| By Kevin C. Brown |

Jan. 1, 2011 — Anna McCarthy, associate professor of cinema studies at New York University, delves into the role of television in articulating what it meant to be a citizen in the early days of the Cold War in the United States, an issue addressed in her book, “The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America.” Expoloring the history of television, she suggests, also means examining corporate power, free speech, media concentration, and propaganda.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in June 2013.

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