Persuasive TV: Anti-Suicide Bomber PSA

Public service announcements to stay off drugs or go back to school have been with us forever, but here’s a striking PSA against suicide bombing created by LA production house 900 Frames.

A story by Lorraine Ali in Newsweek last June reported that the spot will be aired on Iraqi television and maybe some other Middle Eastern networks. The million dollar price tag is backed by an unnamed group of donors both in Iraq and abroad.

(Off topic: Is it me, or are there way too many ads on the Newsweek/MSNBC page? I count twelve banners or text placements, more if you include house ads and logos.)