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Tue May 3, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Oscar Winner's New Project: Osama Bin Laden

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And today's last word in business is art meets life.

It should come as no surprise that there are movies in the works about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. One project involves Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, who directed the movie "Hurt Locker."

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

She's been working on an adaptation of a book called "Kill Bin Laden," a book about the failed attempt to take out bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan in 2001. They were going to start shooting this summer, but it looks like they'll have to rewrite, now that viewers know the ending.

INSKEEP: And let's go from an ending to a beginning. Forty years ago today -May 3rd, 1971 - was the first day of broadcasting for our sister program, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. And the director, the person running the show on that day was...

WERTHEIMER: Me. Linda Wertheimer.

(Soundbite of laughter)

INSKEEP: There we go. There we go.

WERTHEIMER: My first job at NPR.

INSKEEP: What do you remember about that?

WERTHEIMER: I remember that it was terrifying. There was a lot of live material in the show that day. There were demonstrations in Washington. I tried to remember what I said to actually start the thing off, and I think what I said was: Go.

(Soundbite of laughter)

INSKEEP: Well, you seem calmer these days.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

WERTHEIMER: And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

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