In this extended transcript of his interview with correspondent Tracy Smith for "Sunday Morning," broadcasting giant Howard Stern opens up about his parents and wife, psychoanalysis, apologizing for his past interviews, the freedom of being on SiriusXM satellite radio, and the art of the interview which, he says, is disappearing. Howard Stern: My mother said to me, I said, "Oh mom, tomorrow I'm talking to 'CBS Sunday Morning.'" She goes, "Why don't you tell me you're on TV?" I go, "No, no, no." I'm trying to explain to her that it's taped in advance. (LAUGHS) Tracy Smith: So, your first two books were best sellers, they set records. Stern: They did. Smith: And now you're saying, "Throw 'em away"? Stern: Yes, yes, that's the message in the new book. First of all, I didn't expect to write a new book. You know, I was done with books, the world of books. They're torture. They take a lotta time and I actually put a lotta thought into these things. But I looked at my last two books … [Read more...] about Extended transcript: Howard Stern
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For the past two years, Gérard Araud, France’s ambassador to the United States, has signed off on the cables he sends back to Paris with the same caveat: “Of course, a surprise can’t be excluded.” Such is life for many diplomats in Washington in the era of Donald Trump. But Araud, who retired this week after nearly five years in this latest post, proved a skilled navigator of the U.S. capital. His blunt talk, including on Twitter, has endeared him to many in the foreign policy community and beyond, even if they don’t always agree with him.Story Continued Below His advice to the people he leaves behind? Calm down. Take a deep breath. “Washington is a bit hysterical,” Araud said in an interview with POLITICO a few days before he was set to retire. “People are so appalled by the behavior of the president that they listen a bit too much to their guts instead of really listening to the brain.” So what should their brains tell them? … [Read more...] about ‘Washington is a bit hysterical’: French envoy offers advice as he bids adieu
PAUL Scholes' teen son has been found guilty of a pub attack on a former school friend in which he "laughed hysterically" at his victim. Arron Scholes, 19, left Robert Kemper, 21 with blood shot eyes and multiple bruising to his face when he punched him repeatedly outside a pub in Oldham. The teenager, who is a striker for amateur side Royton Town, was accompanied to Tameside Magistrates Court by his football legend dad today where he denies common assault. Paul, who stepped down as Oldham manager last week, swore at photographers outside as he made his way into the trial. The court heard Mr Kemper, who had been drinking, said "all right mate" to Scholes after England's 2-1 victory over Tunisia in last year's World Cup. He had gone to the Granby Arms with pals on June 18 after drinking beer and vodka when he noticed former school friend Scholes on the other side of the pub. Mr Kemper said: "I got a very little response, thought nothing of it, walked away and went back to my friends. I … [Read more...] about Paul Scholes’ son Arron, 19, GUILTY of assault after he beat up former school pal outside pub and ‘laughed hysterically’
Imagine a loved one brutally murdered in a foreign country -- allegedly by another American. Correspondent Peter Van Sant and his team have investigated the disturbing 1988 murder of Carolyn Abel, an American teacher in South Korea, and the loophole in U.S. laws at the time that mean the suspected killer may never face trial. A MYSTERY BEGINS For writer and author Nancy Bercaw, flying to South Korea last winter reopened a painful chapter in her life: one of murder, loss and fear. Nancy Bercaw: Not only were we devastated about the loss of Carolyn … We of course wondered, "Who's next?" Peter Van Sant: Back in Seoul. Where should be our first stop? Nancy Bercaw: Well, I think we should go to the school, to ELS, where we all taught. ELS is the English Language School, where Bercaw met fellow teacher Carolyn Abel back in 1988. Nancy Bercaw: This is the school. …And the world was never the same for any of us who were in that building together on December 20th. The events … [Read more...] about Is justice out of reach for an American teacher murdered in South Korea?
The character of Condi Rice does not utter a single memorable line in the new Dick Cheney biopic, VICE. Yet for some reason I keep dwelling on her. A large portion of this film is devoted to decisions made by the Bush administration following 9/11 (torture, Guantanamo, surveillance, etc.) and the 2003 Iraq War. I know, from my time in the Bush White House, that Rice, who served as national security adviser and secretary of state, was one of the people closest to Bush during his presidency. She played a major, if not crucial, role in all of these decisions. But she might as well be a piece of furniture in the film. Did the filmmakers forget about her? Does woke Hollywood think women can’t lead? Or did the Rice character simply not fit into its well-worn formula for political movies: Bad guys = white + male + conservative? Story Continued Below The real answer is more instructive. A true depiction of Rice’s influence would have exposed the great lie that holds together this … [Read more...] about How ‘Vice’ Explains Trump’s Appeal