Town Hall Journal

TOWN HALL Journal is a lively, informative radio magazine, hosted by Emmy and Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist Judy Muller, and presented by Town Hall Los Angeles, Los Angeles’ premier platform for public speaking. Each week, the program draws upon Town Hall speakers past and present for an in-depth look into political, economic and cultural issues affecting the daily lives of Angelenos. Hosted by Judy Muller

"Dodgers Drama – Past, Present & Future”

by Town Hall Journal

Last year, as co-owners Frank and Jamie McCourt launched into a bitter divorce and legal battle for control of the LA Dodgers, Town Hall Journal took a look back at the couple’s high hopes for what they called a “family adventure.” But the McCourt’s family saga turns out to be more like the Carringtons than the Waltons. Now, after over a year of feuding ownership, financial mismanagement and plummeting attendance, Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig, has called a time-out on the McCourts. Citing “deep concerns” over the operations of the team, Selig appointed former Texas Rangers president Tom Schieffer to restore some law and order until, presumably, a new owner takes the reins. This week, we once again visit the Town Hall Vault for batting tips from Tommy Lasorda, team-building insight from Casey Wasserman, and stories from LA’s long romance with the Dodgers. And we’ll ask the question on everyone’s mind – what’s next for our boys in blue?

Town Hall Vault Speakers:
Al Downing, former pitcher, L.A. Dodgers (1981)
Tommy Lasorda, former manager, L.A. Dodgers (1996, 1997)
Fred Roggin, Sports Director, NBC-4 (2004)
Robert Graziano, President, L.A. Dodgers (2004)
Casey Wasserman, Owner, L.A. Avengers (2004)
Jamie McCourt, Co-owner, L.A. Dodgers (2005)

Interview:
Jeff Fellenzer, USC Professor in Sports, Business & Media

Full transcripts of Town Hall programs are available. Please contact media@townhall-la.org; Subject line: Transcripts.

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