Thanks to David Letterman and his independent production company, Worldwide Pants. Letterman agreed to all the deal terms - including new media revenue - that the writers are asking for. And well he should - It's a fair deal!
According to Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars: "At one point in the broadcast, Letterman took questions about the strike from the audience, leading to his head writer interrupting:
"Thousands of writers still walk the picket line every day until their legs cramp and their backs ache, only to return to a home they can now barely afford because of the producers’ greed. So, to the arrogant media moguls who’ve gotten so fat off our sweat-soaked toil that they can no longer fit behind their oversized mahogany desks, I say to you: Stop spending all your money on cufflinks, cocktails and whores. Stick a crowbar in your wallet and start bargaining in good faith with the writers."
What's the strike about?
See Not The Daily Show, by Some Writer
Howard Kurz with guests Ray Richmond, Michael Medved, and Jennifer Pozner, who points out that the strike is a labor issue.
"There is Power In A Union" by Joe Hill, performed by Utah Philips
Would you have freedom from Wage slavery,
Then come join the grand Industrial band;
Would you from misery and hunger be free,
Then come, do your share, lend a hand.