Guest lineup for today's shows

Here's who will be featured on today's news shows:

� ABC's "This Week With Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts" � Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon; Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; Dr. George Friedman, chairman, intelligence organization STRATFOR.

� CBS' "Face the Nation" � Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C.; Rep. Jim Greenwood, R-Pa.; Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La.

� NBC's "Meet the Press" � Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass.

� CNN's "Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer" � Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D.; Ralph Nader, former presidential candidate; Pat Buchanan, former presidential candidate; Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.; Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill.; Joseph DiGenova, former U.S. attorney; Roy Black, criminal defense attorney; Nixon White House counsel John Dean; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif; Donna Brazile, former Gore campaign manager.

� "Fox News Sunday" � Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Javad Zarif; Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss.; Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn.

Actress' childhood shapes role

Berlin � Halle Berry says her childhood with a troubled father helped her play the role of an alcoholic in the critically acclaimed movie "Monster's Ball."

The film, in which Berry portrays a single mother who falls in love with her husband's executioner, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is among 23 entries vying at the Berlin Film Festival for the Golden Bear. The prize will be awarded Feb. 17.

Berry, 33, said Saturday that her own mother struggled to raise two children after being abandoned by her alcoholic husband.

Bardot objects to sheep slaying

Paris � French actress and animal activist Brigitte Bardot issued an open letter asking Prime Minister Lionel Jospin to enforce a French law prohibiting the slaughter of sheep outside of slaughterhouses.

The letter was released Friday, just ahead of the Muslim celebration of Aid-el-Kebir on Feb. 22-23, in which sheep are traditionally slaughtered.

The letter said the Brigitte Bardot Foundation would refer the matter to the European Commission for punitive action if laws regarding the slaughter of animals are not respected.

Paris subject of director's film

Rome � Bernardo Bertolucci's next film will explore Paris in 1968, the year the French capital was rocked by protests by students and workers, a newspaper reported.

La Repubblica, a Rome daily, said Thursday the 61-year-old Italian director is in Paris for casting. Filming is expected to begin in May.

The film will explore the climate in Paris just before the protests began over the educational system under President Charles de Gaulle, the newspaper said.


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