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Punch Shaw Punch Shaw, Ph.D., is a freelance journalist, educator and lecturer. He is a frequent contributor to the arts pages of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other publications, covering a wide range of performing and visual arts events and presentations. Dr. Shaw is a former member of the Radio-TV-Film faculty at Texas Christian University, where he continues to teach courses for the Bob Schieffer College of Communications, the TCU Honors College and TCU’s Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program. He is a visiting scholar to the Tarleton State University Presidential Honors Program, and has also taught at the University of Texas-Austin and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In addition to his career in journalism (which began in 1974 at the Memphis Press-Scimitar) and his work in the classroom, Dr. Shaw has also presented pre-performance lectures for Fort Worth Opera and authored program notes for the opera and the Fort Worth Symphony.