Scholarly Articles


“Viola Liuzzo/Heather Heyer: Mediating the White Antiracist Female Martyr,” Camera Obscura (110, Vol. 37, no. 2, 2022), 31-56.

“Political Satire, That Was The Week That Was, and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” Television and New Media (Vol. 22, issue 8, 2021).

“The BBC and the Black Weekend: Broadcasting the Kennedy Assassination and the Birth of Global Television,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture (Vol. 9, issue 2, 2016), pp. 242-260.

“Black Weekend: A Reception History of Network Television News and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” Television and New Media (November 2013, Vol. 14, no. 6), pp. 560-578.

 “Good Times in Race Relations? CBS’s Good Times and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in 1970s Prime-Time Television, Screen (Winter 2003, vol. 44/4), pp. 404-428, edited by Simon Frith.  

“Negotiating Civil Rights in Prime Time: A Production and Reception History of East Side/West Side,” Television and New Media (August 2003, Vol. 4, No. 3), pp. 257-282.

“Reel Revolutionaries: An Examination of Hollywood’s Cycle of 1960s Youth Rebellion Films,” Cinema Journal (Spring 2002, Vol. 41, No. 3), pp. 38-58.

"'We're the Young Generation and We've Got Something to Say': A Gramscian Analysis of Entertainment Television and the Youth Rebellion of the 1960s," Critical Studies in Mass Communication (June 1991), pp. 218-230.


“Introduction” and “Lynn Spigel’s Make Room for TV,” A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting, Aniko Bodroghkozy, ed. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018), pp. 1-23 and 465-474.

“Mediating Selma, 1965, 2015,” The Shadow of Selma: The Selma Campaign and the Voting Rights Act, 1965-2015, Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, eds. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018), pp. 133-149.

“Television News and Newsfilm in the 1960s: From the Kennedy Assassination to Selma,” All the News That’s Fit to Screen: The US Newsfilm Reader, Mark Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick, Mark J. Williams, eds. (New York: Routledge AFI Film Reader Series, 2018), pp. 87-107.

“John F. Kennedy and the Media,” A Companion to John F. Kennedy, Marc Selverstone, ed. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 187-206.

“John Fiske and Television Culture, a new introduction collaboratively written with R. Becker, S. Classen, E. Levine, J. Mittell, G. Smith, and P. Wilson, in John Fiske, Television Culture, 2nd Edition (London and New York: Routledge, 2011), xlii-lviii.

“Television and the Civil Rights Era,” African American Popular Culture, Todd Boyd, ed. (New York: Praeger/Greenwood, 2008), pp. 141-163.

“The ‘Youth Revolution’ and American Television,” The Television History Book, Michele Hilmes, ed. (London: British Film Institute, 2003), pp. 81-86.

“As Canadian as Possible...: Anglo-Canadian Popular Television and the American Other,” The Pleasures and Politics of Popular Culture, Henry Jenkins, Tara McPherson, and Jane Shattuc, eds. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002), pp. 566-589.

"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and the 1960s Youth Rebellion," The Revolution Wasn’t Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflict, Lynn Spigel and Michael Curtin, eds. (New York: Routledge, 1997), pp. 201-219.

"'Is This What You Mean By Color TV?': Race, Gender and Conflicted Meanings in NBC's Julia," Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer, Lynn Spigel & Denise Mann, eds. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992), pp. 143-167.


“From Civil Rights to Unite the Right: What the Photographs Say,” The Emancipator/Boston Globe (August 10, 2022).

“How the Images of John Lewis Being Beaten During ‘Bloody Sunday’ Went Viral, The Conversation (July 23, 2020).

“Bob Dylan bring links between JFK assassination and coronavirus into stark relief,” The Conversation (April 2, 2020).

“Participatory Politics in an Age of Crisis: Aniko Bodroghkozy and Ceasar McDowell,” Invited dialogue, Henry Jenkins: Confessions of an Aca-Fan (April 2019) academic blog.

“A Tour of the White House with Mrs. Natalie Portman,” (December 2016)

“Selma, ‘Bloody Sunday,’ and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century,” Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture (March 2015) e-journal.

“What Selma Got Right and Got Wrong,” (February 2015; updated and revised March 2015)

“Television and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture (November 2013) e-journal.

“In Memoriam: Hal Kanter, the Creator of Julia,” Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture (December 2011) e-journal.

“Teaching Television History,” Cinema Journal (Vol. 50, no. 4, summer 2011), pp. 188-193.

“’Don’t Know Much About History’: What Counts as Historical Work in Television Studies,” Flow (Special Conference Issue, Vol. 5, fall 2006), e-journal.

“Bring the War Home: Iraq War Stories from Steven Bochco and Cindy Sheehan,” Flow (Vol. 3, no.1, fall 2005), e-journal.

“Media Studies for the Hell of It? Second Thoughts on McChesney and Fiske,” Flow (Vol. 2, no. 10, summer 2005), e-journal.

“Where Have You Gone, Mary Richards? Feminism’s Rise and Fall in Primetime TV,” Iris: A Journal About Women (No. 49, Fall/Winter 2004), pp. 13-17, 89.


“The 1960s: The Youth Revolution,” “The Smothers Brothers,” The Television History Book, Michele Hilmes, ed. (London: BFI, 2004).

Beulah,” “Julia,” “Smothers Brothers,” “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” “Holocaust,” “The Mod Squad,” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Tom and Sara Pendergast, eds. (Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press, 1999)

"Mary Pickford," American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

"Beulah," "Julia," "Smothers Brothers," and “The Leslie Uggams Show,” Encyclopedia of Television, Horace Newcomb, ed. (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997)

"Experimental Cinema," International Film, Radio and Television Journals, Anthony Slide, ed. (Greenwood Press, 1985)