Tag: CNN

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Opinion

’80s throwback: What life looked like when Crossfire first aired

This suit was itchy!–Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, William Patrick Butler mostly remembers how much he and his sister loved watching “Star Wars” over and over again on HBO whenever it came on. Here they pose in their church outfits beside Ma’s old Chevrolet Cavalier, which was replaced in 1983 with a more fun red Pontiac Grand Prix. (CNN Photo/William Patrick Butler/iReport) by Daphne Sashin (CNN) — “Crossfire” is back, and just look how much life has changed since that first show in 1982. The clothes. The hair. The music.

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Opinion

Don Lemon, Co.’s ‘Saggy Logic’ Defies Reality

It’s official: Don Lemon has joined the ranks of Negros gone delirious. Of all of the commentary to emerge in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict[1], Mr. Lemon chose to mysteriously step off the road of sensibility he stayed on during the trial only to second the talking points of prime-time’s Klansman-in-Chief Bill O’Reilly. During the “Talking Points” segment of his show last week, O’Reilly opined about what Black leaders are not saying to young Black men and women in light of the Zimmerman verdict — the same verdict that set free a 29-year-old man who, unprovoked, profiled an unarmed 17-year-old boy, chased him down, and shot him in the heart. In part, O’Reilly said, “[T]he first solution is, you’ve got to stop young Black women from having babies out of wedlock. You’ve got to discourage that actively,” O’Reilly said. “And the second thing is, you’ve got to demand discipline in your public schools in the inner cities, particularly, get the unions out of there. Have t …

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People

Fox News says popular daytime host Megyn Kelly will move to prime-time lineup

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly poses at the anchor desk at the Fox studios in New York. (AP Photo/Fox News, Alex Kroke) NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Tuesday that Megyn Kelly will soon move into prime time, and the palace intrigue about who — if anyone — she will displace on cable news’ most popular and stable lineup begins. Kelly, a former lawyer, has been a rising star at Fox. She has hosted the two-hour news program “America Live” at 1 p.m. Eastern since 2010 and co-anchored convention and election night coverage with Bret Baier during the last election season.