Produced and Written by Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor
The Film Reaction is worth 100 points. The grading rubric for the Film Reactions are as follows: 1) Main idea is presented and your response is related to the questions presented, 2) Responses to questions are substantive and at least couple of sentences, 3) Evidence, quotes and/or specific examples are referenced in your reaction to buttress your assertions, and 4) Your responses must use standard grammar and writing mechanics.
The questions are below:
- Describe Tom Bradley’s campaign coalition that contributed to his successful bid as Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973.
- During the 1969 mayoral campaign, how did candidate Sam Yorty attempt to discredit candidate Tom Bradley, which contributed to Bradley’s loss of support among white voters? Do you see any parallels between Sam Yorty’s tactics and those being used by candidates today?
- Tom Bradley described himself as fiscally conservative but liberal on other issues. Discuss 3 policies championed by Tom Bradley that demonstrated his liberal stance.
- Do you consider Tom Bradley’s 20 years as Mayor of Los Angeles a failure or success? Explain your position, indicating his successes and failures.