Miss America Pageant Should Ditch Divisive Political Questions & Use Nurse’s Monologue as Model

(Photo property ABC/The Miss America Organization) The old joke used to be that Miss America contestants would answer, “World peace,” when asked what they would want to accomplish during their reign if they won the contest. I have no idea if any of them ever actually gave that answer, but that was the joke. In [Read More…]

Family Ties & Perceptions of Truth in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told”

We live in an age in which we think we know the whole truth about someone’s character and life after seeing one story about them on the news or reading one statement they made on social media. It allows us to slap a label on them so we can put them in an easily definable [Read More…]

ABC News’s David Muir Answered Facebook Questions About Meeting Pope Francis

In the lead up to the special edition of ABC News’s “20/20” this Friday Sept. 4 at 10:00pm Eastern featuring Pope Francis talking to Americans via video conference, anchor (and moderator of the event) David Muir answered viewer questions on the ABC News Facebook page. Here are some of the questions and responses: Q: This [Read More…]

Twelve-Year-Old Enthalls “America’s Got Talent” Audience with “Pie Jesu”

Arielle Baril, a 12-year-old with a powerful voice, enthralled the audience of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday night with her rendition of “Pie Jesu.” Not only that, she brought out a mellow side to judge Howard Stern, who said after her performance, “My wife is here tonight, my daughter is here tonight, I just want [Read More…]