American Studies professor Susan Douglas traces the
history of popular radio, from the dramas of the ’30s and ’40s, through the birth of rock and roll in the ’50’s and ’60s, to the rise of talk radio in recent decades. Her new book is called “Listening In” (Times Books).


  • Susan Douglas Susan J. Douglas is the author of "Where the Girls Are," "Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination" and "Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922." She is a Professor at the University of Michigan.

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