The University of Iowa

Latin American television is subject of Charles A. Hale lecture Oct. 16

September 30th, 2014

The annual Charles A. Hale Lecture in Latin American Studies will be presented Thursday, October 16, by Joseph D. Straubhaar on the topic of “The Iberian Pre- and Post-Colonial Roots of the Latin American Television Regional Market: The Case of Brazil.”

The lecture will take place from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre and the event is free and open to the public.

Straubhaar is the Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communications in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. His talk will examine the contributions of pre-Colombian and Colonial era cultural and political geography to the shaping of contemporary television program flows, genre development, and format flows.

The Hale Lecture honors the memory of Professor Charles A. Hale (1930-2008), a specialist in Latin American liberalism and intellectual history. He was a distinguished scholar and faculty member at the University of Iowa from 1966 to 1997.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program in UI International Programs. Other sponsors include the Departments of History, Spanish and Portuguese, and Communication Studies, and the School Journalism and Mass Communication, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Joy Hayes in advance at 319-335-0575 or