Hollywood Writers Strike to Start Monday
The Hollywood Writers Strike will start Monday.
There will be a "last ditch" effort to avoid the strike Sunday when both sides meet with a federal mediator.
On one side: "CBS Corp.; NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; and The Walt Disney Co., owner of the ABC network." On the other: Writers Guild of America.
First casualties, probably Monday night: the late-night talk shows, from Leno and Letterman to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. All are expected to go to repeats.
After that: Day time talk shows and the soaps.
What the writers are fighting for: a fair share of the profits from dvd sales and internet programming.
What to do instead of watching tv? Read more blogs. Support the writers.
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