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Cuomo calls New York City’s response to looting and damage ‘inexcusable’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called recent looting and unrest in New York City “inexcusable,” publicly blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department and suggesting that he could override de Blasio to send the National Guard into the city. Cuomo, who has frequently feuded with his fellow Democrat…MORE

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ to host a town hall addressing racism

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and “Sesame Street” are refocusing their second town hall to address racism. The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on…MORE

How past US presidents engaged with activists and mass protests

How past US presidents engaged with activists and mass protests

As Americans engage in demonstrations around the country calling for an end to police brutality, President Donald Trump has opted to return to his call for “law and order.” And though he’s said he’s sympathetic to peaceful protesters, ​he’s threatened military force and urged states to empower police to arrest more demonstrators. He’s singled out…MORE

TV changed last night: Stephen Colbert got somber and ViacomCBS stations went dark

TV changed last night: Stephen Colbert got somber and ViacomCBS stations went dark

Television felt different Monday night. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” β€” a show usually reserved for jokes about current events and celebrity interviews β€” took on a somber tone Monday night. Host Stephen Colbert returned to the airwaves to address the mass protests sweeping across the United States following the death of George Floyd,…MORE

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Hollywood is inching closer to getting back to work, with the entertainment industry’s guilds and unions signing off on a 22-page guideline document designed to establish safety protocols for producing movies and TV in the age of coronavirus. The agreement comes after a protracted period of negotiation among the various constituencies — including actors, directors…MORE