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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

The most consequential TV newsfilm of the 20th century records the beating of voting rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. It led directly to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. With the 50th anniversary commemorations of “Bloody Sunday,” network and cable news channels have replayed that footage over and over. What’s its history? Why was it so powerful that it managed to galvanize a nation?


The Soaps Rise Again?

Despite hard times and dire predictions for U.S. daytime soap operas in recent years, the present moment has in fact turned out to be one of the more exciting and promising in the genre’s history.