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Changing the Politics of Television

A black man in a suit (Sammy Davis Jr) kisses a white man in a white shirt who looks shocked (Archie Bunker)January 11 & 18, 2018
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Guest speaker: Jack Newman
Norman Lear. Mary Tyler Moore. Larry Gelbart. Their ‘social commentary sitcoms’ tackled controversial issues of the 1970s considered taboo by the networks. The creators collectively pushed the boundaries of what we thought was entertainment: breaking down cultural barriers, taking on bigotry, war and feminism, and forever changing the landscape of television.

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Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Songs

and the oscar goes toJanuary 25, 2018
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

With pianist/musicologist Jordan Klapman
From 1934’s The Continental to 1969’s Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, popular songs written specifically for film by Jewish songwriters have won virtually half of all of the Oscars awarded for Best Song of The Year. Hooray for Hollywood!

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