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Desperate Housewives has run out of scripts. The Office and Rules of Engagement have shut down, along with at least five other prime-time television shows.  Jay Leno was back on the picket line apologizing for not having a joke.  Meantime, producers are canceling long-term contracts. Does the Writers Guild strike threaten the future of TV as we know it?

Main Topic Writers' Strike Update

With writers and others marching with picket signs outside their doors, major studios are planning to suspend long-term production deals with so-called "showrunners." They are producers and writers, and the studios reportedly expected them to continue performing the production part of their jobs.

Guests:
Howard Suber, Founding Director of the Producers Program, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Sonya Geis

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