Pop, the Question (S2-E12)

Season 2 (2018-19)
“The Western Hero”

Featured Guest Dave “D.B.” Jones, PhD (Dean Emeritus, Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Film, Cinema & Television, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University)

Host and Producer Melinda Lewis, PhD (Associate Director, Marketing & Media)

Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD (Dean, Pennoni Honors College)

Executive Producer Erica Levi Zelinger (Director, Marketing & Media)

Producer Brian Kantorek (Assistant Director, Marketing & Media)

Research and Script Melinda Lewis, PhD

Audio Engineering and Editing Brian Kantorek

Original Theme Music Brian Kantorek

Graphic Design Isabella Akhtarshenas and Emily Anderson

Additional Vocals Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD and Julia Wisniewski

Recorded April 27, 2018 and November 13, 2018 (introductory eulogy) in 3034 MacAlister Hall, Marketing & Media, Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University.

Pop, the Question is a production of Marketing & Media in Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University.

Copyright © 2018 Drexel University

Episode Summary

Once upon a time in America, Westerns ruled the film landscape. While the Western genre no longer commands the front line of popular culture, the legacy endures through space epics, heist films, and anthology TV. Host Dr. Melinda Lewis discusses the complex and inspirational nature of the great Westerns with late filmmaker, writer, and Drexel University cinema studies professor Dave “D.B.” Jones.