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25 Years After Rodney King, We Can't Even Agree Whether It Was a 'Riot' or an 'Uprising'

A quarter century after the Rodney King verdict sent Los Angeles up in flames, fully sorting out that tragedy remains a job above the pay grade of mortals. It’s also above the pay grade of TV producers, though several new anniversary specials provide a valuable perspective on what, where, when and even why. Five major specials are airing, the most ambitious of which is Let It Fall, a two-hour John Ridley documentary airing April 28 at 8 p.
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