Game Changers LA Launch

Tuesday Oct 06 2015   6:00 PM
USC Edward L. Doheny Memorial Library  3550 Trousdale Parkway, Friends Lecture Hall, Room 240, Los Angeles, CA  map

Join the authors of Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California for a special presentation and book signing at USC’s Doheny Library. Winner of the California Historical Society Book Award, Game Changers examines California’s history through the prism of twelve elections – revealing the forces behind the voter choices and the consequences that carry over to this day.

This evening, the authors will focus their discussion on the role of the Los Angeles Times both in state politics and the explosive growth of LA during the early 20th century, the ground-breaking political leadership of legendary Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh, the pioneering technological transformation of political campaigning by a new breed of young Southern Californians in the late 1960s and 1970s, and Howard Jarvis and the Proposition 13 tax revolt.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit

Steve Swatt is a veteran political analyst and public affairs executive. He is a former award-winning political reporter with twenty-five years of journalism experience with The San Francisco Examiner, United Press International in Los Angeles, and KCRA-TV (NBC) in Sacramento. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.