FROM Carol-Lynn Parente
Preschool TV: Sesame Street to Disney Junior Preschool TV is booming. That's good for business, but what about kids? Since the advent of Sesame Street in 1969 the field has expanded. Now there are entire channels -- like Disney Junior -- devoted to the youngest of viewers. The Business producer Darby Maloney sits in with Disney Junior executives and educational researchers as they test out a new show, Sofia the First -- at a preschool. Then she discusses the making of preschool TV -- princesses, muppets and the rest -- with Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President of Original Programming at Disney Junior and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, and Carol-Lynn Parente, Senior Vice President of Sesame Workshop, Executive Producer of Sesame Street.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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.
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."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.