The television news business was changing significantly in 1997 when Bob Iger, president of ABC at the time, tapped a lawyer named David Westin to lead the network’s news division. The Big Three networks were losing profits, 24-hour cable news channels such as CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC were gaining prominence, and The Walt Disney Company had just purchased ABC.
"Facebook melts down while SpaceX splashes down! You can't beat the symmetry for these two California companies" says KPCC's business reporter Matt DeBord. Patt checks in with DeBord, who writes the "DeBord Report," to get the latest scoop on Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's disappointing IPO, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Dragon capsule landing and more.
John Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud, and a mistrial was declared on five other counts when jurors said they couldn't decide if he illegally used fundraising money while he ran for president. The month-long trial exposed Edwards' secret sex scandal with Rielle Hunter that effectively ended his presidential bid in 2008.
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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