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Edgerton Talks TV Trends and Programming on WHRV's 'HearSay' Today

Gary Edgerton, chair and professor of communication and theatre arts at Old Dominion University, will be the guest on WHRV-FM's (89.5) midday talk show, "HearSay with Cathy Lewis," at noon today.

A rebroadcast of the "HearSay" program will be available at http://www.hearsay.org/.

The show's guests will discuss how new technology is changing the way we watch TV and how trends in programming have altered the content of America's entertainment staple. Guest host Barbara Hamm Lee will talk with Edgerton, Bill Gorman of "TV by the Numbers" and Nick Bilton, Design Integration Editor for The New York Times.

Edgerton has published eight books and more than 75 essays on a wide assortment of media and culture topics in a variety of books, scholarly journals, and encyclopedias. One of his recent books, "The Columbia History of American Television" (Columbia University Press, 2007), was named the 2008 John G. Cawelti Award winner for Outstanding Scholarly Inquiry into American Cultural Studies by the American Culture Association.

He also received Honorable Mention (second place) in the 2001 John G. Cawelti Book Award for Ken Burns's America (Palgrave for St. Martin's Press); and first place in the 2001 Ray B. Browne National Book Award of the Popular Culture Association in the Textbook Category for "Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age" (University Press of Kentucky, 2001).

Learn more about Edgerton's research and publications at http://garyedgerton.com/.

This article was posted on: January 21, 2010

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