Heather Hendershot

Heather Hendershot is professor of film and media at MIT. She is the author of: When the News Broke: Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America; Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing LineWhat’s Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest; Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelicals, and Saturday Morning Censors: Television Regulation before the V-Chip. She is also the editor of Nickelodeon Nation: The History, Politics, and Economics of America’s Only TV Channel for Kids. Her essays have appeared in the NationPoliticoThe Conversation, and the Washington Post.