Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This cable TV series respectively starred Lea Thompson and Debbi Morgan as dedicated L.A. prosecuting attorneys Camille Paris and Lori Gibson. Most of the stories dealt with the diametrically opposite political viewpoints of the two women, and how they would begrudgingly work together in the interests of justice for all. Contrary to expectations, it was Camille, the white Chief Deputy DA, who was the heart-on-sleeve liberal, while her DA boss Lora, a black woman, was the staunch conservative. Other regulars included Camille's recovering alcoholic sister, Erica (Wendy Gazelle); nephew Zach (Matthew Richards); ex-husband Michael Olivas (A. Martinez), with whom Camille enjoyed a better relationship as a single than she ever had as his wife; and assistant Anita Lopez (Cecilia Suarez). The weekly, 60-minute For the People made its first Lifetime Network appearance on July 21, 2002.