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Professor's Epilogue

Return to widener.edu/profepilogue within 48 hours after each speaker's presentation for more insights and thoughts with our Professor's Epilogue, written by a Widener University faculty expert.

One always wonders how network TV reporters became successful. Did recent Philadelphia Speakers Series lecturer Lisa Ling get her big break because she was bright and attractive? Perhaps.

Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, PhD

But what has kept her at the top of the reporting game is clearly much more.

In her talk, Ling indicated that she was first drawn to television reporting because she would be on TV and perhaps because it would give her some notoriety. That is likely the reason many broadcast reporters go into the industry. There is a “rush” to it. game is clearly much more. 

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies and director of the Widener Communication Studies Program who attended Lisa Ling's Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on November 26th at the Kimmel Center. And leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments below the article.

Angela Corbo, PhD

Mountain Goat can sure tell one gosh darn good story.

The enchanting tales as told by author Jeannette Walls (affectionately referred to as Mountain Goat by her father) filled the Kimmel Center with laughter, introspection, and a sense of social responsibility. Her intimately personal and previously guarded childhood experiences are public for all to read in her New York Times best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle

Finish reading the Professor's Epilogue written by Professor Angela Corbo, assistant professor of communication studies who attended Jeannette Walls' Philadelphia Speakers Series presentation on November 5th at the Kimmel Center.

Leave behind your own "epilogue" of thoughts and comments about Ms. Walls' presentation or her book in our discussion forum below the article.