Can Steve Jobs End the Writers' Strike?

At Macworld, Apple's CEO is expected to announce a movie-download deal with studios that could go a long way toward settling the walkout's main issue

As picketing continues outside studio gates, everyone from talent agents to George Clooney has been mentioned or tried their hand at mediating between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and executives of the TV networks and film production companies. But here's a name that hasn't crossed too many minds: Steve Jobs, Apple's (AAPL) bearded, music-loving chief executive officer.

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