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Drexel Interview

The Drexel InterView TM is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business. The show's host, Paula Marantz Cohen, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in a wide range of subjects. In addition to her Drexel teaching, she is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth (Oxford UP) and the best-selling novel, Jane Austen in Boca (St. Martin's Press). She writes regularly for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Yale Review, has a bi-weekly column on the online journal, TheSmartSet.com, and is a co-editor of jml: The Journal of Modern Literature. Her newest novel, What Alice Knew (Sourcebooks), a literary thriller, published in September, 2010.

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  • Two Mayors
    Tuesday, November 20
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In a first-ever live interview for the program, Host Paula Marantz Cohen joins two former Mayors of Philadelphia-Edward G. Rendell and Michael A. Nutter-in an on-stage conversation about leadership, the changing American landscape, and broader social, political, and educational trends. In addition to his two terms as the 96th Mayor of Philadelphia, Rendell served as Pennsylvania Governor as well as Chairman of the National Democratic Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. Nutter similarly served two terms as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia, and led the United States Conference of Mayors as President during one year of his time in office. Both now serve as faculty at prestigious academic institutions, and advocate for the potential of America's cities and political system.
  • Judy Goffman Cutler
    Thursday, November 22
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The National Museum of American Illustration's Curator, Co-Founder, and Museum Director Judy Goffman Cutler takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of a special traveling exhibition: Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration. Organized in partnership with the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University in Philadelphia, this exhibition highlights the artistry and influence of Drexel's renowned professor Pyle and the league of artists in his academic, professional, and social circle; these include Maxfield Parrish, Violet Oakley, N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and even Norman Rockwell. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores the form and function of these artists' illustrative work, as well as its impact on American literary and popular culture.
  • Judy Goffman Cutler
    Tuesday, November 27
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The National Museum of American Illustration's Curator, Co-Founder, and Museum Director Judy Goffman Cutler takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of a special traveling exhibition: Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration. Organized in partnership with the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University in Philadelphia, this exhibition highlights the artistry and influence of Drexel's renowned professor Pyle and the league of artists in his academic, professional, and social circle; these include Maxfield Parrish, Violet Oakley, N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and even Norman Rockwell. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores the form and function of these artists' illustrative work, as well as its impact on American literary and popular culture.
  • Thursday, November 29
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
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  • Tom Perrotta
    Tuesday, December 4
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Author Tom Perrotta's work gained unusual access into popular culture through film and television relatively early on in his career. Best known for his books Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers (all of which have been adapted for the screen), Perrotta's diversity of themes resonate with the current social climate of politics, class, religion, and sexuality. Host Paula Marantz Cohen discusses Perrotta's popular works, the recent Mrs. Fletcher, and the catharsis of his writing.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Tuesday, December 11
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Salman Rushdie is an international best-selling author shrouded for many years in controversy stemming from his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, which invoked protest and an Islamic fatwah. Rushdie is the author of numerous novels including The Man Booker Prize-winning Midnight's Children, The Moor's Last Sigh, Shalimar the Clown, and his recent The Golden House. His body of work integrates an autobiographical international trajectory, the hybrid identity of both insider and outsider perspectives, and the globalism of place. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores the range of Rushdie's most notable works, his cosmopolitan timeline, and his early rise to critical acclaim all while working as a part-time "mad man" copywriter.
  • Gordon S. Wood, Part 1
    Tuesday, December 18
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This is the first part of a two-part interview with eminent Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, focusing on the complex relationship between two United States forefathers detailed in Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Wood's biographical account brings to light the friendship and intellectual connection of these prominent public figures, as well as their stark differences of opinion in the face of the American Revolution. Host Paula Marantz Cohen and Wood reflect on the ideals and intellectual consequences of the Revolution; the importance of contextualizing the past; and the prominent differences between Jefferson the idealist and Adams the pragmatist.

 

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  • Two Mayors
    Thursday, November 15
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In a first-ever live interview for the program, Host Paula Marantz Cohen joins two former Mayors of Philadelphia-Edward G. Rendell and Michael A. Nutter-in an on-stage conversation about leadership, the changing American landscape, and broader social, political, and educational trends. In addition to his two terms as the 96th Mayor of Philadelphia, Rendell served as Pennsylvania Governor as well as Chairman of the National Democratic Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. Nutter similarly served two terms as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia, and led the United States Conference of Mayors as President during one year of his time in office. Both now serve as faculty at prestigious academic institutions, and advocate for the potential of America's cities and political system.
  • James Giordano
    Tuesday, November 13
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    James Giordano, a researcher and professor at Georgetown University, is a leader in the fields of science, neuroethics, and neurotechnology. Host Paula Marantz Cohen examines Giordano's work in this growing field of study, discussing his role as advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon under the Obama administration; his contribution to the blockbuster film Limitless; the reciprocity of art and science; and the provocative, controversial future of neuroethics, including developments in neurolaw and the military's weaponization of brain science.
  • James Giordano
    Thursday, November 8
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    James Giordano, a researcher and professor at Georgetown University, is a leader in the fields of science, neuroethics, and neurotechnology. Host Paula Marantz Cohen examines Giordano's work in this growing field of study, discussing his role as advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon under the Obama administration; his contribution to the blockbuster film Limitless; the reciprocity of art and science; and the provocative, controversial future of neuroethics, including developments in neurolaw and the military's weaponization of brain science.
  • Bernard-Henri Levy
    Tuesday, November 6
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    French philosopher, author, and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy is so famous in certain circles that many identify him by his iconic initials alone: BHL. Having written and spoken extensively on social, political, and intellectual matters since the 1960s, he is credited as one of the founders of the Nouveaux Philosophes-or New Philosophers. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores some of Levy's early activism, writing, controversy, and cultural appeal, as well as his distinct brand of philosophy as it informs matters in both France and the United States today. In this interview, Levy specifically discusses two of his books, The Genius of Judaism and American Vertigo: Traveling American in the Footsteps of Tocqueville.
  • Bernard-Henri Levy
    Thursday, November 1
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    French philosopher, author, and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy is so famous in certain circles that many identify him by his iconic initials alone: BHL. Having written and spoken extensively on social, political, and intellectual matters since the 1960s, he is credited as one of the founders of the Nouveaux Philosophes-or New Philosophers. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores some of Levy's early activism, writing, controversy, and cultural appeal, as well as his distinct brand of philosophy as it informs matters in both France and the United States today. In this interview, Levy specifically discusses two of his books, The Genius of Judaism and American Vertigo: Traveling American in the Footsteps of Tocqueville.
  • Jane Golden
    Tuesday, October 30
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jane Golden is an arts activist and Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia. Golden's affinity for mural-making took her from a small municipal office to managing an arts organization with international renown; it produces upwards of 100 public works of art each year, and has served tens of thousands of residents, artists, and visitors to Philadelphia through art education programs, community engagement activities, employment/training programs, and public mural tours over the last three decades. Host Paula Marantz Cohen delves into Golden's formative years as a lone muralist on a mission, and the breadth of work and community programming that her organization now brings to the streets of Philadelphia and the world.
  • Jane Golden
    Thursday, October 25
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jane Golden is an arts activist and Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia. Golden's affinity for mural-making took her from a small municipal office to managing an arts organization with international renown; it produces upwards of 100 public works of art each year, and has served tens of thousands of residents, artists, and visitors to Philadelphia through art education programs, community engagement activities, employment/training programs, and public mural tours over the last three decades. Host Paula Marantz Cohen delves into Golden's formative years as a lone muralist on a mission, and the breadth of work and community programming that her organization now brings to the streets of Philadelphia and the world.
  • Valerie Graves
    Tuesday, October 23
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Valerie Graves is a creative force in the field of advertising. As she recounts in her memoir Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be, Graves transferred childhood smarts and vision from her working class Michigan community to high-rise aspirations as a creative leader with UniWorld, Motown Records, and even President Bill Clinton. Host Paula Marantz Cohen revisits Graves's formative years and the avenue that led her to becoming one of the first African-American copywriters, and then later directing ad campaigns for major corporate accounts like Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Burger King, General Foods, and Pepsi.
  • Valerie Graves
    Thursday, October 18
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Valerie Graves is a creative force in the field of advertising. As she recounts in her memoir Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be, Graves transferred childhood smarts and vision from her working class Michigan community to high-rise aspirations as a creative leader with UniWorld, Motown Records, and even President Bill Clinton. Host Paula Marantz Cohen revisits Graves's formative years and the avenue that led her to becoming one of the first African-American copywriters, and then later directing ad campaigns for major corporate accounts like Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Burger King, General Foods, and Pepsi.
  • African American Museum In Philadelphia
    Tuesday, October 16
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This installment of the program's museum series takes Host Paula Marantz Cohen on a tour of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Museum staff offer exclusive insight into permanent installations and a recent traveling exhibition, Arresting Patterns: Perspectives on Race, Criminal Justice, Artistic Expression, and Community. Conversation and visual imagery throughout the tour reveal the rich cultural and historical importance of this institution for mapping the trajectory of American democracy, freedom, and civil rights.
  • African American Museum In Philadelphia
    Thursday, October 11
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This installment of the program's museum series takes Host Paula Marantz Cohen on a tour of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Museum staff offer exclusive insight into permanent installations and a recent traveling exhibition, Arresting Patterns: Perspectives on Race, Criminal Justice, Artistic Expression, and Community. Conversation and visual imagery throughout the tour reveal the rich cultural and historical importance of this institution for mapping the trajectory of American democracy, freedom, and civil rights.
  • Jeffrey Toobin
    Tuesday, October 9
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jeffrey Toobin's interest in the law has carried him from the courtroom to current events commentary. As a lawyer-turned-journalist, Toobin rapidly gained notoriety as a legal voice in American media as a staff writer for The New Yorker and senior legal analyst for CNN. He also is the author of the recent American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, which was adapted into a a television series. Host Paula Marantz Cohen discusses Toobin's unique career trajectory, as well as the subjects and events related to his popular books.
  • Jeffrey Toobin
    Thursday, October 4
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jeffrey Toobin's interest in the law has carried him from the courtroom to current events commentary. As a lawyer-turned-journalist, Toobin rapidly gained notoriety as a legal voice in American media as a staff writer for The New Yorker and senior legal analyst for CNN. He also is the author of the recent American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, which was adapted into a a television series. Host Paula Marantz Cohen discusses Toobin's unique career trajectory, as well as the subjects and events related to his popular books.
  • Klaus Krippendorff with David Raizman
    Tuesday, October 2
    3:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Design scholar, communication professor, and author of the classic work The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design Klaus Krippendorff and art history/interior design professor David Raizman are both experts in the study of design as it relates to art and user functionality. In this special episode of The Drexel InterView paying tribute to the 125th Anniversary of Drexel University - where "art, science, and industry" are at the institutional core - Host Paula Marantz Cohen delves into discussion with Krippendorff and Raizman about the transformative power of design, as well as the intersection of design, culture, technology, and art aesthetics in a global market.