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Urban Outlook - March 2009

Show 1
Political Cartoon Controversy
Airs March 5, 7, 8, 19, 21, 22

Now that we have an African-American president, do cartoonists and newspaper editors need to use an additional layer of scrutiny before letting things go to print? On Urban Outlook, we take a look at the recent controversy involving a political cartoon with a chimpanzee and what the uproar says about our society.  Vanderbilt philosophy professor Lucius Outlaw and MTSU media communication professor Jennifer Woodard talk about the cartoon itself, how it is being interpreted, and what this means for everyone going forward.

Show 2
The Merit of Sports
Airs March 12, 14, 15, 26, 28, 29

How does a child's involvement in sports help him or her in other areas of life? On Urban Outlook, hear about the work of Backfield in Motion and how they are trying to use sports to teach kids about life. Plus, learn about Willie O'Ree: the man who broke the color barrier in the National Hockey League.

For more information about Backfield in Motion, visit their website at www.backfieldinmotion.org. They also have information on the website about upcoming fundraisers. Click on http://www.backfieldinmotion.org/events.htm to find out more about March 11's breakfast with sports author and commentator John Feinstein, the clay shoot at the end of May, and June's celebrity golf weekend.

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