Sarsgaard portrays editor Chuck Lane in the new film Shattered Glass. Previously Sarsgaard played the sweet-faced killer in the film Boys Donât Cry. His other films include K-19: The Widowmaker and The Man in the Iron Mask.
The two collaborated (along with journalist Liz Sly) on a three-part series in The Chicago Tribune about illegal Muslim immigrants living in the United States who were required to register with the government after the Sept. 11th attacks. Now many of them are facing deportation or have already been deported.
TV critic David Bianculli reviews some of the network specials marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. They include the PBS documentary JFK: Breaking the News, about how local media covered the assassination, and Court TVâs Forensic Files: The JFK Assassination: Investigation Reopened, (both on tonight). ABC also presents a special on the subject, Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination — Beyond Conspiracy.
Lane fired journalist Stephen Glass in 1998 for making up a story that ran in the magazine under the headline Hack Heaven. It was subsequently discovered that Glass fabricated other stories for The New Republic and other publications. The story of Stephen Glass is told in the new film Shattered Glass. Lane now covers the Supreme Court for The Washington Post.