How have newspapers, radio, television and the Internet impacted both the quality and type of messages people throughout the United States receive?
How does our current media climate benefit or harm politics?
These questions and more will be addressed in a discussion with Taylor Tiraterra on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, October 11.
A Brief History of the Media: Effects on American Politics and Society
An enlightened discussion with Sierra College History Instructor Taylor Tiraterra
“Tiraterra offers teens and adults the chance to gain insights and perspective on a topic many of us do not regularly discuss. Whether you are or are not well-versed on American media and politics, our October program will engage participants in a fascinating and memorable evening discussion,” says Dr. Kim Bateman, Executive Dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Tahoe.
Tiraterra promises to enlighten the conversation by pointing out the attributes required of politicians during colonial America when voter turnout hovered between 70 and 80 percent. He will also delve into the influence radio and television has had on American politics while sharing the voices of past presidents of the United States as well as a possible video clip from the Kennedy and Nixon debate. Tiraterra, an especially well-liked instructor, has a Masters degree with an emphasis in American History from Sacramento State. He prides himself on having an appreciation for differing viewpoints of historical events. This semester he is teaching history of the United States from its origins to 1877 and world history to 1500 on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.
Sierra College Insights offers participants a moderated and respectful environment. For the most up to date information about campus happenings, visit www.facebook.com/SierraCollegeTahoeTruckee.
IF YOU GO
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 to 8:15 p.m. program, Friday, Oct. 11
WHERE: Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, 11001 College Trail, Truckee
INFO: Call (530) 550-2290 with your name, the number of people in your party and phone number. Space is limited to 60 attendees.