Series
By The Year 2000
Episode
Policing the Police
Producing Organization
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-cr5n87421p
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Description
Episode Description
"In the weeks immediately following the beating of Rodney King by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, the community and the local press were [a whirl] in rhetoric, recriminations and finger-pointing. KCET, continuing its role as a clearinghouse for ideas, opinions and diverse points-of-view, decided to focus a single, 90 minute, live broadcast on the history of and possible future of police-community relations in Southern California. The resulting special edition of our 'By the Year 2000' series combined several elements: five major documentary segments; a studio panel of civic leaders and, in a unique appearance, the embattled Chief of Police, Daryl Gates. "Under the direction of Producer/Co-host Jeffrey Kaye and Series Producer Leo Greene, the documentary segments...broke new information on the audio content of the King 'tape'... presented the opinions of several African-American LAPD officers reflecting on whether the King incident was an unfortunate, but isolated incident...used archival footage to document the history of post-WWII community control over the LAPD...profiled two LAPD officers, one a young Latina, the other an experienced Anglo...and, in a final segment, examined the political power of the police department. "Timely and enterprising, POLICING THE POLICE deserves consideration because it provided a deeply troubled community with calm voices, new information and an often ignored historical context in which to judge the ever-changing..."--1991 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Included is footage of the King beating, transcripts of police radio broadcasts shortly after the arrest, and an excerpt of an interview with King after the arrest.
Broadcast Date
1991-05-07
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:42.452
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Credits
Producing Organization: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-96f394ef58e (Filename)
Format: VHS
Duration: 0:59:29
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Citations
Chicago: “By The Year 2000; Policing the Police,” 1991-05-07, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-cr5n87421p.
MLA: “By The Year 2000; Policing the Police.” 1991-05-07. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-cr5n87421p>.
APA: By The Year 2000; Policing the Police. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-cr5n87421p