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June 02nd 2015:Celebrity Activism for the Social Good

On this premiere episode of SHANNON SKINNER LIVE, host Shannon Skinner and guests delve into celebrity activism, what it means and how it impacts the social good. Shannon's guests are Dr. Samita Nandy, Director, Centre of Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS), and cultural critic on fame. And Dr. Carolyn Harris, royal historian and author of "Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada," who is a regular media commentator on history and royalty. Both are based in Toronto.

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Dr. Samita Nandy

Dr. Samita Nandy is the Director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and writes as a cultural critic on fame. She has been featured in many media outlets including CBC TV and the Globe and Mail. Her work has been published in books "The Performance of Celebrity" and "The Emotions Industry." Her forthcoming book "Fame in Hollywood North: A Theoretical Guide to Celebrity Cultures in Canada" will be published in 2015. Samita earned her PhD in media and celebrity culture from the Department of Media and Information at Curtin University, Australia. She is based in Toronto.
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Dr. Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris is a royal historian and author of "Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada." She received her PhD in European history at Queen's University and teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She often provides historical and royal commentary for print, TV and radio.
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