Sunday, November 25, 2007

Video News Blog Special On Sunday L.A. 36 Cable Channel & More

Los Angeles, CA. Full Disclosure Network® is re-releasing a Video Blog Special two-part series to be featured tonight Sunday and Monday as follows:

L. A Cable Channel 36:
Nov. 25th Sunday
, at 8 p.m. Part 1 8:30 p.m. Part 2
Nov. 26th Monday, at 4 p.m. Part 1 4:30 p.m. Part 2
For a list of other air times & cable channels (click here)

These two-half hour programs feature six short video news blogs on Hot Issues that have been featured only on the Internet. Following each program cable TV viewers are invited to participate in an interactive survey on each Hot Issue via 1-800-867-7777 toll free number or on the Internet website where bloggers are posting comments and sparking further debate.



  • Video Blog #8. (5 min) Mysterious School Financing Disclosed. (10:45 min) L.A. Unified School Board member David Tokofsky describes the LAUSD multi $billion dollar public financing plan. Features 3 minute audio of un-televised Board vote to issue $50 million in non-voter approved Certificates of Participation (COP) Bonds.

  • Video Blog #9. (6:40 min) Budget Buster Bond Defended. Los Angeles Unified School District to net $27 billion in bonds and state matching funds in 7 year period with voter approval of 2005 $3.95 bond measure. California taxpayers contributing half these funds, while L. A. property owners pay again with property taxes. Tokovsky describes how the money is used.

  • Video Blog #12 (8:24 min) Bond Brokers Bilk Taxpayers for Secret Billions? State Controller Kathleen Connell, Jon Coupal of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers, LAUSD Board Member David Tokofsky and former D.A. Prosecutor Anthony Patchett spill the beans on the how the district is able to access $billions of dollars in bonds.

  • Video Blog #10. LAPD, Sheriffs vs FEDS on Illegal Aliens (8 min) The pros and cons of having law enforcement officers arrest criminal illegal immigrants. Featuring former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates, LAPD Commission Presidents Edith Perez and Rick Caruso, and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona.

  • Video Blog #11. Sheriffs Debate Guns & Badges for Political Donors(7:48 Min) L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona describe their policies of giving guns and badges to political campaign contributors. One accepts political contributions from Department staff and Deputies the other rejects them.

  • Video Blog #13 Exclusive Jail Riot Video, Policy Debate on Illegal Criminal Inmates (5:45 min) Graphic jail riot video, shows the racial unrest among criminal illegal immigrants and massive overcrowding in So. California jails. Also features L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, the late Sheriff Sherman Block and Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona venting their frustration over the revolving door policy which permits 70% of deported criminals to return time and again.

Known as "the news behind the news" Full Disclosure Network® cable television programs are featured on 45 cable systems and the Internet since 1992. Produced by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton & Producer T. J. Johnston, in 2002 the Full Disclosure® special series "L. A.''s War Against Terrorism" was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series. Channels and air times and a complete program listing can be found on the website at

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Civil Rights Lawyer YAGMAN Acquitted By Friendly Judge (on six counts): Internet Video 5 min

Los Angeles, CA. Full Disclosure Network® presents a five minute Video News Blog covering controversial civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman who claims to be a 20 year friend of U.S. Judge Steven V. Wilson who presided over the Federal trial where Yagman was convicted of 19 counts of tax evasion and fraud earlier this year.

This five minute video reveals: the fact Judge Wilson recently dismissed six out of 19 counts of tax evasion and fraud after the jury found Yagman guilty on all counts and features Loyola Law School Professor Stanley Goldman, providing legal background and commentary. The Court Order, issued by Judge Wilson on August 17, 2007 was never reported in the mainstream media, nor was it posted on the U. S. Attorney’s website along with a usual press release. This extraordinary development was only found on the website.

Conflict of Interest? The 2001 video clip of Stephen Yagman describing his friendship with Judge Wilson, raises questions as to whether or not their friendship posed a conflict or if it had been properly disclosed to the prosecutors.

VIEWERS ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN OPINION SURVEY:Following the online video, viewers are asked to vote in an opinion poll on the following questions:

  • Do you think that Judge Wilson should have recused himself from the trial of his friend Stephen Yagman? Yes or no.

  • Do you think the media and the press deliberately did not report Judge Wilson’s acquittal of several counts against Yagman? Yes or no.

  • Are there sufficient checks and balances in the judicial systems to assure judicial integrity? Yes or no.

Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network® television programs are featured on 45 cable systems and the Internet since 1992 and produced by host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the Full Disclosure® special series “L. A.’s War Against Terrorism” was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website at . #####

Friday, November 09, 2007

Sheriff Mike Carona Speaks Out: On Leave of Absence (Internet video 3 min)

Orange County, CA. (Nov. 9, 2007) Mike Carona , the embattled Sheriff reveals why he will not resign from office and the circumstances that brought about his decision to take a sixty day a leave of absence in a two-part Full Disclosure Network® program. A three (3) minute video clip preview of Carona’s remarks is available online as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network®. Click here to view the video.

The interview, conducted by Leslie Dutton, took place in the Sheriff’s office on November 8, 2007, just two days following his arraignment in Federal Court. Carona discussed the pressures and forces at play that impacted his decisions.

Although defendants involved in Federal prosecutions are normally advised, not to make public statements, Carona explained why he was willing to talk to Full Disclosure Network®. The entire two-part program featuring Carona’s interview along with commentary from legal and law enforcement experts is to be released to 45 cable systems and on the Internet within the next ten days. Here is a link to the listing of channels and airtimes by community.

Full Disclosure Network® cable and Internet television programs are produced by Emmy Award winning Host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston and billed as “the news behind the news” for the past fifteen years. The programs feature local, state and national law enforcement officials, civic leaders, experts and activists to provide information on critical issues that often to do not get covered, in-depth, on commercial television.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

How Did Belmont Cost the L A Unified School District A Half $Billion? DVD Documentary Series (Preview 7 min)

Los Angeles, CA.
Learn how the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) managed to spend over a half a Billion dollars building the still incomplete (2007) Belmont Learning Center, renamed Vista Hermosa. Now available in a Documentary Collectors Series of 23 DVDs. Watch 7 min preview here.
The Full Disclosure Network® has recorded the historical battle within the L.A. school district that started back in 1994. Fourteen years later the school has never been occupied, partially demolished and under re-construction, with costs mounting.

From start to finish, find out how the L.A. Unified School District got into this mess and hear the participants offer their opinions regarding who was responsible.
“Belmont: The World’s Most Expensive High School” DVD collectors series provides in-depth background of the deep conflict between an out of control school district and unaccountable administrators who, empowered by a political powerful law firm, confounded the issues of conflicting interest. The participants describe the frustration of the investigators who were neutered by a District Attorney whose political ambitions rendered him unable to take action.

Comprised of ten interviews with experts each describe their role:
  • Planning & Development
  • Legal & Financing
  • Toxic hazards
  • Investigation of fraud.
  • Purchase of land
  • Failure to prosecute crimes

Each DVD contains two-part interviews with the major players involved, and the series includes two summary programs: “The Best of Belmont” and “The Black Hole of School Construction” and include exclusive footage of the December 2004 demolition of 60 percent of the brand new, never occupied buildings. Click here for a downloadable flyer listing all those interviewed is available here.

Produced by Emmy Award winning Host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston, the series was videotaped originally for cable television and aired on 45 cable systems in California.
The DVDs are available individually or as a set with special prices for institutional organizations. For individual or institutional savings contact Full Disclosure Network® Executive offices at (310) 822-4449 or

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sheriffs Carona & Baca On Guns & Badges for Donors: Video News Blog (8 min)

Los Angeles, CA. Orange County Mike Carona and Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca explain their policies on giving guns and badges to poltical donors in an eight minute (8) Full Disclosure Network® video news blog that is being re-released on Saturday, November 3, 2007 on the website. You can view the debate FREE by clicking on this link

  • Both Carona and Baca describe political donations made to their campaigns by Reserve Deputies, Under Sheriffs and personnel in their Departments. The Moderator for the debate is Emmy Award winning host Full Disclosure Network® Leslie Dutton. The video clips compiled are from previous full-length interviews with the Sheriffs.
  • Mike Carona explains why he issues a gun and badge to ordinary citizens and his policy on accepting political campaign contributions from those very same people.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca describes his policy on accepting campaign contributions from his Under Sheriffs, Deputies and Department personnel.

This video news blog and 50 others are featured on 45 cable television systems and are produced by Host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. Over the past fifteen years Full Disclosure Network® (FDN) presented "the news behind the news", exploring police policies, politics, corruption and reform, interviewing all the LAPD Chiefs from Ed Davis to William Bratton. In 2000 FDN interviewed all but one former U.S. Attorney General and the Special Prosecutors who have been involved in Presidential investigations. A Cable channel listing by community and air times is available on the website.