Friday, October 16

Skewed Spectacles (3#) -

In a TV saga reminiscent of the OJ Simpson white SUV slow-speed chase, American TV obsessively followed a flying saucer balloon yesterday, which displaced other news. This type of spectacle is an increasingly frequent occurrence here, but is finally beginning to come under some criticism.

# The untimely death of billionaire Bruce Wasserstein may put the future of New York Magazine, which is controlled by a family trust, in question. The magazine was originally a spinoff from the late and fondly remembered New York Herald Tribune newspaper. Wall Street mogul Wasserstein paid $55 million for it 5 years ago.

# A new documentary has been produced called
Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut).
This is the 40th anniversary of the group.