KCET'S Award-Winning SoCal Connected Analyzes Los Angeles Archdiocese Sex Scandal and Reports on California's Gun Law Loop Holes and the Mayoral Race | KCET
KCET'S Award-Winning SoCal Connected Analyzes Los Angeles Archdiocese Sex Scandal and Reports on California's Gun Law Loop Holes and the Mayoral Race
Airing 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nightly
Los Angeles, CA -
February 4, 2013 - This week, SoCal Connected investigates the
sex abuse scandal tied to the Los Angeles archdiocese, why strong gun control
laws in California don't necessarily mean less assault weapons, the impact of
new legislation to curb puppy mills and the latest on the Mayor's race.
Connected correspondent Jennifer London follows up on
her exclusive report on how a former priest and admitted child molester found
employment with the LAUSD, apparently without the school district knowing about
his past. SoCal Connected anchor Val Zavala and London bring viewers
up-to-date with all the latest developments. They analyze key findings from the
12,000 pages of documents that were released on Friday, February 1st
with the help of SoCal's own Karen Foshay. Lawyer Ray Boucher, who represents many of
the plaintiffs in the cases, will join in the discussion on the documents'
content, meaning, and the future.
Madeleine Brand interviews Amy
Wilentz, author of the memoir Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti about the country, its continuing struggle to rebuild after the devastating
2010 earthquake, and Wilentz's personal experiences there.
Brand gets a recap of Sunday's Super Bowl from comedian and pop culture
commentator Jason Sklar.
California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, there are still
loopholes allowing citizens to buy powerful weapons. SoCal's Brian
Rooney reports on how these legal ambiguities are allowing assault weapons like
the AR-15 to stay on store shelves.
Madeleine Brand speaks with Professor Laurie Levinson, Professor of Law at
Loyola Law School, about California's marijuana laws and how legislation
regarding the drug is quickly fading.
last year, LA County laws have declared that pet stores and pet supply stores
will no longer be permitted to sell dogs from breeders, only shelter dogs.
Jennifer London takes a look at the reasoning behind the new legislature and
reveals that most 'breeder' dogs come from puppy mills, and are in-bred,
over-bred, irresponsibly bred, and often sick. London outlines the ways these
new laws will help improve the lives of pets and pet owners.
Madeleine Brand speaks with filmmaker David France about How To Survive A
Plague, his Academy Award-nominated documentary about the early years
of the AIDS crisis.
reports on how the Los Angeles mayoral race is heating up. Afterwards, Los
Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez speaks about the race in studio with
Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont
Awards, 17 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA Press
Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards,
including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best
New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs nightly at 5:30 p.m. with encores at
10:00 p.m. exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online
or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.org.
SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous
support of The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since
1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; the Maddocks Brown Foundation; The John Randolph
Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; and The California Endowment.
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