Stories for October 19, 2012
California’s unemployment rate decreased for September from 10-point-six percent to 10-point-two percent. But economists say job growth is still anemic.
Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters — Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev — and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.
This intimate and intense film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster. The program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about a critical event during the Cold War.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 8.4 percent, down from a revised 9 percent the previous month and 9.9 percent in the year-ago period, the state Employment Development Department reported today.
Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What’s behind this reversal?
In the third episode of season two, Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published; when the passion between the pair reignites, she begins to consider a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl’s decision to take a stand causes serious disruptions in the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, when Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam, the pair becomes ever closer as Persie is forced to make a life-changing decision about her future.