Six@Six Lecture Series- On the Air
Behringer-Crawford Museum
Covington, KY
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Thursday Jan 23, 2014 6:00 PM - Thursday Jan 23, 2014 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Six@Six Lecture Series- On the Air
Thursday, January 23, 2014  6:00 p.m.
Behringer-Crawford Museum
On the Air: How Radio Media Coverage Shaped the Second World War
Presenter: Michael Turney, professor emeritus of communication
Department of Communication

Lecture Description

Much has been made of Vietnam as the first television war and how its battlefield images turned public opinion against the fighting.  Yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to World War II being the first radio war. News of that war was broadcast directly into American homes, sometimes while the battles were still in progress.  Retired communication professor Michel Turney will share clips from the first announcements of the Pearl Harbor attacks, reporters going ashore under fire on D-Day and the spontaneous celebrations in American cities on V-J Day.

Michael Turney, professor emeritus of communication
Department of Communication

Michael Turney's mission, after an early retirement from NKU, is still helping individuals and organizations enhance their communication efforts and become more effective in relating to others. He's been doing it for more than four decades, primarily in NKU classrooms, but also in suburban Chicago newsrooms, the Iowa State Capitol, mid-western museums, and multi-media production studios. Turney's primary teaching areas were public relations, communication law, and the social and cultural impacts of mass media. As a professor emeritus, he is using his retirement to do more writing and photography, multi-media production, and volunteer work that he had previously been able to do.



Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road
Covington, KY 41011-5648
United States


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