The Los Angeles Times published this special, comprehensive editorial section on December 25, 2005 as a report on the progress and influence of the Lear Center’s Grand Intervention project.
Lear Center Senior Fellow Neal Gabler developed his own ideas for the new civic park in downtown L.A. in this October 30, 2005 Los Angeles Times op-ed.
Lear Center Director Martin Kaplan kicked off the Grand Intervention project on July 17, 2005 with this stirring call in the Los Angeles Times for an open, robust design competition and spirited public debate about the proposed new civic park on Grand Avenue in downtown L.A.
The L.A. League of Women Voters co-sponsored this issue forum with Arianna Huffington, Dan Schnur, Andrea Sheridan Ordin, and Paul Taylor to debate allowing candidates for political office access to the airwaves free of charge.
Ann Powers, Resident at the Lear Center’s Popular Music Project and LA Times pop music critic, delivered this brilliant lecture at the Tenth Annual USC Women in Higher Education Luncheon.
The Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society project announced the winners of the sixth annual Sentinel for Health Awards at a special ceremony at the Writers Guild of America, West. The award recognizes exemplary portrayals of health issues in daytime dramas and prime time dramas and comedies.
The Second Annual Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism were highlighted by special remarks prepared by Walter Cronkite and a keynote speech by John Cochran, chief Washington correspondent for ABC News.
Presenters Elizabeth Currid (USC) and Sarah Williams (Columbia University) have captured patterns of the cultural production system by geo-coding over 6,000 events and 300,000 Getty Images photos taken in Los Angeles and New York City.
Does violence attract more attention than sex? Do video games destroy attention spans? What is “attention” and how does it work? The Lear Center asked Patrick Reed to take a broad, cross-disciplinary look at how attention works and how it is defined for this annotated bibliography.
This Kaiser Family Foundation study, “How Healthy Is Prime Time?: An Analysis of Health Content in Popular Prime Time Television Programs,” was released in 2008 and co-sponsored by the Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society project. The report examines three seasons of top-ten-rated primetime scripted shows.