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TV's View of Sept. 11

New York University Professor Toby Miller Talks about Skewed Television Coverage of Sept. 11th Terrorist Attacks

Talk is Sponsored by UCR Center for Ideas and Society

(May 3, 2003)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Toby Miller, a professor of cultural studies at New York University, will give a free, public critique of the television coverage of Sept. 11th at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the University of California, Riverside.

His presentation, “Being Ignorant, Living in Manhattan: Television and September 11,” will be held in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building and is sponsored by The UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society, where Miller is a Distinguished Faculty Visitor.

His lecture will argue that the deregulation of television journalism has resulted in the emotionalization and financialization of news and current affairs coverage.

He is the author of many books, including The Avengers, an academic overview of the TV series and its impact on fashion and popular culture; and SportCult, a volume that offers a variety of perspectives on the cultural politics of sport.

Miller received his B.A. in 1980 from Australian National and his Ph.D. in 1991 from Murdoch University. His interests include screen studies, radio, gender, sports, cultural theory and cultural policy.

A reception will follow at the University Club of The Barn for Toby Miller and two visiting Rockefeller Fellows, Cynthia Young and Amitava Kumar.

The UCR Center for Ideas and Society fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary research, performances and conferences in areas that advance the understanding of human experience.

Parking on campus costs $6 per day. Maps and directions are available at parking kiosks at entrances to campus.



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