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“This may be the foreshock to the seismic shift,” says Marty Kaplan.

Hollywood, Health & Society are part of this piece on the real-life McDreamy -- the doctor behind "Grey's Anatomy."

Hollywood's medical storylines vetted by those who know | USA Today

All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman || From Lear Center Fellow Neal Gabler

Johanna Blakley is interviewed by Guy Raz on the TED Radio Hour about one key aspect of fashion thinking: remixing

Kate Langrall Folb Named Director of Hollywood, Health & Society KFolb250.jpgKate Langrall Folb, a leader in entertainment and social impact, has been named director of the Lear Center's Hollywood, Health & Society program, which provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information about public health, access to health care and climate change.

The NFL's bully boys: The Miami Dolphins brouhaha shows that the culture of the league is stuck in the past.

Hollywood writes a new storyline for Obamacare

Marty Kaplan talks with KPCC's "Take Two" about Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau's move to Hollywood screenwriter.

Twitter and the Debates: Distraction or Useful Information? -- Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Marty Kaplan join Bil Moyers to weigh in on the rhetoric and realities of the two campaigns. | Moyers & Company

Marty Kaplan on Bill Maher: "What makes Bill unique is how he mixes it up with the friendly enemy. He does provide a forum for conservatives as well as liberals."

Popular Music Project Director Josh Kun on musical polymath, David Byrne

Pop Music Project Director Josh Kun sings the praises of Andy Williams on NPR's The Record.

“You invite Dirty Harry, you get Dirty Harry,” says Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan on Clint and the Republicans. #Eastwooding

Why Low IP Restrictions May Increase Your Bottom Line: Q with Johanna Blakley

Dan Rather Reports: Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan and Variety's TV critic Brian Lowry about the growing quality and prestige of television programming.

Ryan Murphy Tweets the Lear Center

Norman Lear - 90 Years in 90 Seconds by Norman Lear Center. In celebration of Norman Lear's 90th birthday, the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center is highlighting his exceptional life and career with a 90 second showcase.

Public health officials have long trumpeted the "Breast is best" message for new moms as a way to promote the health benefits of breast-feeding. On television, though, the message is more like "Breast is awkward."

Ambushed by Optimism: "I am not by nature pessimistic.  But for a while now my mood about America’s prospects has been grim…But two recent events unexpectedly heartened me, and that they happened in the runup to the Fourth of July has not been lost on me." -Marty Kaplan

Marty Kaplan is quoted in The New York Times, saying "[movies] have ceded the cultural mirror role to TV."

Hollywood’s interest in scientific accuracy is a growing trend, in part, due to organizations such as Hollywood Health and Society and the Science and Entertainment Exchange that connect filmmakers and TV showrunners with scientists and physicians.

By Neal Gabler. Obama's transformative legacy? A young cohort that shuns politics as usual for grass-roots activism. Welcome to the DIY generation.

Will "Food, Inc." actually change your life? Lear Center research finds the film impacts behavior.

Bill Moyers talks with Marty Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system.