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Kristin Szakos

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ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, September 4, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot talks with Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos about her effort to remove from a public park the 1924 statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The proposal has garnered national news and has led to the creation of a new Blue Ribbon Commission to consider all the Confederate monuments and memorials in Charlottesville, and the larger issue of how a community tells stories about its shared past: who is honored, and who is not.



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.

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