Category Archives: Television

16th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media: Donny Jackson!

Donny Jackson, executive producer and show runner for CNN’s “United Shades of America with Kamau Bell,” will visit the Newhouse School on MONDAY April 3 for the 16th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media. Assistant professor of communications Charisse … Continue reading

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WTF is Real Fake News?: The Mashup of Reality and Satire

We lack a shared reality thereby making it impossible to ridicule the absurdity of reality. Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Moore: The Exemplary Disruption of the Single City Girl now available at flowjournal.org

https://www.flowjournal.org/2017/02/disruption-of-the-single-city-girl-archetype/ This weekend, I met Jay Sandrich, director/producer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, SOAP, Benson, Empty Nest, It Takes Two, The Tony Randall Show, Golden Girls, and more. He liked my essay, but thought … Continue reading

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Erika Green Swafford: 15th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media

Last night, I interviewed Erika Green Swafford, writer and producer on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium at the S.I. School for Public Communications at Syracuse University for the 15th Annual Conversations on Race and Entertainment … Continue reading

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Why Black People Love Empire

Black people love Empire because this is the first time we have ever seen a big budget soap opera on a broadcast network that focused on a Black family. Much like Dallas (1978-1991) and Dynasty (1986-1991), both of which aired over … Continue reading

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