Instead of merely watching the Inauguration on Jan. 21, two graduate students and a senior lecturer from the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin will be running through Washington, D.C., covering the event for "PBS NewsHour." They will participate in a "PBS NewsHour" multimedia short course, which will take place Jan. 18-22 in Washington, D.C.
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Communication, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT 90.5 FM are hosting a community conversation to explore the effects of changing demographics on civic participation in Central Texas. "Why Bother? Engaging Our Changing City" is the second event in a yearlong news and public dialogue series organized by the hosts.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will air "The Polio Crusade," a one-hour television documentary based in part on History Professor David Oshinsky's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, at 8 p.m. (CST) Feb. 2.