AEG Tells LA that Sale Will Not Affect NFL Stadium Plans
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Mayor Villaraigosa says he knew but didn't tell. The rest of Los Angeles has been trying to figure out what it means: the sudden offer for sale of the Anschutz Entertainment Group at the very moment it seemed to have worked out a deal to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles. Will a new stadium now cost more public money? Will there be a team to play there? Will AEG's president and CEO Tim Leiweke be fired? We hear what Leiweke told City Council members today and how they responded. Also, last night's Emmy sweep for Showtime's Homeland reveals connections between Hollywood and Tel Aviv. On our rebroadcast of To the Point, developing the last frontier without destroying it.
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Los Angeles and the NFL: The Saga Continues ()
The decision to sell the Anchutz Entertainment Group may have seemed sudden last week for a good reason. It had only been made a few weeks before. That's what AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke told the City Council's Ad Hoc Stadium Committee today. He said owner Phil Anshutz, the Denver billionaire, started thinking about it after the Kings won the Stanley Cup.
- Jon Regardie: Los Angeles Downtown News
- David Carter: USC Sports Business Institute, @uscmarshall
- Raphael Sonenshein: California State University, Los Angeles, @PBI
'Homeland's' Emmys a Win for TV Programming with Roots in Israel ()
Four Primetime Emmys, including the award for Top Drama, went to Showtime's Homeland last night, a big moment for a program not all that well known to the television audience. John Horn of the Los Angeles Times and KCRW's The Business talked about it in our studio today with Michael Schneider of TV Guide.
Global Warming Reveals Oil, Gas and Rare Metals in the Arctic ()
The rapid melting of Arctic ice has triggered political and economic competition among the world's great powers. Even China is getting into the act. Is the US holding its own? Can a remote and massive part of the world be preserved as well as developed?
- Elisabeth Rosenthal: New York Times, @nytrosenthal
- Jens B. Frederiksen: Government of Greenland
- Alice Rogoff: Alaska Dispatch, @alicerogoff
- Jon Hoekstra: World Wildlife Fund, @jon_hoekstra
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