Just because your favorite actors may make millions a show doesn't mean the writers are. I saw a report that said the AMPTP wanted to offer writers $250 for the rights to post a single episode online for a year. Um...that is embarrassing. That means even if 2 million people download it a day, the writer is still only getting $250. What's worse, is that depending on your official title, you might be lucky to write even a handful of the 24 episodes. It really is a slap in the face considering how much the American public adores these shows. A show like Grey's Anatomy can have between 8 and 13 million viewers a night!
I like this interview because it puts a face to something the average person might not realize. The majority of these people are working class---just like you and me. And just like the crews that Leno and Conan are worrying about...the writers have families too, bills and expenses, and are out of work. This is no different from any other strike. People standing up for a fair deal, for what the need and deserve.