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poster.jpgThe documentary The Tillman Story was given a controversial R rating for language by the Motion Picture Association of America. We talk with its filmmaker, Amir Bar Lev, about his failed effort to challenge that rating in an appeal. Then we hear from Joan Graves, head of the MPAA's rating's board, about their reasoning on this and other questionable ratings.

Today's banter topics:

Summer box office wrap-up
The entertainment business state of malaise
Michael Eisner may become chair of the Tribune Company

 

The Tillman Story

Amir Bar-Lev

Guest Interview The Tillman Story's Controversial R Rating, MPAA's Response

Guests:
Amir Bar-Lev, documentary filmmaker
Joan Graves, Chair, MPAA's Classification and Ratings Administration

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