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Trojan Vision USC television
Trojan Vision at work (clockwise from top left): The Water Cooler showrunner Lauren Merola on set; Michelle Askew and Sully Zach host The Breakdown; The Breakdown showrunner Julianne Fox; and the cast of The Water Cooler during a live shot. (Photo/Courtesy of The Water Cooler, Courtesy of Trojan Vision, Courtesy of Julianne Fox, and Chandrea Miller)

When USC’s TV station halted production, students and faculty moved their shows to Zoom

Some students literally wept when they found out Trojan Vision was shutting down. Then they started flexing their creative muscles and figuring out how they could get back on the air.

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Popular music bill withers
The Popular Music professors performing are, bottom row, from left, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar and Will Kennedy on drums. Middle row, Sean Holt, vocals, and Patrice Rushen, keyboards. Top row, Patrice Rushen, keyboards, Sean Holt, vocals, and Finn, Alphonso Johnson’s dog, background vocals. (Photo/USC Thornton School of Music)

Through a Bill Withers tribute video, USC music professors spotlight how to perform remotely

Faculty in the Popular Music Program collaborated virtually on a musical eulogy aimed at lifting up their students — and themselves.