TVO Traces History of Literacy in New Documentary

TVO is exploring the history and impact of reading in its new documentary, Empire of the Word.  From prehistoric peoples writing on cave walls to the Internet – the documentary traces readings’ origins; examines how we learn to read; exposes censors’ attempts to prevent our reading; and finally, proposes what the future might hold for this creative act.

Trudy Lothian, President and Chair of the OLC Board of Directors, appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Wednesday, November 25 to help introduce the documentary. Trudy did an amazing job as part of a large panel discussing reading and issues around literacy. She talked in length about the challenges of learning as an adult. Click here to watch the discussion.

The 4-part documentary airs Wednesdays at 10 pm from November 25 to December 16 On TVO. Learn about origins of reading and writing and its impact on 5,000 years of human history!


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