As we close in on the finish, things are heating up on "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson." The penultimate episode, titled "Manna From Heaven," details the admission of the Fuhrman tapes into the case. It is a no-nonsense episode filled with real tension.
For all its gossipy, even-silly, TMZ-like tone at times, "The People v. O.J. Simpson" will engage millions of viewers in events that contextualize today's emotionally charged national conversations about police-community relations and race.
Once a nation turned its "lonely eyes" to Joe DiMaggio, as Paul Simon wrote in the 1960s anthem, "Mrs. Robinson." Today, we are a nation turning our anxious eyes to anyone on any of our multiple screens who we think might have the right stuff to lead us toward better days.
Dr. Ben Carson, the retired Hopkins neurosurgeon who announced his presidential campaign this week, returned to Baltimore on Thursday to tell community leaders here that the way to relieve tensions with police and help impoverished neighborhoods is to fix the nation's economy.
Ben Carson, the celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon who spent his career at Johns Hopkins Hospital before becoming a darling of conservative voters across the country, said Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president next year.
Ben Carson had a modest plan in mind last year when he retired from Johns Hopkins: He intended to improve his golf game and learn to play the organ. But the 63-year-old conservative may now be adding a presidential campaign in 2016 to his bucket list.
My bold prediction after last week's controversial episode of "The Walking Dead" was that this week would slow things way down in preparation for the grand Season 4 finale next Sunday evening. Well, this week's episode ¿ entitled "Us" ¿ wasn't exactly slow, but I doubt it will draw the crowds to the water cooler this morning either. There was plenty to keep our attention, but not quite enough to demand it.