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television



  • Survivor-in-Chief?

    The 2020 election resembles nothing less than a political version of the Survivor franchise. Donald Trump fully intends to be the last man standing. To do so, however, he must contrive to get everyone else voted off the island. 



  • Black Perspectives Hosts Online Forum on HBO’s Watchmen This Week

    by Ahmad Greene-Hayes

    The forum will offer pieces from scholars in African American religious studies who think critically about the show and its engagement with politics, performance, and African American religions in the early twentieth-century South, specifically in Tulsa, after the 1921 massacre.


  • A Review of Amazon Prime’s Series Dostoevsky

    by Walter G. Moss

    Americans unfamiliar with Dostoevsky's life, and perhaps even with some of his greatest works like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, can now get to know him via Amazon Prime’s 8-part subtitled series Dostoevsky, directed by the Russian Vladimir Khotinenko.


  • Why Televised Hearings Mattered During Watergate But May Not Today

    by James Robenalt

    The whistleblower today has been backed up by others who had direct knowledge, making his or her account now superfluous. John Dean had no such back-up from others; he had to wait a year for his testimony to be fully corroborated by the tapes themselves.


  • The Fall of Communism in TV’s The Weissensee Saga

    by Walter G. Moss

    The most impressive educational aspect of The Weissensee Saga is that it presents a realistic and convincing portrait of the differing lives and reactions of East German individuals in the final decade of the GDR’s existence.



  • Grassley sarcastically hails History Channel for playing history

    The History Channel aired the fourth part of a six-hour docuseries called "The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen," a historical look at pioneers such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett as well as explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Native American Shawnee chief Tecumseh.