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316 Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón experiment aimed at trying to increase the supply of doctors committed to fill the unmet primary heal needs of the poor.” 74. “King Hospital Billing Foul-Ups Reportedly Cost Millions,” Los Angeles Times, October 13, 1988, Metro, 1. 75. “Delgardo Calls Removal Unfair, Says He Had Plan,” Los Angeles Times, September 29, 1989, Metro, 1. 76. “Even Worse Than We Knew,” Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1989, 6. 77. See “Asked & Answered: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke: Exit Interview,” Los Angeles Wave, November 27, 2008, A1. Also see “Yvonne Brathwaite Burke: California ’s First Black Congresswoman Has Never Forgotten The Lessons of Her Youth,” Los Angeles Times, February 24, 1974, M26. 78. King/Drew was housed squarely within the 158 square miles comprising the Second District, which included Watts, Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, View Park, Ladera Heights, and Culver City as well as dozens of other cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. 79. “Paramedics Cite King Hospital’s Long Delays,” Los Angeles Times, February 8, 1992, B1. 80. “Doctor Files Bias Suit Over Losing Key King Hospital Job,” Los Angeles Times, January, 28, 1994, B1. 81. The Los Angeles Times published at least two feature stories on Dr. Peter Meade, a white King/Drew surgeon who volunteered for the Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders. See also, “He Follows His Heart to the Front Lines,” Los Angeles Times, October 19, 1999, E1. 82. “Battling Over Control of AIDS Clinic,” Los Angeles Times, December 10, 1995, B1. 83. “Supervisor Urges Sweeping Hospital Overhaul,” Los Angeles Times, December 23, 1995, B1. 84. Herb Wesson, who was Speaker of the California Assembly between 2002 and 2004, earlier served as chief of staff for Supervisor Burke in the early 1990s. He acknowledged that supervisors frequently learned of problems with King/ Drew from Times stories (Wesson, interview by one of the authors, November 17, 2008). 85. “Panel Finds Bias at Hospital but Declines to Act,” Los Angeles Times, January 18, 1996, B1. 86. “Settlement of Hospital Bias Suits Urged,” Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2000, B1. 87. “Patient Killed by Poison, Tests Find,” Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1998, B1. 88. Indeed, rumors circulated during this period that the hospital would be renamed after the Mexican American labor leader, Cesar Chavez. 89. See CBS Interactive, “City of Angels: Show Summary,”, http:// Killing “Killer King” 317 90. CBS, 2000. 91. Steven Bochco and Kevin Hooks were executive producers on the show, which was created by Bochco and Paris Barclay, the show’s co-executive producer and an Emmy Award–winning director. Actors Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox, Gabrielle Union, and Hill Harper were featured in prominent roles. 92. “Anticipating ‘City of Angels,’” Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2000, Calendar , 58. 93. “Settlement of Hospital Bias Suits Urged,” Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2000, B1. 94. “Hospital Blamed in 2 Deaths,” Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2003, B1. 95. “Inspectors Rebuke King/Drew,” Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2003, B1. 96. “Medical School Ousts Chief,” Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2004, B1. 97. “L.A. County Says It Has No Plans to Close King/Drew,” Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2004, B1. 98. “King/Drew Is Again Assailed Over Prescription Drug Flaws,” Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2004, B1. 99. “King/Drew to Lose 3rd Program,” Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2004, B1. 100. “King/Drew Praised for Response to Lapses,” Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2004, B1. 101. “King/Drew Ignored Surgical Safety Checks,” Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2004, B1. 102. “County May Hand Control of King/Drew to Private Firm,” Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2004, A1. 103. “A Mounting Tab to Fix King/Drew,” Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2005, B1. 104. “Judge Denies Bid to Halt Trauma Unit’s Closure,” Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2004, B8. 105. “The Troubles at King/Drew: The Lost and the Bereaved: A Damaged Boy; A Struggling Girl; A Brother Gone; A Family Broken,” Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2004, A29. 106. “The Troubles at King/Drew: Underfunding Is a Myth, but the Squandering Is Real. Series: Second of Five Parts,” Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2004, A1. 107. “The Troubles at King/Drew: One Doctor’s Long Trail of Dangerous Mistakes . Series: Third of Five Parts,” Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2004, A1. 108. “The Troubles at King/Drew: How Whole Departments Fail a...


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