Dan Glickman served as the 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture, a post he held from 1995 until 2001. Previously he was a Democratic representative for Kansas in Congress for 18 years. Currently he is the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, which is comprised of the "big six" Hollywood studios. Glickman was born in Kansas in 1944 and began his career as a lawyer. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, a Nevada judge. Glickman has more recently served as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
Question: Can Hollywood survive the user-generated revolution?
Dan Glickman: Actually I think the more stuff that’s there can be a positive factor, can be an enhancer of the industry; but hopefully quality will prevail. There’s a lot of stuff produced on user-generated content, but most of it I don’t think anybody would buy. But what that does do is get people interested in entertainment and production. And so it may get more people to enjoy film, or television, or other forms of paid entertainment.
Recorded on: 7/6/07