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Loyola professor interviews Dominic Massa

October 3, 2008

S.L. Alexander, Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication professor, has returned for another year as a host of the “Writers’ Forum” radio program on WRBH-FM with a very special author interviewee, Dominic Massa, WWL-TV executive producer and 1998 alumnus of Loyola’s School of Mass Communication.

Massa will be talking about “New Orleans Television: Images of America Series,” a pictorial history of New Orleans broadcasting, presenting more than 200 vintage photographs of 1950s and 1960s TV personalities. The book serves as a companion guide to two WYES-TV documentaries produced by Massa, “New Orleans TV: The Golden Age” and “Stay Tuned: New Orleans’ Classic TV Commercials.”

Massa is donating a portion of the book’s profits to the college scholarship fund of the Press Club of New Orleans. Massa, who is a past president of the Press Club, was himself a scholarship recipient.

Alexander has interviewed many authors on the program, including nationally known writers such as Rick Bragg, Walter Isaacson and Betsy Carter, as well as members of the rich New Orleans literary community, such as Andrei Codrescu, Julie Smith and Tom Piazza.

Prior to joining the Loyola faculty in 1991, Alexander worked in print, radio and television news as an award-winning reporter, producer and editor.

“Writers’ Forum” can be heard Saturday, October 4, at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday, October 5, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WRBH-88.3 FM New Orleans, and worldwide at www.wrbh.org.

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