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Finding Role Models on Television

Jeannie Yandel

John Gastil loves his job. He's a professor of political communication at the University of Washington. But he started to feel like work was consuming his life. So he turned to an outlet so many Americans use for distraction — he started watching television. And TV surprised John. It introduced him to three characters he now uses as role models in his own work and life. These characters are not the most likeable people. In fact, they're pretty awful in many ways. John spoke with KUOW's Jeannie Yandel about what he's learned from watching an insufferable doctor, a clinically insane scientist and a serial killer.

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