South Los Angeles Broadcasting System, The

1993-11stand-alone Short Story
Bridging the Galaxies

How to Save the World, ed. Charles Sheffield, Tor 1995 a non-SF story set in the wake of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

Following the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, residents sift through the ashes and discuss the difference between what really happened that day versus the snippets shown on TV. A rare look at everyday life from Niven—his fascination and horror with the riots and fires would eventually lead to The Burning City and its sequel.