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Siva Vaidhyanathan

SivaSeason 1 – Episode 1
ABC16 Broadcast on Sunday, May 8, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Coy Barefoot talks with author and scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia and Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship. He is the author of The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry). They consider the new documentary (now in private screenings and released to theaters this fall), Starving the Beast, which explores the politically driven, ideologically assault on higher education in America. Siva was interviewed for the film, which explores in depth the attempted forced resignation of University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan in 2012.


CoyBarefootShowThe Center for Media and Citizenship, in cooperation with Gray Television’s Newsplex of Charlottesville, proudly produces The Coy Barefoot Program. The show is broadcast each Sunday morning at 10am on ABC16 in Charlottesville and on Thursday evenings at 9pm on WVPT-PBS.  Hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Coy Barefoot, the program offers exclusive, extended conversations exploring the news, issues and ideas in Charlottesville and beyond. The show’s Executive Producers are Coy Barefoot and Siva Vaidhyanathan. You can watch the Sunday morning premiere each week live online at this link.