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We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is available at

This issue features columns from Mara Einstein, Tim Havens, Kathleen Battles,
John W. Jordan, and Anna Beatrice Scott

This issue's columns in brief:

"Celebrity Social Gospel" by Mara Einstein (
How has the concept of social gospel changed since the mid-twentieth century?

"The Thirtieth Anniversary of Roots and the Deferred Dream of Black Drama" by
Time Havens (
As we enter a post-network television era it is worth reassessing the promises
and disappointments that came in the wake of Roots in order to understand the
prospects for African American television today, especially dramatic series.

"Do We Need a Gay Rights Saving Time?" by Kathleen Battles
Danny Noriega, Ben Affleck, and the trouble with gay representation on

"Celebrating Television's Spotty Memory" by John W. Jordan
How will television write its own history of the writers’ strike?

"Ready, Set, Go! Stopping Time in its Corporate Tracks" by Anna Beatrice Scott
On the flash mob mentality and our perception of time.

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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