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Season 1, Episode 2 Twilight: Los Angeles

First Aired: April 29, 2001

Anna Deavere Smith is a provocative chameleon in “Twilight: Los Angeles,” a panoramic one-woman dramatic exploration of the 1992 L.A. riots. Smith also conceived the production and interviewed the people she impersonates---some two dozen, who experienced the disorder in a variety of ways. Among them: former L.A. police chief Daryl Gates, black activists, a Beverly Hills real-estate agent, a Korean-American store clerk and one of the jurors who acquitted the police officers who beat Rodney King.