AirTalk for February 21, 2002

The Lord of the Rings

Larry Mantle talks with director, writer, producer Peter Jackson and writer Philippa Boyens of "Lord of the Rings" about the film and their careers in Hollywood.

The History of Southern California Radio

Larry Mantle talks with the executive editor of, Don Barrett, and takes listener calls about the history of Southern California radio.

Blind Trust

KPCC presents "Blind Trust: What Enron Says About America." This one-hour Marketplace special will explain why the Enron crash is more than the biggest corporate bankruptcy in US history; it's a watershed event for America. It's a story about greed, corporate candor, security in retirement, big guys versus little guys. In short, "Blind Trust" is a story about American values at the beginning of a new century.


Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International and Lael Lowenstein of Variety discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Dragonfly, Queen of the Damned, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog, Mean Machine, Trembling Before G-d, and The Town is Quiet. The critics also share their reactions to the Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
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