The three major U.S. evening newscasts only feature a little over ten minutes of news each weeknight, with the rest consisting of stories, heros, and investigations. The news is almost entirely domestic, with international news generally only being mentioned if it directly affects the United States. This article has a breakdown of what was on the news on two different days on four networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and BBC America).
Category: United States
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Wal-Mart Drops Gun Sales at Select Stores
This is a good one… Wal-Mart, the largest seller of rifles and shotguns in the United States, has announced that it will stop carrying firearms in about one-third of its stores, essentially those where there’s not much of a market. The chain, most likely trying to match some of the appeals of Target, recently opened…
What’s Behind the $6.95 Pants and 3-Cent Eggs?
This is a followup for “Ultra-Capitalism Strikes Again” and “Ripped Off, Cut Off, Drove Off.” That’s right, Steve and Barry’s at the Carousel Center (and many other locations) currently has its entire store reduced to $6.95. That includes pants, shorts, sweaters, and even coats. A recent pair of pants I purchased was manufactured in Botswana….
Valentine’s Day is Nothing but Christmas II
Think about it… Take Christmas, change green to pink (keep the red and white), replace Santa Claus with chocolate, and you get Valentine’s Day. Working at Target has shown me that holidays are nothing but different color crayons shading in stencils. We have a section called “Mini-Seasonal,” which contains all the food products and other…
Separation of Church and Retail
I’ve been too busy with studying for my final exams and subsequently working at Target the last few weeks to check on holiday news lately, but I did some catching up lately. Apparently this year, more than ever, a very hot item of debate is “Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays.” Before I even discuss this…
Good Night and Good Luck.
Tuesday night I saw Good Night and Good Luck. at the Palace Theatre in the Eastwood Neighborhood of Syracuse, in what would be the first of a two-night tour of old-school Syracusan theaters. The Palace reopened this year after a half-million dollar renovation. It’s a pretty cool place… It even has a café. About 25…