Wake-Up Call: Paul Cantor on Pop Culture

As movies and television have aged, become older mediums, they also become more respected by academics and journalists. Among those who study pop culture is Paul Cantor, professor of English at the University of Virginia. He’s the author of Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization, a comparison of three hit shows from different decades. How is Gilligan’s Island representative of Americans in the 60’s? How do The Simpsons show different cultures in the small town of Springfield? Were you aware that The X-Files displayed the importance of the internet well before it became a part of everyday life? Rick Moore talks with Cantor in the February 5 edition of WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call.

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