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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - January 28, 2013

The Great Textbook War

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Tonight, PBS is airing a documentary about the war over textbook content in Texas. Two years ago, radio documentarian Trey Kay made a one hour special on the first major textbook fight, which took place in West Virginia in the 1960s. The fight back then was more than political - books were burned, schools boycotted, and one protestor was shot through the heart. Kay joined us to discuss what many see as the start of the American culture war.


WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - July 23, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

Race and the American Media

Joseph Torres, Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press; co-author, News for All The People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media

When we think about the history of media in America, it’s easy to think of it in terms of technology – from the rise of newspapers to radio to television to the Internet and beyond. Or you could look at media as a vehicle for reflecting and even contributing to social change – from Colonial-era newspapers encouraging the American Revolution to TV cameras bringing the civil rights movement into 1960s-era living rooms. But there are other ways to examine media in America. Joseph Torres, along with co-author Juan Gonzalez, recently placed the history of media under a different sort of prism – that of race. In their book News for All The People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, Torres and Gonzalez explore how America’s racial divisions have played a major role in the development of our media system. Joseph Torres will appear at this week's Grassroots Radio Conference in Champaign/Urbana.

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - October 29, 2009 ~ Comment (0)

PBS The American Experience: “The 1930’s: The Civilian Conservation Corps”, WILL-TV November 2, 8:00

PBS The American Experience: "The 1930's: The Civilian Conservation Corps", WILL-TV November 2, 8:00 PM
PBS The American Experience: "The 1930's: The Civilian Conservation Corps", WILL-TV November 2, 8:00 PM

With Robert Stone (Academy Award-Nominated Documentarian; Producer, Director and Writer of "The Civilian Conservation Corps" documentary)

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Categories: History, How-to

WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - September 30, 2009 ~ Comment (0)

Images of America: Urbana

With Ilona Matkovszki (Historic Preservation Activist; member of the Urbana Public Arts Commission), and , and Dennis Roberts (Alderman on the Urbana City Council reprsenting Ward 5, East Urbana; Founding Member of the Historic East Urbana Neighborhood Association; Book Designer, University of Illinois Press)

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