Tonight, Washington comes to Madea

November 20, 2019

Professor Emilie Raymond writes about Tyler Perry's media empire, and how he came to host the November 20 Democratic debate. Her article, Tonight, Washington comes to Madea, is featured as a perspective piece in the Washington Post. Tyler Perry's studio in Atlanta is the first major film studio owned by an African American. And November 20, Raymond writes, "marks the first national political debate held at a film studio, as well as Perry’s ascendancy as a major player in American political culture." Read the full article here.