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April 16, 2019

Jonathan Murray and David Collins Join Foundation at BEA2019 Conference

  • Bunim-Murray Productions founder Jonathan Murray, Queer Eye creator David Collins, and Dr. Rochelle Ford at the Broadcast Education Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Dr. Rochelle Ford moderates The Power of TV: Unscripted Storytelling panel with reality TV innovators Jonathan Murray and David Collins.

  • Jonathan Murray (creator, Born This Way), Karla Kitchel (Chief Development Officer, Television Academy Foundation), David Collins (creator, Queer Eye), and Dr. Rochelle Ford at the Broadcast Education Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On April 8, the Television Academy Foundation was invited to the Broadcast Education Association Conference to present The Power of TV: Unscripted Storytelling.

Attended by media educators from around the country, the event featured a conversation with reality TV pioneers Jonathan Murray (Bunim-Murray Productions), credited as the founder of the modern reality TV genre and and David Collins (Scout Productions), creator of the original Queer Eye and its reboot. Dean of the Elon University's School of Communications Dr. Rochelle Ford moderated the conversation.
The panel discussed how unscripted television can shatter stereotypes, promote social understanding of marginalized groups, and champion pro-social causes. Murray and Collins shared their expertise and experiences, providing insights for educators to bring back to their classrooms.

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