Preview of the California Gubernatorial Campaign

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Republican candidate Bill Simon wants this year's gubernatorial election to be a referendum on incumbent Democrat Gray Davis. Meanwhile, Davis is trying to put Simon on the defensive by raising Simon's conservative stands on abortion and gun control. This week, the two candidates addressed doctors at a California Medical Association meeting in Sacramento, expressing very different views on the state of healthcare in California. Will this year's race for Governor be a gentleman's exercise in issue-oriented campaigning or will it return to the brass-knuckle tactics that have characterized California politics in recent years? We talk with the chairs of both parties about what voters can expect.
  • Reporter's Notebook: LACMA Presents the Films of India's Satyajit Ray
    Through April 20, the LA County Museum of Art is presenting a retrospective of the late film director, Satyajit Ray. Although he received an honorary Oscar for his life's work, Ray is still not well known in the US. Dilip Basu, who directs the Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection at UC Santa Cruz, looks back at the films and legacy of India's pioneer filmmaker, Satyajit Ray.

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