Please join us as at the UPenn Bookstore on September 13 for a book talk by Annenberg Alumna and former Professional in Residence at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, Jo Holz. She will present her book Kids' TV Grows Up: The Path from Howdy Doody to SpongeBob.
Kids' TV Grows Up is the definitive social history of children’s television in America, from its inception to the present. Kids' TV Grows Up analyzes how children's TV shows have evolved, examining how they reflected the norms and values of their time and the changing concept of childhood itself.
There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the talk. In addition, the book Kids' TV Grows Up will be available for sale and signing.
About Jo Holz
Formerly head of research for the company that produces Sesame Street, Jo Holz was Senior Vice President at Nielsen and has been a television research executive for NBC and Oxygen Media. Holz taught media studies at New York University, Rutgers University and Columbia University, and was Professional in Residence at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in communications from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philadelphia.