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Herbert Stempel, Whistleblower in Quiz Show Scandals, Dies at 93

Herbert Stempel, the contestant on NBC’s “Twenty-One” who helped uncover the quiz show rigging scandals of the 1950s, died on April 7 at the age of 93. His death, which had not been publicly announced, was confirmed by a former stepdaughter, Bobra Fyne, according to the New York Times. Stempel was portrayed by John Turturro in the 1994 […]
Tags: News, Nbc, New York Times, Stempel, John Turturro, Herbert Stempel, Quiz Show, Bobra Fyne

Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways

In nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin faced at least 17 misconduct complaints, none of which derailed his career.Over the years, civilian review boards came and went, and a federal review recommended that the troubled department improve its system for flagging problematic officers.All the while, Chauvin tussled with a man before firing two shots, critically wounding him. He was admonished for using derogatory language and a demeaning tone with the public. He...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Kentucky, America, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Aclu, New York Times, Ferguson, Philadelphia, Department Of Justice, City Council, Smith

YouTube is 15 years old. Here's a timeline of how YouTube was founded, its rise to video behemoth, and its biggest controversies along way (GOOG)

YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users visiting the video-sharing platform for their favorite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, and more. It's been 15 years since YouTube's website launched to the public in May 2005. YouTube was founded earlier that year by three early PayPal employees. Since then, it's become the most popular free video-sharing platform in the world. Take a look at the history of YouTube, from its start as a failed video-dating website to a powerhouse platform th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Japan, Nbc, Yahoo, Youtube, China, Disney, US, Adele, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Paypal, Bbc

Reports: Pentagon Tells Military Police To Prepare For Potential Deployment

The Pentagon on the Friday ordered the Army to prepare active-duty military police units to potentially deploy to Minneapolis, according to reports. The Associated Press first reported the development early Saturday, followed by The New York Times. Both outlets cited unnamed officials. The order to prepare the police units for a potential deployment began with a request from President Donald Trump, both outlets reported. The units would be sent to Minneapolis and would supplement National Gua...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, White House, Los Angeles, Ap, New York Times, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, National Guard, Farah, Military Police, Matt Shuham

Woody Allen slams son Ronan Farrow's reporting after New York Times' criticism

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Woody Allen called his son Ronan Farrow's reporting "shoddy" and said he doubts his credibility will last.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, New York Times, Woody Allen, Usa Today, Ronan Farrow

Weekend reading: Just the links, ma’am

What caught my eye this week. I was Zoom-ing all over the place on Friday, and in-between there was the awkward pantomime of a supposedly socially-distanced furniture delivery to contend with. (Have you ever tried to hold one end of half-assembled five-foot long bookshelf at a distance of six-feet? It’s tricky.) Short story shorter: let’s get cracking with the links. Enjoy the weekend – and enjoy your own company and those immediately around you. From Monday you could have more than furniture...
Tags: Google, UK, Marketing, US, Nike, New York Times, Warren Buffett, Neil Woodford, Mark Manson, Don, Other sites, Weekend Reading, Monevator, Thomas Siebel, Bloomberg Quint, Phil Knight Shoe Dog

Klobuchar Denies That She Declined To Prosecute Officer In Floyd Case In ’06 Shooting

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said Friday that it was “absolutely false” that she declined to prosecute Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during her time as a county attorney. “This idea that I somehow declined a case — which has been reported on some news blogs and then sent out on the internet — against this officer is absolutely false,” she told NBC News host Andrea Mitchell. “It is a lie. I don’t know what else to say about it.” Chauvin on Friday was charged with third-degree murder an...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Senate, Nbc News, Joe Biden, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Mitchell, Star Tribune, U S Senate, Andrea Mitchell, Reyes, Klobuchar, Hennepin County, Fink

Team Biden on Klobuchar: ‘We Need to Avoid Her’

In recent weeks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has positioned herself as a leading contender in the race to join former Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. But growing civil unrest in her home state of Minnesota in response to the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer—and renewed scrutiny of her record as the top prosecutor in the state’s largest county—appears to have severely hampered her ambition to be the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee.“Vertig...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Associated Press, Biden, Naacp, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, South Carolina, South

Google Rescinds Offers To Thousands of Contract Workers

Google, facing an advertising slump caused by the pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary and contract workers. From a report: "We're slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many new starters as we had planned at the beginning of the year," Google said in an email to contracting agencies last week that was seen by The New York Times. The company told the firms that it "will not be moving forward to...
Tags: Google, Tech, New York Times

Mike Mitchell to Helm We’re Not From Here for Columbia Pictures

Mike Mitchell to helm We’re Not From Here for Columbia Pictures Columbia Pictures has acquired the rights to Geoff Rodkey’s sci-fi middle-grade novel We’re Not From Here from Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment and has landed Mike Mitchell (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) to helm a film adaptation of the project, according to Deadline. RELATED: The School for Good and Evil: Paul Feig to Direct Netflix Movie Adaptation First published in 2019 by Crown Books, the New York Times bestse...
Tags: Movies, Disney, New York Times, Sony, Dreamworks Animation, Alvin, Mars, Paul Feig, Sony Pictures, Will Gluck, Mitchell, Michael J Fox, Kung Fu Panda, Peter Rabbit, Columbia Pictures, Rob Schneider

More Quora Content

I posted a link to this story of a 70 year old man defending his wife from an attacker who broke through the front door of their home.  He retrieved a firearm and shot the attacker several times.  I received a comment on the piece, to which I responded.  Here's the thread so far:Peter Collins: When are you going to post all of the stories of people shooting their kids, or their wives or husbands, or themselves.You are 9 times more likely to be killed with a gun you own than to kill an intruder ...
Tags: Usa, Cook, Guns, Minneapolis, Cdc, US, New York Times, Quora, Gun Control, Debate, Miller, Kevin, Centers for Disease Control, Ludwig, Kellerman, Kleck

Sen. Ted Cruz demands a federal investigation into Twitter, claiming it's violating US sanctions against Iran by letting the country's leaders have accounts

Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter Friday to the US Justice and Treasury departments requesting they launch a criminal investigation into Twitter. Cruz alleges Twitter is in violation of US sanctions against Iran by allowing two state leaders — Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — to run accounts on the platform. In the letter, Cruz is claiming that Twitter is in violation of an executive order, which Donald Trump signed in June 2019, that "blocks" US businesses from providi...
Tags: Twitter, US, Trends, Iran, New York Times, Times, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Doj, Cruz, Dorsey, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Javad Zarif, Khamenei, Ali Khamenei

How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With Al Ruddy, Producer of ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Megaforce,’ and ‘Ladybugs’

This week, the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered Megaforce (1982), an over-the-top action film directed by famed stuntman, Hal Needham.  The first person I got in contact with was Megaforce ’s producer, Al Ruddy. But unfortunately, he replied, “I’m participating in a German-produced documentary on the film currently and with my other projects, I simply have no spare time.” I thanked him for the quick reply and then assumed we’d never cross paths again. But less than 24 hours af...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, California, America, Features, New York Times, Bellevue, Marvin, Manhattan, Marlon Brando, Mario, Jack Warner, Evans, Bob

Don't bother having a baseball season

In mid-May, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell started an uproar with comments he made about a potential COVID-shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season. "For me to take a pay cut is not happening, because the risk is through the roof... it's a shorter season, less pay… I gotta get my money," he said on a live Twitch feed. The former Cy Young Award winner, who in 2019 signed a five-year, $50 million contract, was pilloried as a very wealthy man worried about his fortune while an estimated...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Sports, Indianapolis, New York Times, Mlb, Amy Klobuchar, Kylie Jenner, CBS Sports, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Major League Baseball, Martin Luther King Jr, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates

‘When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts’: Trump Quotes ’60s Police Chief’s Bloody Phrase

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted a phrase that recalled the racist police violence of the ’60s: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The President was responding to the upheaval in Minneapolis in recent days in response to the police killing of George Floyd. Trump’s use of that phrase earned him a warning label of sorts from Twitter: The tweet wasn’t visible until clicking through a disclaimer that the text “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” In a statem...
Tags: Post, News, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Aclu, New York Times, Michael Brown, Miami, Ferguson Missouri, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, National Guard, Causes and Prevention of Violence, National Commission, Miami River

Google Leaves Thousands of Contractors Hanging as it Rescinds Promised Job Offers

Big tech companies haven’t been immune to the economic challenges of the global pandemic, but those hardships haven’t been borne equally. A New York Times report reveals that while Google has recently added some perks for full-time staff to make working from home easier, it’s also rescinded job offers for “several…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, New York Times, Contractors, Coronavirus, Covid 19

What's the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?

Fears about catching the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces have prompted many of us to spend the past few months wiping down groceries, leaving packages unopened and stressing about touching elevator buttons.But what's the real risk of catching COVID-19 from a germy surface or object?The question has been on people's minds lately, and there was some confusion after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made some edits to its website last week. Social media sites and some ne...
Tags: News, Cdc, United States, New York Times, Columbia University, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Harvard Medical School, City University of New York, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, WENZHOU China, Chudnovsky, Erin Bromage, Julia Marcus, Eugene M Chudnovsky, Daniel Winetsky

DOJ Targets North Koreans, Chinese for Laundering Billions for Kim’s Nuclear Program

The Justice Department charged 28 North Koreans and five Chinese citizens with laundering over $2.5 billion in assets through North Korea’s state-operated foreign exchange bank to fund the government’s nuclear program, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.The indictment, first reported by the New York Times, shows that the network funnelled money back to the North Korean state bank, the Foreign Trade Bank of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, beginning in 2013. They established...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, China, America, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, FTB, Democratic People 's Republic of Korea, Foreign Trade Bank, Thailand Libya Austria Russia Kuwait, Michael Sherwin

Wake Up With BWW 5/29: New York Times Will Celebrate the 19/20 Season, and More!

Today's top stories The New York Times will celebrate the 1920 Broadway season, Ryan Murphy aims to run The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me on Broadway, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, Broadway, Ryan Murphy, Stephi Wild

'Do I really care?' Woody Allen comes out fighting

The 1992 accusation that the film-maker sexually assaulted his young daughter has made him a pariah, yet he was never charged. In this exclusive interview, he explains why he is done with treading carefullyWhen Woody Allen was 20, the writer Danny Simon taught him a few rules about comedy, the most important of which was this: always trust your own judgment, because external opinion is meaningless.Allen recounts this tale in his recently published memoir, Apropos of Nothing. That this book exist...
Tags: Film, Society, US news, Culture, New York Times, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Allen, Ronan Farrow, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement, Danny Simon

george floyd, christian cooper, and when will this end?

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers may be the most shocking  disturbing of any I've been aware of for a very long time, possibly since the murder of Amadou Diallo, way back in 1999. Police murders of unarmed, and often completely subdued, African Americans have lost all power to shock, piling up at such a fast rate we can barely track them all. When I saw the hashtag #RememberThemAll, I thought, we can't. No human can.The original New York Times story said George Floyd "d...
Tags: Travel, Minneapolis, New York City, US, United States, New York Times, Emmett Till, Floyd, Audubon Society, Amadou Diallo, Bigotry, Laura K, Amy Cooper, Christian Cooper, Abuse Of Police Power, George Floyd

Testing Will Be A Key In The Return To Play Plan

from David Waldstein of the New York Times, There are many issues, some complicated, that need to be settled over the next several weeks to yield a 24-team, two-city hockey extravaganza that in its early stages would see up to three games played per day in a single arena, much like in the Olympics or the N.C.A.A. tournament. But the most important step the N.H.L. must confront to move forward is the same one that daunts the rest of the United States — figuring out how to execute a cor...
Tags: Sport, United States, New York Times, Gary Bettman, David Waldstein

‘The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever’: ‘A Quiet Place’ Producers Team Up With ‘Robopocalypse’ Author for Sci-Fi Movie

Paramount Pictures has picked up a new sci-fi film from the producers of A Quiet Place. Daniel H. Wilson‘s spec script The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever has been picked up by Paramount, with A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller set to produce under their Fully Formed Entertainment banner. Variety reports that A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are teaming up with Daniel H. Wilson, who is best known for writing the New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse, ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Nasa, New York Times, Sony, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Wilson, John Krasinski, Eric, Marie, Brad-Fuller, Andrew-Form, Screenwriting

Where Things Stand: 100,000

I check President Trump’s public schedule every single (week) day. Sometimes you notice trends. Free mornings or hours roped off for executive time usually coincides with unhinged Twitter screeds. Seemingly random travel plans or events appear when he’s desperate for a distraction. Lunches with the vice president or the secretary of state must boost his confidence; afterwards he likes to fire off all-caps tweets about winning and “USA!” But it’s what’s not on his schedule that’s often most te...
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Minneapolis, Obama, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Pennsylvania, Gop, New York Times, Ohio, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students: sources

The United States is planning to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students believed by President Donald Trump's administration to have links with China's military, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The move, first reported by the New York Times, could impact 3,000 to 5,000 Chinese students and could be announced as early as this week, according to the sources, including a current U.S. official and another individual who was briefed on the adminis...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, United States, New York Times, Donald Trump

Read the text of Trump's draft Executive Order about Social Media

After Trump threw a tantrum over Twitter doing the bare-minimum to fact-check his deliberately misleading tweets, Trump announced plans to sign an Executive Order that forces social media to "protect" "free speech." Because government-approved top-down authoritarian control of private companies is apparently now a central tenet of the Republican Party. Content Moderation expert Kate Klonick shared a of the order. Section 230 doesn't protect editorial conductTwitters labels on tweets reg...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Censorship, Social Media, New York Times, Trump, Maggie Haberman, Jason Koebler, Internet Censorship, Section 230, Jordan Pearson, Trump Tweets, Trump on Twitter, Kate Conger, Reality Has A Well-known Anti-trump Bias

Patti LuPone, Elizabeth Stanley, and More Set For New York Times Celebration of Shows of the 2019/20 Broadway Season, 'Offstage: Opening Night'

The New York Times is celebrating the Broadway season that was cut short by the health crisis with a livestreamed event, Offstage Opening Night. The event will be held on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. ET. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Patti LuPone Elizabeth Stanley, More Set For New York Times Celebration of Shows

'Ugly Even for Him': Trump's Media Allies Recoil at His Smear of MSNBC Host

Some of President Donald Trump's most stalwart media defenders broke ranks with him on Wednesday, aghast at his baseless smears against the MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, whom Trump has all but accused of killing a former staff member two decades ago despite a total lack of evidence.The backlash even spread to the senior levels of Trump's party on Capitol Hill, where the No. 3 House Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, said the president should drop the matter and focus on leading the co...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Congress, California, White House, United States, Wyoming, House, New York Times, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Scarborough, Illinois, Msnbc, Donald Trump

Eminem joins a secretive text-message startup, sponsored content rates drop, and a new media kit library

Welcome back to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! As always, this is Amanda Perelli (from home) with a weekly update on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, my colleague Dan Whateley and I published four influencer media kits from creators who are popular on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Brand sponsorships are one of the main ways influencers earn money — and the first thing advertisers ask for during a pitch is a media kit.  But what does an influence...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, La, China, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, New York Times, Eminem, Kate, Mavrck, Youtuber, Dan, Valley, Blake, YouTube Instagram

New York Times Celebrates Broadway Season Cut Short by COVID-19 With ‘Offstage: Opening Night’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The New York Times will celebrate a Broadway season that was brought to an abrupt and painful end by the coronavirus pandemic. The Gray Lady will salute the Great White Way with “Offstage: Opening Night” on June 11 at 7 p.m. ET. The event is meant to salute both shows such as “Tina: The Tina […]
Tags: News, New York Times, Broadway, Tina, Great White Way, Coronavirus