Lost LA. I host and produce an Emmy-nominated public television series about Los Angeles history, a collaboration between KCET and the USC Libraries. A three-episode pilot season premiered January 2016, and a one-hour special episode about the Descanso Gardens aired in July 2017. Lost LA returns to KCET in fall 2017 with a six-episode season.
Monomania LA. I was proud to work as producer on a series of short documentary films about the obsessive collectors of Los Angeles. Produced by the USC Libraries, funded by Cal Humanities, and made by the talented Joris Debeij, the films were broadcast by KCET as a one-hour Artbound special.
Radio. I’m an occasional guest on Southern California’s airwaves. As an occasional guest on KPCC’s Take Two with Alex Cohen and A Martinez, I’ve discussed the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times building, downtown revitalization, the discovery of L.A.’s old zanja madre aqueduct, and other historical topics. I’ve also appeared on KNX 1070’s On Your Corner series to discuss the early history of West Hollywood, and I spoke with KCRW’s Press Play about my TV show, Lost L.A.
Other Public Appearances. I’ve participated in many panel discussions, including recent conversations about LAtitudes at the 2015 Archives Bazaar; David Ulin’s new book Sidewalking as part of a Ruskin Art Club event; and digital histories of Los Angeles at the 2015 Society for American City and Regional Planning History conference.