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Image-for-WWLA.jpgThe owner of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which built Staples Center and LA Live, announced today that his company is not for sale after all. And his CEO Tim Lieweke -- once called the most powerful man in downtown Los Angeles — is leaving the company. What does it all mean for AEG's plan to build a stadium to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles? We hear some educated guesses about business, sports and politics. Also, taped recordings of a training session for American Catholic officials on how to handle pedophile priests, courtesy of KCET's SoCal Connected. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Pope Francis and the Church of Rome.

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Producers:
Kerry Cavanaugh
Evan George
Christian Bordal

Reporter's Notebook The 'LA Model' of Handling Priest Abuse 7 MIN, 42 SEC

In January, the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese released voluminous files on sexual misconduct by priests. KCET's SoCal Connected has studied them all and found at least one accusation in 63 percent of all parishes, many of them in Latino communities. In all, 250 priests were identified as pedophiles, and the Archdiocese leads the nation in payouts to survivors, totaling almost a billion dollars. SoCal Connected also found an audio tape of Father Stephen Rossetti, conducting a training session on how Catholic Church officials should handle such cases. Val Zavala is the host of SoCal Connected.

Guests:
Val Zavala, KCET (@valzavala)

Main Topic Is Professional Football On-again or Off-again for Downtown LA? 15 MIN, 32 SEC

Anschutz Entertainment Group, the big multi-national sports and entertainment company that built Staples Center and LA Live, has plans for a new stadium to bring professional football to downtown LA. Those plans were thrown into doubt last year when Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz said AEG was up for sale. But AEG's Chief Executive, Tim Leiweke, insisted they were still on track. Today, Anschutz announced that the company is not for sale after all, and that Leiweke is out of a job -- officially by "mutual consent."

Guests:
Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council (@JanPerry)
David Carter, USC Sports Business Institute (@uscmarshall)
Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News (@DowntownNews)

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