The University of Southern California has just announced this panel event for next month in Los Angeles:
VISIONS AND VOICES
In the Name of God: Terror, Torture and Television
Can television narratives influence or frame audience perceptions of good and evil, right and wrong? Did Sleeper Cell help to justify abrogations of civil rights? Has 24 inured us to torture? Did Battlestar Galactica succeed in showing us that "we" could be "them"?
Panelists Howard Gordon, executive producer of 24; Dalia Hashad, director of Amnesty International USA’s program focusing on domestic human rights; Ronald D. Moore, executive producer of Battlestar Galactica; and writer Kamran Pasha of Sleeper Cell will join moderator Anthea Butler, visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School, for a conversation on television’s responses to 9/11 and whether they have shaped audience perceptions of good and evil. Refreshments will be served following the discussion.
This event will be presented as part of Live from L.A.: Good/God and Evil, a series exploring the religious and ethical ramifications of 9/11 in broadcast television. Organized by Diane Winston (Journalism and Religion) and Jane Iwamura (Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity).
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:00pm
University Park Campus, Annenberg Auditorium
Admission is free