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The Writers' Strike

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Despite the presence of a federal mediator, yesterday's last minute talks between television and film writers and the Alliance of Film and Television producers went nowhere.  Today members of the Writers Guild of America began carrying picket signs in New York and Los Angeles.  Should the rest of the nation care? We hear how new media are changing the world of entertainment and America's cultural economy.  

Credits

Guests:
Peter Sanders - Reporter, Wall Street Journal, Robert Thompson - Professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, Porter Bibb - Managing Partner, Mediatech Capital Partners, Dean Baker - Center for Economic and Policy Research - @DeanBaker13, John Ridley - Screenwriter, Director and Novelist; "Let It Fall"

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner