This public conversation is part of the Communications Studies course “The Business of Entertainment” taught by Bill Lancaster. This course goes beyond the glitz and glamour to the what, why and how of making entertainment. Guests to the class include directors, writers, financial officers, legal experts, and distributors.
In recent years, Ellis Henican, whose investigations led to a Pulitzer Prize at New York Newsday, has built a strong presence on TV and radio, appearing on most of the major broadcast and cable networks. He is in his eleventh year at the Fox News Channel, where he appears frequently on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Watch, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and many of the network’s other top programs. He also fills in as guest host on network shows. Each weekend, Henican turns his attention to radio. “The Ellis Henican Show,” which takes a loose, comedic look at the news and issues of the week, is syndicated to stations across the country by Talk Radio Network. Henican also steps in often as a guest-host for some of the nation’s top talkers including Alan Colmes, Michael Savage, Bob Grant and Jerry Doyle. In 2010, Henican teamed with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to author Home Team—a New York Times Best Seller recounting the story of post-Katrina New Orleans and the unlikely rise of the Saints to a Super Bowl championship.