Spectrum News 1 partners with the USC Price School to examine how the aerospace industry helped shape Southern California.

Get a look at the new technology and future aerospace engineers that are fueling its resurgence as one of the state's largest and most important industries.

And learn about the integral role SoCal companies play in the important U.S. defense industry.

The two-hour special also features a panel discussion moderated by Rep. Jane Harman. Panelists include former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, former CEO of The Aerospace Corp. Wanda Austin, former California Gov. and Sen. Pete Wilson, former Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman Corporation Ronald D. Sugar and former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Buck McKeon.