- Newsmaker: Post-Election Court Divided over Disabilities Act - The Supreme Court has scaled back the reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court's 5-4 decision prohibits state workers from filing discrimination suits against their employers under the ADA. Viveca Novak, of Time magazine, talks about the court ongoing move to limit the power of the federal government over the states.
- Reporter's Notebook: Coca-Cola and Harry Potter - Coca-Cola has reportedly paid more than 150 million dollars for the marketing rights to the first film about Harry Potter, the world's favorite fictional young wizard. T.R. Reid, London bureau chief for The Washington Post praises J.K. Rowling, the author of the seven-book series, for protecting her interests in a most interest marketing deal.
FROM THIS EPISODE
It's music's big night, the 43rd Grammys, live from Los Angeles. Though Eminem has grabbed the headlines, there are scores of other honorees. A medley of strange bedfellows confirm the National Association of Recording Arts and Science's heroic effort to become contemporary after decades of being perceived as an insider's club. We look at picks and misses, and how and why the Grammys are changing, with Anthony Decurtis of Rolling Stone, Danny Goldberg of Artemis Records, managing editor of Revolver, the president of Tommy Boy Records, and others. (The Christian Science Monitor's Sara Terry guest hosts.)