Saturday, May 25

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Blow Hard

Scott Storch, a producer who earned six figures for beats he made in less than an hour, was worth an estimated $70 million. Then he blew it all in a bizarre cocaine binge.

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Billy Joel on Not Working and Not Giving Up Drinking

“I haven’t put out an album in 20 years. Let’s face it. I am an oldies act. I just don’t want it to be like when you watch Channel 13 and there’s the Delltones or some English band from the ’60s, and they’re real crotchety and they look terrible, and I go, ‘Oh, God, I don’t want to be on that show.’”

Friday, May 24

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The story of a tobacco industry whistleblower.

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When Hollywood Wants Good, Clean Fun, It Goes to Mormon Country

Inside Brigham Young University’s successful animation program.

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True Lies

A beloved girls’ basketball coach is accused of sexually molesting several of his players.

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A Closer Walk With Thee

Patsy Cline’s hometown and the debate over her legacy.

Thursday, May 23

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The Suicide Epidemic

How self-harm came to take more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined.

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The Suspects Wore Louboutins

The motley gang of L.A. teens that cat-burgled celebrities, sometimes repeatedly, in search of designer clothes, jewelry, and something to do. The story that became The Bling Ring.

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Freeway Rick Is Dreaming

A profile of legendary L.A. crack dealer Freeway Rick Ross, now out of jail and trying to sell everything from weaves to his own biopic, written by a journalist who has known him for decades.

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Jerry Brown's Political Reboot

A profile of the California governor.

Wednesday, May 22

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Here Comes the White-Power Safety Patrol

Inside the White Student Union of Towson University.