USC History Professor Steven J. Ross uncovers how actor Edward G.Robinson‘s career was destroyed once he was targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Actor Ed Asner served as respondent.
USC Professor of Anthropology Nancy Lutkehaus discusses MargaretMead‘s public status vs. her status in academe and the role she played as a mediator between the academic world and the public. History Professor Lois Banner served as respondent.
David Brancaccio interviews Norman Lear and Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan on PBS’s NOW about the state of the media, entertainment’s role in our lives and the likelihood that we’re in another golden age of broadcasting.
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.