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Monday, October 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Television, Technology, and Historical Political Narratives

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Three historians use the C-SPAN Video Library to study the recent impact of television on modern Democratic political conventions, the primary campaigns of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and in fundamentally changing the nature of newsrooms.  These papers serve to demonstrate how history, television, and archives interconnect and can be used to develop new perspectives in research.

Moderator: Brian Rosenwald, University of Pennsylvania, Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics

Indecision 2000: Changing Journalistic Practices in the Age of Cable News 
Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Purdue University, Department of History

Television, Chaos, and Reform: The ‘68 and ‘72 Democratic Conventions  
Heather Hendershot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing

The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon Revisited: C-SPAN, Television and the Democratic Primaries of 1984 and 1988 
Allison Perlman, University of California, Irvine, History, Film and Media Studies

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Brian Rosenwald

Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
Brian Rosenwald is a scholar in residence at the Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, an instructor at Penn, and author of Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United... Read More →

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Kathryn Brownell

Department of History, Purdue University
Kathryn Cramer Brownell is an associate professor of history at Purdue University and an editor at Made By History at The Washington Post.   Her research and teaching focus on the intersections between media, politics, and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on the American... Read More →
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Heather Hendershot

Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Heather Hendershot is a professor of film and media at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a former editor of Cinema Journal, the official publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and she has held fellowships at NYU, Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard; Hendershot... Read More →
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Allison Perlman

History, Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine
Allison Perlman is an associate professor of history and film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Public Interests: Media Advocacy and Struggles over US Television (Rutgers UP, 2016). She is currently working on two projects related... Read More →

Monday October 18, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT