Larry Mantle talks with journalist and author William Langewiesche about his new cover story in The Atlantic Monthly, "American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center." Langewiesche was given unprecedented access to Ground Zero in the aftermath of September 11th and this cover story is the result of his experiences.
Larry Mantle and critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com discuss this week's new film releases, including Minority Report, Lilo & Stitch, Sunshine State, and Ram Dass: Fierce Grace. Larry and the critics also discuss videos released both this week and last week.
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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