FROM Nelson George
Four Decades of Soul Train The funky TV show Soul Train was one of the longest syndicated shows ever created. It lasted from 1971 to 2006. It was the brainchild of Don Cornelius, who became TV royalty as Soul Train rode to the upper echelons of TV. We talk to the author of a new book that chronicles the show and how it became so successful.
Four Decades of 'Soul Train' The funky TV show Soul Train was one of the longest syndicated shows ever created, lasting from 1971 to 2006. It was the brainchild of Don Cornelius, who became TV royalty as Soul Train rode to the upper echelons of TV. We talk to the author of a new book that chronicles the show and how it became so successful.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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."
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.