What Has Hollywood Done for the War on Terrorism?

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Over the past year, America-s image around the world has been sinking ever lower, especially in Muslim countries, despite the promise of entertainment industry leaders to help the White House make the country look good. While many envisioned TV as a quick and creative medium for deconstructing myths about the -great Satan- and promoting American ideas about diversity and equality, critics warned that creative artists could become propagandists. We hear both sides of the ongoing debate from Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman Bryce Zabel, who-s trying to develop what he calls -a rapid response team for America-s message,- and a skeptical Larry Gelbart, veteran writer for the stage, movies and the TV series MASH.
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