PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
1:00 – 1:20
1:20 – 1:30
A Tale of Two SAGs
New York’s division of the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) is calling for a federal mediator to step in if the negotiating team led by Alan Rosenberg and Doug Allen can’t hammer out a contract deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. While everyone is afraid of another strike, is this public disagreement making SAG appear weak at just the wrong time? Or can pressure from the east coast push negotiators closer to an agreement?
Alan Rosenberg, President of the Screen Actors Guild –OR- Doug Allen, National Executive Director of SAG and Chief Negotiator
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Richard Verrier, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times
CALL HIM: 213-237-7936, backup 661-478-0051-mobile
1:30 – 2:00
Leaving 21 to the Blackjack Table: Lowering the National Drinking Age
Giving new meaning to the Beastie Boy anthem “You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party,” the presidents of 104 colleges and universities signed a statement this week that criticizes the national legal drinking age of 21 as encouraging “dangerous, clandestine binge-drinking” in which “students make ethical compromises that erode respect for the law.” Anti-alcohol crusaders Mothers Against Drunk Driving dutifully issued their response suggesting that parents think twice about sending their children to schools that have “waved the white flag on underage and binge drinking policies.” While the university presidents’ only call for a “national discussion,” is there room to reexamine a policy that sends 18-year olds to kill and die for their country on a battlefield but doesn’t allow them to pop open a cold Bud?
Robert A. Skotheim, President of
HE WILL CALL IN TO LINE 10; HAS 866 BACK-UP
Contact: Jim Tranquada: 323-259-2990; cell: 323-496-8886
Back-up contact: Colleen 323-259-1406; cell: 323-303-7465
Representative from MADD
2:00 – 2:40
Ask the Chief
Chief Bratton returns for another installment of Ask the Chief - where the Chief answers Patt's questions and yours on the LAPD. This month topics include: a new LAPD study that reveals that profiling is hard to prove; the arrest of activist and long time LAPD critic Najee Ali; and a parcel tax on the November 4 ballot that would pay for anti-gang prevention programs. We also get the Chief's take on an ordinance passed by the LA County Supervisors that would make parents liable for their kids' tagging.
William Bratton, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
2:40 – 3:00