Stories for January 28, 2013
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh became the most famous human being on earth. When he and his wife, Anne, had a son, Charlie, the press dubbed him Little Lindy. On March 1, 1932, kidnappers snatched Little Lindy from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey. NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Lindbergh’s baby — and why.
"Henry Ford" paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. Ford’s Model T automobile and his five-dollar-a-day wage ushered in the modern world, earning Ford reverence from millions of Americans. Yet many of the changes he wrought deeply troubled the carmaker. In frustration, he lashed out at enemies, real and imagined, blamed Jews for the country’s problems, bullied those who worked for him and exhibited great cruelty to his only son, often, it seemed, wishing to retreat to an idyllic fantasy of the past.
The new U.S. military policy on women serving in combat roles was crafted in Washington, but it will play out in places like Afghanistan.
“Superheroes” crosses many eras: SUPERMAN in the 1950s, BATMAN in the ’60s, WONDER WOMAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK in the ’70s and THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO in the ’80s. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others. It also includes comments from Robert Culp, about his show THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO, recorded just days before he passed away.
New York City has the second largest Jewish population of any city in the world and is bursting with great Jewish food, brilliant Jewish artists, and some quirky Jewish politicians. So, it's fitting that one focus of this year's San Diego Jewish Film Festival should be films about New York. The festival kicks off on February 7.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Tsujihara was named the next chief executive of the Warner Bros. studio, one of oldest and the largest producers of TV shows and movies in Hollywood. He'll take over from Barry Meyer on March 1.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County recorded its largest daily decline since Nov. 10 today, dropping 1.7 cents to $3.952, its lowest amount since Feb. 2.
Tell Me More's series, "Social Me," looks at how young people interact online - with a focus on online identities, privacy issues, and breakthroughs in Internet-based learning.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barnes & Noble reportedly plans to continue to shrink its store base.
Alpine Union Elementary School district will start its first bilingual program next fall.
The list of potential candidates for San Diego’s District 4 special election is getting smaller.
The car market in the U.S. is at its most competitive. Not only are big companies like General Motors and Toyota slugging it out, but in order to survive, small-niche players like Subaru also are trying to push into the mainstream.
With recreational marijuana now legal in Colorado, small-scale pot shops will open up soon in places like Denver and Boulder. But that's not the only business that could get a boost: Large-scale commercial farmers may also be in line to benefit.