Politics is Everybody’s Business: Resurrecting Faye Emerson, America’s Forgotten First Lady of Television
Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture Colloquium, Presented by Maureen Mauk, PhD Candidate, and Amy Sloper, Film Archivist
Friday, September 21, 2018
4207 Helen C. White Hall
Before the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Johnny Carson, Steve Allen and Jack Paar, there was Faye Emerson, one of America’s original TV personalities. While largely forgotten today, Emerson once dominated the media conversation as “The First Lady of Television” with her informed and engaging on-air, political dialogue concerning the hot topic issues of her day. This presentation utilizes Emerson’s rich archival collection at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.