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WVIA TV and Bucknell University Present Columnist and Author, Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Groupon talk "The Brave New World of The 'New Media," presented at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Bucknell University to air on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.
(wvia) - Bucknell University and WVIA present "The Brave New World of The 'New Media,'" a presentation by Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Groupon, on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

In 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly become one of the most widely read and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2006 and again in 2011 she was named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.

Originally from Greece, Huffington spent a summer in York, Pa., at age 16 as part of a program called the Experiment in International Living. She then moved to England and graduated from Cambridge University with a master's degree in economics. At 21, she became president of the Cambridge Union debating society.

Huffington is the author of 13 books including The Woman Behind the Legend (1981), a biography of opera singer Maria Callas; the New York Times best-seller Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America (2003); Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America (2004); and Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution and Made Us All Less Safe (2008).

This presentation is part of the Bucknell Forum series "tech/no," which embraces technology and its perils and promises. The series aims to stir discussion about the pros and cons of technology, its benefits and damages, its legitimate promises and false panaceas, and its capacity to satisfy human need and desire even as it can bring risk and danger.

Additional broadcast dates on WVIA TV of Arianna Huffington's presentation, "The Brave New World of The 'New Media,'" are Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m., Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m.

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