Forty-eight years ago, Bill MacPhail, then in charge of sports at CBS, signed a deal with the US Tennis Open to carry its tennis matches, men's and women's, on the CBS network. That deal died last year and in 2015 you'll have to watch them on ESPN.
It seems that whenever a tragedy like the Roanoke one takes place, many of us resort to the most simplistic views, the basest arguments.
This past Tuesday I turned on CNN and watched a conservative political pundit go off the rails when she stated that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was somehow connected to Monica Lewinsky. In that moment I knew Republicans and the blatantly anti-Hillary media had overplayed their hand, as most voters simply don't give a horses' ass about Hillary's email
Trump would also never accept the job of president, as tempting as it might seem. It would mean giving up direct control of his global business empire. He would also have to forfeit the hundreds of millions of dollars he receives in endorsement deals every year.
An off-hand comment like the Donald's is a smack back to reality, a reality in which women are seen as less than equal because of their bodies. As the most popular candidate in his party at the moment, one has to wonder how many of Trump's supporters feel the same way.
Last night was Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America...
CNN Treats Fake Sting Videos Like They're Real; Jeb Bush is Not Smart; A Tomato with a Feather Sticking Out of It; Ted Cruz Makes Machine Gun Bacon; The Fox News Debate Lineup; and much more.
We are at an interesting crossroads right now. For a country that was founded on the slaughter of natives and the brutal enslavement of innocents, we have obviously made progress and strides in society. But our biggest challenge now -- that is in some ways even more difficult -- is eradicating institutional racism and inequality.
CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.
Scientists warn that media coverage of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is creating a temporal loop that could potentially destroy the Earth.
To understand the hows and whys of Bernie Sanders' spike and Hillary Clinton's stall, look no further than the plays they're running. Two recent CNN sit downs serve this purpose, beginning with Brianna Keilar's interview of Clinton.
So this summer I'm helping plan my 40th (!) high school reunion. That seems like an awfully big number, us George Washington Patriots would never have imagined reaching -- let alone celebrating -- back in 1975.
Attention professional weather prognosticators, TV meteorologists, National Hurricane Center forecasters and anyone whose number one conversation topic centers around Fourth of July weekend atmospheric conditions. Yes, that includes this nation's grandpas.
While I do not condone the dishonesty and deception of Rachel Dolezal's actions, I think of her story as a teachable moment about race relations in America -- about how the racial landscape has changed over the years. And about how far America has yet to go before blacks and whites are shown equal treatment.
Nostalgia is not history. Like any effort to cram a decade's worth of noteworthy events into eight hour-long segments, CNN's The Seventies, is as remarkable for what it neglects as what it remembers. It's first hour, "Television Gets Real" is a good example.
In the 1970s, Bob Newhart found himself literally in the middle of a revolution. He did not look the type. In his "button-down" appearance and deadpan delivery and demeanor, he resembled what he was before he embarked on his standup comedy career; an accountant.