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.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
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.
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?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.