FROM Ken Corbett
'A Murder Over a Girl' What do you do with a 14-year-old who murders another child? That question lies at the heart of a new book, A Murder Over a Girl . It’s about a case in Oxnard eight years ago. Fourteen-year-old Brandon McInerney murdered one of his classmates, Larry King. The trial wasn’t about figuring out if Brandon was guilty, because he’d confessed already and there were a lot of witnesses. Instead, the trial focused on why he did it. How much was Brandon’s background and family life to blame for that day he pulled out a gun and shot Larry twice in the head? Psychologist Ken Corbett tries to figure that out in his book.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.