| May 14, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The last time Victoria Dinatale had an acting gig was in 1978, when she played a tree in a North Carroll High School production of a play whose name she can't even recall.
But she still remembers the thrill of the spotlight, which is what drew her and...
| Jun 14, 2011
Paula Poundstone's life might have turned out much differently if her mother had been an early riser. "It would have ruined everything," says the comedienne with a laugh.
"I was the youngest in my family," she explains by phone from her home in Santa...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 11:13 PM
Back in 1999, Pete Sampras appeared on "60 Minutes." Charlie Rose posed a somewhat leading question that could've made Sampras uncomfortable.
Instead, the tennis great just smiled.
"So when you read, 'he's boring,' you say," Rose prompted.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:46 AM
In the 1950s, CBS News legend Edward R. Murrow visited prominent people without him leaving his studio or them leaving their homes, thanks to a huge monitor.
The network gives its classic interview series "Person to Person" an update starting Wednesday,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:52 AM
I wanted to like "Person to Person," the new-old CBS News interview show with Charlie Rose and Lara Logan trying to fill the celebrity interviewer shoes once worn by the legendary Edward R. Murrow.
And with George Clooney as the first interviewee, I...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:56 AM
Let's just say Tuesday night's Bloomberg-Washington Post debate was one of those times when TV got in the way of the story instead of bringing it to us.
I am talking about the producers of the debate deciding to have the candidates sit around a big table...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:55 AM
CBS made it official Tuesday: Charlie Rose and Gayle King will be the latest in a long, long line of TV personalities tasked with lifting CBS out of last place in the mornings.
Walter Cronkite and the puppet Charlemagne couldn't do it. Diane Sawyer...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 1:56 PM
What does it say about NBC News and its priorities that it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for Brian Williams' overblown "Rock Center" newsmagazine? And why are some people still talking about the interview Bob Costas did last Monday with accused...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy.
I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates....
| May 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I have been meaning to write a big piece about CBS News and "This Morning" for two weeks. But other assignments took precedence, so now I'll have to write a much smaller piece a day late after the network has already celebrated 100 days of its revamped...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:43 PM
NEW YORK — While much of the nation was focused on the first presidential debate Wednesday night, there was no debate among Manhattan's classical music cognoscenti over who the most prestigious musical visitors of the week were, and are.