The History of Fame

One Day University

Mar 16 2023 • 26 mins

The 95th Academy Awards were held last weekend, with Everything Everywhere All At Once winning Best Picture. The Oscars are just the latest example of society’s fascination with the rich and famous, but there’s a complex history behind fame.  University of Michigan Professor Susan Douglas joins One Day University founder Steven Schragis to explain the history and power of celebrity.

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