Craig Detweiler

George Schlatter and Lily Tomlin

Why would a Jewish producer attend a Christian university?

I was encouraged by The Hollywood Reporter’s enthusiastic review of Pepperdine University’s gala tribute to pioneering television producer and alum George Schlatter. Still Laugh-In drew upon the best of Schlatter’s seminal show, with key cast members like Lily Tomlin and […]


How ‘Hollywood Journal’ spent the summer – Part 1

From Hawaii to Israel, to our own L.A. backyard, Hollywood Journal‘s contributors had a fabulous summer. Have fun scrolling through their vacation snapshots! Enjoy the first album (more to follow)!! Craig Detweiler – Craig and his family at Sawyer Glacier near Juneau, […]

Fruitvale Station

‘Fruitvale Station’: So prescient, so profound

So many emotions swirl around the jury’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. I have read so many editorial opinions and blog posts in an effort to understand it all. The confluence of race, politics, and (in)justice make Trayvon Martin’s […]


“This Is Water”

Graduation season is upon us. Colleges and universities are conferring degrees. High school students are eager to move their tassels. Even my 8th and 5th graders will march in ceremonies that promote them to the next level. It borders on […]

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