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2008-11-11 15:00:22

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) has released a statement by its Vice President and Director of Programs Dr. Robert Goldberg regarding the recent coverage by CBS Evening News linking vaccines and autism: "In recent years Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News have gone after vaccine makers and the make-believe link between vaccines and autism, taking up the cause of trial attorneys on the one hand and glossing over the scientific data demonstrating no relationship on the...

2008-10-17 06:00:01

By Gary Levin NEW YORK -- John McCain made peace Thursday with David Letterman, three weeks after the presidential candidate drew the comedian's wrath by abruptly canceling an appearance under false pretenses only to head for a sitdown with news anchor Katie Couric. In an extended interview on CBS' Late Show, McCain said he "screwed up" but added: "Look at all the conversation I gave you. I haven't had so much fun since my last interrogation." Letterman didn't press McCain on why he...

2008-10-13 06:00:30

By Eric Stark For me, it's all about the debate after the debate. The best TV viewing occurs after the candidates for president and vice president finish their discussions. That's when we find out who blinked too much, who twisted the facts and who was most convincing. It's amazing how quickly they edit the video clips, check the facts and set up interviews. After the vice-presidential debate and the most recent clash between John McCain and Barack Obama, I tuned in to CBS. No, not for...

2008-10-13 00:00:19

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain is set to appear on "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS said Sunday. The network said McCain has agreed to be a guest on Thursday's edition of the show. This will mark his first appearance on "Late Show" since he canceled his Sept. 24 appearance at the last minute, a move that provided much grist for the Letterman joke mill. Letterman said at the time that McCain personally called him and told him he was "racing back to Washington"...

2008-10-12 15:00:15

Maybe you remember "Dave." It was a 1993 movie starring Kevin Kline as Dave Kovic, an everyday guy who happens to be a dead ringer for the president. When the chief executive is stricken, his aides secretly recruit Dave to fill in for him. Problem is, Dave quickly begins to lose himself in the role. There's a wonderful scene where, trying to find money in the federal budget to fund a homeless shelter, Dave turns to his friend Murray, an accountant, for help. "Who does these books?" asks...

2008-10-11 12:00:15

By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK -- CBS is looking good so far this TV season, easily winning last week in the prime-time ratings and perhaps minting a new hit in "The Mentalist." About a man who solves crimes using acute powers of observation, the show was the third most-watched scripted series last week. The drama starring Simon Baker was helped by its Tuesday time slot after "NCIS," which has quietly grown into one of TV's biggest hits in its sixth season. CBS dominated the...

2008-10-08 21:00:19

By Dennis Prager Just as Charlie Gibson did in his interview with Sarah Palin, Katie Couric set out to humiliate the Republican vice presidential candidate with a series of "gotcha" questions. This tactic - rarely employed with major liberal candidates - could be used equally effectively against Couric, or most any other liberal member of the television news media. It would be highly instructive to have Couric asked questions in the same way in which she (and Gibson) asked questions of...

2008-10-06 21:00:21

By Jeff Simon "Gotcha journalism" John McCain called it Monday night in a high- pitched querulous voice as he sat next to his vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin. He was discussing with Katie Couric criticism of the woman he chose above all Americans, great and small, to be his No. 2. He seemed almost as annoyed that Couric continued to address questions to Palin while he was sitting just six inches to her right. McCain and Palin were trying to stem the tide of criticism and mockery...

2008-10-02 09:00:03

By Beth Fouhy Associated Press NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job. A new AP-Gfk poll released Wednesday found that just 25 percent of likely voters believe Palin has the right experience to be president. That's down from 41 percent just after the GOP convention, when the Alaska governor made her...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By David Bauder NEW YORK - After two years of stories about bad ratings and an uncertain future, Katie Couric is back to making news the old- fashioned way - with her work. The "CBS Evening News" anchor is on an impressive run of interviews, including a "vice presidential questions" segment in which she will ask Sarah Palin and Joe Biden about abortion and the separation between church and state on the show today and Thursday. This comes after getting John McCain to come by her studio...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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