We were saddened to hear on Sunday of the death of Rodney King
. He was on Q just a few weeks ago, on the 20th anniversary of the riots that shook Los Angeles.
The city exploded into violence after four police officers were acquitted in King's beating, despite the fact that it was captured on videotape.
Rodney King spoke to Jian about his memoir, The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption
. The interview was deeply moving and he expressed optimism about both his own future and the state of race relations in the United States.