OpEd Columns



Pack A Lunch, Pack A Gun (South Bend Tribune 03/18/18)

Christmas Classic Gets An Update (South Bend Tribune 12/22/15)

You Should Be Mad About The Hunting Ground (The Observer 04/16/15)

Sports Offers the Arena to Raise Awareness of Gun Violence (Washington Post 12/14/13)

The New Lou Part III (Notre Dame Magazine 12/11/12)

Entertaining The Tweeting Irish (Notre Dame Magazine 08/20/12)

The tragic Re-run (Notre Dame Magazine 07/25/12)

The New Lou Part II (Notre Dame Magazine 01/17/12)

Who Knew? The New Lou (Notre Dame Magazine Fall 2010)

Santa's Sleigh Spotted in South Bend (Indianapolis Star 12/05/09)

Admit It: You Watched Games To See Buff Americans in HD (Indianapolis Star 8/23/08)

Try This with NCAA Brackets: Seeding by Graduation Rates (Indianapolis Star 4/5/08)

When You Wish Upon a Falling Satellite (Indianapolis Star 3/8/08)
You Won't Find Gift of Death and Violence Under Tree (Indianapolis Star 12/13/07)
Pity the kids as reality TV sinks to pubescent level (Indianapolis Star 9/29/07)
Get serious about TV trash: Ban ads for violent shows (Baltimore Sun 5/20/07)
Smile! You've Been Used By American Idol
(Detroit Free Press 2/21/07)
If Fox Had Aired it, Here’s How it Happened
(Indianapolis Star 11/20/06)
A Trip to the Haunted House, Tonight at Eleven
(Indianapolis Star 10/18/06)
Notre Dame Dream Dates Play The Field
(Indianapolis Star 06/24/06)
TV101: Lessons Kids Must Learn to Keep Control (Indianapolis Star 06/10/06)
And the Winner of Presidential Idol Is...(Indianapolis Star 05/20/06)
Imagine No Ads, Just Super Philanthropy (Indianapolis Star 01/18/06)
Is This a Football Game or a Heavy Metal Concert? (Indianapolis Star 12/17/05)
You Are What You Watch (Indianapolis Star 10/16/05)

Drama of T-ball tailor-made for television
(Indianapolis Star 8/20/05)
There's Something Abour Little Girls That Turns Fathers Into Crooners (Indianapolis Star 06/18/05)
March Madness from the Tube to the Mall (Indianapolis Star 04/02/05)
On local TV newscasts, the Weather Team reigns (Indianapolis Star 03/05/05)
We're choosing a president, not a breakfast cereal (Indianapolis Star 11/13/04)
TV Journalists Have Obligation To Stay Close to the Centerline (South Bend Tribune 11/04)
Videos Provoke Violence? That's Silly (Indianapolis Star 7/31/04)
Watch Film Yourself, Then Decide and Vote (Indianapolis Star 7/2/04)
Escape To Disney World Offers No Reprieve From Fear (Indianapolis Star 6/12/04)
I Am Not An Anti-Christian, Liberal, Low-Carb Eater (NDWorks 4/1/04)
This celluloid experience was far too real for his taste (Indianapolis Star 3/13/04)
A Brief History of the Super Bowl Halftime Show (2/24/04)
The Ten Reality TV Shows You'll Never See(Indianapolis Star 1/31/04)
Prime-time violence beats the local news (Indianapolis Star 1/16/04)
Listen up, America: Is it real, or is it talk radio? (Indianapolis Star 11/15/03)
TV Timeouts Are The Curse Of Notre Dame Football (Indianapolis Star 10/4/03)
Few Average Joes in Reality TV (Indianapolis Star 8/30/03)
The Ten Little Secrets of Local TV News (Indianapolis Star 8/12/03)
Kids Grow Up Fast When Endorsements Are At Stake (Chicago Sun Times 7/19/03)
TV War Coverage Fits Right In (AScribe Newswire 4/3/03)
Feel Good About Yourself Television (Boston Globe 3/8/03)


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Ted Mandell is a faculty member in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches film and video production. He also works as a producer/student development for Fighting Irish Digital Media. Ted received his Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame in 1986 and Master of Arts in Broadcasting and Film from the University of Iowa in 1989.

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