Former NEA chief is killed off on TV

Former NEA chief is killed off on TV


norman lebrecht

February 13, 2014

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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  • Martin says:

    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.