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    Creative Loafing

    Cover story in Creative Loafing about Race-Baiter

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    Entertainment Weekly

    Entertainment Weekly Review

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    Dallas Morning News

    Talk with the Dallas Morning News about Race-Baiter

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    New York Times

    Essay for The New York Times on reality TV

Upcoming Events

July 27, 2021
  • Eric presents: "From Amos N Andy to A Black Lady Sketch Show: How the Comedic Voice of Black America Evolved on TV."

    July 27, 2021  10:30 am - 12:00 pm Chautauqua Institution, 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722, USA

    NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans offers a compelling walk through the evolution of Black comedy on TV, beginning with Amos N Andy and Beulah, through Good Times, The Richard Pryor Show, The Cosby Show, Robert Townsend's Partners in Crime, The Chris Rock Show and many more. Details:

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August 4, 2021
  • Eric attends Aspen Institute panel: The Ethics of Journalistic Decisonmaking

    August 4, 2021  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greenwald Pavilion, Rio Grande Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, USA

    Featuring Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR and contributor to MSNBC and NBC News, Joanne Lipman, author of “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together” and former editor-in-chief of USA TODAY/USA TODAY NETWORK, and Brian Stelter, CNN chief media correspondent and anchor of “Reliable Sources”, in conversation with Vivian Schiller, executive director of Aspen Digital. 

    The conversation will explore the changing nature of journalism in a polarized world and the ethics of journalistic decision-making. For more info:

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Video Vault

WEDU PBS Tampa: Confronting Systemic Racism

Eric interviews producers of ESPN's The Last Dance

MSNBC with Katy Tur and Charlie Sykes talking about the difference between gaffes made by Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee.

On MSNBC talking about boycotts against Laura Ingraham for her insults against Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.

PBS NewsHour talking about the cancellation of ABC's Roseanne reboot after star Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet.

Interview with Questlove on Creativity at the Kennedy Center

PBS NewsHour:
Best TV of 2016

CUNY TV: The Open Mind, Race and the Fourth Estate

TEDx speech: How to Talk About Race Across Race Lines

CNN Reliable Sources:Eric's final thought on race baiting

PBS NewsHour: Eric talks the evolution of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

CNN: Eric hosts a discussion on the new focus on audiences of color.

TV Critics Association: Eric is Uncomfortably Close to Dave Walker

Smithsonian: Eric talks to producers and star of The Walking Dead

CNN Reliable Sources: The Reporter who found The Butler

CNN Reliable Sources: Building a House of Cards

Poynter Institute: Eric moderates panel on the future of civil rights journalism

SO Cal Connected: Eric talks about Race Baiter with Madeline Brand