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  • What do Eli Broad and Matt Weiner have in common? They’re for the Iran deal

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    “Under negotiated terms, there’s never been a better nuclear deal created in the history of the world,” film producer Lawrence Bender declared from a beach in the Hamptons.

    Bender is one of 98 leaders from L.A.’s Jewish community, including internationally renowned architect...

  • Prominent L.A. Jews announce support for Iran deal

    3 weeks ago

    Nearly 100 prominent Los Angeles Jews, many with close ties to the Hollywood entertainment industry, have affirmed their strong support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    In a full-page ad in the Aug. 14 edition of the weekly Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, 98 signatories,...

  • What matters to me & why

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 13, 2015 | 11:33 am

    I began making a list of what matters to me. Intellectual curiosity. Climate change. The First Amendment. My family. Giving back. One friend said to me, I know what I’d say: Money. Another friend told me: Those talks can be surprisingly honest.

    That got me thinking. What’s the...

  • Letters to the editor: Obama’s Jewish soul, hacking the hackers and more

    December 29, 2014 | 9:05 pm

    Chanukah With President Obama
     
    David Suissa owes my grandson an apology. 
     
    In his Dec. 18 story titled “Obama: I’m Jewish ‘In My Soul,’ ” Suissa recounted his experience attending the White House Chanukah party the night before. I am that “imposing and tall white-haired...
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  • Norman Lear’s bright future

    By Rob Eshman

    December 17, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    When I met Norman Lear at his spacious Beverly Hills office for an interview, he immediately told me, “The timing is good.” He didn’t say why — just that it has something to do with what he plans to do next.

    That’s right, next. At 92, an age when most of us would be content to...

  • If Norman Lear at 92 is what 92 is, I’ll have what he’s having

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 23, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    It is not widely known that Norman Lear and I have the same mother.

    Norman once called his mother in Bridgeport, Conn., and said, “Mother, I just got this call. The Television Academy is forming a Hall of Fame. And the first inductees are going to be General Sarnoff and Edward R....

  • Ambushed by optimism

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 2, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Twice in the past few weeks, my train of thought has been hijacked by hope.

    I am not by nature pessimistic.  But for a while now my mood about America’s prospects has been grim.  Big money has swamped our politics.  Power has been concentrated into fewer and fewer hands. ...

  • Giants of the Small Screen

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Andy and Opie. Archie and Meathead. The Professor and Mary Ann. Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia. We can all thank Sheldon Leonard, Norman Lear, Sherwood Schwartz and Susan Harris, respectively, for bringing these people into our living rooms and the pop culture landscape.

    To some,...

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