- Making News: TSA to Issue Threat Level for Every Passenger
The Transportation Security Administration has plans for every airline passenger to be given a score for security risk. You-ll be red, yellow or green before you even get to the airport, and that will determine whether you-ll be allowed to get on the plane. Mary Lou Pickel, transportation writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says the new system will draw from passenger travel habits, credit card history and government watch lists.
- Reporter's Notebook: Black Filmmakers and Their Legacy
A major segment of the audience for movies is African American, and the highest grossing film ever made by Miramax was produced by an African American. That doesn-t mean that black filmmakers have it easy in Hollywood. George Alexander, author of Why We Make Movies: Black Filmmakers Talk about the Magic of Cinema, talks about the creative process, movie making and changing opportunities in the industry.
FROM THIS EPISODE
In what one writer calls the -strange historical pause- before likely warfare, some artists want to get a word in edgewise. On Monday, actors in 49 countries will stage -the first-ever worldwide theatrical event for peace,- with some 817 readings of an anti-war play from ancient Greek literature. At the White House, to avoid anti-war protest, Laura Bush has cancelled her seminar on American poetry. As public funding of all kinds of art is threatened by budget shortfalls, what-s the role of the arts in times of historic conflict? Are they not important enough, or too important to be ignored? We hear from actress Christine Lahti, a theater critic who-s written about the artistic response to pending war on Iraq, syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved, and administrators from the California Arts Council and Michigan-s Mackinac Center for Public Policy.