Trace the history of the wise fool, and then explain how Stephen Colbert as depicted in The Colbert Report continues this tradition. Be sure to cite scenes from TCR's SuperPAC episode to support your response.
Explain the term net neutrality and how the public sphere weighed in on this matter in 2014, as presented by Faris, Roberts, Etling, Othman, and Benkler.
What prompted the FCC's tweet (see embedded image) on 2 June 2014? Discuss the circumstances surrounding it, and what Faris, Roberts et al discovered in their research.
According to Jonathan P. Rossing, what is "emancipatory racial humor" and its function? How does The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore uphold these notions? Please explain with examples from our in-class screening.
What are some of your favorite satirical programs? Can you address any instances within them that have enacted (or help to enact) political change?
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]