A lively half-hour original TV series filmed at Drexel University and featuring conversations with nationally known and emerging talents in the arts, culture, science and society, “The Drexel InterView” will be broadcast from January to April on Cambridge Community Television, which serves the Harvard and MIT communities.
The program is hosted by Paula Marantz Cohen, author of the award-winning “Silent Film” and “Triumph of the American Myth” (Oxford University Press) and three best-selling novels, including “Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death, and the SATs” (St. Martin's Press).
A distinguished professor of English at Drexel who teaches courses in literature, film and creative writing, Cohen brings to “The Drexel InterView” a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her essays have appeared in publications such as The Yale Review, The American Scholar, The New York Times, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The following shows will be broadcast on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.:
• Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” and author of “Life’s a Campaign,” on Jan. 23 and 25.
• Norman Podhoretz, author of “World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism” and editor-at-large of Commentary, on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1
• Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and poetry editor of The New Yorker, on Feb. 6 and 8
• Robert Venturi, architect, and Denise Scott Brown, architect and urban planner, on Feb. 13 and 15 (part one of two)
• Robert Venturi, architect, and Denise Scott Brown, architect and urban planner, on Feb. 20 and 22 (part two of two)
• Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic, on Feb. 27 and 29
• Dana Gioia, poet, anthologist, translator, critic and chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, on March 5 and 7 (part one of two)
• Dana Gioia, poet, anthologist, translator, critic and chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, on March 12 and 14 (part two of two)
• Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, on March 19 and 21
• Charles Fuller, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, on March 26 and 28
• Bharati Mukherjee, fiction writer and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, on April 2 and 4
• Kenny Gamble, Grammy Award-winning record producer and community developer, on April 9 and 11
“Each show explores the more intimate and unusual aspects of the guests interests and expertise,” Cohen said. “The creative team that works on ‘The Drexel InterView’ searches for interesting, entertaining and witty people — the kind of men and women we would all like to get to know better.”
The show is videotaped in Drexel’s historic Westphal Picture Gallery, one of Philadelphia’s best examples of late 19th century architecture.
For more information on “The Drexel InterView,” visit www.drexel.edu/TheDrexelInterView. Click on “The Drexel Interview Archives” on the left side of the page for details about selected episodes.
News media contact:
Brian Rossiter, Drexel News Bureau
215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org