From Melissa Gattine:
James A. Rada, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, has had his documentary Meet Me at Equality: The People’s March on Washington picked up for broadcast by several PBS affiliates nationwide. The hour-long program profiles 28 people who participated in The March on Washington on August 28, 1963. Locally, the program will air on WSKG on Friday August 30 at 10 p.m. In addition, PBS will stream the program online on the actual anniversary of the March – Wednesday August 28. More information is available at:www.meetmeatequality.com.
The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a screening of the Rada’s film on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with Rada and a group of students who participated in the March on Washington project.
In a separate post, Melissa reports on Prof. Rada and J-students heading to DC to cover the event for NBC and PBS!!
Students from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communications will head to Washington, DC this weekend to cover 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition, with Lester Holt. James A. Rada, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, will accompany the students as they interview participants and gather footage of the day’s events at the Lincoln Memorial this Saturday, August 24. The students’ work will air as part of NBC’s Saturday evening newscast and will also be available through the NBC News website.
Rada will then return to D.C. with another group of students from the Park School on Wednesday August 28, for a second round of coverage of The March on Washington Commemorative events. This time, Rada and the IC News Crew will be covering the events for PBS Newshour online. Students work will be packaged and uploaded to the PBS website at a later date. August 28 is the actual 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington. President Obama is scheduled to appear along with former Presidents Clinton and Carter.