Sunday, March 30, 2008

VIDEO NEWS BLOGS: SPECIAL SERIES ON HOT TOPICS


Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network® (FDN) presents "the news behind the news" in a Special Cable TV Series featuring six short Video News Blogs covering Hot Topics, to debut on 45 cable channels starting Sunday, March 30, 2008.

WATCH ON L.A. CABLE CHANNEL 36
SUNDAY 8-9 P.M. March 30th
MONDAY 4-5 P.M. March 31st

For Channels and Airtimes by community check listings here

The six Video News Blog topics are listed below. Please click on the titles to activate FREE video from Full Disclosure Network®

Video News Blog #54 Policing or Housing for Vagrants?
Video News Blog #53 Should Cops Disclose Personal Finances?
Video News Blog #52 Feds Prosecute or Persecute OC Sheriff Carona?
Video News Blog #51 Yagman Acquitted by Friendly Judge (on 6 counts)
Video News Blog #50 Public Bonds: Government's Credit Card
Video News Blog: #49 Morality vs Public Pensions

The series features national and local authorities who hold strong opinions on the issues addressed and in which they are directly involved and knowledgeable

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED VIDEO BLOG GUESTS:

Anthony Patchett
, Former LADA Sr. Prosecutor
Mike Carona, OC Sheriff
Stan Goldman, Prof. Law Loyola Law School
Thom Mrozek, DOJ Spokesman CACD
Scott Baugh, Chairman OC GOP
Stephen Yagman, Convicted/Civil Rights Attny
Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners Asset Mgmt.
Dr. Adrian Moore, VP Research, Reason Fndtn
Carl DeMaio, President Performance Institute
Jack Ehnes, CEO CAL-STRS (Teachers Retirement)
John Moorlach, OC Supervisor
Mario Mainero, Chief of Staff to Moorlach
Keith Richman, CA Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility
Hank Hernandez, Legal Counsel L.A. Police Union
William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Chief
Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General
Torie Osborn, Sr. Advisor to Mayor Villaraigosa
James Q. Wilson, Manhattan Institute-Pepperdine
George L. Kelling, Sr Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Estela Lopez, Exec. Dir. Central City East Assn
Heather Mac Donald, Manhattan Institute Fellow
Carol Wilkins, Supportive Housing Corporation

WHO IS FULL DISCLOSURE®?

"The News Behind The News"

Since 1992 the Full Disclosure Network® has been produced by Emmy Award winning 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.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sheriff Baca On Jails, Gangs & Illegals: On Cable TV Sunday & Monday (10 min Video Preview here)

Los Angeles, CA L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca has been building the case for bigger and better jails to accommodate more and more inmates for the past several years. In a two-part Full Disclosure Network interview Baca describes the jail disturbances and overcrowding in County jails, the court order that forced inmates to back-up into the inmate reception area. And he lashes out at the Mexican Government for “dumping their desperate citizens” on the United States. Watch this 10 minute video preview of a two-part interview with Sheriff Baca that will be featured on Sunday and Monday as follows:
L. A. Cable Channel 36 Sunday March 16th 8 p.m. Part 1
Sunday March 16th 8:30 p.m. Part 2
Monday March 17th 4 p.m. Part 1
Monday March 17th 4:30 p.m. Part 2
Click here for a listing of other cable channels and airtimes


Other issues addressed by Sheriff Baca area:

* The fallacies of an “Open Border” policy.
* Iillegal immigration is overwhelming the resources of Los Angeles.
* Mexican & Latin countries are dumping desperate citizens on the U.S.
* Mexican Mafia influence and gangs on local politics and city governments within Los Angeles.
* LA County Board of Supervisors vs Sheriff on coverage in unincorporated area contracts
* Recruiting Deputies of diverse backgrounds vs lowering hiring standards

Viewers are invited to participate in an online survey and leave comments for interactive discussion on the topics.


Billed as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network® is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ Produced by Emmy winning Host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the show with a local public affairs Emmy for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

ARE SKID ROW RESIDENTS HOMELESS & HELPLESS OR BUMS & ADDICTS?


Los Angeles, CA. Are Skid Row street vagrants merely homeless or are they criminal drug addicts who choose to live lawlessly on the streets? The Full Disclosure Network® presents a nine minute video preview here  from a two-part series covering the on-going debate over how to deal with the residents of the infamous Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. At the center of the debate is whether or not the LAPD’s “Safer Cities Initiative” has been successful or is an improper use of public resources when dealing with vagrants living on the streets.
The series features prominent national and local authorities who hold strongly differing opinions many of whom participated a January 2008 Forum entitled “Policing Skid Row” sponsored by the New York based Manhattan Institute and the Santa Monica based Milken Institute. Those experts appearing in the series are:
  • William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Chief
  • Hon. Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General & Chief of Staff to California Governor Ronald Reagan
  • Torie Osborn, Sr. Advisor on Homeless to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Chair, Pepperdine University
  • George L. Kelling, Sr. Fellow Manhattan Institute & Prof. of Criminal Justice at Rutgers
  • Estela Lopez, Executive Director, Central City East Association
  • Heather Mac Donald, Manhattan Institute’s John Olin Fellow
  • Carol Wilkins, Director for Intergovernmental policy for Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Leroy Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff
  • Prof. Mark Kleiman, UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Leslie Dutton, Host/Moderator
This Full Disclosure Network® on-going series is examining the various solutions proposed to deal with violent and non-violent street crimes, drugs and alcohol addiction and mental illness among the vagrant population. These programs are featured on 45 cable systems (channel listings here) with the previews available on the Internet FREE from the www.fulldisclosure.net home page. Full length show will be available to subscribers online.
Known as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network® 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 www.fulldisclosure.net.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Three Strikes Debate & Ethanol To The Rescue? On Cable TV Sunday-Monday

Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network® (FDN) is re-releasing a two-part program featuring prominent law enforcement officials debating the Three Strikes Law followed by an in-depth look at Ethanol as a gasoline alternative. Both programs feature former Bill Jones the former California Assemblyman and Secretary of State who originally authored the Three Strikes Law in 1994 . Jones is currently the founder and Chairman of the Board of Pacific Ethanol Corporation.



WATCH ON L.A. CABLE CHANNEL 36
Sunday March 9th 8 p.m. Three Strikes
Sunday, March 9th 8:30 p.m. Ethanol
Monday March 10th 4 p.m. Three Strikes
Monday March 10th 4:30 p.m. Ethanol
Click Here for other channel listings for other cable channels & airtimes by community

FEATURED GUESTS ON THREE STRIKES LAW DEBATE: (Pt 1)

Bill Jones CA Assembly Author of Three Strikes
L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca
LAPD Chief William Bratton
L. A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley
L. A. Special Assistant District Attorney Anthony Patchett (ret)


IS ETHANOL THE ANSWER TO HIGH GASOLINE PRICES? (Part 2) (Watch preview 8 min)
Bill Jones, Pacific Ethanol Corportation describes the following:
  • Reasons for shifting to Ethanol instead of gasoline made from fossil fuels
  • Pressures generated political support for Ethanol as an alternative fuel
  • Government to maintain support for Bio Fuel incentives


    Billed as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network® programs are produced by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston and featured on 45 cable television systems and the Internet at http://www.blogger.com/www.fulldisclosure.net Over the past sixteen years the Full Disclosure Network® programs have explored public policies and police politics, corruption and reform, interviewing U. S. Attorney Generals, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and Prosecutors. Click here to find cable channels listed by community and air times on the website.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Chaos Follows Corruption Allegations in OC School District: Citizens Battle to Reform the Capistrano Unified School District


Orange County, CA. The Full Disclosure Network® is re-releasing a ground-breaking six part series covering the historic battle to restore honesty, integrity and accountability to the the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). The citizen revolt began in 2005 with a petition drive to recall all seven members of the Board of Trustees and has now culminated in a full scale criminal investigation of the school board members and the indictment of former superintendent James Fleming for multiple felonies.

PROVOCATIVE SERIES
This provocative series will be featured on Cox South Orange County Cable Channel 31 starting Wednesday March 12th at 6 p.m., and will continue each and every Wednesday for the next six weeks.
Listed below are air dates for the six episodes, with links on titles to a short video previews:

1. "Parents Declare War on School District" Part 1-2
Part 1 : Wednesday March 12th 6 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday March 19th 6 p.m.
Reform leaders first make public allegations that CUSD officials had squandered $52 million on luxurious administration building for themselves, while students and teachers are relegated to dilapidated portable classrooms. Ignoring massive community opposition, CUSD then also proceeds with construction of a $150 million high school next to South Orange County’s largest active landfill.

2.
"Citizens Provoke DA Raids on CUSD" Part 3-4
Part 3: Wednesday March 26th 6 p.m.
Part 4: Wednesday April 2nd 6 p.m
Superintendent James Fleming is forced to retire in disgrace and under fire from the community, while elected Trustees loyal to Fleming vote to use taxpayer funds to pay for Fleming’s criminal defense attorney. District Attorney investigators armed with search warrants raid the District offices. Charges that District officials interfered with the Recall Petition process prompt a growing number of public officials to speak out against corruption and mismanagement of the District.

3. "Local Officials Speak Out: Trustees Step Aside?" Part 5-6
Part 5: Wednesday April 9the 6 p.m.
Part 6: Wednesday April 16th 6 p.m.
Following the indictment of Superintendent Fleming and his Assistant Superintendent more local officials from across South Orange County join the call for the “Old Guard” Trustees to resign from office. Even with the election of three newly elected “reform” Trustees, the Old Guard continues with “business as usual” and are found by the Orange County District Attorney to have engaged in systematic illegal secret meetings to freeze out the public from the democratic process.

Featured in the series are CUSD Recall Committee leaders and elected officials:
Tony Beall, Mayor, Rancho Santa Margarita (CUSD Recall Committee leader)
Patricia Kelly, Council member, City of Mission Viejo
Neil Blais, Councilman City of Rancho Santa Margarita
John Paul Ledesma, Councilman City of Mission Viejo
Gary Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Tom Russell, CUSD Recall Committee Leader
Jennifer Beall, CUSD Recall Committee Leader
Carmen Cave, Mayor City of Aliso Viejo
Mark Nielson, City of San Juan Capistrano Council Member
Anna Bryson, Vice Pres. CUSD Board (newly elected)
Gail Reavis, Mayor City of Mission Viejo
Ellen Addonizio, Trustee CUSD Board (newly elected)
Lon Uso, City of San Juan Capistrano Council Member
Steve Knoblock, City of San Clemente Council Member
James Fleming, Superintendent, Capistrano Unified School District
Shelia Henness, CUSD Board of Trustees


Known as “the news behind the news” the Full Disclosure Network® television programs are featured on 45 cable systems and the Internet since 1992 and produced by Emmy Award winning Host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented a local public affairs Emmy to Full Disclosure. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ .