Today we recap the wins from the Iowa caucuses. For the Democratic Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders was virtually tied with official winner Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio declared a triumph after coming in third place on the Republican side. Then we take a look at the people involved with the O.J. Simpson trial almost 20 years after closing arguments. The FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" premieres tonight. After that, "Yes And," – how women comics in the Los Angeles comedy scene are using a longtime improv concept to fight back against sexual assault in their industry. And finally, a taste of the barbecue explosion on the L.A. food scene.
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The FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” premieres tonight. And 20 years ago, Johnny Cochran delivered his closing arguments in the O.J. trial. It was a trial that turned out to be a spectacle – from the televised courtroom activity to the iconic LA car chase on the 405 freeway. But where are the players of the O.J. trial now? Jeffrey Toobin – an actual character in the new series and of course in real life – tells us where everyone is now.
Some female comedians say they have been exploited by a longstanding improv concept called “Yes, And.” The idea behind “Yes, And” involves one comedian helping another keep the scene moving by finishing or affirming their sentence or thought. But this concept has reportedly led to widespread sexual assaults within the Los Angeles comedy scene. As such, women in the industry are fighting back and going public with their stories of harassment and sexual assault.
First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the treasure chest. That old children's’ rhyme certainly rang true last night at the Iowa caucuses. Ted Cruz definitely walked away with the top prize. But Donald Trump and Marco Rubio acted like the big winners, even though they came in at second and third place, respectively. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has been declared the official winner in Iowa. But it was just a narrow win, with analysts and Bernie Sanders himself calling it a "virtual tie." We look at what this means for New Hampshire and the rest of the upcoming caucuses.
In Los Angeles, you’ve got your Korean barbecue, your Thai barbecue, and your Mongolian barbecue. But what about American barbecue? Not so much, until now. Barbecue has exploded in Los Angeles. We find out where you can find the best barbecue dishes and the new barbecue hot spots in town.
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