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Morley Safer (pictured), an old-style, in-the trenches newsman who was among the first reporters to bring the horrors of the Vietnam War onto the TV sets and into the living rooms of average Americans.
The legendary newsman, and veteran of 46 years and 919 reports on ‘60 Minutes, died today in Manhattan.
Safer enjoyed the longest run anyone ever had on primetime network television.
His reports from the battlefields of Vietnam were brutally factual.
Safer's report from the Vietnamese village of Cam Ne in August of 1965 showed U.S. Marines burning the villagers' thatched huts. It was said that the Marines had to “destroy the village in order to save it!”
Some believe this report freed other journalists to stop censoring themselves and tell the raw truth about war.
It was said by many that this factual reporting from Vietnam turned Americans against Lyndon Johnson who did not stop the war. LBJ did not run for re-election in 1968 which paved the way for Richard Nixon to defeat Hubert Humphrey by en electoral vote win of 301 to 191.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday cleared the way for the first and only criminal case against Bill Cosby (pictured) to proceed, rejecting the comedian's attempt to have the charges thrown out due to a deal he contends was reached with prosecutors a decade ago.
The state Superior Court had put the case on hold while it considered whether to take up Cosby's unusual pretrial appeal.
The 78-year-old actor and comic is charged with drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand, a former basketball coach at his alma mater Temple University, at his home in 2004
Former major league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola has died. He was 90.
Joe Garagiola - Yogi Berra
The Arizona Diamondbacks said Garagiola died Wednesday. He had been in ill health in recent years.
Garagiola thrived in his post-retirement career as a glib baseball broadcaster and fixture on the "Today" show. He played eight seasons in the majors, but generations of fans knew him for his 57-year career in broadcasting, including a 30-year association with NBC.
He won baseball's Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting in 1991. Garagiola kept working well into his 80s, serving as a part-time analyst for Arizona Diamondbacks telecasts.
Austin “Chumlee” Russell (mug shot shown at right) from the popular History Channel TV series “Pawn Stars” was arrested Wednesday on felony weapon and drug charges during a sexual assault raid at his Las Vegas home.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department showed up at Austin Lee Russells home Wednesday afternoon with a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault case.
Chumlee’s southwest Las Vegas home where the raid took place is shown above. Three cars from his extensive vehicle collection are parked in the driveway.
Austin “Chumlee” Russell earns $25,000 per episode of Pawn Stares and has a net worth of $5,000,000.
Russell was arrested when officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at his home. He was taken into custody and booked for drug and weapon possession.
He was not booked on a sex-crime allegation, but the sexual assault investigation is ongoing, Officer Larry Hadfield told the Associated Press.
Donald Trump, running for president on his ability to make deals, is getting fleeced by local television stations across Ohio.
In several television markets in the Buckeye State, Trump — the only candidate, he says, with the business acumen necessary to make Mexico pay for a wall on the southern border of the United States — has paid a significantly higher rate than the other federal candidates purchasing advertising time on the same station and in the same time slot.
For instance on the ABC-affiliate in Cleveland, Trump is paying a rate around three times higher than Bernie Sanders for orders placed on the same day and for the same three time slots: the 6 p.m. news, ABC’s World News, and Good Morning America. Trump is paying $1,500 to Sanders’s $400 for 6 p.m., $2,000 to Sanders’s $600 for ABC’s World News, and $1,400 to Sanders’s $550 for Good Morning America.
“For a self proclaimed ‘master negotiator,’ that’s quite an inefficient way to spend resources,” said Nick Everhart, a national GOP media consultant and buyer based in Ohio.