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UC Riverside Programs Hit Airwaves on UCTV

Programs include a tribute to former UCR Chancellor, Tomás Rivera

(September 14, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- Three new programs produced at UC Riverside by video producer Jim Brown will air on UCTV this month: “After the Rain: Tomás Rivera,” “A Natural History of Chicano Literature: a Performance Lecture by Juan Felipe Herrera,” and “Chaotic Scrutiny.”

UCTV is a 24-hour educational channel that broadcasts interviews, lectures, documentaries, and performances from the campuses and national laboratories of the University of California. It is available to Inland area residents on Charter digital cable channel 95 and nationwide on Dish Network satellite channel 9412.

The “After the Rain: Tomás Rivera” program is a performance from the campus celebration, in April of this year, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Rivera’s inauguration as UCR chancellor and describing the influence of the late Chicano poet and scholar on the lives of his friends, family, colleagues, and on the next generation. “After the Rain” airs Thursday, Sept 22 at 9:30 p.m. and repeats Sunday, September 25 at 9 p.m.

Juan Felipe Herrera, who holds the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at UCR, hosts “A History of Chicano Literature.” Herrera has taught poetry from kindergarten to the university level and is the author of numerous poetry and children's books, including Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, and Crashboomlove, which was prized with the Americas Awards. “A History of Chicano Literature” airs Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. and repeats Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

In the program “Chaotic Scrutiny,” video artist Michele O'Marah turns low production value and an analytical approach into narrative structure exploring irreverent and amusing segments of the pop music scene and Hollywood movie culture in front of an audience of UC Riverside students. “Chaotic Scrutiny” is an outgrowth of the UCR course, Art 180: Contemporary Issues, Contemporary Practice, which is required for all students who major in Art. “Chaotic Scrutiny” can be seen on the UCTV website.


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