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CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood

I realize this show has been around for years but, as always, I am late to the party.

What a great show. Everyone is very calm and serene. No over-the-top reporting. The stories are diverse and I find them interesting and informative.

Bus safety, The Black Keys (?), Cuban BBQ, Guam...they make it all very interesting.

Anyone else a fan to this sweet way to start Sunday mornings?

by Anonymousreply 21708/28/2016

Been watching for years, op. Wonderful show.

by Anonymousreply 109/02/2012

The Wynton Marsalis opening never fails to capture my sweet cat's rapt attention.

by Anonymousreply 209/02/2012

What r2 said

by Anonymousreply 309/02/2012

I've been a fan of Charlie's since college in the 60's. He was very big on radio for years. In SF KCBS is the radio station where I first remember listing to him. He was always funny. He was just finishing his dissertation each morning as I pulled into the Shell Building garage on Battery St. I was really hooked on his chatter.

by Anonymousreply 409/02/2012

It wouldn't be Sunday without it.

by Anonymousreply 509/02/2012

Love this show

by Anonymousreply 609/02/2012

I use the Wynton Marsalis opening theme as my cell phone ringtone. I usually get very positive reaction when people recognize it.

by Anonymousreply 709/02/2012

AgreeOP. Loved it for years.

by Anonymousreply 809/02/2012

I rarely start a Sunday without it. Now that I'm on the west coast I have to DVR it so I can sleep in. I had some TV friends who were visiting and they had never seen it. These are guys my age who have movie studio jobs and write for tv They were making fun of all the fonts in the titles and did not get why it was so long and low key. I just love it. It's what TV should be.

by Anonymousreply 909/02/2012

I love CBS Sunday Morning, too.

They should bring this civilized attitude to prime time.

by Anonymousreply 1009/02/2012

[quote]They should bring this civilized attitude to prime time.

YES! That's it exactly.

by Anonymousreply 1109/02/2012

Sort of like NPR but even better. So calm, thoughtful and positive.

Call me naive BUT if more TV news were like this and not like FAUX new/CNN et al. warning of HURRICANES! TERRORISTS! EMEGENCY ALERT! - folks would be more peaceful, cooperative, and less partisan.

by Anonymousreply 1209/02/2012

Someone else pointed out to me at all the stories are " feel good". There is nothing controversial in any of them.

by Anonymousreply 1309/02/2012

Maybe, r13 but that's part of its charm. Stories of interest without necessarily being confrontational or "shocking". Imagine that!

by Anonymousreply 1409/02/2012

There is nothing controversial in the rest of the television programming - it's just grotesque. Sunday Morning is shocking in that it is not grotesque. They have to hide it in the early Sun morning timeslot.

by Anonymousreply 1509/02/2012

There used to be a CBS Sunday Morning troll on DL a few years back. He'd start a thread about that morning's show every few Sundays. His posts "read" very cute.

by Anonymousreply 1609/02/2012

Check out his book about growing up in Baltimore during the '30s and '40s.

by Anonymousreply 1709/02/2012

r15 nailed it.

by Anonymousreply 1809/02/2012

I haven't watched in a while but it used to be one of few network shows that covered art, even in a minor way. Is that still the case?

by Anonymousreply 1909/02/2012

R19 - yes. they did a story today on the Toldeo Museum of Art, and their studio glass collection.

by Anonymousreply 2009/02/2012

I watch this with my Mom on Sunday evenings. It's a great program and a nice moment to share. Like Chopin played by Artur Rubenstein.

by Anonymousreply 2109/02/2012

I like Steve Hartman and always thought he was funny and gay. Apparently I was wrong about one of those things.

by Anonymousreply 2209/02/2012

I've been watching this gem of a program since Charles Kuralt started it. i love it. Perfect companion to a cup of coffee and the New York Times on a Sunday Morning.

by Anonymousreply 2309/02/2012

I always look forward to this show. However, this morning they were showing cartoons followed by the US open in the mountain time zone. Was it pre-empted anywhere else?

by Anonymousreply 2409/02/2012

Not on the east coast

by Anonymousreply 2509/02/2012

It's like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood for adults.

by Anonymousreply 2609/02/2012

Another excellent description, R26. :)

by Anonymousreply 2709/03/2012

Not that there's anything wrong with that, R26. I've enjoyed this show for years, it is a breath of fresh air for TV. However, recently I have found Steve Hartman's stories to be overly manipulative and tear-jerking.

by Anonymousreply 2809/03/2012

One of the best shows on TV.

by Anonymousreply 2909/03/2012

Hartman = not gay

Bill Geist = not gay (his son Willie is on Morning Joe)

Nancy Giles = not gay (not a dyke, although she gives off a slightly butch vibe sometimes)


by Anonymousreply 3009/03/2012

Charles Kuralt = womanizer with a secret life "on the road".

by Anonymousreply 3109/03/2012

Why do they always give Martha Tichner the food segments?

by Anonymousreply 3209/03/2012

Great show. A wonderful relic of how much better TV news used to be, without all the shrill bells and whistles, over-the-top graphics, pandering stories, and so on.

by Anonymousreply 3309/03/2012

I LOVE the "Moment of Nature" at the end...such a great sendoff.

by Anonymousreply 3409/04/2012

R23 Another Charles Kuralt fan here. Loved his books as well.

by Anonymousreply 3509/04/2012

I watch it every Sunday too. It is like going to mass. Calming, relaxing and colorful- but I hate Steve Hartman- I can't believe they pay him for that crap he calls stories.

by Anonymousreply 3609/04/2012

Was it Charles Kuralt that used to just randomly knock on people's doors and ask them to share their stories while the people kept protesting how mundane and boring their lives were and there was nothing worth sharing? And then they proceeded sharing the most interesting and NON mundane stories that were always fascinating?

Or am I just making this all up?

by Anonymousreply 3709/04/2012

I like the Moment of Nature also. Seta pleasant tone for the day...that is till some asshole fucks it up.

by Anonymousreply 3809/04/2012

R38 - that wouldn't be Bob Scheiffer you are talking about now, is it?


by Anonymousreply 3909/04/2012

More like David Gregory - Rethug shill.

by Anonymousreply 4009/04/2012

It's a gentle way to start the week.

I've been watching since the Keralt days. Some on the show have been more enjoyable than others, but so far I've managed to wait them out.

by Anonymousreply 4109/04/2012

Charles Osgood's son was a total hunk in high school. After high school, he was a personal fitness coach for awhile. Don't know what he does now.

by Anonymousreply 4209/05/2012

The first 10-15 minutes are just a rerun of last night's news stories from the network, then 5 minutes of commercials. DVR it and ff thru most of it. Love that woman who does the commentary. She's the best thing on the show.

by Anonymousreply 4309/05/2012

It's a great show. I always learn something new watching it and I feel better afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 4409/05/2012

It's a decent show, but not nearly as good as it used to be.

I remember Charles Kurald. He was pudgy and folksy and came across like a favorite uncle. I liked him until I found out what he was really like. He died suddenly and it was discovered that folksy, trustworthy Charles Kuralt had been leading a double life and had been keeping a mistress and supporting her kids for decades. His image was shattered. After his death the detestable mistress sued for possession of some property she said he wanted her to have and she eventually got it. To add insult to injury his family had to pay the estate taxes on it. It was all very nasty business and I never saw Charles Kuralt in the same way after that. In reality, he was a dick.

The show today is much changed from the way it used to be. They do a lot of trivial stories on not very interesting, trendy celebrities and flash in the pans like Gaby Sidibe. You can see crap like that anywhere.

The commercials are maddening; there seems to be a series of them every ten minutes.

The nature scene at the end, which was always a very special moment, appears to have been slashed to only a few seconds.

And those talking heads! Ben Stein, Nancy Giles, Mo Rocca...they're all totally irrelevant and absolutely unbearable.

I never could stand Bill Geist. His voice alone makes me want to smash the tv set.

I'd say CBS Sunday Morning has its moments but is definitely not of the same quality as it used to be.

by Anonymousreply 4509/05/2012

The Wilson sisters (Heart) still rocking and sounding great. Go Nancy & Ann!

by Anonymousreply 4609/16/2012

Another new fan.

Now I wouldn't miss it..

by Anonymousreply 4709/16/2012

The Vin Scully story this morning was great. Also loved the Japanese polka-dot artist.

by Anonymousreply 4809/16/2012

No wonder health care is so expensive. The Cedars Sinai art collection is amazing.

(yeah, yeah...I know it was donated but some great pieces in the collection)

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by Anonymousreply 5009/25/2012

I'll bump you R50 and raise you two bumps.

by Anonymousreply 5109/25/2012

Just for you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 5209/25/2012

I can't believe how long they pretended nothing was wrong with Bill Geist even though for years he's been shaking like a leaf held by Katharine Hepburn.

by Anonymousreply 5309/25/2012

Thank you, R52. On Sundays this makes me happy and calm and relaxed. Much appreciated.

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by Anonymousreply 5610/07/2012

Winslow Homer was gay.

by Anonymousreply 5710/07/2012

r2, the original version of "Abblasen" by a Canadian Brass group was better.

by Anonymousreply 5810/07/2012

r32, our sister loves to eat. Always wears black and hides her chubby neck with colorful scarves.

by Anonymousreply 5910/07/2012

You have to listen closely. They don't show names of people being interviewed. The original Executive Producer felt it was "distracting."

by Anonymousreply 6010/07/2012

R57: the couple of photos they showed of him were always with another (unidentified) male so while they didn't come out and say it, it was pretty clear.

by Anonymousreply 6110/07/2012

So Winslow was a Homer-sexual....

by Anonymousreply 6210/07/2012

r56, keeping reading.

New York Daily News - July 3, 2012

CBS “Sunday Morning” correspondent Bill Geist broke the news to viewers that he has Parkinson’s disease over the weekend.

It was his first appearance on “Sunday Morning” in two months. His last piece, about seashell collectors on Sanibel Island, Fla., aired originally on April 22.

“Some of you had been speculating that I might have Parkinson’s,” he said in the taped announcement while seated on a park bench. “Well I do. I’ve had it for years. Told no one, not even my kids. Didn’t want them to worry, didn’t want to be seen as the sick guy.”

by Anonymousreply 6310/07/2012

Nancy Giles gets kinda shafted on this show. They hired Mo Rocca and her presence went down. I like her better. Mo is overexposed. I don't dislike him but I tire of him as he's everywhere.

And such a bottom

by Anonymousreply 6410/07/2012

See, he didn't even tell us - his kids!

by Anonymousreply 6510/07/2012

Today NBC News appointed Willie Geist to be a host of the 9:00AM hour of the "Today" show, where he joins Al Roker and Natalie Morales beginning November 12.

by Anonymousreply 6610/10/2012

Willie Geist is fug.

At least I can (almost) look at Luke Russert.

by Anonymousreply 6710/10/2012

I just love this show. Terrific piece on Led Zeppelin. This show needs to be required viewing for kids.

by Anonymousreply 6812/16/2012

So nice to see a healthy, 89-year-old Bob Elliott! What a great family. Chris is a genius. His work on the old Late Show was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 6912/16/2012

The CBS Sunday Morning show is the only good show in the morning, it's like my "comfort show" when I wake up to have my coffee on Sunday morning.

by Anonymousreply 7012/16/2012

Since I have retired I tend to get up earlier. Worked the evening shift and every weekend for years. I never got to watch any early Sunday programming but I started watching this show a few months ago and I concur with OP. It really is a gem. And I like that Osgood still wears a bow tie.

by Anonymousreply 7112/16/2012

I agree. Along with Bill Moyer's Journal on PBS, this is the best program on television. Frankly, I was skeptical that Osgood would be successful replacing Charles Kuralt, whom I adored. But Osgood has done a brilliant job.

by Anonymousreply 7212/16/2012

It's like the daytime version of 60 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 7312/16/2012

Love this show and this morning was perfect

by Anonymousreply 7412/16/2012

As someone mentioned upthread, this is always such a sweet and calm way to start the day. Even their Newtown reporting wasn't as over-the-top as everyone else's has been.

Loved the piece on the Zep.

The only downside is it seems Bill Geist is getting shakier. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 7512/16/2012

R71/R72 - Hissing Eldergays.

So old, they consider Osgood a hot youngster.

by Anonymousreply 7612/16/2012

I loved the fact that it was not all about the Connecticut tragedy this morning. Frankly, many are not interested in wall-to-wall coverage of this disaster with no break. I'm looking forward to bits of Book TV today while I'm at home.

by Anonymousreply 7712/16/2012

The woman who interviewed Led Zepplin has such a raspy voice I have to clear my throat when watching. Does she have a Diane Riehm problem?

by Anonymousreply 7812/16/2012

The lady with the mannequin family made me LOL. What a great sense of humor she has.

by Anonymousreply 7912/23/2012

Seven Up!

by Anonymousreply 8001/06/2013

It's the "older people's" Today. Now that I'm 50, I can admit to watching it over that train wreak over at NBC. CBS Sunday assumes its audience is intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 8101/06/2013

Laura Dern interview was not stirring...but she doesn't seem to be the brightest bulb in the box.

I liked the New Mexico piece.

by Anonymousreply 8201/06/2013

Aww. Happy Birthday Charles Osgood.

by Anonymousreply 8301/06/2013

I really enjoyed the 7 Up story this morning.

And Mo Rocca looked really good with the beard! First time I ever found him sexy.

by Anonymousreply 8401/06/2013

Mo needs to slap his big cock on my face.

by Anonymousreply 8501/06/2013

R76 is a pissy cunt.

I love Sunday Morning because it's not tabloidy. They dig into the subjects and do actual reporting.

Of course, since it isn't talking every three seconds about Lady Gaga or the Kuntrashians, I'm sure all the 22 year olds will line up to tell us how boring and "eldergay" it is.

by Anonymousreply 8601/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 8701/08/2013

Re: the Up series, of which I've been a devoted fan since 28 Up (I was born a year later than this group), it really is true that the Brits age terribly. I do wish the cute future documentarian (!) who refused to participate after 21 Up would show his face to see what he looks like now.

by Anonymousreply 8801/08/2013

I guess 56UPhas already aired in the UK -- when does it air in LA?

Most in the US weren't introduced to the series until 28UP in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 8901/08/2013

Occasionally there will be a nice segment about an interesting topic. But mostly it's disposable fluff. They do too many pieces on run of the mill or flash in the pan celebrities. And the commercials! There seems to a commercial break every ten fucking minutes!

The lovely little nature scene at the end of the show was always very special, but it appears to have been whittled down to a few bare seconds now. They've really trimmed it, presumably to make more time for commercials.

I can't stand Nancy Giles, Ben Stein, Mo Rocca and Bill Giest. ALL of them have nothing worthwhile to say and all of them have unbearably irritating voices. What the hell does this show do, seek out people with awful voices?

by Anonymousreply 9001/08/2013

Charles Osgood is 80 today.

by Anonymousreply 9101/08/2013

I remember in response to the LA Riots and OJ, in the mid-90s the show became, "Look at all the NICE Black people!"

by Anonymousreply 9201/08/2013

R90, you have to appreciate that Mo Rocca parlayed his Vh1 gig into a very respectable job at CBS.

by Anonymousreply 9301/08/2013

"you have to appreciate that Mo Rocca parlayed his Vh1 gig into a very respectable job at CBS."

He probably did it by sucking cock. Nothing to appreciate about that.

by Anonymousreply 9401/08/2013

Didn't Mo Rocca start as a correspondent on The Daily Show?

by Anonymousreply 9501/08/2013

It's on now! Tune in!!

by Anonymousreply 9603/03/2013

Segment on Bonnie Franklin coming up!

by Anonymousreply 9703/03/2013

Okay, guys, it's time you knew: Charlie is a staunch Republican. Completely gay friendly, as it happens (to the point that it's no issue at all), but even so......

(This is not false familiarity, by the way; "Charlie" is what he calls himself on my voicemail.)

by Anonymousreply 9803/03/2013

I just saw the Bonnie segment.

Mo Rocca is looking HOT with his longer hair.

by Anonymousreply 9903/03/2013

I wish Bonnie Franklin's segment had been a little longer.

by Anonymousreply 10003/03/2013

Oh fuck, everything was fine, and then Ben Stein pops up on the screen and the whole house of cards comes tumbling down.

If I wanted that asshole I would watch FOX.

by Anonymousreply 10103/03/2013

Holland Taylor!

Holland Taylor as Governor Ann Richards!

Who is her GF?

by Anonymousreply 10203/03/2013

I have been avoiding the basketball clip story on Facebook cause I knew it would make me weepy. So instead I see it on Sunday Morning while on the treadmill at the gym and everyone hears and sees me.


by Anonymousreply 10303/03/2013

Did the same thing R103

by Anonymousreply 10403/03/2013

Aww, hugs to R103 and R104.

by Anonymousreply 10503/03/2013

I usually would agree with you R101 - he's a grump that puts Andy Rooney to shame - but I sorta agreed with him today.

by Anonymousreply 10603/03/2013

[quote]Oh fuck, everything was fine, and then Ben Stein pops up on the screen and the whole house of cards comes tumbling down.

Even if I agreed with him politically and ideologically (I don't) I can't listen to him because I HATE his voice. Same with Al Sharpton. Why are these "voices" on TV?

by Anonymousreply 10703/03/2013

r101 we believe in diversity, unlike viewers like you who only enjoy a program that regurgitates points-of-view you want to hear.

by Anonymousreply 10803/03/2013

They will be having a Debbie Reynolds story this morning

by Anonymousreply 10903/31/2013

Little Debbie turned 81 today. Somehow, it strikes me as very surprising that she is only seven years older than Ali McGraw.

by Anonymousreply 11004/01/2013

Anywhere I can watch this show online? I usually miss it and I have no DVR.

by Anonymousreply 11104/01/2013

I actually daydream of someone walking out onto the set, beating Charles Osgood to a bloody pulp when he starts with one of his tired poems, songs or limericks. It's not about you, you tiresome old show queen!

by Anonymousreply 11204/01/2013

R112, it IS about him. Or his take on things, anyway. So if you find him a vacuous windbag (or dislike him because he's rabidly Republican), don't tune in. If enough people agree with you, CBS will dump him quickly. (They've already reduced his salary by $500,000/year, although it's still excessive.)

by Anonymousreply 11304/01/2013

Osgood is really old and unwell and can't really walk anymore (which is why he's always seen sitting down). He'll be dead soon, along with Bill Geist, who has Parkinson's disease.

That will mean a new host for the show - Mo Rocca?

by Anonymousreply 11404/01/2013

[quote] That will mean a new host for the show - Mo Rocca?

It'll be Lee Cowan.

by Anonymousreply 11504/01/2013

Carol Burnett will be on next.

by Anonymousreply 11604/07/2013

Watching also, R116. Can't wait for Carol.

by Anonymousreply 11704/07/2013

It's on!

by Anonymousreply 11805/05/2013

Is Mark Harmon the nicest, sanest most humble actor/human alive? Almost too good to be true.

by Anonymousreply 11905/05/2013

Since he grew a beard are they gonna make my Maurice the star?

by Anonymousreply 12005/05/2013

Wow, Bill Geist looks terrible. Parkinson's has really done a number on him.

Mo Rocca looks like a schmuck with that hair swooping across his forehead.

Can't sleep, sinkhole might swallow me!

by Anonymousreply 12105/05/2013

Cannot stand Mo Rocca. I almost sent a letter to CBS asking them not to inflict that nasal, lisping, grotesquely bearded monstrosity on the American public. Sorry, I know that sounds horrendously mean-spirited but holy hell he is annoying. His whole "schtick" is that he is "eccentric" or something. And it is so distracting. I don't give two shits that he is gay, either. No one wants to think about what that guy does in private. How has be gotten so popular? What network exec greenlit his presence in the media with "Yeah, people will want watch HIM!" ????????

by Anonymousreply 12205/05/2013

Great show. I often record it since I work on Sunday mornings.

I actually prefer CBS this morning over any of the other morning shows weekdays. I cannot stand the fact that Today or GMA cram so much crap into 4 minute segments. Especially the food ones. Never enough time to get through anything and the last 30 seconds is usually the bum's rush.

I was totally shocked that I liked Gayle King as I had always thought of her as an Oprah creation foisted upon us. She, Charlie Rose & Norah O'Donnell have great rapport and appear to get along well.

by Anonymousreply 12305/05/2013

It's onnnn!

by Anonymousreply 12405/12/2013

Love the program. Can't listen to Rita Braver's strained gravel voice. She should be on public radio with the other annoying females.

by Anonymousreply 12505/12/2013

Mommy's Day theme.

by Anonymousreply 12605/12/2013

So now Sidney Poitier is writer of fiction? That interview was really, really bad. She couldn't have licked his ass more if she had tried. I love it when they ask questions that only have one answer and then the interviewer is overwhelmed by the answer. (Eyes closed, nodding knowingly and clutching at throat.)

I almost watched Maya Angelou, who was going to be on another morning show, talking about her mother, but I had gravitas overload from Sidney. Maya would have put me in a coma.

by Anonymousreply 12705/12/2013

r127 would have been awakened from the coma when Maya screeched "I Rise, I Rise."

by Anonymousreply 12805/12/2013

I want Mo Rocca inside of me quite deeply.

by Anonymousreply 12905/12/2013

It features design color and architecture this week. And much more.

by Anonymousreply 13005/19/2013

r129, you'll be tickled, not plowed.

by Anonymousreply 13105/19/2013

Mo Rocca looks well-hung to me.

by Anonymousreply 13205/19/2013

[quote]and then the interviewer is overwhelmed by the answer. (Eyes closed, nodding knowingly and clutching at throat.)

That bitch!!!!

by Anonymousreply 13305/19/2013

I used to love this show. I can't stand it watch it now.

It seems like there's a commercial break roughly ever 12 minutes, sometimes less than that.

Their stories featuring a particular person used to be very interesting. They would do pieces on legendary figures; actors, writers, musicians, dancers, artists. Sometimes they'd do a story about a very talented person who was not widely known; I'd never heard of the opera singer Sam Ramey until I saw him on CBS Sunday Morning. Now they do pieces on trendy celebrities. They did one on Gaby Sidibe! Their person stories now tend to be superficial and worthless.

I wish they would get rid of the fucking talking heads: Mo Rocca, Nancy Giles and Ben Stein. They ALL suck.

They used to do stories of ordinary people who were in fact extraordinary. One was about a little boy named Louie who had some kind of progressive disease; "Grace Under Fire" I think was the name of the segment on him. They don't seem to do anything like that anymore.

Bill Guiest...his voice is like fingernails on a blackboard. I can't stand it!

The show was at its peak when Charles Kuralt hosted it. It came as a shock to many, when, after his unexpected death, it was revealed that he was a philandering creep who'd been leading a double life for years. Yes, the charming, folksy, favorite uncle-like Charles Kuralt was a asshole with a secret mistress. After his death the slimy mistress sued for property she said was owed her on the basis of an innocuous note Kuralt had sent her. She ended up getting the property...and his survivors had to pay the taxes on it! Absolutely disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 13405/19/2013

R134 is Charles Kuralt's illegitimate son.

by Anonymousreply 13505/19/2013

I love Charles Osgood, but he's been looking quite frail in the last several months.

I've loved the slow pace of this show, but in the last few years they've had some pieces forced on them that don't seem to match. A profile of the Black Eyed Peas sticks out in my mind.

by Anonymousreply 13605/19/2013

The ass-kissing in the interviews is frequently nauseating. The female interviewers are the worst; they sometimes come across like smitten schoolgirls. I can't remember the name of the interviewer, but I remember it was Rod Stewart she was questioning. She asked a question that went something like this: "Do you have any idea of the effect your voice has on women?" Stewart was so embarrassed by the stupidity of the question that all he could give as an answer was "uhhhhhh..."

by Anonymousreply 13705/19/2013

They're on mens's swimsuits now!

by Anonymousreply 13805/26/2013


I hate this show, the people on it, I hate it all especially that black chic, she sucks big time.

by Anonymousreply 13905/26/2013

Wow r139 . Someone have a rough Saturday night?

by Anonymousreply 14005/26/2013

R139 has a really ugly bathing suit and can't figure out any of David Copperfield's illusions and he's pissed off, R140.

by Anonymousreply 14105/26/2013

LOL r141

by Anonymousreply 14205/26/2013

LOL r141

by Anonymousreply 14305/26/2013

Yesterday Bill Flanagan did a feature on why "No Problem" as a response from clerks and servers aggravates anyone born before 1980.

by Anonymousreply 14405/27/2013

R144, yesterday's commentary should be required viewing for all. My mother & aunt - both in their 80s - have also incorporated this apparently all-purpose response into their daily lexicon. Even when I'm doing THEM a favor!!!

by Anonymousreply 14505/27/2013

This Times article reveals how pernicious a problem those fighting the "no problem" scourge are facing.

by Anonymousreply 14605/27/2013

Is that a hairpiece David Copperfield, who was profiled on yesterday's show, was sporting?

by Anonymousreply 14705/27/2013

Copperfield has always pinged, surprised he's straight. Gal pal mustn't speak English. Just stood there when interviewer asked simple question.

by Anonymousreply 14805/27/2013

It's on! Sub for Charles Kuralt. Today's topics: inroads against cancer, D-day, Bette Midler, and Adam Levine. Let us settle in with a cup of coffee and watch.

by Anonymousreply 14906/02/2013

Sub for sub Charles Osgood too. Heh. My age is showing...

by Anonymousreply 15006/02/2013

Is the sub wearing a rug???

by Anonymousreply 15106/02/2013

Maybe worth watching this morning: Harvey Fierstein AND Huey Lewis.

Huey is shown fly fishing near his ranch in Montana. So butch!

Harvey is shown walking through his "hood" and taking pics with fans.

by Anonymousreply 15206/09/2013

Huey is gay?

by Anonymousreply 15306/09/2013

Who is Harvey's partner?

by Anonymousreply 15406/09/2013

Rembering Esther Williams is comming up

by Anonymousreply 15506/09/2013

Huey looks pretty good for a 62 year old.

Very disappointed that there wasn't even the tiniest glimpse of the famous Huey bulge though.

by Anonymousreply 15606/09/2013

How can Harvey say Shubert Alley is his "neighborhood" when he lives on West 83rd?

by Anonymousreply 15706/09/2013

Yes, why was there no mention of Huey's wife? Or does he have one? Any kids? With the lifestyle that rockers lead, does he not have any past relationships that are "notorious?" Who HAS he dated or married? I don't remember any stories about him. Ever!

He surely couldn't be gay, could he? Or COULD he?

by Anonymousreply 15806/09/2013

Married since 1984 with two kids, R158.

by Anonymousreply 15906/09/2013

Well, that profile sure made ZERO mention of his wife or family. I mean, I know they are not famous and it was profile on him and the News, but still. Not a "comprehensive" piece on his life, overall. Many celebs include stories on the support they get from spouses and what their kids are doing with their lives, that sort of thing. Family men usually make mention of their families. Perhaps Huey and his family have a set up where they completely stay out of the limelight. Not a big deal but still a bit strange.

by Anonymousreply 16006/09/2013

Huey did say "we" when he talked about buying the Montana ranch. I assumed he meant wife and family. Still, there is also no mention of spouse or kids on his Wiki page.

Is Cyndi Lauper going to win a Tony tonight?

by Anonymousreply 16106/09/2013

Nancy Giles talked about bras.


by Anonymousreply 16206/09/2013

In 3, 2, 1....

by Anonymousreply 16306/16/2013

Summer repeat stories.

by Anonymousreply 16406/16/2013

Cher is next

by Anonymousreply 16509/22/2013

Loved seeing Cher this AM.

She looked great and was as funny and irreverant as ever.

by Anonymousreply 16609/22/2013

Good show today.

Fall movies especially those looking good for award season.

Cher's interview was good too. She looked gorgeous and was her natural sassy self.

by Anonymousreply 16709/22/2013

My lover adores this show, but hates it when Osgood is not the host. For the 90 minutes it's on, hubby is enthralled, and blissed out.Then he's back to the real world. I can take it or leave it, mostly leave it. It's a bit too Mr. Rogers sometimes. Favorite hoot piece: The pencil sharpening guy. What a great scam.

by Anonymousreply 16809/22/2013

Seriously, how does Cher do it? It is impossible to look like that at 67, no? Is it a pact with the Devil??? I hear she can't move so well as she used to so her new tour will be less energetic. I hope she comes to Austin...

by Anonymousreply 16909/22/2013

The show used to be much better.

I never felt the same way about it after it was revealed that Charles Kuralt was a douchebag with a greedy mistress. He was so closely associated with that show that for me his nasty secret life as a slimy cheating creep tainted CBSSM for me.

Do the producers of this show actually seek out very annoying commentators with terrible voices. Ben Stein, Nancy Giles, Bill Guiest, Mo Rocca...they're all unbearable and they all have voices that grate.

There are too many segments on flash in the pan celebrities and lightweight entertainers. They did a piece on Gaby Sidibe, for God's sake!

There seems to be a commercial break every ten minutes, really excessive. The show as a whole has become very commercialized and superficial.

They used to do stories about remarkable real people. Do they do those anymore? One very good story from way back was about a little boy named Louie with an incurable disease who nonetheless had a great attitude. I'd like to seem more stories like that instead of the insipid celebrity drivel.

The time for the nature scene at the end seems to have been cut. And they used to play a song during the closing credits; that's been cut way back too. I guess they needed to cut time wherever possible in order to get in all those commercials.

I can't watch the show all the way through anymore. Too many annoying people, nothing much interesting. Oh, something good might sneak in there once a while. But most of the time it's not worth enduring all the commercials for what you get.

by Anonymousreply 17009/22/2013

Well, I love still love it! I record it and fast forward past the segments I don't like and the commercials. Cher was fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 17109/22/2013

Forget about how good Cher looked. Her 87-year old, 8 times married mother looked absolutely amazing.

by Anonymousreply 17209/22/2013

Agree with r170. Like everything else it has been "idiocracized" and dumbed down. More items about here today/gone today "stars" and reality stuff that is done better by local newscasts. I really can't see it lasting in its current form without even more tinkering for the masses (who aren't watching anyway).

by Anonymousreply 17309/22/2013

r170 I bet your'e a hoot.

by Anonymousreply 17409/22/2013


Yes, Cher's mom is beautiful. She was breathtaking back in the day.

Cher's mom should write a book. She's lived quite a life.

by Anonymousreply 17509/22/2013

R170 is correct.

by Anonymousreply 17609/22/2013

Who is gay at CBS News?

by Anonymousreply 17709/22/2013

Charlie is not.

by Anonymousreply 17809/22/2013

CBS has the best reporters

by Anonymousreply 17909/22/2013

As I recently finished watching the "7 Up" series loved seeing that piece this AM.

I can't listen to Ben Stein. Not just his voice but his views.

by Anonymousreply 18009/22/2013

Maureen Maher pings!

by Anonymousreply 18109/22/2013

She does indeed!

by Anonymousreply 18209/22/2013

James Hetfield is hot as hell, yo!

Also, did you ever think you'd see twerking covered on this show? *That* phenomenon is officially over, for white folks at least.

by Anonymousreply 18309/29/2013

R170 is a humorless cunt.

Yes, the show has been updated a bit. But I think its essence has been maintained, and it is still one of the best news programs anywhere.

Its weakest pieces are usually the celebrity ones, though they cover a wider range of actual famous people (authors, etc.) and not just the same TV/movie/music people that all the talk shows get.

by Anonymousreply 18409/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 18510/16/2013

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by Anonymousreply 18610/16/2013

r177, full-figured in black attire and colorful neck scarves, Martha Teichner.

by Anonymousreply 18710/16/2013

I guess I shouldn't be surprised but it's mostly about white men. White men tell the stories about some famous white man or a white man that has done something heroic, etc. Very few stories about women, if there are they have to mention how they balanced motherhood, or how sexy they are, etc.

by Anonymousreply 18810/16/2013

I disagree R188 - it's a balanced program. Perhaps you were watching Fox and Friends?

by Anonymousreply 18910/16/2013

Angelica Huston will be dishing about Jack Nicholson and Hollywood in general this morning.

by Anonymousreply 19011/10/2013

the guy from twitter is on CBS AGAIN! who is the major stockholder at the network? Les?

by Anonymousreply 19111/10/2013

Mandela coverage of course, but Gordon Lightfoot is coming up and I am afraid to watch. He was fucking gorgeous with a gorgeous voice back in the day. The small intro they showed before the show started shows a very old 75 year old and I hate to have my image of him shattered. Oh well, here goes.

by Anonymousreply 19212/08/2013

Still sharp of mind, but boy, has Lightfoot aged badly. I guess all the drugs and booze caught up to him. He looks like a completely different person, not just an older version of himself.

He was involved for a while with a woman named Cathy Smith who was a high class groupie who also was the person accused of killing John Belushi by injecting him with the heroin that finished him off. She spent some time in jail for it.

by Anonymousreply 19312/08/2013

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by Anonymousreply 19412/08/2013

Today's show had a segment on the show itself--how it started, why, memorable moments. It has only been on 35 years--starting in 1979. I thought it was on much longer. Suns and trumpets!

by Anonymousreply 19501/26/2014

r195 Did they mention what a whoremaster Charles Kerault was?

by Anonymousreply 19601/26/2014

r2,3,7 - the original recording by Canadian Brass was better. Marsalis makes a mistake at the end.

by Anonymousreply 19701/26/2014

They should keep Osgood away from the piano.

by Anonymousreply 19801/26/2014

Clarissa Ward pings! Anyone know about her?

by Anonymousreply 19901/29/2014

Yes, it was very disappointing to find out that good ol' Charles Kerault was such a total douchebag, leading a double life with a horrid mistress. His mistress, a not particularly good-looking woman, lived off his largesse for all the years of their relationship; he bought her homes, put her kids through law school. He kept her very well. Afther his unexpected death, she used for some property she claimed was rightfully hers. She eventually got it and his family had to pay the taxes on it. She also wrote a book about their relationship, attempting to cash in further from her association with him. I wonder what she's doing now, now that the gravy train has long ceased to provide for her? Anyway, she's as cuntish and despicable as John Edward's crazy whore Rielle Hunter. Charlie sure could pick'em.

by Anonymousreply 20001/29/2014

Kevin Spacey is going to have a segment on the show this morning.(5/4/14)

by Anonymousreply 20105/04/2014

The story today on autistic children was incredible. They channel their thoughts and feelings through Disney films.

by Anonymousreply 20205/04/2014

Kevin gives good interview.

by Anonymousreply 20305/04/2014

Agreed, R202. I was channel surfing and just happened to land on it during that story. That was one of the most interesting pieces of journalism I've seen in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 20405/04/2014

You might find this article very interesting about the Susskind family. The story is covered more in depth and more incredible in this article.

by Anonymousreply 20505/04/2014

I can't watch this show anymore. They have a commercial break, it would seem, every ten minutes. Sometimes they'll stop for a break, the show will come back on and do a brief piece that lasts less than five minutes and then it breaks for commercials again! I can't stand it!

by Anonymousreply 20605/04/2014

Thank you so much, R205, for posting that article. I am blown away by Owen, his family and his support team.

On a side note, I am fascinated by the "Disney effect". I'm middle aged and still feel that same sense of fun and contentment when I watch a Disney animated film. There is a really potent energy in those films and I guess it's just about connecting with the kid inside. But it's extra fascinating to see how Disney films were able to reach an autistic child and help him unlock some of his communication blocks.

by Anonymousreply 20705/04/2014

Audra McDonald coming up to discuss playing Billie Holiday on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 20805/25/2014

Oh and Barry Gibb and his hair is going to be on talking about performing without his brothers.

by Anonymousreply 20905/25/2014

Thanks for that reminder, R208. I just saw the segment. I really like her. She reminds me of Sandra Bullock. I didn't know there was talk of her costarring with Oprah in Night, Mother--that'll be something!

by Anonymousreply 21005/25/2014

Audra and Oprah doing "night, Mother" on Broadway?

"People will go bananas!"

Oh brother, is this guy a lousy interviewer or what?

I don't like how she is doing Billie, she is trying too hard to be loose. Billie could not have been more laid back and/or out of it in her performances. That was part of her genius and charm, not unlike the performances of Amy Winehouse.

by Anonymousreply 21105/25/2014

6/8/14 Coming up: A Tony Awards preview with host Hugh Jackman and a piece on Minnie Driver.

They just did one on little transgender kids. Interesting.

by Anonymousreply 21206/08/2014

I thought the piece on transgender children was very sensitively done. Such a good show.

by Anonymousreply 21306/08/2014

Agreed R212 and R213. Kids that don't know anything about gay or transgender or genes, etc. but DO know what they are, period. Pretty compelling and major kudos to the enlightened parents.

by Anonymousreply 21406/08/2014

Just saw a commercial for Koch Industries on today's(15JUN14) program. What up with that? Thumbing their uber-rich, collective noses at us? Trying to be "just folks" and failing miserably since they are truly Satan's spawn. I am now too ill to go out an enjoy the nice brunch I was looking forward to.

by Anonymousreply 21506/15/2014

I'm going to miss Charles Osgood so much. He's America's dad.

by Anonymousreply 21608/28/2016

I agree. I love when he sings - it is so earnest! When he announced he was retiring, I wept. I will miss him and I wish him happiness.

by Anonymousreply 21708/28/2016
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