Television + Radio
Presidents at War: George Bush and Ronald Reagan Enlist During WWII - History, February 18, 2019
“Up Close,” Jewish Channel, January 26, 2015.
WLFI News 18, December 4, 2014.
Op-eds + Interviews
"What winning New Hampshire - and its media frenzy - could mean for Bernie Sanders" - The Washington Post, February 12, 2020.
"The public, not Robert Mueller, will determine Donald Trump’s fate" - Washington Post, April 19, 2019.
"The State of the Union shifts power to the president. Pelosi took it back." - Washington Post, January 25, 2019.
"The revolving door between reality TV and the Trump administration" - The Washington Post, January 15, 2019.
"Why Republicans take extra glee in the defeat of celebrity-endorsed candidates" - The Washington Post, November 8, 2018.
"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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