I think by now people are aware that the writers' strike is in full force. The last time there was a big strike by writers was in 1988, the strike lasted from March 7- August 7. Wow, could you imagine 22 weeks without Letterman? I kind of understand the strike from an actor's point of view, they don't get any residuals from every download or video that is watched on the net, but damn technology is changing! Ellen's writers have put her on blast for still reporting to work. They wanted her to stand on the front line and support the Guild.