Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Writers' Strike And You

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) agreed this weekend to go on strike on Monday. What does this mean for you, simple media consumer? Well, first all of your daily talk shows - The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Tonight Show, Late Show, etc. - will have no writers. Next impacted will be your episodic prime time sitcoms and dramas, i.e. The Office and Lost. A few months later the American box office will take a hit as no new scripts have been signed. In the interim, reruns, foreign imports, and a "renaissance" of writer-free reality television will fill the vacuous airwaves.

Time to find some good books.

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