AirTalk for December 18, 2001

Melissa Gilbert

After a tight and contentious race, actress Melissa Gilbert began her term last month as 23rd President of the Screen Actors Guild. Larry Mantle talks with Gilbert about her agenda as President, which includes bringing film production back to Los Angeles.

The Vivendi/Usa Networks Deal

Larry Mantle discusses the Vivendi / USA Networks media deal with editor and chief of the Hollywood Star News, Alex Ben Block.

The Alzheimer's Epidemic

Since 1975, the number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's has risen from five hundred thousand to five million. Another eighty to one hundred million people may succumb to it over the next 50 years, worldwide. Larry Mantle talks with David Shenk author of The Forgetting (Doubleday) about the reasons for the troubling increase and what research underway to find a cure.
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