Annenberg School for Communication

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

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Dr. Laura to Leave Radio: Can We Ever Address Racism?

Expert:

John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.

Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology

Author of Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic Books, 2010)

 Research interests:

- The impact of media on urban life.

- How does the subject of race affect everyday life in America?