'To the Best of My Knowledge' untangles the importance of hair

Short or long? Black or blonde? Up or down? Curly or straight? These are the difficult questions we are faced with every day when dealing with one thing in particular: our hair. Hair can be a source of identity. It can boost our esteem or frustrate us to the point of tears. It can even cause us to spend countless amounts of time and money -- but why? Why do we care so much about hair?

Penn State President Graham Spanier and his guests, Joe Selego and Jeffrey J. Miller, will discuss the importance of hair on the upcoming edition of "To the Best of My Knowledge."

The live call-in program airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. It also airs on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

Joe Selego is the sole proprietor of J. Stephens Salon & Spa and Looks Hair Design in State College. He divides his time between the two salons, where he also cuts and styles hair. Selego, a Penn State alumnus, began his career in the State College area in 1972. He opened his first salon, Cut and Dried, in 1974, which has since been replaced by his two current salons. Selego has attended numerous training sessions throughout his career, including the Redken Exchange which takes place annually in New York City.

Jeffrey J. Miller is a physician and associate professor of dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. His clinical interests include hair transplantation for men and women and hair and scalp disorders. Miller is member of the American Board of Dermatology Test Committee. He also has served as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and as a medical adviser for the Children’s Alopecia Project.

Viewers and listeners are invited to join the conversation with questions or comments by calling 1-800-543-8242 or e-mailing response@psu.edu during the broadcast.

A monthly feature on WPSU-TV and -FM, "To the Best of My Knowledge" features Penn State faculty, local experts and national guests in discussions on a variety of topics. In its 14th year of production, the program reaches viewers, Web users and listeners and allows the audience to communicate directly with Penn State's president.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.


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Last Updated November 18, 2010