FROM Paul Bond
Screenwriters Get a Tutorial from the FBI The Los Angeles Police Department gained international fame by turning over its files to scriptwriters in the early days of TV. Joe Wambaugh is only one of the cops who made millions turning real life into fiction. J. Edgar Hoover had a keen eye for Hollywood possibilities too, but not until yesterday did the FBI host its first formal workshop for screenwriters—at the Federal Building in Hollywood.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.