Television + Radio
“Up Close,” Jewish Channel, January 26, 2015.
WLFI News 18, December 4, 2014.
Op-eds + Interviews
"Why Roseanne Barr paid a bigger price for tweeting than Donald Trump has" - The Washington Post, May 30, 2018.
"Trump spent years in reality TV. Why doesn’t he have better stagecraft?" - The Washington Post, April 27, 2018.
"Cynthia Nixon's campaign should study the strategies of successful Hollywood conservatives" - NBC News, March 26, 2018.
"Hollywood has always been political. And it hasn’t always been liberal." - The Washington Post, March 2, 2018.
"Harvey Weinstein exposed Hollywood’s real politics: sexist and exploitative, not liberal" - The Washington Post, October 13, 2017.
“Trump fits GOP’s celeb infatuation – but it doesn’t make him a winner” - Reuters, February 2, 2016.
“Thanks to Benghazi hearing, Hillary Clinton is newest reality TV star” - Reuters, October 23, 2015.
“From Compton to the Black Panthers to ‘Peace Officer': A Raw and Resonant Conversation” - New York Times, October 2, 2015.
Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell is an author and assistant professor of history at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where she teaches courses in 20th century American history. She received her B.A. from University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Boston University. Her research and teaching focus on American political history, the American presidency, and intersections of media, politics and popular culture in modern America. Her most recent book, Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life, examines the institutionalization of entertainment in American politics.
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