The Hollywood Disconnect

ABC-TV has been under fire this week for its new “docudrama” about the path America’s leaders followed in the years leading up to the 9/11 attacks. Tim Rutten says that the network deserves exactly what it’s gotten: “[ABC] somehow thought it could approach the most wrenching American tragedy since Pearl Harbor with the values that prevail among network television executives — the sort of ad hoc ethics that would make a streetwalker blush — and that nobody would mind.”