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WW LA: Garth Trinidad with Roger Guenveur Smith

First broadcast date: 22 August 1970

WW LA: Garth Trinidad with Roger Guenveur Smith // 03-05-17

WW LA welcomes back Garth Trinidad, a key influencer in the musical landscape of Los Angeles, for a special segment live from Red Gate Recorders in Highland Park, LA.

Garth interviews Roger Guenveur Smith – actor, performer and one man force behind ‘Rodney King’, captured on film by Oscar winner Spike Lee.

Roger brings a performance of a lifetime giving powerful voice to Rodney King, the man at the centre of the brutal police beating that fuelled the 1992 LA riots, released around the anniversary of the event.

Photos © Kristian Ranker

WW LA 5:3:17 Roger Guenveur Smith ©Kristian Ranker

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