On July 5, 2007, Army Specialist Joey Paulk's vehicle was hit by three mines in Afghanistan. The vehicle flipped and the fuel tank ignited. Paulk's team leader lost his life, and Paulk sustained burns to 40 percent of his body and face. The smoke he inhaled paralyzed his vocal chords and he lost all 10 of his fingers. Since then, he has had to relearn how to walk, talk, swallow and maneuver through life without fingers.
Anyone who has ever tried to get a building permit in the City of Los Angeles can attest the fact that city agencies are not renowned for their stellar customer service. Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander says city services lack training and aren't business-friendly and he's on a mission to change that.
The documentary “We Were Here” tracks the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic in the Castro district (the gay Mecca) of San Francisco that began in the mid-1970s. The film follows the personal and emotionally compelling stories of some of the people who lived through tumultuous time. We watch as they express the pain of loss and the confusion surrounding the disease, which was initially referred to as the “gay cancer.”
Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.
It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.
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Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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