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Are the NFL and MLB Putting the Squeeze on LA City Hall?

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Mayor Villaraigosa and members of the Los Angeles City Council have been jumping through hoops to get the National Football League to field a team in downtown Los Angeles. They've made concessions to Phil Anschutz of AEG, the developer of Staples Center and LA Live.  But Anschutz himself is driving a hard bargain with the NFL, and the much-ballyhooed $2.15 billion deal for the Dodgers — more than anybody has ever paid for a sports franchise -- could complicate matters still further.

Credits

Guests:
Dakota Smith - LA Times - @dakotacdsmith, Sam Farmer - Los Angeles Times - @latimesfarmer, D.J. Waldie - KCET - @djwaldie

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton, Gideon Brower