Can LA Live without Car Chases on TV?

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Even before OJ Simpson led a flying parade of helicopters up the 405 Freeway, viewers in the Southland were used to seeing police pursuits on television. Now, they?ve become a staple of local newscasts. However, Mayor Jim Hahn says that such life-and-death police pursuits are not entertainment, and the Los Angeles Police Department and the Sheriff are asking TV stations to stop broadcasting them on freeways. With such pursuits a seemingly integral part of Southern California culture, we hear from a spokesman for the LAPD, a TV news director and a car-chase addict who subscribes to a service that pages her when the drama begins.

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