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America demands to be entertained, and the death of Lew Wasserman puts a spotlight on how and why entertainment happens. Wasserman was not as well known as Hollywood titans like Sam Goldwyn, Louis B. Mayer or Jack Warner. He is known to have said, -publicity is for clients.- But it is Wasserman who created the TV series and summer blockbuster movies that made Hollywood studios rich and powerful. And by creating free agency for Hollywood stars, he helped undermine the studios by making actors rich and powerful, too. We'll talk to Wasserman's biographer, the Chairman of Fox, a producer/writer, and a contributing editor of Esquire about the achievements of Hollywood-s Last Mogul, the unintended consequences, and what it all means for the movies and TV we watch.
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    FBI Director Mueller Robert Mueller is under fire for alleged intelligence failures prior to September 11th. At the same time he told a Senate Committee that his agency -must change,- the White House said President Bush would go on TV tonight to propose what it called the largest government reorganization since 1947. The White House correspondent from Time tells us what is happening in Washington.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Chronic Wasting Disease: Most Serious Animal Health Threat in Our History
    In Wisconsin, hunting deer is a big part of the culture-and the economy. But, deer hunters have to play by the rules: they just kill bucks, not does or fawns. But now, a possible threat to dairy cattle has changed the rules for a special, out-of-season effort to wipe out some 15,000 deer in the southwestern part of the state. Could it pass to cattle? How about humans? We ask a reporter from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to explain.

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