Marty Kaplan

Director, USC's Norman Lear Center

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Director of the Norman Lear Center and Associate Dean at the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Southern California; former speechwriter, during the Carter Administration; former executive at Disney; television writer and producer on The Distinguished Gentleman

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