Peabody Decades Screening, “Laughing Matters”

Oct 14 2014
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Russell Special Collections Building

Tuesday, October 14th
Peabody Decades Screening, “Laughing Matters,” 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, 2nd floor, Special Collections Building
Contact: Mary Miller, 706-542-4789,

The George Foster Peabody Awards and the Peabody Collection at the University of Georgia will launch the second season of “The Peabody Decades,” a series of documentaries drawing on the Peabody archives, on Tuesday, October 14. Each “Decades” program will highlight a different television genre or theme.

The season opener, “Laughing Matters,” will focus on TV comedy, showcasing the comedy-variety shows that dominated early television, the situation comedies that remain a prime-time staple, and the comedy-oriented talk shows that began with hosts such as Steve Allen in the early 1950s and continue to thrive today with the likes of David Letterman at the desk.

Doors open at 6:30PM; screening starts at 7PM. Light refreshments will be served. All screenings are free and open to the general public. Evening event parking will be available in UGA’s Hull Street Parking Deck.

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