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Alan Yang's Big Picture On The Small Screen




Alan Yang in the KPCC studios.
Alan Yang in the KPCC studios.
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On today's show:

It's All About The Story

(Starts at 7:45)

Alan Yang is a TV writer, producer and director known for "Parks and Recreation" and "Master of None." In the first of The Frame's series of conversations with prominent TV show-runners, Yang talks about how his mission in storytelling has changed, his recent series for Amazon, "Forever," and two upcoming projects — a film based on his family called "Tigertail," and his new series for the Apple streaming service, "Little America." 

Democratic Debates: The Ultimate Reality Show

(Starts at :45)

Los Angeles Times TV critic Lorraine Ali talks with John Horn about the first Democratic debates: "The stars! The feuds! The can’t-miss moments! If there’s anything that the 2016 election cycle taught us, from the campaign announcement videos to the eventual winner, politics truly is, among other things, a form of pop entertainment. Now, on the eve of the first primary debates of the 2020 cycle — the long-awaited Season 2, if you will — we break down the sprawling cast of characters who’ll be part of your regularly scheduled programming for months to come."

An Artist and Mentor Reunion

(Starts at 18:45)

KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier is producing a series of conversations that reunite artists with their mentors. Today, it's writer and musician Solvej Schou and her Hamilton High School English teacher, Barry Smolin.