FROM Meryl Gordon
Mrs Astor Regrets Brooke Astor was Queen of the New York's high society almost until she died at the age of 105, but her last years read like a soap opera. Her only son, Anthony Marshall, who's 84, is heading to court on charges of grand larceny, conspiracy, forgery and possession of stolen property, all stemming from the way he handled his mother's affairs. Writer Meryl Gordon "infiltrated" New York society to produce Mrs. Astor Regrets : The Hidden Betrayals of a Family beyond Reproach.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.