“Rush Limbaugh once boasted he had single-handedly ‘brought AM radio back from the dead.’ It was simultaneously one of the most accurate and least offensive comments he ever made.”
Podcast and summary: Heather Hendershot, “From Firing Line to The O’Reilly Factor”
The conservative William F. Buckley hoped to convert viewers, but there was more to it than that. You could actually learn about other points of view.
From Firing Line to The O’Reilly Factor
How did political TV and radio move from honest intellectual combat to become a vast echo chamber? Heather Hendershot will answer this difficult question.
Power Up with T.L. Taylor and Heather Hendershot
New professors T.L. Taylor and Heather Hendershot do a (distributed) conversation about their work on sociology, games, and conservative media.
In Medias Res, Spring 2013
In this issue of In Medias Res, we look at media and technology in the farm worker movement…and much more.
Before Fox News: Right-Wing Broadcasting, Cold War America, and the Conservative Movement
Right-wing broadcasting was reborn when Reagan suspended the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, enabling the rise of Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News shortly thereafter.