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History Matters: Penny dreadfuls - cheap serial fiction - helped boost literacy in England

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Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner
Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the origins of the penny dreadful, the popular and cheap serial literature that rose up in the dark corners of Victorian London.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.