OxyContin Goes Global — ‘We’re Only Just Getting Started’

Part three of an investigation by the Los Angeles Times looking into OxyContin’s role in the opioid epidemic.

Published: Dec 18, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,022 words)

Framed

A six-part series unraveling the story of a suburban PTA mom who was framed for drugs.

Published: Sep 2, 2016
Length: 51 minutes (12,956 words)

‘You Want A Description Of Hell?’ Oxycontin’s 12-Hour Problem

An investigation into America’s bestselling painkiller, Oxycontin. Reporters look through a trove of documents showing how the drugmaker Purdue Pharma’s deceptive marketing of Oxycontin has contributed to the prescription drug epidemic.

Published: May 5, 2016
Length: 27 minutes (6,778 words)

Johnnie Cochran’s Whole Career Has Been A Prelude To What Is Happening In Courtroom 103

A fantastic profile of O.J. Simpson defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, from during the 1995 trial.

Published: Jan 29, 1995
Length: 22 minutes (5,641 words)

The Past Still Grips Rodney King

A quarter century has passed since the infamous beating of Rodney King. In the months before King’s death, he was profiled by Kurt Streeter, who portrays a man still very much haunted by the past.

Published: Apr 23, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2,529 words)

The UCLA Gymnast Who Became a Viral Sensation

Tens of millions of people have seen UCLA senior Sophina DeJesus whip, nae nae and handspring her way to a gymnastics tour de force (yes, that video). Resmovits goes beyond the viral video in this profile—probing into DeJesus’ family history, and looking at what it’s like to be a woman of color in the lily-white world of gymnastics.

Published: Feb 11, 2016
Length: 17 minutes (4,309 words)

Seven Hikers’ Descent into Doom at Zion National Park

The Los Angeles Times reconstructs the final hours of the seven experienced hikers who lost their lives last week in a flash flood at Zion National Park.

Published: Sep 20, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2,265 words)

No Room at the Inn for Innocence

There are more than half a million homeless children in California and budget motels have become the last resort for many families with nowhere else to go. Joe Mozingo profiles a group of kids growing up in the shadows of drugs and despair at a San Bernardino motel.

Published: Jul 22, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1,908 words)

Gentrification and Historic Preservation in LA’s ‘Black Beverly Hills’

Long known as the Black Beverly Hills, Los Angeles’s View Park park neighborhood is a symbol of African American success. A recent effort to put the neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places has blown up into a contentious fight, with some residents seeing the designation as a ploy to lure white buyers.

Published: Jul 18, 2015
Length: 8 minutes (2,067 words)

The Mourning Gown

A drag queen’s final tribute to the grandmother who loved and accepted him.

Published: Jul 3, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1,800 words)