The attention spans of the two competing presidential campaign organizations being what they are -- with people sleep-deprived, bleary-eyed and tense with three weeks to go -- all political thought now is being given to tomorrow night's debate in Hempstead, New York.
Those of us who toil in journalism's toy department do so under orders never to breach The Firewall. As a sportswriter, we are told, you must never allow your politics to seep into your prose. Readers come to us seeking respite and escape; surcease from the cares of the world. So it simply won't do to cause them discomfort by bringing up the policies and peccadilloes, the wide stances and extramarital romances of our elected officials. Passages on politics, favoring either red or blue, will be deleted by pencils red and blue. Lions and Bears, yes. Donkeys and elephants, no.
Boeing Co. unveiled its lightweight, carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner Sunday in front of 15,000 cheering employees, customers and suppliers, capping a weekend of hype and a flurry of orders for the new fuel-efficient plane.
NBC Universal CEO Robert Wright said Thursday that talk of the impending death of evening news shows on broadcast television have been greatly exaggerated, and criticized rival CBS for thinking about ending the traditional format.
Longtime anchor Dan Rather will leave the "CBS Evening News" on March 9, the network said Tuesday, just months after Rather's use of questionable documents in a report critical of President Bush's National Guard service.