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March 27, 1997 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even before it happened, Joan Sekler knew that what Americans saw televised from last summer's Republican National Convention would be nothing more than a fine-tuned political infomercial for presidential candidate Bob Dole. The news media themselves complained loudly about the lack of conflict inside the San Diego Convention Center, and even "Nightline's" Ted Koppel left before it was over.
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March 27, 1997 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even before it happened, Joan Sekler knew that what Americans saw televised from last summer's Republican National Convention would be nothing more than a fine-tuned political infomercial for presidential candidate Bob Dole. The news media themselves complained loudly about the lack of conflict inside the San Diego Convention Center, and even "Nightline's" Ted Koppel left before it was over.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1989
As professionals in medicine, public health, public administration, law and university teaching, we are deeply concerned about a serious health crisis in California. Governor Deukmejian has cut the state's budget for women's health care and family planning services from $36.2 million to $12 million dollars for fiscal year 1989-90. In the past year, about one-half-million women were served in 473 state-subsidized clinics for contraceptive services, breast and cervical cancer screening, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal care, and AIDS antibody testing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2004 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Three new documentaries -- "Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties," "Unprecedented: The 2000 Election (2004 Campaign Edition)" and "Soldiers Pay" -- take the Bush administration to task on the Patriot Act, the manner in which it took office and the war in Iraq, respectively. Nonny de la Pena's "Unconstitutional" focuses on what the filmmaker contends is widespread abuse of civil liberties carried out in the wake of the USA Patriot Act and other administration policies.
NEWS
April 10, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
To mark the recent death of Stan Brakhage, who cast a giant shadow in the world of avant-garde filmmaking, the American Cinematheque's Alternative Screen tonight is presenting Jim Shedden's 1998 "Brakhage," an illuminating celebration of the artist in his own work and words, as well as in the words, and in some instances images, of his friends and colleagues. A selection of Brakhage films also will be shown.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
There seems to be an unwritten rule that Los Angeles arts organizations can't have an awards ceremony or fundraising gala without a featured pop music star. Katy Perry is poised to sing at the Hammer Museum's annual gala on Oct. 6, and Florence and the Machine will help the Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrate at its Art + Film Gala on Oct. 27. Now add Moby and Tom Morello to the list. Morello, who stoked the left wing political broadsides of the rock band Rage Against the Machine with his innovative electric guitar playing, will be both an honoree and the entertainment for the Center for the Study of Political Graphics' annual party and silent auction Oct. 21 at Professional Musicians Local 47 in Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2002 | Elaine Dutka
TELEVISION PBS President: On Second Thought ... Pat Mitchell tried to bolster morale among her PBS troops as they held their annual meeting in San Francisco this week. Downplaying the significance of the network's flagging ratings, she tried to reframe an earlier comment she made about the significance of those numbers. "We are dangerously close in our overall prime-time number to falling below the relevance quotient," the PBS president told public TV programmers in May.
NEWS
January 20, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robin Axelrod prayed, and then the earth shook. Axelrod, in the early stages of labor with her first child, had just scribbled in the chapel prayer book at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center on Monday when it started. "The walls were splitting. Things were flying," said Axelrod, who was moved along with other expectant mothers to a makeshift emergency room. By Tuesday morning, she had little Caitlin--and a "when-you-were-born" story she can't wait to share.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
Before Sept. 11, director-producer Robert Greenwald was churning out TV movies infused with social messages -- spousal abuse in "The Burning Bed," alcoholism in "Shattered Spirits," teen pregnancy in "Daddy" -- and a few feature films, such as the Abbie Hoffman biopic "Steal This Movie." Like much of liberal Hollywood, he also helped support social programs on the side such as those that address gang violence or runaways.
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