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Inventing LA is a an award-winning documentary about an influential group of socialites, a wealthy family and the Los Angeles Times, as these forces set out to create the destiny of the city. Created by Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Jones, Inventing LA takes us through the names and faces that would eventually make LA the city it is today. The influential Chandler family, along with Harrison Gray Otis and other movers and shakers, used their power and control over the predominant media outlet of the time, the Los Angeles Times, in steering the economic, social and cultural climate to their benefit. It is a retelling of the American Dream, complete with the harrowing stories of the challengers of the individual to change their destiny, and the more sinister aspects of keeping the dream alive. The film follows the lives of our heroic characters as they climb over each other to achieve social status and wealth, during a sleepy old town into the brightest city ever imagined.moreless

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AIRED ON 10/14/2009

Season 1 : Episode 5

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    Documentary

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    inspiring stories, man vs. nature, period piece, public figures, ruthless businessman