Former NEA chief is killed off on TV

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.

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  • The blacklist is entertaining. At least much more than that woman’s hockey, ski jumping or speed skating from Sochi for which NBC pauses the show.

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