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Race and the Small Screen

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on February 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

“...My hope is that through this class, I’ve given students tools they can continue to use when they watch [television],” says Stephen Groening, who has created a new course on race in US television history. Media credit: Corinne Thrash


Television is ubiquitous in America, providing entertainment for millions of viewers. But for historians and media scholars, TV also provides insights into how American values and perspectives have changed over time. In a new Cinema & Media Studies course, “Race and US Television History,” Stephen Groening explores the factors that have shaped our experience of race on TV.

Groening includes a wide range...

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