FROM Jonathan Delshad
Fired Wells Fargo employees file class-action lawsuits The Wells Fargo scandal continues. The bank’s CEO, John Stumpf, went through another round of questioning Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he continued to pin the bank’s troubles on rogue employees. Wells Fargo recently fired more than 5,000 workers for opening accounts for millions of customers without their knowledge. But two class action lawsuits have been filed that suggest the scandal could reflect a wider culture of corruption inside the bank. Former employees are alleging that they were punished, demoted or even fired for not doing things like setting up fake accounts and even for blowing the whistle on such activities. Press Play spoke with the employment lawyer handling the worker class actions.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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."
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.