Brand & Martínez for September 20, 2012


Hillary Clinton addresses attacks in Libya and abroad

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to be grilled later today when she talks to lawmakers in a private briefing on diplomatic security. Last week, four Americans including the Libyan ambassador were killed at a U.S. Consulate.
End Of Military's Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy Celebrated In San Francisco

What's changed since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

This week, the military is marking the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. A new study from UCLA suggests the policy has had little impact on the military.
The "American Idol" Season 10 Judges' Panel Officially Announced

The war for ratings is on for TV singing competition shows

Ten years ago, "American Idol" introduced audiences to a new addictive pleasure. Executives from Fox sang all the way to the bank. And then the other networks saw the light.

Sklar bros on sports: What AEG's sale means for the sports world

Today's topics include the upcoming sale of AEG, a sports powerhouse in Los Angeles and elsewhere throughout the world, the unexpected death of Steve Sobol, American filmmaker who worked frequently with NFL Films, and the Angels and Dodgers continued decline in the standings.
Space Shuttle Endeavour To Head To Los Angeles

Space shuttle Endeavour makes its way to Los Angeles

The space shuttle Endeavor, and the 747 that's carrying it, are en route to Los Angeles. During a stop in Texas, traffic was brought completely to a standstill as people lined up to see the shuttle.
Iowa Sets The Stage For Nation's First Vote In Upcoming Presidential Election

Breaking down the best and worst in political advertisements

More than $600 million has been spent on TV and radio ads this election season. The bulk of the ads are concentrated in battleground states like Ohio, Virginia and Florida. In those states, it's hard to watch a show without hearing at least one pitch for President Obama or his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

Who will speak for the South Bay on Capitol Hill?

Congresswomen Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson fight to represent California's 44th Congressional district in a race that involves storied political dynasties, race, and corruption.
Yoplait Cole Gamble

Humorist Cole Gamble takes on sexist TV ads

Humorist Cole Gamble joins the show to talk to Madeleine about a series of really sexist TV spots.
Mainland Chinese tourists take pictures

Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet for Chinese tourists

The Wall Street Journal reports today that gamblers from mainland China are traveling to Las Vegas. This has caught the attention of U.S. Treasury officials, who think some of the money being bet might have its source in Chinese organized crime. Some of these Chinese high rollers are playing in games where a single bet might be as much as 400 thousand dollars, but China has strict rules on how much money citizens can take out of the country.
Anti-AIDS demonstrators stage a sit-in 01 December

David France chronicles the early days of AIDS activism

David France's new film "How to Survive a Plague" chronicles the efforts of the people involved in the struggle, and opens at the NUART theatre in Los Angeles on Friday.
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