FROM John Pirozzi
Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll Among the 2 million Cambodians who died in the genocide of the 1970s were many intellectuals and artists, including musicians. The pop and rock music scene in the capital, Phnom Penh, had been flourishing until then. The music was inspired by Western rock and soul, but had a distinctly Eastern sound. After the Khmer Rouge took over, they destroyed it. We hear from a filmmaker who set out to piece Cambodia’s pop music history back together.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."