Eric Deggans is the first full time TV Critic for National Public Radio. He also serves as a contributor and media analyst at MSNBC/NBC News. He served over 16 years as TV/Media Critic for the Tampa Bay Timesnewspaper in Florida, guest hosted CNN’s Reliable Sources and has contributed to the New York Times online, The Washington Post, Village Voice and many other outlets.
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In Race-Baiter, Eric Deggans dissects the powerful ways modern media feeds fears, prejudices, and hate, while also tracing the history of the word and its consequences, intended or otherwise.
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Eric regularly appears as a pundit/expert on MSNBC’s Countdown; CNN’s Reliable Sources; Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends and Hannity and Colmes; PBS’s The NewsHour; CNN Headline News’ Showbiz Tonight; The Tavis Smiley Show; and PBS shows Livelyhood and The Calling.
Eric is available as a keynote speaker, instructor and thought leader on a wide range of topics, including: race issues, media, pop culture, social media, brand identity, music, online technology and much more.
“The Internet allows people to tailor their news consumption so precisely, that its possible that people will never run into views they disagree with, and that’s a distressing possibility. You ought to be challenged.”