News

A&E Network Presents the Original Documentary "L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later" from Executive Producer John Singleton

A&E NETWORK PRESENTS THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ‘L.A. BURNING: THE RIOTS 25 YEARS LATER’ FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOHN SINGLETON

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE STORY OF THE 1992 LOS ANGELES RIOTS THROUGH THE EYES OF THOSE WHO EXPERIENCED THE UPRISING FIRSTHAND

PREMIERING APRIL 18 AT 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 17, 2017 – A&E Network presents an original two-hour documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the infamous L.A. riots that reexamines the intense and life-changing events through the eyes of those who lived it. From executive producer John Singleton and directors One9 and Erik Parker, “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later” premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E Network.

“I believe the 1992 LA Uprising has never truly been given a voice until now… we’ve attempted to chronicle the untold stories and unique perspectives of people whose lives were profoundly affected by this event,” said Singleton.  “As a native Los Angeleno I know the actions of that three-day event didn’t just appear out of thin air… the city was a powder keg boiling at the seams for many years under police brutality and economic hardship of people of color.”

On April 29, 1992, the corner of Florence and Normandie Avenues in Los Angeles became ground zero for a racially and politically-charged uprising following the jury acquittal of four LAPD officers in the Rodney King case. Fueled by injustice; riots, killings, lootings and widespread civil disturbance swelled throughout L.A. for six long days while the rest of the world watched a deep racial divide unfold.

Viewed through the emotional lens of the people who experienced life-altering moments during the unrest, “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later” utilizes rare archival footage and exclusive, deeply engaging interviews with those who saw it happen firsthand. Film director, screenwriter and producer John Singleton speaks to his own experience which was impacted by the fact that the riots happened shortly after releasing his prolific film Boyz in the Hood just the year before. Additional detailed accounts include actor, director and activist Edward James Olmos as well as innocent bystanders, rioters, law enforcement, media, and rescuers, each telling their own unique story of this violent flashpoint in American history.

“L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later” is produced for A&E Network by Entertainment One (eOne) and Creature Films. The documentary is directed by One9 and Erik Parker. Executive producers for eOne are Tara Long and John Morayniss. Executive producers for Creature Films are Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez. John Singleton and Trevor Engelson also serve as executive producers. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.

Most Recent

Latest Full Episodes

You're Almost Done

You will soon receive an activation email. To activate your profile, simply click on the link within that email. If you do not receive this email, please contact us.

To ensure delivery to your inbox, please add us to your address book.

You're Almost Done

You have previously signed up but your profile was never confirmed. Please enter your email address below, and we will resend the activation email. Simply click on the link within that email to complete your registration.

Submit

You already have a profile

There's already a profile associated with this email address. If you created a profile on FYI.tv, History.com, myLifeTime.com or AETV.com you can access A&E with the same email and password.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Submit
New to A&E?

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Further instructions have been sent to your email address.
We’ll see you soon.

New to A&E?

You must be 13 or older

In order to receive email updates from A+E Networks you must meet certain age requirements. For more information please view our privacy policy and terms of use.

We still need some info from you

  • Female
  • Male
Yes, sign me up to receive A&E emails.
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
Create Profile
There was an error processing your request. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please try again later.