Billionaire and ‘LA Times’ Owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong – LA Stories
By Spectrum News Staff Los Angeles
PUBLISHED 11:16 AM ET Feb. 11, 2019
On the latest episode of Spectrum News 1’s prime-time series LA Stories, Giselle Fernandez sits down with billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong for a rare TV interview.
The owner of the Los Angeles Times and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers takes Giselle on a behind-the-scenes tour of his bio-tech labs in Culver City, where he is passionately working to find treatments and cures for cancer. Soon-Shiong also opens up about his childhood experiencing poverty and oppression in South Africa under apartheid.
He reveals to Giselle how a journalist jailed for covering the violent racial segregation became one of his life heroes for his humanity and commitment to truth, and how being witness to the victims of the Soweto riots seared into him an appreciation for the free press and American democracy.