An E&H Professor says that many people actually object to some of the freedom of speech and press that we celebrate on Independence Day. Professor of Mass Communications Dr. Teresa Keller produced a documentary focusing on controversial free speech protections that will be broadcast widely over the Fourth of July weekend and is available to anyone for classroom use or other noncommercial purposes.
Tri-City area anchors Jim Bailey from WKPT-TV and Josh Smith from WJHL-TV helped record the program, entitled “The First Amendment: Too Radical for Comfort?" Former WCYB-TV news anchor Tarah Taylor, Emmy-award-winning Emory & Henry graduate Jay Webb of WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia, former WCYB-TV photojournalist Brent Treash and Stewart Harris of the Appalachian School of Law also helped with the show.
Holston Valley Broadcasting will present the program on seven of its television and radio stations on July 5th and 6th. Emory & Henry’s College and Community Station, 90.7-FM will air the show at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4.