Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots

Season 6: Bonus Episode 6
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Watching the L.A. Riots Erupt

More from journalist Zoey Tur, who witnessed the violence and disruption from her news helicopter above the city in 1992.

Episode Notes

In this member-exclusive episode, Slow Burn’s host Joel Anderson and producer Jayson De Leon discuss Episode 6, on the first day of the riots. Then we’ll hear an extended interview with Zoey Tur, a journalist and helicopter pilot who captured video footage of the riots from above.

Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

In 1992, a jury failed to convict the four Los Angeles police officers who’d been captured on videotape beating Rodney King. The city erupted into fire and chaos—the culmination of decades of unchecked police abuse and racial injustice.

For the sixth season of Slate’s Slow Burn, Joel Anderson returns to explore the people and events behind the biggest civil disturbance in American history—a story that’s still playing out today.

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  • Chau Tu is a former editor of Slate Plus.