The debate of what messages we send into space is a long and old one.
Many argue we should only send Earth’s best, such as Bach or Van Gogh, but would that really be a fair representation of Earth?
Some may say that sending only the greats would more like bragging then trying to communicate.
I think if you really think about it, having Deep Space Communications Network send the movie, The Day The Earth Stood Still out into space gives a fairly accurate representation of Earth and how Earth may react to an Alien Visitor. If you don’t agree, tell me what you would send; The movie ET? Obama’s last speech?