CBS Stations Face Harassment and Misogyny Claims a Year After Leslie Moonves Exit

Jill Arrington was a star in TV sports. Then, four years ago, the former NFL sideline reporter traded national exposure for what she thought would be a more stable job at CBS’ television stations in Los Angeles. Arrington loved chronicling the Rams and other pro teams, and eventually took on additional duties as the weekend sports anchor for KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9. But one thing about her job galled her: She was earning nearly $60,000 less a year than the male anchor she replaced. When her contract came up for renewal, Arrington told the station’s top managers that it was unacceptable to pay a woman so much less than a man. “Oooh, isn’t she tough,” Arrington recalls the former general manager of CBS’ L.A. stations, Steve Mauldin, saying during a March 2018 meeting. She said Mauldin turned to his lieutenant and said: “This one talks more than my wife.” Read the full story at LATimes.com.

Caroll Spinney, the ‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Dies at 85

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The Sesame Workshop said in a statement that the legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. Spinney voiced and operated the two major Muppets from their inception in 1969 when he was 36, and performed them almost exclusively into his 80s on the PBS kids’ television show that later moved to HBO. “Before I came to ‘Sesame Street,’ I didn’t feel like what I was doing was very important,” Spinney said when he announced his retirement in 2018. “Big Bird helped me find my purpose.” Through his two characters, Spinney gained huge fame that brought international tours, books, record albums, movie roles, and visits to the White House. “Caroll was an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969 through five decades, and his legacy here at Sesame Workshop…

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

By Seth Borenstein | Associated Press For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. Add to that flights to Paris, Rome, Vancouver and elsewhere. All told, in the last three years, she’s flown 29 times to study, meet or talk about global warming. Then Cobb thought about how much her personal actions were contributing to the climate crisis, so she created a spreadsheet. She found that those flights added more than 73,000 pounds of heat-trapping carbon to the air. Now she is about to ground herself, and she is not alone. Some climate scientists and activists are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the global warming they study. Cobb will fly just once next year, to attend a massive international science meeting in Chile. “People want to be part of the solution,” she said. “Especially when they spent their…

49ers’ Emmanuel Sanders does it all against Saints in high-scoring game

Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Emmanuel Sanders may be a pretty accomplished wide receiver, but he’s found unconventional ways to contribute for the 49ers, including throwing a game-changing touchdown pass in the first half Sunday. In perhaps the biggest play of a half filled with them, Sanders threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on a trick play that helped San Francisco grab a 28-27 halftime lead over the Saints. Emmanuel Sanders so far:-3 catches for 125 yards and a TD-1 35-yard TD PASS 49ers vs. Saints is insane pic.twitter.com/UAZNGAIxns — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 8, 2019 Sanders’ perfect pass to Raheem Mostert midway through the second quarter marked his second unusual touchdown for the 49ers since being acquired from Denver in October. The 180-pounder earlier this season lined up as a fullback and caught a crucial TD pass against the Cardinals. For his career, Sanders is now a perfect 3-for-3 for 78 yards and two touchdown passes. How’s that for a dual-threat receiver? Sanders, who matched Jimmy Garoppolo with a perfect first-half passer rating, was also flawless…

Bob Boughner reflects on his time coaching the Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Bob Boughner heard the chatter as much as anyone else did toward the end of last season. With Florida headed toward a second straight playoff-less spring, rumors began to intensify that Boughner would be let go as the Panthers’ head coach.  At the top of the Florida’s wish list for a replacement was reportedly Joel Quenneville, the second winningest head coach in NHL history who had been let go by the Chicago Blackhawks just five months earlier. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon and Quenneville worked together with the Blackhawks, with Tallon constructing parts of a roster that Quenneville coached to Stanley Cup titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Sure enough, Boughner was fired by Tallon on April 7 after he compiled a 80-62-22 record in two years. A day later, Quenneville was hired and signed a reported five-year deal worth more than $30 million with bonuses. “The last two months were not fun, I’ll be honest,” Boughner said in an interview with this newspaper. “Of course you hear the rumors and where there’s smoke there’s fire, usually. “I did my best and…

Halftime report: 49ers 28, Saints 27 — Studs and duds

NEW ORLEANS — An offensive, big-play slugfest broke out in today’s high-stakes matchup between the 49ers and host New Orleans Saints. It was arguably the greatest first half of a game since, well, find me a better one. Here are the highs and lows as the 49ers lead 28-27 at halftime: STUDS QB Jimmy Garoppolo: This was his best half as a 49er considering the stats and magnitude. Touchdown passes to Kendrick Bourne and Emmanuel Sanders were perfect responses to Saints’ TDs. A career-long, 75-yard touchdown strike to Emmanuel Sanders was urgently needed after the Saints went ahead 20-7. Garoppolo opened with arguably his best drive of his career, at least opening drive. With the 49ers in a 7-0 hole, he diced up the Saints defense by completing 4-of-5 passes for 81 yards and throwing a 6-yard, third-and-goal scoring strike to Kendrick Bourne. WR Emmanuel Sanders: He kept swing the momentum back to the 49ers with big plays — catching and passing. Sanders took a Garoppolo handoff and then heaved a 35-yard touchdown pass to Raheem Mostert 5:59 before halftime. Earlier in the quarter, Sanders…

Raiders will face the Titans without leading rusher Josh Jacobs

Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. OAKLAND — The Raiders will face the Tennessee Titans Sunday without their leading rusher. Josh Jacobs, who has been playing since Week 7 with a shoulder injury, will undergo an MRI this week to determine his availability going forward, according to an NFL Network report. Also inactive for the Raiders in a game with playoff ramifications are tackle Trent Brown (pectoral), wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (ribs), quarterback Mike Glennon, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, defensive tackle Terrell McClain and linebacker Kyle Wilber. With 1,061 yards rushing, Jacobs is fourth in the NFL and represents more than 72 percent of the Raiders rushing yardage this season. With Jacobs out, the Raiders will rely on DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard for the bulk of the ball-carrying, with some possible carries for fullback Alec Ingold mixed in. Washington is the Raiders’ second-leading rusher with 156 yards on 48 carries (3.3 yards per attempt) with Richard next at 75 yards on 23 carries (3.3 average). Jacobs’ status took on some added drama this week after he posted…

Holiday skin care tips

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dr. Azadeh Shirazi with La Jolla Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center joins KUSI with some holiday skin care tips. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Inside SDPD K9 Program

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Police Officer Officer Mike Mullins and Kristen Amicone from the San Diego Police Foundation join KUSI with details on the ‘Inside SDPD’ K9 Program. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

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