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Plenary #2 – Legacies from the Past

Plenary #2 – Legacies from the Past

Panel #2 – Legacies from the Past: The History of Television

Moderator: Carol Stabile, University of Oregon, USA

  • Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Horace Newcomb, University of Georgia, USA
  • Eileen Meehan, Southern Illinois University, USA

Panelists offer their perspectives on what television was and what we can learn from the past. Michele Hilmes says “television was radio with pictures,” Horace Newcomb talks about early television studies and the Peabody Awards, and Eileen Meehan begins her talk with “there are known unknowns” regarding television’s past. The panel concludes with questions from the audience.

What is Television? A Conference to Explore the Past, Present, and Future of Television. March 1- 3, Portland, OR. Organized by Dr. Janet Wasko and the School of Journalism and Communication. For more about the conference, visit the website.