Three Free Screenings with Perry Wolff this February and March

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ UCLA Extension is pleased to present three FREE OLLI events this February and March for our members and their guests. The speaker, Perry Wolff, is the producer, writer and narrator of each documentary to be presented to OLLI members this December.  Mr. Wolff has won 15 Emmy awards, 14 Peabody Awards, numerous Writers Guild, Du Pont and Polk awards and a Motion Picture Academy nomination.

1. Thursday, Feb 28: You and the Commercial (1973), 11am – 12:30pm

An investigation into deceptive television commercials. Among the active foes of the broadcast were the agencies, sponsors, and President of CBS itself, Arthur Taylor, who furiously opposed it. Taylor told Dick Salant, CBS News President, that the documentary could cost CBS as much as $50 million in revenue.  Some of the largest advertising agencies had already told him they would take their business to other networks. CBS aired the program anyway.

 Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Wednesday, Thursday, Feb 28, 11am – 12:30pm

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu or respond to this email.

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

2.      Thursday, March 7: The Vanishing Family (1986), 2:30 – 4:00pm

Reporter Bill Moyers talks to African Americans in a Newark, N.J., ghetto to show the consequences of single-parent families. This documentary won more awards (Peabody, DuPont, Polk, Emmy, and Writers Guild awards) than any other program in the history of television.  It also changed America’s welfare pattern during the Clinton years.

 Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Thursday, March 7, 2:30 – 4:00pm

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu or respond to this email.

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

3.    Saturday, March 23: The Israelis (1973), 1:30-3:00

 What started out as a reconnaissance into the national character of Israel was interrupted by the Yom Kippur war (October 6 – 25, 1973). Amos Elon, author of the book of the same name upon which this investigation was based, is the principal host. The questions raised then are still relevant today.

Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Saturday, March 23, 1:30-3:00

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu or respond to this email.

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

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