An update to "Fighting For Time" aired on March 10, 2010. Patt Morrison's commentary originally aired on October 22, 2009.
For more than three years now, Bob Iritano has been fighting a particularly deadly form of cancer. Sadly, like too many other sick Americans, he's also had to fight his health insurance company to get the care he needs. L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus looks at his case, which illustrates just how much power a health insurance company can have over our lives, and deaths. KPCC's Patt Morrison shares her own experience dealing with the nation's ailing health care delivery system. And the Academy Award for best director could go to a woman for the first time. By many accounts The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow is the front-runner. Still, as correspondent Judy Muller reports, Hollywood is very much a man's world when it comes to helming a picture. Only one out of ten mainstream movies are directed by women.