| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw.
No, not the man himself, but what he represents.
Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:27 PM
I wasn’t too familiar with “The Hills” cast member-turned-“The City” star Whitney Port up until this past weekend. That’s when sightings of Port began to pour in. And they haven’t stopped.
Port – who has...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:06 PM
When the young editors of “In the Shadow of Greatness” (Naval Institute Press 2012) asked me to help with their October California book tour, I was happy to help.
I am one of 33 contributors to the book, a collection of first-hand accounts...
| Feb 3, 2013
"It was preordained," says Ruth Chudoba, 88, of her marriage to Frank. The two sit in their Westmont town house, near photos of their four children, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Meant to be, perhaps, but not in a straight line.
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:25 PM
NBC News used to be very good at handling major on-air change. The passing of the baton from Tom Brokaw to Brian Williams was textbook for how it should be done. But what NBC News President Steve Capus and his lieutenants are doing to Ann Curry as they ...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:25 AM
In the end, Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity became more of an endurance test than a flexing of comedic muscle.
Maryland's former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the last celebrity to take the stage, might have won over what remained of the crowd when he joked...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:09 PM
When I worked for Wilbur F. “Bill” Littlefield, the head public defender for L.A. County, we never discussed the war.
The war, his war, was World War II. Bill Littlefield had been a member of an elite intelligence unit that operated behind...
| Jul 3, 2012
Julian Goodman, the former NBC president who helped establish Chet Huntley and David Brinkley as a well-known news team and led the network from 1966 to 1974, has died. He was 90.
Goodman died Monday after a brief illness in Juno Beach, Fla., where he...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
"All In" is the title of the David Petraeus biography, and no book is more aptly titled. His caree is now in a shambles because he made a big, disasterous bet -- having an affair with co-author Paula Broadwell -- and it led to his resignation as CIA...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:09 AM
CNN announced Thursday morning that Jeff Zucker is its new president worldwide.
Here's the release on the former NBC executive:
For release: Nov. 29, 2012
Jeff Zucker Named President of CNN Worldwide
Jeff Zucker will join CNN Worldwide as...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:25 AM
We commemorate the surprise attack by the Japanese on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack forced the United States entry into World War II.
Americans, who grew up during the difficult times of the Great...