Thursday, March 3, 2011

Can't We All Just Get Along?!?

It's hard to believe it, but 20 years ago, the brutal beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King at the hands of the LAPD sent racial shockwaves throughout the country. A subsequent trial found the offending officers not guilty, setting off days of rioting that forever changed the landscape of Southern California, and for that matter, the country.

To re-examine the case and its ripple effects on society two decades later, CNN presents a documentary on Rodney King entitled Race and Rage - The Beating of Rodney King. CNN anchor Don Lemon sits down with Rodney King 20 years later to retrace the events of that morning, and take a closer look at the riots that divided LA and the nation. They talk about King being a symbol of police brutality, take a visit to the scene, and report on King's life today.

Race and Rage – The Beating of Rodney King, debuts Friday, March 4 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S. It replays on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT.

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