Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who has been criticized in advance of the debut of her Paramount-syndicated talkshow for her opinions of and remarks made about homosexuals on her radio show, got some support from the National Religious Broadcasters, which represents more than 1,250 Christian communicators.
In a letter to Paramount Television Group chairman Kerry McCluggage, NRB president Brandt Gustavson wrote, “In these days of political correctness anybody who dares to say some decisions are right and some decisions are wrong will be subjected to a barrage of criticism. This is precisely what has happened to our friend Dr. Laura. The logic these protesters are using clearly doesn’t make sense. To say Paramount should silence Dr. Laura for her lack of ‘tolerance’ is on its face intolerant. Such twisted logic should be rejected as laughable and the issue put to rest.”
Earlier this year, the NRB presented Schlessinger with the group’s chairman’s award “for her outstanding in emphasizing the need for faith, the importance of the Ten Commandments and the importance of making moral decisions.”
— Mark Miller
Scribes to polish ‘Pearl’ patter
With principal photography set to begin today in Hawaii on the epic pic “Pearl Harbor,” director-producer Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have tapped the writing duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to do a dialogue polish on some of the scenes involving military exchanges.
The original script was penned by Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”).
Clement and La Frenais did some uncredited rewriting on Bay’s “The Rock” as well. They also wrote such films as “The Commitments” and 1979’s “The Prisoner of Zenda.”
— Charles Lyons