Tag Archives: CBS-TV

NEWS ALERT: UCLA, 2 confirmed dead – LIVE SITUATION

UPDATE:  CBS News is reporting that the situation appears to have been a murder-suicide, but this is still unconfirmed. I am not waiting to do pics and videos on this. It’s a live situation that needs to be covered now. NEWS ALERT! CNN TV, Washington Post, CBS News and NBC News are reporting on this now. It’s LIVE!

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Oh Morley, So Many Of Us Loved You–And Will Miss You Now!

CBS News correspondent Morley Safer retired this past week after 46 years in the news business. Viewers of “60 Minutes” and followrs of the Vietnam War on CBS will remember Safer for his compassionate focus on human interest stories that flowed with warmth and understanding at the same time he could tackle big stories, ask

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Flashback to Challenger: No Safety Nets When You’re 8 Miles Up

That morning started out so perfectly, as most launches to outer space did back then, and the countdown went smoothly, “10…9…8… … … …5…4…3…2…1…and we have lift off!” (At least that’s the version I recall was said during launches although they may have added “mission control.”) The history is fairly well established, but I’ll share

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“Holy Terror series: Happy Birthday, Sir Winston Churchill”

I might have missed the day were it not for a recent airing of the CBS-TV Stephen Colbert Late Show.  But leave it to Ted Koppell to have said just the thing to have caught my attention, and I knew I had to have a look at the chart of this man–Winston, not Ted, or

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The Peeling of Life’s Onion–The Problem and The Solution: “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

I heard about a story this week from Los Angeles. It’s a month old already, but that’s okay in this case. It didn’t make national headlines: No one took target practice with a gun or tried to terrorize anyone with knives or candies made into sheathed injurious weapons on boys and girls, at least not

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Saturn Goes to Church – The Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures: Part 2

Continuing from Saturn Goes to Church – The Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures: Part 1 with my apologies for the length. I was shocked to see how long this was!   Part 2 But keep in mind the Peeling of Life’s Onion. We often see Saturn as cold, unrelenting, the disciplinarian, the teacher.

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Saturn Goes to Church – The Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures: Part 1

Please note, this is a two-part article at this time. It may need to be expanded into more parts, but please do not think the article stops at the bottom of this page. It goes on to part 2, located here. The link under the word “here” is live. When I was 15, I read a

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Migrants? Minorities? Let’s Call It What It Is: The Global Refugee Crisis

UPDATE: September 10, 2015. For those who don’t get this, I’m expressing my views below for the same reason Nicholas Kristof has done so again today in his newest column, “Compassion for Refugees Isn’t Enough.” Please take time to read not only my words, but both of the Kristof columns as well. This article will be

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A Great Man with an Awe-Inspiring History Moves On

A great man died on July 1. If you’ve heard of him, you may have seen the YouTube video that went viral last year when Sir Nicholas Winton found himself surrounded by the now-adult children he saved between December 1938 and March 1939, and those children made him a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather some 6000 times

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