Journalism Chair Ted Gup to appear on popular PBS show
January 24, 2011
In December 2010, Journalism Department Chair Ted Gup was interviewed by TV host Barry Kibrick in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick. The special episode, in which Gup’s book A Secret Gift will be featured, was taped at La Fortaleza, the Governor’s residence, built in 1533. The upcoming episode will also include interviews with authors Esmeralda Santiago and Michael Palmer, among others.
L-R Harry Hamlin, actor, author, Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor; Rebecca Costa, author, The Watchman’s Rattle; Esmeralda Santiago, author, When I Was Puerto Rican, Conquistadora; Mario Gonzales, executive director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company; Barry Kibrick, host, Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick; Ted Gup, Journalism Department Chair, author, A Secret Gift; Michael Palmer, author, A Heartbeat Away
Several Emerson alumni played a role in the production: Gary Grossman ’70, production; Sasha Grossman ’09, makeup; Stan Deutsch ’69, PBS station executive; Helene Seifer P’09, P’14, line producer.
photos by Owen Hope ’09
Journalism Chair Ted Gup was on NPR with Michele Norris, speaking about CIA officers killed in Afghanistan. The author of The Book of Honor: Covert Lives and Classified Deaths at the CIA, Gup had previously interviewed hundreds of current and former CIA case officers to learn the stories behind the stars on the CIA memorial wall.