WGAE President Michael Winship on the Radio

Hollywood Showdown

Aired: Monday, October 22, 2007 10-11AM ET

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By host Tom Ashbrook

The Daily Show may be going down, and Leno and Letterman and Desperate Housewives and Heroes and a whole lot of movies. The writers behind most of American television and movies are talking strike.

It's been almost twenty years since a Hollywood writers' strike. In 1988 it was about their piece of the video rental pie. Now, that sounds like horse-and-buggy stuff. The new issue is the Internet, and who's going to get what as TV webisodes and movie downloads kick in.

This hour, On Point: high drama, crash scenes, and maybe a strike as the web rewrites Hollywood.