Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is supporting striking television writers.
The former North Carolina senator told a rally in New York yesterday he would work to protect the rights of union members if he's elected president next year.
Edwards told members of the Writers Guild of America to stay together and stay strong. He says they must work to make sure big media companies don't step on their rights.
Writers have been on strike since November 5th over payment for
television shows streamed over the Internet, saying they're entitled to a share of the revenue generated online.
Studios, networks and producers say it's too early to know which
business model will succeed on the Web.
David Chase with "The Sopranos" says he's glad Edwards talked to the union writers.