On the CBS Emmy Award-winning sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” Kunal Nayyar entertains more than 19 million viewers weekly in his role as Raj Koothrappali. On Oct. 8, several hundred of those 19 million viewers will get to experience Nayyar’s humor up close and personal.
The two-time defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Lady Lions will make 14 appearances on national television this season. The Lady Lions will appear on CBS once, ESPN2 five times and the Big Ten Network eight times during the 2013-14 regular-season slate. The 14 regular-season national TV appearances are the most in program history.
Mike Herr, better known to generations of Penn Staters as "Mike the Mailman," is scheduled to be featured tonight (Feb. 8) on CBS Evening News' "On the Road" segment. Correspondent Steve Hartman visited the University Park Post Office on Wednesday to film the segment on how Herr has become a beloved campus figure, and how the joy and fun he brings to his work has made going to the post office an enjoyable experience for the campus community.
The Big Ten Conference Thursday (Aug. 26) announced the conference men's basketball schedules for the 2010-11 season as well as tip times and television arrangements for all conference teams. Every Big Ten men's basketball conference regular-season and tournament game will be nationally broadcast for the fourth consecutive year. The Big Ten slate will open on Monday, Dec. 27, with Indiana hosting Penn State at 6:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions will have 16 conference games appearing on the Big Ten Network (BTN) and two on ESPN or ESPN2.
For the Oct. 14 edition of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," the host and panelists Marie Hardin, Kathleen Hessert and Jason Kint discuss the impact of online and social media on the field of sports journalism. A preview of the show, which is scheduled to air at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern time, can be viewed at http://live.psu.edu/youtube/x7mt2U9OvdY online.
Nina Jablonski, professor and head of Penn State's anthropology department, is scheduled to appear this Sunday (Feb. 1) on "CBS News Sunday Morning," a 90-minute news magazine show hosted by Charles Osgood, to discuss the topic of skin and the sun. Jablonski's 2006 book, "Skin: A Natural History," attracted a great deal of public and academic attention; her research on the evolution of human skin and skin color has been featured on "The Colbert Report" and in "National Geographic," "Scientific American" and other popular science publications.
CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier will visit Penn State's Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, at 11:15 a.m. April 21. The presentation will take place in 254 Advantica Building and be teleconferenced to 319 Beam Building in University Park. She will present "Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Survive the War in Iraq," about her experiences as a journalist covering the war in Iraq.