The WVU Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism and its Broadcast News Club members will team up with a New York City museum to participate in a satellite seminar to discuss the images of black Americans on television.

The seminar will be held at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy building on the Evansdale Campus from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Panelists for”Images of African Americans on Primetime Television”will include Spike Lee, Tom Wicker, Judy Richardson and Topper Carew.

The seminar will be held at The Museum of Television and Radio in New York, with real-time satellite feeds into the NRCCE building and the ability to interact with participants. The public is invited to attend.

“This is an exciting, interactive learning opportunity for students. Through the satellite seminar, students will be able to engage in dialogue with Hollywood producers, writers and actors about depictions of race on television, stereotyping and mass media effects,”said Maryanne Reed, associate professor and broadcast program chair.

The panel will discuss the social, political and historical influences that have shaped depictions of black Americans on televisionfrom Amos and Andy to The Steve Harvey Show.

The program is part of a four-part seminar series on television and the black experience. The series examines how television has covered and reflected black history and culture over the past 50 years.

The series will give leading scholars, authors, journalists, producers, writers and actors the opportunity for an open discussion of important issues relating to black Americans and the media.