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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

August 30, 2022
  • Eric moderates panel on music journalism at the Public Radio Program Directors (PRPD) Conference

    August 30, 2022  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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September 3, 2022
  • Eric moderates panel at the National Book Festival: How Racism Happens with Linda Villarosa & Robert Samuels

    September 3, 2022 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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September 8, 2022
  • Eric speaks at Beacon College in Florida

    September 8, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Venetian Center, 1 Dozier Cir, Leesburg, FL 34748, USA

    Eric will appear as part of the Beacon Salon Speaker Series to address the future of TV, social media and objective truth in the modern world.

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September 17, 2022
  • Eric Deggans speaks to Pinellas Remembers group

    September 17, 2022  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm University of South Florida USC Ballroom, 200 6th Ave. South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

    Eric offers an hourlong talk on how prejudice and stereotypes in media have fueled the racism of the past and the current moment. He'll speak on everything from the roots of the disingenuous fight against Critical Race Theory to the four types of racism which most often distort media. There will also be a signing of his book, "Race-Baiter."

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September 23, 2022
  • Eric speaks at University of Notre Dame's Anti Racist lecture series

    September 23, 2022  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Eric speaks in this virtual session for the University of Notre Dame’s Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights as a guest expert in their virtual guest lecture series, Building an Anti-racist Vocabulary

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Video Vault

The Ethics of Journalistic Decision-making

OZ Retrospective | ATX TV Festival Season 10

WEDU PBS Tampa: Confronting Systemic Racism

Eric interviews producers of ESPN's The Last Dance

MSNBC: difference between gaffes 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: In Pursuit of the Creative Life

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