SELECTED TELEVISION SEGMENTS

Television segments of interest to the community are presented.

 

MARLEE MATLIN ON MAKING NOISE

The Academy Award-winner, whose latest film features an ensemble of deaf actors, talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about how “playing deaf is not a costume,” and about the importance of representation of the deaf and hard of hearing in front of and behind the camera. (Produced by CBS)

 

CELEBRATING AND PRESERVING BLACK AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ABC News’ Kyra Phillips reports on the origins of Black American Sign Language, and the movement to recognize and preserve a language born out of segregation. (Produced by ABC)

 

THE PIZZA PLACE WITH SIGN LANGUAGE ON THE MENU

Covid shuttered restaurants across the US. Despite the pandemic, Washington, DC’s Mozzeria opened its doors in September 2020. With a staff of 12 employees – all deaf or hard-of-hearing – the pizzeria aims not only to serve up great food, but also to improve employment opportunities for the deaf community. (Produced by BBC)

 

THE STORY OF ALEX ABENCHUCHAN

Alex Abenchuchan is featured for his video news work on the popular series “THE DAILY MOTH.” (Produced by Texas Country Reporter)