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Kevin Driscoll

Season 1 – Episode 43
ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, December 18, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

From “fake news” on Facebook to Donald Trump threatening journalists with his “beautiful twitter account,” social media has been at the center of this year’s presidential election. To help make sense of what it all means, host Coy Barefoot talks with University of Virginia Professor of Media Studies, Kevin Driscoll.



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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