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Inventing LA

Inventing LA
The Chandlers were the wealthiest family in Southern California for four generations. They influenced the policy and citizens of the region through their reign of the Los Angeles Times newspaper. The documentary film "Inventing LA" profiles the key characters of the family and their rise and fall from media, social and political domination.

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A Newspaper Serves Its Community - Archive Film Air date: 10-15-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1296578422/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An educational short teaching kids how a story makes the paper. The short breaks down the process on a job by job basis. Each job is described in easy-to-understand detail. /episodes/get/1561 /episode/1561 Inventing LA: A Newspaper Serves Its Community - Archive Film /episode-player/1561
What is a Company? - LA TIMES Archival Film Air date: 10-15-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1296426064/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An industrial film from the 1960s that looks into the history and inner workings of Times Mirror, and how Norman Chandler's involvement made Times Mirror the largest publishing empire in the country. /episodes/get/1569 /episode/1569 Inventing LA: What is a Company? - LA TIMES Archival Film /episode-player/1569
California Dreaming Air date: 10-05-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1273723316/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at the lifestyle of a former LA Times' publisher through a montage of archival images. /episodes/get/1563 /episode/1563 Inventing LA: California Dreaming /episode-player/1563
City of Destiny Air date: 10-05-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1285851017/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Explore the growth of Los Angeles after World War II. /episodes/get/1564 /episode/1564 Inventing LA: City of Destiny /episode-player/1564
LA Times Today Air date: 10-05-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1285856859/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at the Times in the late 1970s at the height of its journalistic and financial success under Otis Chandler. /episodes/get/1566 /episode/1566 Inventing LA: LA Times Today /episode-player/1566
Nixon Tape Air date: 10-05-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1273722374/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A recorded phone conversation reveals former President Nixon's opinion of the Chandlers. /episodes/get/1567 /episode/1567 Inventing LA: Nixon Tape /episode-player/1567
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Inventing LA: Full Show
Two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Jones chronicles the epic saga of the most powerful family in Los Angeles history: the Chandlers. For four generations, they wielded unique influence through their newspaper, the Los Angeles Times. In their pursuit of personal agendas and civic ideals, they...
Air date: 10/05/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1285779335/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Jones chronicles the epic saga of the most powerful family in Los Angeles history: the Chandlers. For four generations, they wielded unique influence through their newspaper, the Los Angeles Times. In their pursuit of personal agendas and civic ideals, they... /episodes/get/1565 /episode/1565 Inventing LA: Inventing LA: Full Show /episode-player/1565
California Dreaming
A look at the lifestyle of a former LA Times' publisher through a montage of archival images.
Air date: 10/05/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1273723316/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at the lifestyle of a former LA Times' publisher through a montage of archival images. /episodes/get/1563 /episode/1563 Inventing LA: California Dreaming /episode-player/1563
City of Destiny
Explore the growth of Los Angeles after World War II.
Air date: 10/05/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1285851017/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Explore the growth of Los Angeles after World War II. /episodes/get/1564 /episode/1564 Inventing LA: City of Destiny /episode-player/1564
LA Times Today
A look at the Times in the late 1970s at the height of its journalistic and financial success under Otis Chandler.
Air date: 10/05/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1285856859/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at the Times in the late 1970s at the height of its journalistic and financial success under Otis Chandler. /episodes/get/1566 /episode/1566 Inventing LA: LA Times Today /episode-player/1566
Nixon Tape
A recorded phone conversation reveals former President Nixon's opinion of the Chandlers.
Air date: 10/05/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1273722374/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A recorded phone conversation reveals former President Nixon's opinion of the Chandlers. /episodes/get/1567 /episode/1567 Inventing LA: Nixon Tape /episode-player/1567
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