Today late night TV hosts including David Letterman and Jay Leno are returning to the airwaves. Here in Los Angeles members of the Writers’ Guild of America picketed at NBC Studios, home of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".This episode features an informal press conference given by John Bowman, the Chair of Writers’ Guild of America Negotiating Committee. It was held in front of NBC Studios in
03 December 2007 21:35 | Joe Medeiros
Last week I read in the blogosphere about the AMPTP’s proposed "New Economic Partnership" that was heralded as a groundbreaking new deal for the writers. However, the offer seemed pretty much rejected by the WGA across the board and the writers had to take a time out.Tomorrow, both sides will return to the table to resume negotiations. To get an understanding of where the writers were at, I revisit
It's day 8 of the Writers' Strike. Today I took fellow podcaster Alicyn Packard to the picket lines at NBC Studios, where we interviewed Joe Medeiros, a strike captain for the WGA. Joe is also the head writer for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Following our conversation with Joe is an interview with Shane Stranahan, a 15-year old home schooler and citizen journalist. Last week, we blogged
10 November 2007 12:05 | Joe Medeiros
Shane, a 15 year-old homeschooler and citizen journalist from Burbank, recorded this interview with Joe Medeiros, head writer for The Tonight Show and a strike captain for the WGA. This interview was done on Wednesday 7 November 2007 in front of NBC studios.