For LA’s Armenians, Genocide Recognition as Pressing as Ever

Hosted by

Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to recognize the Armenian genocide, but this week the White House said he won't use that term after all because it's offensive to Turkey, an important US ally. There are more Armenians in Southern California than anywhere else in the America, and tomorrow they will commemorate the Genocide's 100th anniversary. KCRW producer Benjamin Gottlieb reports on how it continues to shape their identity.

ww150423YevnigeSalibian.jpg
Yevnige Salibian speaks with KCRW's Benjamin Gottlieb

You can see photographs of survivors and more about the Genocide on our WWLA blog.