Former NEA chief is killed off on TVmain
No sooner does Barack Obama name Jane Chu as head of the National Endowment for the Arts than one of her Clinton-era predecessors, the actress Jane Alexander, loses her job and her life in the TV series, The Blacklist,’ starring James Spader. She played the head of a secret CIA organization who is shot by Spader, a Hannibal Lechter character working for the US government.
Jane One, as she must now be known, was a damned good head of NEA. ‘ We all liked her and wish she had stayed longer,’ says one former DC arts chief.