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    KHV-TV (Los Angeles) looks at gang life, discovering how and where they operate in a city where gangs are responsible for half of all crimes, Nov. 3, 1985.
  • Le Lycee Invest

    KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) looks at the manipulation of transcripts at a famous prep school by the school's director; accreditation board knew about the problem but did nothing to stop it, Dec. 6, 1985.
  • Vanity Fair

    KNXT-TV (Los Angeles) investigates the illegal medical practice of Robert Bennett, who performs chemical face peels for exorbitant fees, 1980.
  • Deadly Cargo

    KNXT-TV (Los Angeles) looks at the safety record of the trucking industry and finds widespread problems with drug abuse and lack of inspection of trucks, 1980. Tape
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    KNXT-TV (Los Angeles) examines the rise and fall of the Thunderbolts, a start-up professional football team, which defrauded ticket-holding fans with distorted claims about star players and coaches, 1980. (script only)
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    Los Angeles Times article relates the events that led to the capture in Texas of a man wanted for embezzling $1 million from an Iowa credit union, June 26, 1988.
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    KNXT-TV (Los Angeles) series investigates a private soup kitchen supposed to help the poor; it was actually selling privately donated and government surplus food for profit to restaurants, fencing stolen food stamps and trafficking drugs, February 1985.
  • Battle for the Palisades

    KNBC-TV (Los Angeles) investigates tactics Occidental Petroleum has used to try to drill for oil in Pacific Palisades, Calif.; company infiltrated an anti-drilling group and paid off politicians; discusses the unusual circumstances by which Occidental acquired drilling rights and background on industrialist Armand Hammer, Dec. 12-14, 1984.
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    KNXT-TV (Los Angeles) investigates government regulation of taxpayer-subsidized trade schools and vocational colleges, 1984.
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    Los Angeles Times looks into a trend among banks toward risky, off-balance-sheet investments that are largely exempt from regulation and not backed by capital assets, Oct. 27, 1985.