Jay Leno and Conan O’Brian Will Work Without Writers
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Back on the air at the first of next year, NBC-TV’s late-night talkers may be at a disadvantage. CBS doesn’t own David Letterman’s program; he does. Letterman and Craig Ferguson are working out their own deal with the Writers Guild and meanwhile the strike continues. Also tonight: will a $15 billion dollar state deficit put the kibosh on a health reform plan?
Healthcare Overhaul Reaches Assembly Floor, but Deficit Could Stop It from Getting to the Senate ()
An Assembly Committee passed a $15 billion dollar health care reform plan this afternoon. The full Assembly took it up later but the Senate won’t be back in Sacramento ‘til next year.
- Tom Chorneau: Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
The Latest on the Writers' Strike ()
TV's late-night talk shows are going back on the air with and without writers who are still out on strike against the major producers. We update the strike and hear about alternative ways of producing and distributing entertainment.
- Carl Diorio: Labor Editor at the Hollywood Reporter
- Joseph Menn: Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, @josephmenn
- Aaron Mendelsohn: Writers’ Guild board member
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