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Perkins Discusses Social Norms on National TV

Wes Perkins, professor of sociology and co-director of the HWS Alcohol and Other Drug Education Project, spent the morning of August 26 in front of the camera—in fact in front of several cameras.

With Michael Haines, director of the Social Norms Resource Center based at Northern Illinois University, he was interviewed for numerous “back to school” stories centered on the social norms approach to alcohol abuse prevention.

In total, 17 television stations interviewed the pair – 10 were live interviews, and seven were taped for later airing.

The live interviews were with the following stations:
WBFF (Fox affiliate in Baltimore, Md.)
KUSA (NBC affiliate in Denver, Colo.)
WFRV (CBS affiliate in Green Bay, Wis.)
WBRC (Fox affiliate in Birmingham, Ala.)
WAND (ABC affiliate in Champagne, Ill.)
KWQC (NBC affiliate in Davenport, R.I.)
WXII (NBC affiliate in Greensboro, N.C.)
WSAV (NBC affiliate in Savannah, Ga.)
WKBW (ABC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.)
WSBT (CBS affiliate in South Bend, Ind.)