It was only a few short weeks ago that Cece watched Andy Rooney’s farewell interview on 6o Minutes. She was very sad. Andy Rooney was a fixture in her TV watching life. She hoped that he would come back and do periodic pieces for 60 Minutes. He was such a curmudgeon…complaining about all the things that truly aggravated us …but we never stopped long enough to do anything about. Remember his piece on the cotton in the medicine bottles? Why do we have that in there anyway?...more
In my search for people involved with the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP) that was in existence in the 70-80s, I recently found a wonderful woman named Marcia Drut-Davis. She was President of the Long Island Chapter from 1974 to 1977....more
Sunday night on 60 minutes, Cece saw a piece about people who had fantastic memories. The piece was called “The Gift of Endless Memory.” The show detailed how several people could remember things that happened any day or any year that they had been alive. They said that they saw it in a picture in their mind. These were people with normal intelligence and were not considered savants. One was the actress Mary Lou Henner....more
If you're following the news coverage on today's primary elections in Florida, you've likely noticed that the subprime mortgage crisis is one of the big issues for voters in the Sunshine State. According to the Washington Post, Florida has the third highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Of course, Florida's crisis is reflected in spiking foreclosure rates across the country that have spooked financial markets around the world.
Following the release of the Mitchell Report in December, people have been clamoring for Roger Clemens to speak out and tell his story. On Sunday he did, talking to “60 Minutes’” correspondent Mike Wallace for what amounted to about 14 minutes of airtime. Did Clemens come off as clean? I don’t think so.
When Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court, back in 1991, his supporters wove a narrative about him that emphasized his character, intelligence and education, instead of more traditional qualifications such as experience before the Court or on the bench. Thomas had only been a judge for 18 months before the nomination, and had run two federal agencies and worked as a Congressional aide before that.