2-2:45: 6/24 “Sports and Society” with Al Wallace
Class Time:June 24 (Th) 2-2:45
Students will receive instruction in, but not limited to the following topics: 1. Understanding the history, role and function of sports in American Society; 2. Understanding the importance of the Big 3 (football, baseball, basketball) in American Society; 3. Basic interviewing Skills; 4. The history and importance of television in American Sports; 5. The relationship between the media/interviewer, and the player/athlete/coach/team.
Al Wallace worked in Las Vegas and Dallas, before landing for good in Kansas City, working for WDAF-TV. A career that has spanned five decades has allowed him to cover 3 World Series, 9 NCAA Final Fours, 3 MLB All-Star games, training camps for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and the development and opening of various local sports venues including Kansas Speedway and the Sprint Center.
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These sessions will present students with new ideas that they are unlikely to have encountered in the high school classroom. These are not software sessions. Instead, the sessions will present new ways of being a journalist or communicator in 2021 and provide lots of take-away examples that can motivate students when they return to school in the fall. Inspiration sessions last 45 minutes each via Zoom.