Povich offers discussion of the merits of daytime talk shows at Newhouse seminar
Povich offers discussion of the merits of daytime talk shows at Newhouse seminar November 07, 2001Nicci Brownnicbrown@syr.edu
One of daytime television’s most recognizable figures and current president of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, Maury Povich, will visit Syracuse University on Nov. 19. Povich, host of the syndicated talk show “Maury” and former “A Current Affair” anchor, will participate in a seminar entitled “Daytime Talk TV: Trash or First Amendment Treasure?” scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. in Studio A of Newhouse II. Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor of Media and Popular Culture and director of the Newhouse School’s Center for the Study of Popular Television, will moderate the seminar.
“Although the daytime talk show is much maligned, it remains a staple of the American television audience’s diet,” Thompson says. “Mr. Povich promises a frank discussion of what he does and invites candid questions about his show.”
Povich’s Syracuse visit is part of a continuing tour of upstate New York cities to encourage local TV professionals to join the TV Academy and to participate in the Emmy Awards process. “Every upstate TV market is eligible to participate in the Emmy process,” Povich says. “We’ve had dozens of Emmy winners upstate-it’s important for upstate stations to enter, because excellent TV from every region of New York should be recognized.”
A recent change in the TV Academy constitution means upstate Academy members are now eligible to run for election to the New York chapter’s board of governors and vote in all elections. The New York chapter of the academy includes northern New Jersey and all of upstate New York except for Plattsburgh. Povich says he wants more upstate TV professionals and students to bring their work to the Emmy Awards and to join the academy. He will answer questions about the academy at the Newhouse seminar, which is open to the public. Academy membership materials will also be available.