The Latin American Studies Program hosted the annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, entitled "The Iberian Pre- and Post-Colonial Roots of the Latin American Television Regional Market: The Case of Brazil” presented by Joseph D. Straubhaar, on Thursday, October 16th, 2014, from 4:00 - 5:30pm, in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Straubhaar is the Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communications in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. His talk examines the contributions of pre-Colombian and Colonial era cultural and political geography to the shaping of contemporary television program flows, genre development, and format flows.

The Charles A. Hale Lecture honors the memory of Professor Charles A. Hale (1930 - 2008), a specialist in Latin American liberalism and intellectual history. He was a distinguished scholar and faculty member at the University of Iowa from 1966 - 1997.

This event is sponsored by the the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) in International Programs. Other sponsors include the Department of History, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Communication Studies, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.