Patt Morrison

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Patt Morrison is a longtime Times writer and columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. Her broadcasting work has won six Emmys and 11 Golden Mikes. Her book about the Los Angeles River was a bestseller, and she was the first woman in nearly 25 years to be honored with the L.A. Press Club’s lifetime achievement award. Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its veggie dog after her.

Recent Articles

  • The tweets that Donald Trump and other politicians don't want you to read

    The tweets that Donald Trump and other politicians don't want you to read

    Not all tweets are deleted equally. Politicians’ trashed tweets can have a second life. Derek Willis runs Politwoops for the nonprofit investigative journalism operation ProPublica, and he retrieves politicians’ and candidates’ scrubbed tweets to give us a better glimpse into their online selves....

  • What will free speech and a free press look like in the Donald Trump era?

    What will free speech and a free press look like in the Donald Trump era?

    The White House press room evidently won’t be in the White House any more, but in a building next door. On national television, president-elect Donald Trump insulted CNN as a purveyor of “fake news.” He pledged to sue the “liars” — the women who have accused him of unwelcome sexual behavior toward...

  • Patt Morrison asks: Lawyer Ted Boutrous Jr. on preserving the 1st Amendment under Trump

    Patt Morrison asks: Lawyer Ted Boutrous Jr. on preserving the 1st Amendment under Trump

    The White House press room evidently won’t be in the White House any more, but in a building next door. On national television, President-elect Donald Trump insulted CNN as a purveyor of “fake news.” He pledged to sue the “liars” — the women who have accused him of unwelcome sexual behavior toward...

  • Why Ferris Bueller is our everyman

    Why Ferris Bueller is our everyman

    The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress is a kind of hall of fame, a Cooperstown for important American films of every genre. “The Breakfast Club” just joined “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” another of John Hughes teen anthem picture, in the pantheon of America’s best. Some people grow...

  • Patt Morrison asks: Jason Diamond on the enduring genius of John Hughes

    Patt Morrison asks: Jason Diamond on the enduring genius of John Hughes

    The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress is a kind of hall of fame, a Cooperstown for important American films of every genre. “The Breakfast Club” just joined “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” another of John Hughes’ teen anthem pictures, in the pantheon of America’s best. Some people grow...

  • In our increasingly technological world, why do humans so love the supernatural?

    In our increasingly technological world, why do humans so love the supernatural?

    Logic, science and common sense have blazed the trail to humankind’s triumphs. But oh, how we love to wander off that bright path toward the campfire shadows, to hear legends of things that go bump in the night. The mysterious and the implausible — from bizarre tales that gained traction in the...

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