FROM Michael Speier
The Beginning of the End of the Writers' Strike It could all be over this weekend. The writers' strike that began last November will finally end if writers approve a deal that is expected to be presented to them tomorrow. The agreement could mean that Hollywood will be back to work as early as Monday. Michael Speier is executive editor of the Hollywood trade paper, Variety .
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