This morning on KERA-FM (90.1), Sam Baker previewed tonight's screening at 8 on Channel 13 of Sharing the Power, which examines how Dallas wound up with a 14-1 system of governance courtesy, among others, Roy Williams and Marvin Crenshaw. It's part of a weeklong examination of the landmark lawsuit that changed the face of Dallas City Council -- and, if you'll visit KERA's Web site, well, you'll even find the special in its entirety, which is mighty nice of the folks at North Texas Public Broadcasting. It'll also air on Friday at 6 on 90.1 as a radio report. --Robert Wilonsky
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