Convocation Presentations to Explore Pros/Cons of MTV

February 25, 2005

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Convocation Lecture Series will present speakers in back to back weeks with strongly differing perspectives on MTV and its influence on society.

On March 2, Danny Roberts from MTV's Real World New Orleans will share his experiences as a cast member of the cable music channel's long-running reality series. Roberts became a celebrity overnight and remains one of the most popular MTV personalities in the history of the Real World franchise. He'll address the popularity of reality TV and how he parlayed his experience into a modeling, acting and public speaking career.

On March 9, New York University professor Douglas Rushkoff will present "Why MTV is Not Your Friend." Rushkoff, the author of eight best-selling books on new media and pop culture, analyzes the way people, cultures and institutions create, share and influence each other's values. He regularly contributes essays and commentaries to National Public Radio, TIME magazine and CBS Sunday Morning.

Both presentations will be held at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater and are free to the public.
Contact:

Nikki Nicholas, student programs coordinator
801-626-6349 · nnicholas@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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