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"Get Shorty" gives us B-moviemaker, D-level mobster, A-plus author


"Get Shorty" -- which debuts debuts Sunday (Aug. 13) -- gives us the best of world, with quirky characters in odd settings. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

LOS ANGELES –
Hollywood keeps trying to turn Elmore Leonard's stories into movies.

Norman Lear's just your usual 94-year-old investigative reporter


Remember when Walter Cronkite felt obligated to retire at 65. Norman Lear is still going strong -- doing some investigative reporting, no less -- at 94. He's part of a passionate cable show that debuts Sept. 30; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

After almost a
century, Norman Lear might have been considered an expert on life and
on cities.