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  Wayne Baker, presenting "America's
Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception"

C-SPAN2 to Air Wayne Baker Program

5/19/2005 --

Book TV focuses on "America's Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception."

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A program featuring Wayne Baker, author of "America's Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception," is scheduled to air at 6:10 p.m. on May 21 on C-SPAN2. The Book TV program was taped before a live audience on April 12 in Phelps Lounge at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Baker, professor of management and organizations and director of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, began working on the book in 1996. It was published shortly after the 2004 presidential election. Before and after the election, the media and politicians trumpeted the idea of the United States being a bitterly divided nation. Debunking what he called a "pack of lies" to sell newspapers, boost ratings and market share, Baker said, "We are not divided. In fact, we are united when it comes to important values and attitudes. Americans tend to have traditional values, though they want to express these values in their own ways."

More than 50 members of the business school and Ann Arbor communities attended the event organized by the Ross School's Kresge Business Administration Library and Office of Communications.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847