Canada's unmarked graves: How residential schools carried out "cultural genocide" against indigenous children
Last year, archeologists detected what they believed to be 200 unmarked graves at a residential school in Canada, bringing new attention to one of the country's most shameful chapters.cbsnews.com
CNN Duped into Posting Raunchy New Year’s Eve Prank Tweets
Alex Wong/Getty ImagesCNN just got Bart Simpsoned.A Twitter troll, armed with a small collection of fake accounts with ridiculously stupid names, managed to get CNN to fill its screen’s ticker on New Year’s Eve with tweets from “Ben Dover,” “Mike Oxlong” and “Dixie Normus.”Meanwhile, what may be two other trolls got airtime for messages from “Anita Blackman” and “Deeko Giganto.”CNN aired the tweets as scrolling text at the bottom of the screen during its live countdown to the end of 2021, whichnews.yahoo.com
Searching for the truth in Emperor Caligula's gardens in Rome
When workers began excavating a new parking garage in Rome, they discovered what archeologists say was once Emperor Caligula's pleasure gardens. Anderson Cooper reports on the find and the scholarly re-examination of Caligula's legacy.cbsnews.com
QAnon promoter announces run for Arizona congressional seat
QAnon promoter and conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins announced his campaign to represent Arizona in Congress last week. Watkins is also a leading promoter of what is often called "the big lie," the disproven claim that the last presidential election was stolen from former President Trump. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Robert Gates on Afghanistan, his disagreements with President Biden and polarization in the U.S.
Robert Gates, the only secretary of defense to serve under presidents from two different parties, offers Anderson Cooper his unique perspective on the threats facing the United States at home and abroad.cbsnews.com
Aly Raisman wants to bring hope to sexual abuse survivors
Olympic gymnast and sexual abuse survivor Aly Raisman, who stars in new documentary "Darkness to Light," says her story is just one of many and explains how the support of her family helped her come to terms with what happened to her. (Sept. 28)news.yahoo.com
Finding the last ship known to have brought enslaved Africans to America and the descendants of its survivors
The Clotilda was burned and sunk in an Alabama River after bringing 110 imprisoned people across the Atlantic in 1860. Three years ago, its remains were found. Anderson Cooper reports on the discovery of the wreck and the nearby community with descendants of the enslaved aboard the ship.cbsnews.com
How NASA's Mars rover landing almost went terribly wrong
NASA wasn't sure if Perseverance would be able to slow itself down as it barreled toward Mars at over 300 miles per hour earlier this year. Sunday, Anderson Cooper reports on the missions being carried out on the red planet by the rover and its special cargo, the tiny helicopter Ingenuity.cbsnews.com
LeVar Burton fans will see the ‘Star Trek’ actor host ‘Jeopardy’ after all
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Reading Rainbow” star, LeVar Burton, will guest host “Jeopardy.”A lot of people had been taking to social media over the last couple of months trying to encourage the game of questions and answers to make Burton a guest host. Today, “Jeopardy” announced the actor will now be among the numerous guests hosts for its current season 37. “Thank you to all y’all for your passionate support,” Burton wrote on his Twitter page. The current guest host is CNN’s Anderson Cooper who hosts until April 30. Before Cooper, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hosted, as well as Dr. Oz, Katie Couric, Mike Richards and Ken Jennings.mlive.com
CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack
NEW YORK – The attack on the U.S. Capitol last week brought more viewers to CNN than any other single day in the network's 40-year history. CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers last Wednesday, eclipsing its previous high of 5.1 million on Election Day 2016, the Nielsen company said. During the storming of the Capitol itself on Wednesday afternoon, CNN averaged nearly 9 million viewers. MSNBC had 3.67 million, Fox News Channel had 3.1 million, HGTV had 1.12 million and Hallmark had 1.05 million. ABC's “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.2 million viewers.
Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high
NBC was the highest-rated broadcast network last week, averaging 4.6 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 1.7 million viewers, CNN had 1.6 million, Hallmark had 1.42 million, MSNBC had 1.4 million, HGTV had 1.3 million and TNT had 1.2 million. ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 9.75 million viewers. College Football Bowl Studio, ESPN, 16.1 million. College Football Playoffs Semifinal, ESPN, 13.4 millionCollege Football Bowl Studio, ESPN, 13.5 million.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
Networks cut away from Trump's White House address
NEW YORK – ABC, CBS and NBC all cut away from President Donald Trump on Thursday as he spoke from the White House to make an unfounded accusation that the presidential election was being stolen from him. Trump was more subdued Thursday, yet offered a litany of complaints about “suppression” polls, mail-in voting and fraud that he never specified. Cordes said there is no indication of a substantive number of illegal votes cast, and said Trump's reference to votes arriving late was “another falsehood.”MSNBC cut away from Trump to anchor Brian Williams. “There are no illegal votes that we know of, there has been no Trump victory that we know of.”After ABC ended its coverage, the network’s White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, also said there was no evidence of illegal votes. But especially in this election.”While CNN kept Trump on the air, a chyron displayed under him said, “Without any evidence, Trump says he's being cheated.”Anchor Jake Tapper looked weary when it was over.
After tense night, election mystery remains for media
A man stops to watch election returns on electronic billboards in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. Cable and broadcast news divisions followed the story closely, even as they learned that election night coverage was a relative dud with viewers. An estimated 56.9 million people watched coverage over 21 networks during primetime hours Tuesday, down sharply from the 71.4 million viewers on election night 2016, the Nielsen company said. For weeks, media outlets had warned that Americans would need patience on election night and beyond, and that turned out to be their most accurate prediction. Even if Biden won the presidency, Democrats were sure to face questions about why the race was so close and why predicted gains in Congress didn't materialize.
Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique
This March 27, 2018, provided by the Department of Homeland Security, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and then-Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor, right, meet with Honduran President Juan Hernandez, not pictured, and security ministers from the Northern Triangle countries in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Taylor, a former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name Anonymous made his identify public Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Tim Godbee/Department of Homeland Security via AP)
At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response
Biden faced a half-dozen questions about the coronavirus and a potential vaccine in the town hall from moderator Anderson Cooper and audience members. The town hall was the first time that Biden had faced live, unscripted questions from voters since winning the nomination. Trump participated in a town hall Tuesday in an auditorium in Philadelphia. Trump signaled he'd been watching the town hall before he took the stage for a rally in Misonee, Wisconsin, on Thursday night. “They’ve got cars ... it’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.”Trump's ABC town hall was held inside a half-empty auditorium, with attendees socially distanced and wearing masks.
At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response
The president should step down,” the Democratic presidential nominee said to applause from a CNN drive-in town hall crowd in Moosic, outside his hometown of Scranton. Biden faced a half-dozen questions about the coronavirus and a potential vaccine in the town hall from moderator Anderson Cooper and audience members. The town hall marked the first time that Biden had faced live, unscripted questions from voters since winning the nomination. Trump signaled he'd been watching the town hall before he took the stage for a rally in Misonee, Wisconsin, on Thursday night. “They’ve got cars ... it’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.”Trump's ABC town hall was held inside a half-empty auditorium, with attendees socially distanced and wearing masks.
Conventions highlight aggressive fact-check efforts
Both Maddow and CNN's Daniel Dale aired lightning-round fact-checks following President Donald Trump's acceptance speech on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)NEW YORK Rachel Maddow ended her fact-check mission with a lightning round after President Donald Trump's nomination acceptance speech 12 corrections in about a minute. You can't win.Some of the efforts also stretch the definition of fact-checking, like when MSNBC interviewed Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan after a convention speech where South Dakota Gov. There he goes, lying again, anchor Sean Hannity said in cutting off a speech by former President Bill Clinton. Maddow's anchor colleague, Joy Reid, said as the convention's third night was coming to a close that she saw why it was necessary.
Convention-covering networks challenged by competing stories
Republicans decided the show must go on and, for the most part, television networks followed. The convention is taking place in the shadow of huge stories that are happening right now, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Networks, after giving extensive coverage to the Democrats last week, are cognizant of being fair to the Republicans. The president has been showing up every night, the president could talk about it. But former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, also a CNN contributor, said Republicans were there to try and reelect President Trump and that has to continue to remain their focus.
TV's unconventional night capped by raves for Michelle Obama
(Scott Olson/Pool via AP)NEW YORK After a night in which television struggled to keep up with the Democrats' virtual convention, networks were rewarded with the most traditional of political events a powerful speech. This will not be like any convention we have seen before, ever, CNNs Anderson Cooper said at the opening of his networks coverage. Segments spent on broadcast networks previewing speeches by Obama and Sanders seemed like time-wasters when there were other things to show. Wallace's colleague, Dana Perino, stumbled into an unfortunate word choice in an effort to convey enthusiasm for Obama's address. Four years ago, when Hillary Clinton was nominated, 25 million people tuned in to the first night.
Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage
LOS ANGELES The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage. The Democratic meeting will be virtual, with Biden planning to make his acceptance speech from Wilmington, Delaware. Broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC plan an hour of nightly coverage of the conventions at 10 p.m. EDT. CNN's commentators for the Democratic meeting include Van Jones, Jennifer Granholm, Andrew Yang, and Scott Jennings. Commentary for the Republican convention will be handled by Rick Santorum, David Urban, Amanda Carpenter and Granholm.
In sprawling Capitol, leaders struggle to keep virus at bay
The lack of tracking was highlighted this week when a GOP lawmaker, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, found out he had contracted the virus. Fearing Gohmert's frequent refusal to wear a mask could have caused other members and staff to become infected, Pelosi and Capitol officials quickly issued broad new mask requirements for the House. The dilemma for Congress is similar to the one facing workplaces and schools as they struggle to reopen. Pelosi and McConnell cited those front-line workers when they rejected Trump's offer earlier this year to send rapid tests for lawmakers to the Capitol. Let's expand access to rapid testing on Capitol Hill, but also throughout the country, Van Hollen said.
Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years
The others in this space are political talk channels, and so even when they're talking about these stories, they're talking about the politics of the stories. CNN has its share of political talk, especially on its increasingly opinionated prime-time lineup of Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon. During the breaking stories, CNN responded by assigning more of its top people, like Wolf Blitzer, to weekend work. It has simulcast the CNN International network overnight in the U.S., Zucker said. The ratings of the past three months proved those viewers still return to CNN when there is important news, he said.
Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely
Monday represented a key phase in New York City's reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite the CBS and Fox moves, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar. A majority of the show hosts on MSNBC including Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist of Morning Joe work remotely. Other morning shows have varied approaches. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show has worked out of that show's Rockefeller Center studio, but most of her colleagues are at home.
Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch
President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEW YORK It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. The president seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Trump has the full authority to use the federal government to go into states to restore order, Fox's Sean Hannity said. Criminals and domestic terrorists are using George Floyd to try to murder America, host Laura Ingraham said.