FROM Zoey Tur
LA’s Love Affair with the Car Chase The Los Angeles Times described it as “The most L.A. car chase ever.” For two hours yesterday, Herschel Reynolds and Isaiah Young hogged the media spotlight. The duo sped through residential neighborhoods and freeways, and did donuts on an overpass in Hollywood. At one point, a TMZ tour bus nearly cut them off. They threw a hamburger at it. The chase ended in South L.A. when they parked to wait for police, but not before high-fiving newfound fans and posing for selfies. It was, to say the least, one of the most memorable car chases in a region that has seen its share of memorable car chases. We speak to the reporter who essentially created the televised car chase.
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.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
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?