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As society has changed, so has the role of storytelling on TV. In the current political climate, what is the obligation of series creators and writers to showcase divisive social issues, diverse cultures and ethnicities, and opposing opinions on an array of ‘hot topics’? These creators have already excelled at including storylines that have expanded awareness on these issues, and they now discuss what they feel is the responsibility of TV in not only entertaining, but pushing the norm, challenging beliefs, and ultimately moving the social needle by presenting audiences with different points of view.

Episode Guests: Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time), Tanya Saracho (Vida), Mikko Alanne (The Long Road Home), Timothy Busfield (thirtysomething)

Moderator: Lindsay Scola (Director, Talent and Public Relations, Television Academy)

This conversation is presented with The Television Academy and The Syndication Project.

ATX Season 8 | June 6-9, 2019 |


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