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Book Talk: “Lebanon on Screen”

By: | posted on: Mar 23, 2017

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Date(s) - 03/23/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Lebanese American University Headquarters and Academic Center

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Cost:
FREE USD
Contact Person:
Lina Beydoun, Ph.D.
Email:
Lina.Beydoun@lau.edu
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-lebanon-on-screen-tickets-32258090818
Phone:
917-720-8611
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Join the Lebanese American University and the Consul General of Lebanon Majdi Ramadan for a presentation and book signing reception with Lebanese television celebrity Zaven Kouyoumdjian.

Zaven’s bestselling book Lebanon on Screen: The Greatest Moments of Lebanese Television and Pop Culture reconstructs Lebanon’s collective memory through pop culture. The book offers insights into the history and evolution of Lebanese television from 1959 to 1990, which was considered a golden age period, and highlights the greatest moments of Lebanese TV in news, talk shows, series, sports, and entertainment. It also showcases influences of American and French pop cultures on Lebanese TV and contains rare and iconic photos.

Zaven Kouyoumdjian is a talk show host, producer, media consultant, and lecturer who was named by Newsweek magazine in 2005 as one of 43 most influential people in the Middle East. After graduating from the Lebanese American University, Zaven began his career as a news reporter at Tele Liban, Lebanon’s state run television. He then moved to Future Television to launch his renowned and top-rated talk show Sire Wenfatahit, which became the longest running Arab social talk show (1999-2012). Sire Wenfatahit specifically focused on gender roles and on introducing modern values and lifestyles. Being the first to interact with online audiences and receive live emails, Zaven has contributed to bridging the gap between television and new emerging media.

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