Furman President Rod Smolla to Appear on Carolina Business Review Sunday, July 24
GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University president Rod Smolla will be a special guest on the Carolina Business Review television program that will air this Sunday, July 24.
President Rod Smolla
The program will be broadcast on PBS stations SCETV at 1 p.m., and on UNC-TV at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Smolla is joined on the program by panelists Grady Johnson, president and group publisher of SC Business Publications, and Robert Orr, executive director and senior counsel for the NC Institute for Constitutional Law. The discussion topics include universities’ role in fostering civilized and constructive political dialogue, the SC Commission on Higher Education, and the university’s strategic plan and financial landscape.
Carolina Business Review is the longest running and most widely watched syndicated program on business and industry in the Carolinas. Since 1990, the show has provided in-depth analysis of the week’s business highlights through conversations with CEOs and business, political and academic leaders in North and South Carolina. The show airs weekly on 22 PBS stations in North and South Carolina.
A scholar, teacher, advocate and writer, Smolla is one of America’s foremost experts on issues relating to freedom of speech, academic freedom and freedom of the press. Prior to coming to Furman, he served as dean of the law schools at the University of Richmond and Washington and Lee. He is a frequent media commentator and author of numerous books, including Deliberate Intent: A Lawyer Tells the True Story of Murder by the Book, Free Speech in an Open Society, and Jerry Falwell v. Larry Flynt: The First Amendment on Trial.
For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations at 864-294-3107.