The events that led to the 1965's racial riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive at the scene. The movie also follows the troubled times he, his family and friends went through in one of the most tense and sad moments in American history. Written by
Did You Know?
In two scenes Bob Richardson mentions that he's an admirer of famous journalist Edward R. Murrow in order to impress his future employers at the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper chief editor is played by David Strathairn
, who played Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck.
(2005). See more
Hey man... you told the truth.