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The College of Arts Sciences

"Television used to provide the possibility of a national heart. It could synchronize all of us and offer a real, shared world. Today, there are really interesting, innovative things on TV. There’s no question about it. There are mind blowing things on our devices. It’s incredible, but it’s not a synchronized, shared culture, except for the NFL The questions become, what are the losses there? Why would we be ambitious to have a shared culture? I think one answer to that has to do citizenship and belonging to something that’s an abstraction that’s larger than your niche market."