In the L.A. Weekly, Scott Foundas has an excellent profile of Edward James Olmos and focuses on his humanitarian work and acting legacy:
One of the most curious sights captured by TV news cameras during the 1992 Los Angeles riots was that of actor Edward James Olmos standing on West Adams Boulevard, near the First AME Church, holding a broom. It was Friday morning, the day that Governor Pete Wilson would ask for federal assistance to help restore order and Rodney King would ask if we all could get along. Olmos had spent much of the preceding 36 hours on the go, shuttling between TV and radio appearances, imploring listeners to stay in their homes. “If you’re going to go out and get something because you can,” he remembers saying, “at least come back to your house once you’ve got what you want.” Then, as the sun rose on day three of the violence, he started sweeping.Read the full article at the L.A. Weekly's website.
And as a reminder, next week you can catch up with all of season 3 of BSG and watch three daytime BSG season three marathons, May 16–18, starting at 8AM/7C daily.
Set your VCR's, and DVR's accordingly.