of, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has created a dollars in deception measure (DDs) calculating dollars spent on televised presidential third party ads by the groups calling themselves “The Red White

APPC releases research on gender portrayals in film 1950-2006

Since 1950 males outnumber female movie characters 2 to 1   But when present, females twice as likely to be involved in sexual scenes;   Both males and females increasingly involved in violence   PHILADELPHIA – Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) research that analyzed 855 top 30 box-office films from 1950 to 2006 shows that