Hollywood: Just Another Defense Contractor?

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While the Bush Pentagon has become notorious for tough restrictions on news coverage, its door appears to be wide open to entertainment TV. The latest example is last night's episode of JAG, which dramatized the prosecution of an Al Qaeda terrorist for the suicide bombings of September 11. Is this new "militainment" entertainment, news or propaganda? We speak with Donald Bellisario, producer of JAG, the Pentagon gatekeeper and a couple of media critics.
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