Shaping Opinion podcast with Dr. Alexis McCrossen

Shaping Opinion

Originally Posted: Dec. 31, 2018

Alexis McCrossen, a professor at SMU and an expert on how cultures have marked time in history, Joins Tim to talk about our New Year’s Eve traditions with a special focus on the story behind that Times Square Ball Drop. Listen

If you plan to watch the Times Square ball drop at Midnight on New Year’s Eve, you’re not alone.  New York City expects to play host to over 2 million people for the festivities.

  • Over 175 million across the United States will watch the ball drop on TV.
  • And around the world, over 1 billion people will watch.
  • 103 million said they will travel 30 miles or more to celebrate
  • 93.6 million will drive


By | 2019-01-03T10:45:06-07:00 January 3rd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Shaping Opinion podcast with Dr. Alexis McCrossen