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Ice Cube: Straight Outta Compton The movie Straight Outta Compton tells the story of the rise and disintegration of N.W.A, the rap group that included Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Dre and Cube are producers on the film. The Universal movie, which set box-office records when it was released in August, is now an awards contender. It just made the AFI's list of top ten films of the year. Ice Cube sat down with us to talk about how he went from being a world-famous rapper to a successful actor and producer. He also discusses the multi-year struggle to bring Straight Outta Compton to the screen, and how his own son, O'Shea Jackson Jr. came to be the one to portray him. Beyond Compton, Ice Cube has another movie, Ride Along 2, coming out in January. He shares way he doesn't want to make movies with massive budgets, and the challenges of getting movie studios to market his films and other movies with African American casts to larger audiences, including overseas.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?