Political Rewind: Author Ronald Brownstein On How 1974 Challenged Political And Cultural Status Quo
Thursday on Political Rewind: Los Angeles in the early 1970s was a glittering confluence of creative genius, which transformed American society as we know it.
Music stars such as Joni Mitchell and The Eagles co-existed in the same space as television’s Mary Tyler Moore and movie master Roman Polanski. It was an era that gave us All in the Family, M*A*S*H, and Chinatown.
Journalist and cultural historian Ronald Brownstein documents this lively history in his new book, Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics.
We speak with Brownstein about how 1974 would change the face of popular culture forever — and create works far ahead of the political status quo of the time.
Ronald Brownstein – Author, Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics