One of the rarest events in Los Angeles politics is an actual contest for a seat on the county board of supervisors. But Yvonne Burke's resignation has set the stage for a confrontation between state senator Mark Ridley-Thomas and LA City Councilman Bernard Parks. Tonight we'll hear about an office with extraordinary power and almost no accountability. Why has election to the board become a virtual lifetime job? Why are two African-Americans the leading candidates in a district that is predominantly Latino?
Banner image: Bernard Parks (L) and Mark Ridley Thomas (R)