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    PBS Vows Fund Fight: Net Says Privatization Defeats Purpose

    (BPI) WASHINGTON-Public broadcasting executives are vowing to fight for their federal funds despite threats from Republican lawmakers to slice their budget because some stations have shared donor lists with the Democratic

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    DOES LIFE BEGIN WHEN YOU "MAKE IT"? Constructing a Creative Life Now

    What is it that makes a life satisfying? What gives life meaning? These questions have been posed for as long as the human race has had words with which to pose them, and the answers have ranged all the way from "everything" (we are one, one is all) to "nothing ...

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    AFTRA Warns Congress of Hi-Tech

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) took concerns for its members' health and pension benefits to Congress this week, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that new technology could decrease or eliminate performing artists' medical and retirement funds.

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    Dana Plato, "Diff'rent Strokes" Star, Dead from Overdose at 34

    Actress Dana Plato, who starred on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died of an apparent drug overdose at the home of her fianc , Robert Menchaca, in Moore, Okla., on Sat., May 8. Plato has a 14-year-old son, Tyler Lambert, of Tulsa, Okla., from a previous

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    The 'It' Guy

    Duncan Stewart is responsible for hiring actors for every role in the Broadway, London, and international touring companies of the Kander and Ebb musicalChicago.

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    book review

    ell-organized and thorough, this book is a helpful resource for any college-bound high school student interested in a film, television, or digital media program, or anyone seeking to continue studies in a similarly focused graduate program. Before listing 556 programs at 215 colleges and universities nationwide, the book offers common-sense ...

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    Actors: What Are You Doing During Strike?

    If you are an actor whose work has been disrupted by the strike, Back Stage would like to hear from you. What are you doing to stay busy, acting-wise?

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    Striking Writers Try to Appeal to Wall Street

    A second week of picketing in Manhattan resumed Tuesday with striking film and TV writers bringing the battle to Wall Street.

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    Doling for Dollars

    Just four weeks after announcing the creation of an unprecedented $50 million dollar fund to assist "New York City cultural and performing arts organizations" directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Mellon Foundation has announced its first three recipients. The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (ART/NY ...

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    NBC Brings Web Series 'Quarterlife' to TV

    NBC will begin airing the Web series "Quarterlife" on its television network early next year.