FROM Elwood Reid
Show-runners of FX’s 'The Bridge' Meredith Stiehm is an Emmy Award-winning writer-producer from Homeland and the creator of the CBS series Cold Case. Elwood Reid is a novelist and television writer-producer whose credits include Cold Case and the Hawaii Five-O reboot. Together they adapted the Scandinavian series Bron/Broen. They talk with Kim Masters about changing the setting of The Bridge from its original location on the Canadian-US border to the border between Mexico and the US. They also detail their efforts to get the linguistic and cultural world of Juarez Mexico right, and talk about working with an autism consultant in crafting the female lead character who has Asperger's.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.