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Sunday, June 1, 2008

WITSEC

Tonight I watched a new TV show IN PLAIN SIGHT. It's about the Witness Protection Program, or WITSEC as it's also known. This show has as its main character a US Marshal who is responsible for those in the program. Tonight she picked up a Ukrainian woman who worked as a bookkeeper and was slated to testify against her boss. Then she had to deal with the murder of the son of a family in the program. Surprisingly, the murder wasn't solved in the hour, it took an hour and 15 minutes. There's even a little humor in this show, her family is a little strange.

This is beginning to look like a trend in entertainment. I just finished a book by Andrew Gross called THE BLUE ZONE which dealt with WITSEC and last year WITHOUT A TRACE dealt with a missing girl whose father was in WITSEC.

It is an interesting concept. People are given a chance to start over, start fresh. All they have to do is give up everything they know, their friends, family, roots. I doubt if I could do it.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

I watched Leslie Ann Warren, who was a guest on THE VIEW (Tuesday, June 3rd). She played one of the characters on IN PLAIN SIGHT, the show that you recently enjoyed. In 1965, I was first introduced to her in Rodgers and Hammerstein's, CINDERELLA. What a musical! But there has been one big change in Warren's appearance. The space between her front teeth has been corrected. In the sixties I couldn't stop watching her smile and wondering why braces had not corrected her teeth. Hollywood was always so perfect, or so I thought. Anyway, she did a beautiful job and I always remembered her and the movie, and that was forty-three years ago. I'd love to see that same movie again!