The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Kate Field, 19th c. Celebrity Journalist Listen 16 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/56603/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The 19th-century celebrity journalist Kate Field wrote for prestigious newspapers, and she was frequently written about in the news herself about her advocacy for black Americans, women, and national parks, among others. Gary Scharnhorst’s new biography is Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist.