Kathy M. Newman

I am an Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. I am the author of Radio Active: Advertising and Consumer Activism (UC Press, 2004). I am an expert on mid-century media, including television, film, and radio—including the rise of black radio in the 1950s. I am currently finishing a book on 1950s "social problem" films, titled, How the Fifties Worked: Mass Culture and the Decade the Unions Made.