Marty Kaplan, quoted in the NYTimes on the renewed solace of TV for liberals: “We all gather around that hearth to know what’s going on out there, and be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will be all right.” READ the full article.
Everyone knows TV political journalism failed us during the 2016 campaign. Everyone knows TV news was clueless about Donald Trump voters and blue states swinging red. Everyone knows anchors let lying candidates roll them. Everyone knows TV coverage hyped the horse race and gave issues the cold shoulder. Everyone knows… More
Back in the day, Truth began with a capital T, and it came straight from God. Then science had a long run with it. The Enlightenment. Good times. But modernity was no piece of cake for truth. All that everything-is-relative business was shattering. As for post-modernity, let’s just say that… More
From the LA Times, NLC Director Marty Kaplan on Trump’s tortured relation to Hollywood and its stars: “This is his crowd; this is who he would want to have at the inaugural. If he were offered any three tables from the Golden Globes to come to his inauguration in exchange… More
We were privileged that the late historian Joyce Appleby graced the panel “Vote For My Story – Political Narratives & the 2012 Election” (moderated by Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan) with her keen intellect, rich historical insights and wit. What a gift. Here’s a brief video clip: Here’s the full… More
The Norman Lear Center and the Paley Center for Media held an event on November 2 exploring how technology and storytelling are raising awareness about important social issues. I gave a presentation (which you can watch here) addressing how we can connect the dots between media exposure and social or… More