“Letters from Iwo Jima” lands top prize from the Los Angeles Film Critics, while “An Inconvenient Truth” wins best documentary. Paul Greengrass wins best director for “United 93.” Meanwhile, “Borat,” “Babel,” “United 93” and “Iwo Jima” win top film prizes from the American Film Institute.
Merriam-Webster calls Stephen Colbert’s “truthiness” the “word of the year.”
B&C picks up on the FCC’s criticism of the V-chip as ineffective, and what it means for further crackdowns on program content.
On his way out of office, California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante throws premiere for 9/11-themed doc “Divided We Fall.”
Along with News Corp., former Attorney General John Ashcroft plans to invest in a new faith-based channel on Direct TV.
Studios see a more powerful ally in Democratic-controlled Congress with Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) heading a key copyright subcommittee.