Wally Podrazik

Adjunct Lecturer

Walter J. Podrazik is a graduate of the School of Communication at Northwestern University and an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he has taught courses on future TV, television history, and the intersection of mass media and politics. In his work, Podrazik has experienced, firsthand, history-in-the-making in handling media logistics at high profile events, such as, the Democratic Party's quadrennial presidential nominating conventions and currently serves as television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. He regularly provides insights online, on radio and television, at conferences, in a variety of education forums, and in print. Podrazik composed the introduction chapter to the anthology New Critical Perspectives on the Beatles: Things We Said Today (2016, Palgrave/Macmillan) and has co-authored nine books including: the season-by-season history of television, and Watching TV (Third edition in 2016, Syracuse University Press), hence bringing that media story to today's contemporary viewing and political settings.      

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Contact Information

Phone: (312) 996-3187
Email: wally@watchingtv.org