- Reporter's Notebook: Plan to Improve African American School Achievement
African American children underachieve in school, have the highest number of unprepared teachers, and suffer teachers who view them negatively even when their performance equals that of other children. As a result, they often don't get the high-level courses that could prepare them for college. School Board member Genethia Hayes, who represents South Central LA, has a program to help them do better.
Oscar's New Hollywood Home
For TV's most complex, live awards show, the Academy wanted an intimate showcase in the neighborhood where the movies began. But even before its Sunday debut, the Kodak Theatre is being criticized for both its size and location. Despite a budget that addresses everything from acoustics to zealous fans, retailers, restaurateurs and residents are seeing red, and it's not the 100-yard carpet that will be welcome Hollywood celebrities. We get a preview of the mall that's going to the movies, and what may -- or may not, become Oscar's permanent home, with the reporters who cover Hollywood society for the trade magazine Variety, and retail and tourism for the Los Angeles Business Journal.