It was another day of crisis management for Mel Gibson Tuesday as the film industry debated whether he would ever be able to overcome the apparent damage to his career resulting from his anti-Semitic remarks following his DUI arrest over the weekend. Although Gibson issued a more detailed apology for his statements, several PR advisers said that it came too late. Washington, DC-based PR exec Richard Levick told MSNBC, "In the first 24 hours, people start forming opinions. ... He has constantly been behind the story." Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Associated Press that he felt "a little bit uncomfortable" about Gibson's apology, since it appeared to be the careful work of publicist Alan Nierob. "To what extent is it a true reflection of Mel Gibson's true feeling?" he asked. He also noted that Nierob had told him two years ago that Gibson wanted to meet him to discuss his The Passion Of The Christ with him. He said that the meeting was never arranged. Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, noted, "Anti-Semitism is not born in one day and cannot be cured in one day, and certainly not through the issuing of a press release." On the other hand, Mandalay Entertainment Chairman Peter Guber said that any attempt to blackball Gibson would "fly in the face of what free speech is. ... Anybody trying to prevent anybody from being gainfully employed is distasteful to me." Similarly producer Lynda Obst told the newspaper, "This could be an opportunity where we say to anti-Semites that Jews don't boycott. ... I don't like any forms of blacklist." Meanwhile L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke has written that Gibson's publicists have ruled out any TV appearance by the besieged movie star anytime soon. She also reported that Dateline NBC is working on a feature about the Gibson incident to air next Sunday. In addition, Finke quoted "a source intimate with his situation" that Gibson was on the verge of suicide at the time he was stopped while reportedly driving around 90 miles an hour. "If that cop hadn't stopped him, this guy was going to be wrapped around a pole," Finke's source said. "This is such a bigger issue than 'Will he work again?' This is about his not wanting to live anymore."