Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Wednesday 9.8.10

Larry King's replacement becomes official, LAT urges defense of Prop. 8, Mel Gibson's arresting deputy sues, the Times loses two reporters in Washington and much more inside.

  • Piers Morgan, the "the British-born journalist and talent show judge," will indeed be taking over for Larry King, CNN finally announced. NYT Media Decoder
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger is leading a six-day trip this week to China, Japan and South Korea, his first trade mission in more than three years. SF Chronicle
  • Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have an obligation to defend Proposition 8 in court, says an L.A. Times editorial.
  • James Mee, the sheriff's deputy who was verbally assaulted by Mel Gibson after arresting the actor in 2006, then was investigated by his bosses for allegedly leaking to TMZ, has sued the sheriff's department and detailed how supervisors ordered him to alter his police report to downplay Gibson's anti-Semitic rants. LAT
  • Film and TV production in the L.A. area has been flat in recent weeks, compared to last year, with on location filming for features off 9%. LAT
  • An L.A. Times editorial urges the state to drop its plans to seek the re-imprisonment of Bruce Lisker. LAT
  • Most LAUSD schools delayed the start of classes to Sept. 13 due to budget cuts, furlough days and the Jewish High Holidays. LAT
  • Witness L.A. posted part two of its investigative collaboration with, on the city's anti-gang funds. WLA
  • Leimert Park Beat, Intersections South L.A. and collaborated on an investigation of the redevelopment project at Santa Barbara Plaza. LPB
  • James Rainey takes a look at Cenk Uygur and "The Young Turks" web show. LAT
  • Dick Adler is posting weekly installments online of a new detective novel, "Forget About It: The First Al Zymer Senile Detective Mystery." The Rap Sheet
  • KPFK has been sued in Virginia by a group that says it was defamed by the station by being linked to the bombing of a Florida mosque. Virginian-Pilot
  • Janet Hook and Jim Tankersley have left the Tribune/L.A. Times bureau in Washington, Hook to cover Congress for the Wall Street Journal and Tankersley to the National Journal. Talking Biz News
  • L.A. Public Media, the new venture of Radio Bilingue and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will launch in Los Angeles on Sept. 16. Its website will be LA-FWD
  • Vogue magazine has unveiled a new, more photo crazy website.
  • Town Hall Los Angeles begins its fall season of speakers with Chief Charlie Beck on September 23.
  • Robert Scheer will give one of the eulogies at funeral services for Paul Conrad on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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