Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming Carol A. Stabile to discuss her book, The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist.
At the dawn of the Cold War era, forty-one women working in American radio and television were placed on a media blacklist and forced from their industry. The ostensible reason: so-called Communist influence. The Broadcast 41 describes what American radio and television lost when these women—among them Dorothy Parker, Lena Horne, and Gypsy Rose Lee— were blacklisted, documenting their aspirations and achievements.
Carol A. Stabile is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon.