FROM Lowell Peterson
WGA East Charges Joan Rivers The Writers Guild of America East has charged that Joan Rivers has "violated the union's rules by writing and by performing showrunner duties for the E! Network show Fashion Police." Rivers is a lifetime member of the guild. Lowell Peterson, executive director for WGA East, explains to The Business producer Darby Maloney what this charge means and what Rivers faces when she has to appear at a"“hearing before a three-person trial board." If found guilty the punishment could be a fee or expulsion from the guild.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.