Broadcasting the Bicentennial Birthday Bash: History, Myth, and Ideology in Television’s Celebration of 1776

Accompanied by rare clips from the prestigious Peabody Awards Collection, this presentation analyzes how television programming from across the United States in 1976 celebrated and interrogated the 200 years of history that followed July 4, 1776, and prompted reflection on the state of the nation’s past, present, and future through interwoven national, cultural, and religious symbols.

Christine Becker is an associate professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.

About the Podcast:

Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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September 24, 2016

Art and HistoryChristine BeckerCollege of Arts and LettersNanovic Institute for European StudiesTelevision

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