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How Elvis Presley’s Death Led to the Birth of Modern Entertainment Journalism (Guest Blog)

On August 16, there will be countless remembrances, among fans and the news media, of Elvis Presley’s shocking (opioid-induced) death 40 years ago. Graceland, of course, has a week of activities planned, but we’ll be seeing the vigils and events on more traditional news outlets as well. (More than we’ll see about the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
It may not strike you as unusual that even the headiest of outlets understand the impact of culture on society, and the impact...

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