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Richard Handler

Season 1 – Episode 39
ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, November 13, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

How to make sense of the surprising — and to many Americans, quite shocking— results of the 2016 election for President? Journalists, historians and political scientists are all weighing in with their explanations. But Coy Barefoot asks an anthropologist to consider the election results through the window of culture and society. Coy talks with esteemed University of Virginia Professor of Anthropology, Richard Handler, Director of the Global Studies Program. What does Donald Trump’s victory reveal about an historic structural tension that has existed in American culture since the very beginning?




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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