Roundtable: Television in the Age of Pandemic

Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This roundtable is part of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s winter 2021 series “Media, Technology, and Politics under Pressure.” “Television in the Age of Pandemic” will reflect on changes to sports, news, and celebrity media in the wake of the challenges of the past year. How has television remained a crucial site for the deliberation over questions of community, racial justice, and protest? How has the demand for social justice been conducted under extreme conditions of populist nationalism, resurgent white supremacy, and social isolation? What has changed in news, sports, and celebrity programming over the past year?

The roundtable will include Victoria E. Johnson (UC Irvine), Reese Peck (College of Staten Island, CUNY), Samantha Sheppard (Cornell University), and Kristen Warner (University of Alabama), and will be moderated by Carsey-Wolf Center director Patrice Petro.

This virtual event will take place via Zoom. The event is free but prior registration is required.