Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end
Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Cicely Tyson was active to the end, in the middle of promoting her memoir “Just As I Am” when she died at age 96. Many media outlets this week had been celebrating Tyson and her memoir. AdIn the days before her death, Tyson was also a guest on The Bakari Sellers Podcast, where she talked about her acting choices, injustices and her marriage to late jazz great Miles Davis. In an NPR interview, Tyson said she came to acting so that she “could speak through other people,” after being naturally drawn to observing other people as a shy child.
Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege
Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe last week's Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Words matter. Phrases like “mob,” “riot” and “insurrection” were appropriate, noted John Daniszewski, vice president and editor at large for standards. There was no riot, insurrection or storming” at the Capitol. The New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN have all used riot to describe the day.
Woman hedges apology in tense interview on hotel attack
In the first part of the CBS interview, broadcast Friday, Ponsetto told host Gayle King, “I don’t feel that that is who I am as a person. I’m just as a kid at heart as he is.”When King asked her to go over the events at the hotel, Ponsetto said, “You already asked me that at the beginning of the interview. I would like to have a real interview with real questions and real heart and real sincere apologies. In the CBS interview, Ponsetto denied profiling the teenager and said her heritage is partly Puerto Rican. Miya Ponsetto has both Puerto Rican and Vietnamese ancestry and considers herself a person of color, not a white person, according to her lawyer.
New this week: 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and Paul McCartney
MOVIES— “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was always going to be an event picture, even on Netflix, where it will be available Friday. Wilson’s 1982 play is set around a recording session in 1920s Chicago as a blues band awaits the arrival of Ma Rainey (Davis). — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Paul McCartney will release the final album in a trilogy of classics on Friday. “McCartney III” comes 50 years after 1980’s “McCartney II” and 60 years after “McCartney,” his solo debut released in 1970. — Director George C. Wolfe said that when he signed on to direct “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” he instantly knew he wanted to work with Branford Marsalis.
A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. A winner of 24 Grammys, Beyoncé becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show with 79 nominations. Beyoncé is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote “Black Parade” and “Savage,” thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. Instead, multiple nominations went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each earned six nominations and followed Beyoncé as the second-most nominated acts.
CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night
FILE - The ViacomCBS headquarters is shown in New York's Times Square on Aug. 5, 2020. CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old "Total Request Live" studio as its headquarters for election night. The network is installing giant touchscreens and "augmented reality" displays for the big political night and says the studio provides extra roominess to put on a television show in the COVID-19 era. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night
CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old "Total Request Live" studio as its headquarters for election night. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK – Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Bros.: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in the Times Square studio where MTV's “Total Request Live” ruled the music world two decades ago. Norah O'Donnell will anchor her first presidential election night, joined on the set by Gayle King, Margaret Brennan, John Dickerson and Ed O'Keefe. Shades will be drawn on the windows for the serious business of election night. On television, CBS will have Major Garrett reporting on voter integrity, Jeff Pegues on misinformation and Nancy Cordes on congressional races.
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King Share First Hug After Testing Negative for the Coronavirus
After 13 and a half days of quarantine and four negative coronavirus tests, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King have been reunited! King has been quarantined in Winfrey's guest house for almost two weeks along with her small CBS This Morning team, who are filming from the location. A good time was had by all," King captioned the video and the negative results of the group's coronavirus tests. While King's been quarantined, Winfrey's brought her some tasty popsicles, let her borrow avocados from her garden, and even had a socially distant lunch over Fourth of July weekend. RELATED CONTENT:Oprah Winfrey & Gayle King Reunite for the First Time Since QuarantineGayle King Talks Racism in America and Worrying About Her SonOprah Winfrey & Gayle King Share Which Celeb They'd Want to Quarantine With -- Their Picks Will Surprise You
Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King Reunite for the First Time Since Quarantine
For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak led to shutdowns and quarantines back in March, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King got a chance to see each other in person! In a clip posted to Instagram by Oprah Magazine, King waves to Winfrey from the SUV that picked her up from the airport. King and her team will be quarantining for two weeks in Winfrey's guesthouse before getting to reunite without all the social distancing restrictions. We'd put you in the guesthouse," Winfrey told King at the time. "My favorite son is in California, favorite daughter is in California, Oprah's in California.
Daytime Emmys: 'The Talk' Stars Explain How the Show Will Come Together Virtually (Exclusive)
The 2020 Daytime Emmys are going to be looking a little different this year -- but it will still be one mega celebration! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many Hollywood events have been forced to cancel, postpone, or in the Daytime Emmys' case, adapt and find ways to have the show go on. The Talk is nominated for two Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. The 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards will air on CBS as a two-hour live virtual event Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. RELATED CONTENT:2020 Daytime Emmys: Gayle King, Wayne Brady to Present Virtual Awards'The Talk' Ladies to Host the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards2020 Daytime Emmy Awards NominationsExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineLiz CalvarioWed, 06/24/2020 - 16:24
2020 Daytime Emmys: Gayle King, Wayne Brady and Ryan Seacrest Among This Year's Star-Studded Presenters
The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are bringing a whole lot of TV star power to this year's virtual show. Additional presenters include Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, The View's Sunny Hostin and TV personality Michael Strahan. Winners of additional categories not broadcast during the unique virtual ceremony will be announced on the Daytime Emmys social media pages during the show. The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards kick off Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. RELATED CONTENT:'The Talk' Ladies to Host the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards2020 Daytime Emmy Awards NominationsDaytime Emmy Awards Returning to TV for First Time in 5 Years With CBS Broadcast
Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely
Monday represented a key phase in New York City's reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite the CBS and Fox moves, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar. A majority of the show hosts on MSNBC including Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist of Morning Joe work remotely. Other morning shows have varied approaches. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show has worked out of that show's Rockefeller Center studio, but most of her colleagues are at home.
Netflix CEO Donating $120 Million to HBCUs to Celebrate 'Great Black Achievement'
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, announced they are giving $120 million to support scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. The donation, the largest of its kind, will be split among Morehouse College, Spelman College and the United Negro College Fund, and will be enough for both universities to support 200 students each over the next decade. Hastings and Lomax, along with Morehouse College President David A. Thomas and Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about the record-setting gift. The wonderful thing about this gift is Patty and Reed did not want the gift named after them. RELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Aniston Donates Nearly $1 Million to Racial Justice CharitiesBTS Donates $1 Million to Black Lives Matter Amid ProtestsMichael Jordan Donating $100 Million to Social Justice Organizations
Gayle King Talks Racism in America and Worrying About Her Son (Exclusive)
Gayle King is opening up about some of the specific fears she's had while raising a black son in America. King said that while racism is not new, it's now being caught on tape in a way that hasn't happened before. Arbery's death hit King hard, given that she has two children -- 32-year-old daughter, Kirby, and 33-year-old son, Will Jr. -- whom she shares with her ex-husband, William Bumpus. King then shared the conversation she had with her son about the current events. King shares that she and Winfrey are working on a project for O, The Oprah Magazine, and that the conversation about racism is far from over.
Gayle King Says She's Fearful for Her Son as a Black Man In America
Gayle King is opening up about her own emotional coverage of the police killing of George Floyd and the fear she feels for her own son facing systemic racism in America. He was just a black man underneath the car," she recalled. In Floyd's last minutes, as recorded in the now infamous video of his killing, he can be heard calling out, "Momma! I worry for him being a black man, period." King said she's also found it interesting "how white people are processing this and black people are processing it.