October 03, 2007

Media Advisory — Radio-Television events

Award-winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia and CNN senior European correspondent Jim Bittermann are among the Southern Illinois University Carbondale alums available for interviews as the University's Department of Radio-Television celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.

Medalia's documentary, "To Die in Jerusalem," begins airing on HBO on Nov. 1. The film is being shown in a special screening at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building auditorium. Medalia will be available after the screening ends about 3 p.m. Shooting of video or photos of the film is prohibited during the screening.

In addition, Bitterman and other distinguished Radio-Television alumni are available for interviews at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in the Mass Communication and Media Arts' Studio A.

Background information on Medalia is available here: http://news.siu.edu/news/September07/091007pr7118.jsp . Information regarding Radio-Television's golden anniversary is available here: http://news.siu.edu/news/September07/092507par7121.jsp

Other media availability interview times may also be possible. For more information, contact associate professor Jan Thompson at 618/536-7555