NEW YORK (AP) — Arsenio Hall is returning to TV’s late-night scene, where he flourished with a talk show two decades ago. CBS Television Distribution says it is developing a syndicated nightly talk show with the 57-year-old actor and comedian. The company said Monday that the show is set to premiere in fall 2013.
Hall is best known for hosting the Emmy Award-winning “Arsenio Hall Show,” which ran from 1989 to 1994. That show’s place in pop-culture history was clinched in 1992 when then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared and played “Heartbreak Hotel” on the saxophone. Hall was featured in the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America” and was a regular on the CBS series “Martial Law” in the late 1990s.
Recently, he won the latest edition of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, has reached a boiling point. Millions of activists, hundreds of startups, social media sites like Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter and even big companies like Google, Yahoo! and eBay have joined with Free Press and other Internet advocacy groups against it.
This Web-censorship bill could destroy free speech on the Internet. Yet this bill — and the backlash against it — have received virtually no coverage from major television news outlets. According to a recent study by Media Matters for America, the blackout has been complete, with ABC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC devoting zero time to the issue during their evening newscasts.
This is what happens when the interests of big business get in the way of the need to inform the public and protect free speech. As it turns out, the owners of ABC (Disney), CBS (CBS Corp.), Fox News (News Corp.), MSNBC (Comcast) and NBC (Comcast) are all supporters of the bill. Please take action today and demand that the news directors of ABC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC end the SOPA blackout.
(CBS) DALLAS – A 14-year-old Texas girl who has been missing since 2010 was mistakenly deported to Colombia by immigration agents and is now sitting in a detention facility waiting to come home. According to CBS affiliate KHOU Jakadrien Turner ran away from home in the fall of 2010 following her parents divorce and the death of her grandfather. She ended up in Houston, where she was arrested for theft. The girl gave police a fake name, which apparently belonged to a 22-year-old illegal immigrant from Colombia, who had warrants for her arrest.
KHOU reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took the girl’s fingerprints, but didn’t confirm her identity before deporting her.
Jakadrien reportedly speaks no Spanish.
“How do you deport a teenager and send her to Colombia without a passport, without anything?” asks the girl’s grandmother, Lorene Turner, who was able to track the girl down through Facebook. (more…)
When Katie Couric’s five-year, $65 million contract with CBS News expired earlier this year, one of the reported reasons that the network elected to part company with its nightly news anchor was that Couric simply had become too expensive to keep. Her “Evening News” replacement, Scott Pelley, is said to be earning less than $5 million per year.
Meanwhile, some of Couric’s other colleagues in the television news business appear to be doing just fine.
According to TV Guide’s upcoming salary issue, Matt Lauer’s new contract with NBC earns him $17 million a year--a well-deserved figure, given the exotic bird hazards that Lauer has to face on the “Today” show set. Brian Williams, host of NBC’s “Nightly News,” earns $13 million annually–$1 million more than ABC’s “World News” host Diane Sawyer. (more…)
Dick Cheney’s charges that the country is less safe because of the way Barack Obama has handled national security matters don’t hold water, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.Powell pointed out that Obama has kept in place most of the programs enacted by the Bush administration. ” Depending on where you are at in the political spectrum. That is either good or bad or maybe it just is. Watch CBS News Videos Online
This dude is unscrupulous, have you ever seen anything like this Indiana Republican? Wow he is so obviously a crook.Nov. 12: Rachel Maddow plays excerpts of a CBS interview with Rep. Steve Buyer, R-IN, about the questionable accounting of his non-profit organization