Inventing LA: The Chandlers And Their Times
Airs Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published October 2, 2009 at 2:05 p.m., updated September 5, 2012 at 2:07 p.m.
This annotated timeline uses video and archival images to present historical moments important in shaping Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Times.
View archival images of Los Angeles, the Chandler Family and the Los Angeles Times Building. Explore headlines from important dates in national and local history.
The Chandler family played a major role in the development of Los Angeles. Explore this map to see the reach of their efforts. Many of the points are still prominent establishments in today’s Los Angeles.
Each used the newspaper to pursue distinct agendas and impossible dreams, transforming the composition and character of Southern California itself; in the process, seducing a nation and the world with a new kind of American Dream.
"Inventing LA" employs unprecedented access to the family and The Times’ archives which span the century that Harrison Gray Otis, Harry Chandler, Norman Chandler, and Otis Chandler stood at the helm of the newspaper.
Originally aired in 2009.