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Playing “The Card Game”

Playing “The Card Game”
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Credit card companies have never been favorites in the eyes of the American public, but since the collapse of the economy and with it the consumer credit market the abusive and predatory practices of those companies have been in the crosshairs of lawmakers and an angry public. Frontline looks into the effort to corral credit […]

A warm holiday meal

A warm holiday meal

The Los Angeles Mission has been doling out Thanksgiving meals for the homeless and disadvantaged for nearly two decades and this year is no different….except they expect to feed more (close to four thousand) with fewer resources. We'll talk to the president of the LA Mission about need, poverty, volunteerism, and a warm holiday meal. […]

Policy trilogy wraps up

Policy trilogy wraps up

Best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh joins Larry in studio to talk about “Hollywood Moon,” the last in his darkly comic, gritty trilogy chronicling the goings-on in a Hollywood police station. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Biggest Potluck in the Nation

The Biggest Potluck in the Nation

Spreading Thanksgiving cheer to those less fortunate is the reason for the season. Volunteers from the greater Pasadena community will purchase, provide and serve more than 5,000 meals at Union Station Homeless Services’ annual Thanksgiving Dinner-in-the-Park. A star studded list of celebrities will be volunteering their time to help serve the homeless men, woman and […]

Bird & Magic look back

Bird & Magic look back

In "When the Game Was Ours", Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson collaborate with sportswriter Jackie MacMullan to reveal personal histories and detail what drove one of the great rivalries in professional basketball. Whether it was personality, playing style, or skin color, it seemed that Bird and Johnson had nothing in common. But the two […]

OBAMANOS!

OBAMANOS!

Hendrik Herzberg’s byline in the New Yorker guarantees a wise, edgy and compelling exposition of the body politic and political bodies. His new book Obamanos! is all about the year of living presidentially, offering context to key elements that defined the 2008 general election while telling the story of a reinvigoration of the Democratic Party […]

The life of Grace Kelly

The life of Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly had a fairy-tale life, leaving a childhood in Philadelphia to become an iconic Hollywood actress and later the Princess of Monaco. In film, Kelly is remembered for her appearances in Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, and her Academy Award-winning role in The Country Girl. In the biography "High Society", Grace Kelly's close […]

Los Angeles: Portrait of a City

Los Angeles:  Portrait of a City

In 500 photographs, from the first known image of Los Angeles, taken in 1862 by William M. Godfrey, to shots of the sprawling urban landscape, this assemblage traces the city's cultural, political, industrial and sociological history. Development and diversity are the themes here, with events that made world news — including two Olympics, Bobby Kennedy's […]