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Columbus Day Close-Up

Sunday, October 1, 2006

While many students can offer a rote explanation of why they have Christopher Columbus to thank for a day off each October, this year media specialists can marshal the power of the Internet and popular media to delve into more than a memorized rundown of the man who, in 1492, sailed the ocean blue.

Senior Research Associate Shelley Pasnik explains how, "Digital media make it possible to take an in-depth look at popular notions of the man who discovered the New World," in this article written for Cable in the Classroom Magazine

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