At 10:30 on Monday night, Ann Romney is scheduled to take the stage at the Republican National Convention, in Act 1 of her husband’s four-day introduction to the nation. But tens of millions of people will not be able to watch.
CBS plans instead to show a rerun of “Hawaii Five-O,” its hit police series. Viewers of NBC will see a new episode of “Grimm,” about a homicide detective with the supernatural ability to sense evil. And ABC plans to show “Castle,” a series about a best-selling mystery novelist who helps solve crimes.
Misplaced priorities, or is this speech not that big a deal?
She’ll need a bone marrow transplant: Monday morning, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts told us all that she has MDS, a disease once known as pre-leukemia. This latest health scare comes only five years after her fight with breast cancer. During a painful bone marrow procedure, Roberts received the news that she would interview President Obama in an exclusive interview with ABC News. Roberts’ sister is a perfect match for the bone marrow transplant, which “greatly improves my chances for a cure,” Roberts said. source
Time is not Newt Gingrich’s friend, because the more time he has, the more he talks.George Will on “This Week”• Regarding the hazardous effects of Newt Gingrich’s prolonged loquacity. Will was reacting in part to Gingrich’s allegation, made earlier on the same show, that Mitt Romney is a “maniacal liar.” Just last month, Gingrich had pledged to run “a positive campaign focused on our country’s future;” guess that’s easy to say when you’re the frontrunner. source (via • follow)
Brian Stelter of The New York Times — generally one of Twitter’s best users — made a gaffe in which he claimed that Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC News’ “This Week,” where she made a high-profile move last year. However, he did so unintentionally — he meant to DM it, but instead, publicly shared it. Stelter, to his credit, kept the original tweet online. A look-back:
I’m hearing that Amanpour is formally out of “This Week” — though only from a single source — are you hearing the same? 212-556-4668— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 13, 2011
The initial tweet.
Well that was embarrassing. That was supposed to be a DM.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 13, 2011
3 reasons I didn’t delete accidental tweet: people had already read it; some had retweeted it; it needed to be explained.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 13, 2011
If I had gotten in the NFL as a kid, I would’ve been a football star all my life, too!Mitt Romney • Getting a solid comeback on Newt’s rip on him a second ago.