Hollywood executives meet over role in war

Sunday, October 21, 2001

LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood executives have begun meeting with White House officials about what role the entertainment industry can play in the war against terrorism.

About 40 TV executives, producers and other Hollywood leaders met for two hours Wednesday with White House officials. They discussed possible documentaries on the anthrax threat, how to address terrorism scenarios in TV shows and fostering better understanding of the United States overseas.

Producer Craig Haffner and writer-director Lionel Chetwynd, who helped organize the gathering, said it was a preliminary meeting to review how Hollywood can help during the crisis.

'High-tech redneck' to air concert on Internet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Ryman Auditorium will broadcast its first concert on the Internet today, a show by self-described "High-Tech Redneck" George Jones.

Advance tickets are available at www.wsmonline.com for $5.

-- From wire reports

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