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News Directors Views on Bratton & MacArthur Park: Full Disclosure® Cable TV Series


Los Angeles, CA Full Disclosure Network® is seeking to interview all Southern California News Directors on the media coverage of LAPD Chief Bratton’s reappointment and the “May Day Melee” in Mac Arthur Park.

In a Full Disclosure® cable TV series addressing the controversial incident, Donald Zachary, Director and Legal Counsel for the Radio & TV News Association, suggested the news directors could provide valuable insight into the media coverage of the events.

A seven minute preview is featured on the Internet, 24/7, on demand, at URL: ,as a public service. The full shows are scheduled to run on the L.A. Cable Channel 36, Monday (10-22-07) 4-5 p.m and 45 cable systems listed at

Also appearing with Zachary in the series is former media personality Xavier Hermosillo, who served as a long-time LAPD disciplinary hearing officer and who is highly critical of Bratton’s first five year term.

Full Disclosure® is seeking answers to the following questions from the News Directors:

* Should the public and the media question the Police Commission’s decision to unanimously reappoint Chief Bratton to a second five year term, in the middle the internal investigation?
* Should the media question IF Bratton’s performance evaluation was adequate?
* Did the media report on the status of the FBI Investigation of police misconduct in MacArthur Park?
* Was the LAPD final report on Mac Arthur Park delayed? Why?
* Did the news organizations press the LAPD for release of the Final Report?
* Does political control of the police department jeopardize media access to information and ability to cover events?
* Will there be live media coverage of Chief Bratton being sworn into office by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for a second five-year term on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the LAPD Police Academy?

The Full Disclosure® program is billed as “the news behind the news” and is produced by host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded a local public affairs Emmy for the Full Disclosure® 2001 series “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”, featuring LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, L.A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca, LAPD Lt. Ken Hillman and L. A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.


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