Political Panorama: Monday

Anintruth Al Gore, promoting the DVD release of “An Inconvenient Truth” this week, tells Time that he’s encouraged that the new Democratic Congress will do something about global warming. His next role is as a disembodied head in a movie version of “Futurama.” “There are a number of people clustered in a certain age group who are quite taken with the fact that I once uttered the immortal line “I have ridden the mighty moon worm!””

“Bobby,” the Emilio Estevez pic about the day and night of RFK’s assassination, posted a disappointing box office tally of $4.9 million over the weekend. Distrib MGM expects it to build word of mouth.

Phil Donahue has made the Iraq war doc “Body of War,” focusing on a soldier turned anti-war activist, with much comment from Sen. Robert Byrd (D-Va.).

The FCC has lined up a series of studies in its look at media ownership, but Commissioner Michael Copps says that it may still raise doubts about crediblity.

How Frank Capra would portray the Bush administration.

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