Press 2001

Daily News (Los Angeles): “Boss’s hands-on approach to shake things up,” by Greg Hernandez, December 18, 2001.

San Francisco Chronicle: “NBC may lose viewers on the way to San Jose,” by Dan Frost, December 18, 2001.

All Things Considered report: “Vivendi Universal to buy USA Networks,” by Jim Zarroli, December 17, 2001.

London Telegraph: “America’s TV liberals ‘twist stories to fit their own agenda,” December 17, 2001.

Los Angeles Times: “Hollywood Deal Making: Vivendi OKs $10-Billion Deal to Buy Diller’s USA,” by Richard Verrier and Corrie Brown, December 16, 2001.

Reuters: “Morning TV News Wars Heat Up in Post-Sept. 11 Era,” by Doug Young, November 27, 2001.

SoapCity: Soap Summit VI: Daytime’s Best and Brightest Tackle Teen Health Issues,” November 13, 2001.

New York Times: “A Nation Challenged: The Gatekeepers; Adept in Politics and Advertising, 4 Women Shape a Campaign,” by Peter Marks, November 11, 2001.

USA Today: “Soap Summit honors dramatic health messages,” by W. Reed Moran, with medical adviser Stephen A. Shoop, M.D., November 6, 2001.

The Boston Globe: “‘His mind . . . gets carried away’ and now scholar George Steiner’s love of teaching and language have carried him to Harvard,” by Mark Feeney, November 5, 2001.

Electronic Media: “Out & About,” October 29, 2001.

The Hollywood Reporter: “EIC: Guns are no boxoffice draw,” by Josh Spector,” October 25, 2001.

Salon.com: “Yes, they are cowards,” by Norah Vincent, October 18, 2001.

Dateline NBC: “The Best Medicine: How comedy has changed since September 11th attacks,” Jane Pauley, anchor; Keith Morrison, reporter, October 16, 2001.

New York Times op-ed: “Condemnation Without Absolutes,” by Stanley Fish, October 15, 2001.

New Straits Times (Malaysia): “Eddie Murphy goes to Washington,” October 14, 2001.

Oregonian: “Pop Culture Shock,” by Kristi Turnquist, October 12, 2001.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Fundamentalism; An Eternal War of Mind-Sets,” by Neal Gabler, October 7, 2001.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Showbiz economics shift in wake of terror strikes: Concerts, theme parks lag, vid rentals up,” by Jesse Hiestand and Nicole Sperling, September 24, 2001.

Los Angeles Times: “Commentary; Late Night’s Idle Chatter Yields to Uneasy Talk,” by Paul Brownfield, September 22, 2001.

Financial Times (London edition): “Entertainment shies away from reality,” by Christopher Grimes, September 20, 2001.

Today story: “Hollywood adjusting film and television programs in the aftermath of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks,” Matt Lauer and Katie Couric anchors; George Lewis, reporter, September 18, 2001.

NBC Nightly News story: “Americans’ reaction to the terrorism attack,” Tom Brokaw, anchor; Roger O’Neil, reporter, September 13, 2001.

The Scotsman: “Final Take?” by Stephen McGinty, September 6, 2001.

Associated Press: “Hollywood Trade Papers Controversial,” by Gary Gentile, August 29, 2001.

Orlando Sentinel Tribune: “Universal Deal Drives Tie-Ins to New Limit; A Five-Year, Multimillion-Dollar Agreement Makes Toyota the Official Car of the Entertainment Giant,” by Richard Verrier, August 24, 2001.

E! Online ? Monday Night at Morton’s: “It’s a Total Myth that Movie Companies Boom in Bad Times,” by Ben Stein, August 2, 2001.

American Journalism Review: “Witnessing the Final Act: Broadcasters need to think through a decision to air an execution,” by Deborah Potter, July 2001/August 2001.

All Things Considered: “The ‘Net After Napster: New File-Sharing Systems Begin to Fill the Void,” July 26, 2001.

USA Today: “Life, liberty and a lesson in civics: At road show, every day will be the Fourth of July,” by Kitty Bean Yancey, July 20, 2001.

KPCC Talk of the City radio interview: Kitty Felde interviews Marty Kaplan about summer media feeding frenzies, July 13, 2001.

Boston Herald op-ed: “Founders would weep to see Tampa’s moves,” by Mickey Edwards, July 10, 2001.

Jewish Week: “Jews on TV: Prime Time Portrayals,” by Steve Lipman, July 7, 2000.

WNYC On the Line radio interview: Brian Lehrer interviews Caty Borum about a recent study which finds increased tolerance of biracial relationships, July 6, 2001.

New York Times metro briefing: “Ticonderoga: Declaration Going On Display,” July 6, 2001.

Boston Globe: “A continental conquest: Historic document, Hollywood hit road to promote activism,” by Jennifer Bayot, July 5, 2001.

ABC News special, INDEPENDENCE DAY 2001: Live celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, featuring a special live performance by Michael Douglas, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, Renee Zellweger, Benicio Del Toro, Ming-Na, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Bates, Ed Norton, Graham Greene and Winona Ryder. Musical performances by Garth Brooks, Blue Man Group and Peter Nero and The Philly Pops. Hosted by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson, July 4, 2001.

Houston Chronicle: “Rare copy of Declaration to go on display in Texas,” by Julie Mason, July 4, 2001.

Los Angeles Times: “Declaration’s U.S. Tour Aims to Inspire Youths,” by Anuj Gupta, July 4, 2001.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Like Rock Star, Original Copy of Declaration Goes on Tour,” Ann McFeatters, July 4, 2001.

New York Times op-ed: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Oratory,” by Robert D. McFadden, July 4, 2001.

Atlanta Journal and Constitution: “Rare early Declaration coming to Atlanta,” July 4, 2001.

ABC’s Good Morning America: Special broadcast from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, hosted by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson, July 4, 2001.

USA Today op-ed: “A chance to revive our passion for democracy,” by Martin Kaplan, July 3, 2001.

Sierra Magazine: “Can Hollywood Save the World? Environmental issues in the movies,” by Gretel Schueller, July 1, 2001.

Billboard: “Artists unite for ‘America The Beautiful,'” June 30, 2001.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “A Nation Longing for a Higher Cause; Our national interest has become little more than making it easier for people to pursue their material dreams,” by Neal Gabler, June 24, 2001.

Billboard: “Artists unite for ‘America The Beautiful,?” by Phyllis Stark, June 20, 2001.

Los Angeles Times commentary: “We Need TV Shows That Look Like Us,” by Caty Borum, May 19, 2001.

New York Post: “The Starr Report,” by Michael Starr, May 3, 2001.

Brill’s Content: “Man: How journalism meets entertainment at Don Hewitt’s 60 Minutes,” by Neal Gabler, May 2001.

Written By magazine: “Show Me the Movie! The conservative fallacy about immorality in entertainment is naive and moronic,” by Neal Gabler, May 2001.

Feed Magazine interview: “Re: Neal Gabler — Spencer E. Ante Talks to Neal Gabler about Why He’s an Entertainment Determinist.” (no date available)

The Boston Globe: “TV & Radio: Ch. 5 Honored for Election Coverage,” by Mark Jurkowitz, April 28, 2001.

Christian Science Monitor: “First-ever Cronkite Awards for political coverage on TV,” by Kim Campbell, April 26, 2001.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: “The Scene and Heard,” by Norm Clarke, April 25, 2001. Mentions the Walter Cronkite Award.

The Dallas Morning News: “Belo Journalists Honored” in Arts Beat, April 24, 2001.

The Idaho Statesman: “Channel 12 Earns Journalism Award” in Briefs, April 24, 2001.

The New York Post: “The Starr Report,” by Michael Starr, April 24, 2001. Mentions the Walter Cronkite Award.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Station snags radio outsider as manager,” by Tim Cuprisin, April 23, 2001.

USC Chronicle: “Lear Center Finds TV’s Portrayal of Jews Doesn’t Reveal an Authentic Range,” by Sharon Stewart, April 21, 2001.

USC Chronicle: “Annenberg’s Cronkite Awards Honor Best TV Political Reporting,” by Sharon Stewart, April 21, 2001.

The Boston Herald: “Channel 5 wins Cronkite Award” in Arts in Brief, compiled by Bill Brotherton from staff and wire reports, April 21, 2001.

Daily News (New York): “Dis & Dots …,” by Richard Huff, April 21, 2001. Mentions Cronkite Award.

St. Petersburg Times: “WFLA wins award for election,” April 21, 2001.

The Times Union (Albany, NY) op-ed: “A cultural phenomenon While the political fight over social issues rages, there’s an increasing popular tolerance for things once considered far outside the mainstream,” by Neal Gabler, April 15, 2001.

International Herald Tribune: “Both Sides Will Make Sure America’s Culture Wars Continue,” by Neal Gabler, posted April 12, 2001.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “A False Peace,” by Neal Gabler, April 8, 2001.

Daily Trojan: “Napster on his Mind,” by Victoria Lopez, March 26, 2001.

The Congressional Record: Sen. Dorgan (D-ND) cites the work of the Lear Center in the debate over the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance legislation. Later, Sen. Durbin (D-IL) also cites the study, March 21, 2001.

The Age (Melbourne, Australia): “When stories run out,” by Neal Gabler, March 13, 2001.

CNN’s Larry King Live: Larry King interviews Walter Cronkite about Reliable Resources and the Cronkite award, March 9, 2001.

Kansas City Star: “Study indicates improvement in election issues coverage,” by Aaron Barnhart, February 28, 2001.

Broadcasting & Cable: “Show but don’t let ’em tell,” by Dan Trigoboff, February 12, 2001.

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “An American Story; The Shaq-Kobe conflict had deep roots in our culture,” by Neal Gabler, February 11, 2001.

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, North Carolina report: “More Kudos For CBC’s Political Campaign Coverage.”

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Culture Wars; A victim of the third great awakening,” by Neal Gabler, January 14, 2001.