She’s precocious and cute, the 3-year-old girl in a video gone viral around the web, ranting in a toy store aisle about gender-specific toy marketing. In the video, little Riley Maida of upstate New York, prodded by her father filming her, becomes passionately emphatic that superhero and princess toys should be marketed to both boys and girls.
It’s Oscar time again, with nomination ballots sent out earlier this week for the 84th annual Academy Awards to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ballots are due back in mid January, and nominations are set to be announced Jan. 24. The awards will be held Feb. 26, 2012.
Just what is wrong with Jon Huntsman? He’s the former US Ambassador to China and the former governor of Utah. He’s got a proven track record of working toward a common goal with politicians outside his own party—a background that seems like it should matter to a nation that consistently gives its Congress less than 10% approval ratings.
Most people know that Hawaii was the last region in North America to enter the union, but many don’t know the elaborate history of the islands prior to being annexed. In her book "Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure," author Julia Flynn Siler sheds light on the influential people and events that contributed to defining Hawaiian history and culture.
Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.
It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.
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