Sep 18, 2017
Norman Lear & Tandem Productions winning streak
All in the Family > Maude > Good Times
1965 Federal Report: “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action”
Good Times family structure: single mother or nuclear family
Esther Rolle & John Amos stand firm
6 difficult seasons
Esther Rolle's lifetime record of civil...
Sep 16, 2017
International understanding of American feminism with Austria cultural studies student Julia Krassnik
Susan Sontag's 1972 article on stereotypes
Timing and ensemble cast of Battlestar Galactica 2004-9
Roslin character's defiance of stereotypes
Roslin character's interest in power & Lean In's "tiara...
Aug 17, 2017
How the ASPCA landed McLachlan
Record-setting amount raised through a PSA
Tactics that raised visibility & invited discord
Aug 5, 2017
Lessons learned in 2 years
Holidays that appear in TV plots: Christmas, not Mothers Day
Woman's right to make her own health care decisions (Sissy Spacek's TV Movie & China Beach)
Daytime dramas & spectacles (Agnes Nixon, Levine's book & "Vulture Culture")
Careers & Legacies (Latina actress Marlene...
Jul 19, 2017
Novelist April Smith got her start telling stories on TV for award winning shows like Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey and Chicago Hope.
Writing short stories in Boston
It's not what you know, it's who you know - and who you know who knows you're a smart writer.
James at 15/16
Cagney & Lacey (writer &...