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No Car-tastrophe in '84

Angelenos are bracing for the worst of all possible weekends. In car-conscious Southern California, the 405 shutdown is the equivalent of a natural disaster.

But look what happened in 1984, when the Los Angeles Olympics brought the same dire predictions of total gridlock. The region somehow managed to avoid massive freeway congestion and transit meltdown. What did they do right?

Here's a somewhat off-kilter look back from SoCal Rewind — our on-going series of reports illustrating that those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Airdates

Coyote Controversy, Urban Beekeeping, Taxidermy

Season 7, Episode 1

  • 2017-05-23T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-25T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-27T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-28T11:30:00-07:00
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Dangerous Drones, 54 Kitchens, Board Games

More than a million drones have taken flight in the air above us. But they're proving to be dangerous. Authorities say it times to start regulating them. In a simple brick building in Lincoln Heights 54 kitchens and 54 chefs are making unique foods. They couldn't afford their own commercial kitchen, so they've come to LA Prep to scale up their business for a fraction of the cost and half the time. In a digital world full of endless entertainment options, find out why people have rediscovered their love of the old-fashioned board game.

  • 2017-05-30T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-01T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-03T05:30:00-07:00
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Season 7 Episode 32

  • 2017-06-06T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-08T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-10T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-11T11:30:00-07:00
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Mountain Lions, 'The Nomad,' Service Dogs

Season 7, Episode 4

The story of two mountain lions trying to survive in an urban environment. 

An artist who is losing her sight has created an exquisite tiny house.

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are finding help managing their symptoms in man's best friend.

  • 2017-06-15T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-17T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-18T11:30:00-07:00
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Season 7 Episode 35

  • 2017-06-20T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-22T14:00:00-07:00
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