California Getaway

Friday, February 03, 2006

Transcript

The televised car chase is a phenomenon bound up in the very being of freeway-tangled Los Angeles. Why are there so many police pursuits in L.A., and how did they become such a popular spectacle? Xeni Jardin speaks with New Yorker staff writer Tad Friend about how history, technology and geography conspire to produce the thrill of the chase.

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