State of Los Angeles Amid Protests and COVID-19
Los Angeles and cities all over have been the site of countless protests calling for change in how law enforcement conducts itself and how it should be funded...forcing lawmakers to consider deeper reforms. All the while the county continues to relax stay at home orders...with more businesses and services being allowed to open up...even as the number of COVID-19 cases ticks.
- LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
How to Reform LAPD Series
Today, we begin a series of interviews with a range of experts to tell us their top 3 recommendations on how to reform the LAPD, whether it's by defunding the department or through other methods.
- Erroll Southers, USC Professor
Protests: Media Literacy
Social media has played a critical role in the protests that came about after the death of George Floyd. It's been used to share the video of his final moments… And images of the resulting protests. But as useful as social media has been for the sharing of ideas and information… it's also helped give rise to MIS-information.Think false narratives, photoshopped images, and fake activist accounts.
- Joan Donovan, Research Director for the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School
On The Lot
Hollywood in week two of the George Floyd protests. Plus, after over 30 years on the air COPS….is canceled.
- Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter Senior Film Editor