Patt Morrison for April 24, 2006

Grand Visions

Renowned architect Frank Gehry, who designed the gracefully curved Disney Concert Hall, officially unveiled his ambitious plans for the downtown Grand Avenue project this morning. At the heart of his vision are two translucent, glass-curtained towers, which would boldly transform the Los Angeles skyline. Host Patt Morrison talks with Frank Gehry's partner, Craig Webb; as well as Craig Hodgetts, Creative Director, Hodgetts + Fung Design Associates.

Ed Davis Remembered

Former Los Angeles police chief and Republican state senator who led the department during high profile events such as the shootout with the Symbionese Liberation Army and the arrest of Charles Manson, died Saturday at the age of 89. Joe Domanick, Senior fellow in criminal justice at USC's Annenburg Institute for Justice and Journalism, joins Patt to discuss Davis' life and legacy.

Sudan Update

The United States will seek a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution to impose the first-ever sanctions on participants in the Darfur conflict in western Sudan, U.S. officials said Friday. Critics say that the sanctions might complicate Darfur peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, where negotiators are working to beat an April 30 deadline. Meanwhile, the relief effort in the region could collapse within weeks unless foreign donors contribute more money and the government eases restrictions that have slowed aid workers. Patt Morrison takes a look at the situation in Sudan with Katherine Houreld, Stringer for the Christian Science Monitor, Ambassador Michael Ranneberger, US State Department Senior Representative for Sudan, Georgette Gagnon, Deputy Director of the Africa Division, Human Rights Watch, and Carroll Bogert, Associate Director of Human Rights Watch.
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