Press 2000

The Times Union (Albany, NY) op-ed: “Partisanship prevails,” by Neal Gabler, December 24, 2000.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “The Nation; Politics; The unhappy triumph of partisanship,” by Neal Gabler, December 17, 2000.

New York Times op-ed: “The Unveiling: Behind the Political Curtain,” by Neal Gabler, December 10, 2000.

University Wire: “A pundit’s end-of-semester thoughts,” by James Tuck for the Daily Trojan, December 5, 2000.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Elections; The Demonization of Politics,” by Neal Gabler, December 3, 2000.

Los Angeles Times: “Media Pundits in Training Get Ready for Their Close-Up,” by Brian Lowry, November 22, 2000

Boston Review: “Embracing Defeat: How the publishing industry is failing readers–and how it could do better,” by Neal Gabler. Adapted from an address by Neal Gabler, chair of the nonfiction panel of the National Book Awards, delivered at the awards ceremony in New York, November 17, 2000.

University Wire: “Panel at USC discusses presidential candidates and news,” by Amanda Caracci for the Daily Trojan, November 15, 2000. “Hollywood Panel Slams Media for Election ‘Farce’,” November 14, 2000

KPCC Radio Interview with Marty Kaplan: “Talk of the City,” November 1, 2000.

Austin American-Statesman: “Casting the president; Our experts from ‘West Wing’ to ‘Glamour’,” by Diane Holloway, October 10, 2000

Los Angeles Times: “No Fade-Out in Sight for Hollywood’s No. 1 Defender; Movies: Some say Jack Valenti’s era has passed, but he’s respected in Washington and has no plans to quit,” Amy Wallace, October 1, 2000.

USA Today: “Hollywood, Washington ‘understand each other,'” by Claudia Puig, September 26, 2000

USA Today: “Film execs to screen marketing guidelines for Senate,” by Claudia Puig, September 26, 2000

Los Angeles Times: “Hollywood braces for a showdown on Capitol Hill,” by James Bates, September 24, 2000

New York Times: “News Is Carefully Timed To Steal G.O.P.’s Thunder,” by Peter Marks, August 8, 2000.

New York Times: “Opting for Hometown Angle At a Slow-News Convention,” by Peter Marks, August 6, 2000.

The Los Angeles Times: “The Republican Convention; High-Tech Gadgets, Gumption Make for New Era of Attacks; Counter-tactics: Democrats are employing geek squads, truth squads, cell phones and faxes to compete at the media game,” by Bonnie Harris and Richard T. Cooper, August 3, 2000.

Los Angeles Times: “Web Sites See Convention Bonanza,” by Martin Miller, July 29, 2000.

Hollywood Reporter: “Lear Center votes for better TV politics,” by Cynthia Littleton, July 7-9, 2000.

Los Angeles Times: “Program Urges Local TV News to Expand Political Coverage,” by Elizabeth Jensen, July 6, 2000.

Hollywood Reporter: “Is the use of MP3 technologies harmful to the music industry?” June 26, 2000.

Washington Post report: “Downloading Music,” June 22, 2000.

USC Trojan Family Magazine: “What’s Entertainment? A new multidisciplinary center named for sitcom king Norman Lear takes a no-joke approach toward the study of what’s amusing,” Summer, 2000.

Reuters: “California survey finds no harm from MP3 to CD sales,” by Sue Zeidler, June 22, 2000. “Survey Says: Napster Is (Your Biased Answer Here),” by Warren Cohen, June 21, 2000.

Los Angeles Times: “USC Study Downplays Impact of MP3 Downloads on CD Sales,” from Bloomberg News, June 21, 2000.

Communications Daily: “Tristani Raises Specter of Government-Mandated Political Free Time,” by Tack Nail, June 20, 2000.

Mediaweek: “Stations shun stumps,” Bryan Walsh, June 19, 2000.

New York Times: “Commercials Dominating Politics on TV, Studies Find,” by Peter Marks, June 13, 2000.

CNN Inside Politics Interview: Bernard Shaw interviews Marty Kaplan, director of the Norman Lear Center, and Dan Bradley, news director of WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida, about political news coverage on local television stations. June 13, 2000.

Associated Press: “Study: More Spin, Less Talk in Ads,” Laura Meckler, June 13, 2000.

New York Times: “Commercials Dominating Politics on TV, Studies Find,” by Peter Marks, June 13, 2000.

Norman Lear interview: Terry McNally interviews Norman Lear on Free Forum on KPFK 90.7 FM, May 4, 2000. Listen to the Real Audio. “The New Household Word: Politainment,” April 24, 2000.

The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Network: Michael Reagan interviews Marty Kaplan on a segment titled “Impact: Pandering Politicians,” April 20, 2000.

The Early Show, CBS News: “Colleges Offering Cool Majors,” March 30, 2000.

National Journal: “Forever unclean,” Burt Solomon, March 18, 2000.

Philanthropy News Digest headline: “Norman Lear Donates $5 Million to Create Academic Center on Entertainment,” March 7, 2000.

New York Times: “Super Tuesday Forces Adjustments,” Peter Marks, February 28, 2000.

Los Angeles Times: “A Major Academic Look at How Show Business Affects Real Life,” by James Flanigan, February 23, 2000.

The Orange County Register: “From Elian to Uncle Ben, it’s a fable,” by Kinney Littlefield, February 8, 2000.

USC Chronicle: “Education Plus Show Biz = That’s Entertainment,” February 7, 2000.

USC Chronicle: “Entertainment Center Debuts,” by Alfred G. Kildow, January 31, 2000.

USC Daily Trojan: “Center looks at impact of the industry,” by Erin Szymanski, January 28, 2000.

Daily Variety: “Norman Lear policy center set for USC,” January 25, 2000.

Hollywood Reporter: “Entertainment impact studied at Lear Center,” January 25, 2000.

Los Angeles Times: “USC Think Tank to Explore Entertainment and Culture,” by Susan King, January 24, 2000.

New York Times: “New University Program Takes Serious Look at Entertainment,” by Todd S. Purdum, January 24, 2000.