FROM Mary Pilon
Government spending bill undercuts minor league ball players' suit over salaries Major League Baseball season starts today. But down in the minor leagues, players are often barely scraping by financially, with some making as little as $3000 for an entire season. Players have filed a lawsuit to change that, but a little-noticed provision in the recent spending bill makes it unlikely much will change.
Former Olympic sailor on living with Truman Syndrome Those who suffer from a delusion called Truman Syndrome believe they’re constantly being filmed and watched by a TV audience. Kevin Hall has suffered that delusion. He’s a former professional sailor who grew up in Southern California. His story is told in a new book “The Kevin Show.” Kevin Hall as a teenager. Courtesy Hall family. Author Mary Pilon. Credit: Julie Goldstone Koch.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."