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James Mangold Behind The Wheel For 'Ford v Ferrari'

Director James Mangold, center, on the set of
Director James Mangold, center, on the set of "Ford v. Ferrari," with co-stars Matt Damon (L) and Christian Bale.

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Drive, He Said

(Starts at 7:45)

"Ford v Ferrari" is, as the title suggests, a story of how the two automakers faced off at the 1966 Les Mans race. But the film centers around the relationship between the men who took on this improbable feat: Matt Damon, who plays the race car designer, Carroll Shelby; and Christian Bale, who plays driving legend Ken Miles. John Horn spoke with director James Mangold at the Telluride Film Festival. He discussed the importance of having intimate, human moments between characters, rather than just adrenaline-fueled racing scenes.

Questions For L.A. From D.C.

(Starts at :45)

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were in Los Angeles recently to meet with film and TV executives about Latino representation in the entertainment industry. John Horn talks with Caucus chairman, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), about what was accomplished.

Veterans Take To The Stage

(Starts at 19:45)

Can stories spoken thousands of years ago help today’s veterans process their experiences of warfare? In Los Angeles, a group of vets are updating and performing Greek dramas about war. The ancient wisdom helps them feel that they're not alone in suffering their traumas. And moving the drama to present-day L.A. helps them finally feel more at home.  Isaiah Murtaugh prepared a report on "The Warrior Bards."