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Corruption in Illinois, bankruptcy in Chicago: HAROLD MEYERSON of the Washington Post op-ed page comments on Governor Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for plotting to sell Obama’s senate seat, and on Sam Zell taking the Tribune Co., and the LA Times, into bankruptcy.
And we’ll talk about the financial crisis at MOCA, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art – the New York Times says the museum has “an exhibition record that many feel is the best in the country and even the world” — but that its endowment has shrunk from $50 million to $6 million. CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, art critic for the LA Times, will comment. more info at MOCAmobilization.org.
Also: Your Minnesota Moment: In the recount in Al Franken’s senate race, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has incumbent Republican Norm Coleman ahead by 192 votes, but Franken says his own projections have him ahead — by 4 votes.
One more thing: The Department of Homeland Security is now an underwriter of National Public Radio.