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Violent reaction to the Rodney King police brutality case verdict : a special Pacifica Report / interviews by Gail Christian.

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Program Title:
Violent reaction to the Rodney King police brutality case verdict : a special Pacifica Report / interviews by Gail Christian.
PRA Archive #: 
PZ0191
Description: 

News report/documentary following three days of urban rioting and looting in Los Angeles. The program begins with a speech by President Bush, and is followed by an analysis of the speech. Bush ordered Federal troops into Los Angeles. The commentators discuss Bush's use of certain terms, such as "the mob" and "good people," which reinforce steryotypes of underclass vs. establishment, and inner cities vs. suburbs. They go on to discuss the fundamental lack of justice for African Americans, and provide some statistical comparisons between the 1965 Watts riots and events in Los Angeles in 1992.|VIOLENT REACTION TO THE RODNEY KING POLICE BRUTALITY CASE VERDICT : A SPECIAL PACIFICA REPORT / interviews by Gail Christian. - News report/documentary following three days of urban rioting and looting in Los Angeles. The program begins with a speech by President Bush, and is followed by an analysis of the speech. Bush ordered Federal troops into Los Angeles. The commentators discuss Bush's use of certain terms, such as "the mob" and "good people," which reinforce steryotypes of underclass vs. establishment, and inner cities vs. suburbs. They go on to discuss the fundamental lack of justice for African Americans, and provide some statistical comparisons between the 1965 Watts riots and events in Los Angeles in 1992. PARTICIPANTS: Dr. Ronald Walters, head of the Political Science Department at Howard University| Norman Solomon, media analyst| Larry Bensky| and June Jordan, Professor at University of Califronia, Berkeley. - BROADCAST: Satellite, 1 May 1992.

Date Broadcast on: 
Satellite, 1 May 1992.
Item duration: 
1 reel (59 min.) : 7 1/2 ips., mono.|59:00
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Role: 
Media Analyst
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Distributor: 
Los Angeles, CA: Pacifica Radio Archives
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1992.
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