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The 'L Word' For A New Generation




Leisha Hailey, left, and Kate Moenning star in Showtime's
Leisha Hailey, left, and Kate Moenning star in Showtime's "The L Word: Generation Q."
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On today's show:

Talkin' 'Bout Their 'Generation'

(Starts at 7:45)

When the original “L Word” premiered on Showtime in 2004, it was the first and only show on television entirely about the lives of gay women. Fifteen years later, the show’s reboot, “L Word: Generation Q,” is still the only show on TV based on the lives of lesbians. The new show features some of the original characters a decade later in life, and brings in a younger, more diverse group of queer and trans characters and stories. Stars and executive producers Kate Moenning and Leisha Hailey wanted to revive the show with an updated perspective. But even with new showrunner Marja Lewis Ryan at the helm, the show keeps true to the original.

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Weinstein's Long-Awaited Day In Court

(Starts at :45)

John talks with Dominic Patten about his reporting on the first day of the Harvey Weinstein trial: "Even before a jury has been selected, the first day of Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial for rape saw legal and cultural explosions going off inside and outside a Manhattan courtroom this morning. After an impassioned argument by Deputy District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, a gag of sorts on Weinstein and his team talking to the media sought by prosecutors was denied by Justice James Burke with a stern warning to 'leave the witnesses alone' outside the court."

John Baldessari, RIP

(Starts at 19:45)

John talks with L.A. Times art critic Christopher Knight about the passing of artist John Baldessari: "This seemingly tireless spirit — a gentle giant of Conceptual art whose irreverent questions about the nature of art brought him international acclaim and shaped a generation of younger talent — died in his sleep [Jan. 2] at 88."