FROM Suzanne Vranica
SuperBowl Ad Madness at $3 Million and 30 Seconds On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Arizona Cardinals in this year's SuperBowl . Viewership may be lower than usual but, despite the failing economy, advertising will cost more than ever, up to $3 million for 30 seconds of airtime. One 90-second spot will be in 3-D . FedEx and General Motors have dropped out of this year's bowl, but Denny's restaurants and Pedigree dog food will be there for the first time, and the game is a sellout for advertisers. Suzanne Vranica reports on the ad industry for the Wall Street Journal .
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Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.