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Jay Leno & Conan O’Brien crossing the Picket Lines

“Late-night TV hosts Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien plan to cross picket lines to resume taping shows on Jan. 2, nearly two months after the Hollywood writers strike forced them off the air… “

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Don’t know what to think about this.

On one hand, I’m all for getting what is due to you. Then on the other hand, what about the “Non-Writing Staff” who are out of jobs until a new contract is settled.

In the mean time, the networks have a stock pile of new shows that can last well into the new year and don’t forget those Reality Shows that everyone likes. Looks like the WGA may be the first to crack in negotiations.

Update:

Letterman will also resume taping on January 2, 2008

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December 31, 2007 - Posted by | News, Television

2 Comments

  1. I’m biased given my dad works for Jay, but I think he’ll appreciate Jay going back to work. I don’t know where the talks stand at this point, but hopefully they can work something out so that if the networks are making money, so are the writers. If there isn’t a revenue stream associated with the playback and distribution then I figure everyone eats it on that one.

    Comment by Morgan | January 2, 2008

  2. Turns out that the writers on the Letterman Show are not part of the WGA. So technically, Letterman is not crossing the picket line.

    Comment by xraytech | January 2, 2008


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