This is the writers of the Daily Show putting together a video to explain the reasons for the strike. The WGA wanted to have a picket line in front of the NY Stock Exchange on Broad St. You know, to let the big corporations that own the studios and networks that they were serious. The city wouldn't give them a permit to picket the NYSE, and basically forced them to picket several blocks over by Battery Park. I don't know what passer-bys thought; were we protesting pigeons? Did Castle Clinton alarm us in some manner? Anyway, this was all down by where I work my day job, so I grabbed by WGA jacket, took a long lunch and jumped in the picket line.
Good luck, WGA.