A.M. News: The 9/11 LA Edition*
Has anything changed in Hollywood? In Pop culture? LA Times' Patrick Goldstein reflects:
... it would take more than a horrific catastrophe to quench our thirst for the madcap antics of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Star Jones Reynolds, Jessica Simpson and all the other bobble heads bouncing around our celebrity universe.... I spend a lot of time around showbiz executives who, through their Blackberries, iPods and other electronic devices, are totally plugged into the world. But they are so distracted they often appear cut off from any real engagement with today's culture
L.A. girds soft spots against terrorists in the Daily News gives a good overview of homeland security efforts in Los Angeles. But for something more in depth: In L.A., 'You Can't Protect Everything' (LA Times).
Also, lots of coverage in an LA Times special section.
I have friends that are Arab. At first it created some tension between us. But, when it comes down to it, we are still friends and family. It's also brought in my perspective on the world. At the same time, I'm bombarded by, I feel, lies from the government. It has affected me trusting the government, what I have been told.
At noon, KCRW's Warren Olney will air America and Its Adversaries, Five Years after September 11 on To The Point. No doubt, the day's events will probably be the topic on his locally focused show - Which Way, L.A.?