Voices of Our Time

Voices of Our Time

From the campus of Wake Forest University, UNC-TV presents Voices of our Time. Produced in partnership with Wake Forest University, this speaker series features some of the worlds leading thinkers from the worlds of education, public policy, business, literature, religion and politics. Some of the broadcast programs include presentations by political analyst David Gergen, journalist Bob Scheiffer, former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, journalists Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff and Dr. Richard Kadison, MD of Harvard University Health Services.


Programs

  • Bob Schieffer: 50 Years in the News - Bob Schieffer, broadcast journalism’s longest-serving Washington reporter, and moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation, faced an audience of nearly a thousand one rainy evening in late October at Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel. Bob Schieffer: 50 Years in the News relates the journalist's experiences over nearly half a century in the ever-changing field of journalism. In his relaxed, freeform talk, the seasoned broadcaster recounts historic moments and humorous anecdotes covering the most important people and events of the 20th century's second half. Schieffer also shares his unique insights into current events. This program is produced in association with Wake Forest University. 
  • College of the Overwhelmed - College is idealized as a serene and carefree experience. But, the reality is many young people enter college distressed and ill-equipped to handle challenges and pressures. The result: students flounder or become depressed, anxious and sometimes even violent. As part of Wake Forest University's Voices of our Time series, UNC-TV presents College of the Overwhelmed, an examination of why college bound and current college students are overwhelmed and what can be done about it. Prominent scholars, practitioners and directors of university counseling centers discuss the campus mental health crisis and provide practical solutions for creating healthy environments in higher education.