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The Zoot Suit Riots as depicted in "The Great Wall" mural located in the Valley Glen neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Photo by Gareth Simpson (flickr user: xurble).

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Has News Ever Been Fair and Balanced?

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Mar 9, 2017 at 6–7:30pm

#ZootSuit #CTGcommunity
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Has News Ever Been Fair and Balanced?

Center Theatre Group invites you to attend 90-minute pre-show panel conversations on selected nights that feature local thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages.*

Fake news has been in the spotlight these past few months, but headlines that bend, stretch, or completely disregard the truth are nothing new. In the 1940s, the Los Angeles press called Mexican-Americans in zoot suits “hoodlums” and “gang members,” and played a role in the conviction of the young men on trial for the Sleepy Lagoon murder and the Zoot Suit riots that followed. Panelists discuss the history of American journalism and whether it’s ever truly objective.

Panelists to be announced.

*An RSVP to the Community Conversation does not include a ticket to the performance at the Mark Taper Forum. Existing ticketholders are welcome to join us, but are encouraged to RSVP.

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