Far from the former stylish head of MPAA, the late Jack Valenti, Glickman likes to have a little cow dung on his tuxedo pants cuff. You might call him a real life Oliver Wendell Douglas, the Eddie Albert character in the old sitcom Green Acres. "I used to watch it. I know the song," he brags.
Glickman hails from Kansas, was a congressman who held a top spot on the Agriculture Committee, and was Bill Clinton's ag secretary before leaving to run Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He joined MPAA in 2004 and opened a wide war on movie pirating.
"I still like to keep my hands in the rural farm world. It also helps me to keep my bearings a bit," he says, explaining why he accepted the appointment. Asked which 4-H club interests him most--Fowl, Swine, Sheep, etc.--he noted that the 4-H focus now is on urban programs and he'd probably go in that direction. "I probably would have been on the city side," says the Wichita native.
By Paul Bedard