Stories for February 11, 2011
Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode of "Music Voyager," Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong.
The stories of Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson headline this episode about the formative years of late-night television. Merv Griffin also emerges as a key player on the late-night scene. His interview for "Pioneers Of Television" was his last before passing away. Regis Philbin offers revelations about his years as a late-night sidekick (to Joey Bishop). Dick Cavett and Arsenio Hall also discuss their years in the mix.
FRONTLINE presents a unique hidden-camera look at the world of sexual slavery, talking with traffickers and their victims, and exposing the government indifference that allows the abuses to continue virtually unchecked. "Sex Slaves" also follows the remarkable journey of one man determined to find his trafficked wife by posing as a trafficker himself to buy back her freedom.
"An American Crusade" focuses on Reagan's battle with the Soviet Union and his resolve to end the Cold War, which the program sees as his principal legacy. Morris calls Reagan's hatred of Soviet communism "the only negative emotion he had in his life," and says Reagan believed that, with the pressure of a defense buildup, he could "bring this hostile totalitarian system to its knees."
Host Mark L. Walberg is joined by appraiser Wes Cowan at the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines, to look at its collection of highly-prized sand bottles by 19th-century Iowa folk artist Andrew Clemens. Highlights include a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs, and a rare collection of promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood’s Golden Age, valued at $25,000 to $28,000.
San Diego School officials plan to balance their budget by laying off 1,300 school workers, including 500 teachers. The rest are nurses, librarians, counselors and classroom assistants.