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The Future of TV, Social Media & Objective Truth in the Modern World

March 4, 2024 at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EST

Today's electronic libraries are filled with material available at the push of a button. Viewers are immersed in their own self-selected media environments, to the point they struggle to agree on basic facts. In this presentation, Eric Deggans outlines TV's future evolution and how it will affect society. His presentation is based on his work as TV critic and media analyst for National Public Radio, as well as appearances as a thought leader on media issues and trends on CNN, CBS Mornings, MSNBC, South by Southwest, the Texans Tribune Festival, and other outlets.

Eric Deggans, BA'90, is NPR's first full-time TV critic, media analyst, and guest host, on shows and podcasts like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Pop Culture Happy Hour. He's also an adjunct instructor at Duke University and Indiana University. His 2012 book is Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.

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