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  • Yes, we're shallow

    Years ago, Andy Rooney did his 60 Minutes curmudgeon shtick with the Sunday paper. He took up a Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer and methodically discarded the sections in which he was not interested, such as the classifieds ("I already have a...
  • David Letterman: How long can the TV talk host stay on the job?

    David Letterman: How long can the TV talk host stay on the job?
    Now that David Letterman has extended his deal with CBS through 2015, it's time to ask: How long can the onetime heir to Johnny Carson stay on the job?  Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show," will turn 68 in 2015. Television executives strive to reach...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank Unified's bulging parent packet

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank Unified's bulging parent packet
    I’m so glad the Burbank Unified School District gives parents the opportunity to pick up all necessary forms before school starts. The so-called parent packet used to be given out the first day of school with only one night to complete the...
  • California Cook: Focaccia as it was meant to be

    California Cook: Focaccia as it was meant to be
    When a television series has devolved so far from its original premise that it reaches a kind of nonsensical absurdity, we say it has jumped the shark. That's usually a good time to go back and take a fresh look at what made the original work so well. The...
  • Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron

    Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron
    I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections Nora Ephron Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95 It's good to be Nora Ephron. When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
  • Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'
    Andy Rooney, CBS News' longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on "60 Minutes" turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He...
  • Pranava Prakash's nude paintings prompt scuffle in India

     
    Indian neopop artist Pranava Prakash has been thrashed, according to the Times of India, by unidentified men who took issue with nude depictions of several Bollywood stars, including Vidya Balan and Pakastani actor Veena Malik....
  • Amazing Race Recap: Two have got to go

     
    I hope you all adjusted your DVRs, since football tends to push 60 Minutes over. Today's delay was 22 minutes, according to the little pop …...
  • Andy Rooney: ‘I wish I could do this forever’

     
    Did you ever wonder why these little essays could be such big news? Because they were a memorable part of the most popular program in U.S. history. No prime-time show can match "60 Minutes" for its longevity, popularity or influence. It changed TV news,...
  • Andy Rooney goes out a winner in ratings on ‘60 Minutes’

     
    The CBS schedule was delayed 23 minutes by a football overrun. Here are the prime-time averages: NBC with 14.6 million, CBS with 12.9 million, ABC with 7.6 million and Fox with 5.8 million. NBC also won the 18-to-49 age group by a wide margin, and CBS...
  • ‘60 Minutes’: Andy Rooney asks, What kind of idiot wants my autograph?

     
    The CBS newsmagazine also offers segments on Otsuchi, Japan, which was hard hit by the tsunami, and rock climber Alex Honnold, who scales a 1,600-foot rock wall with just his hands and feet in Yosemite National Park. You can catch "60 Minutes" at 7 p.m....