The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was grand in many ways, but perhaps the most striking aspect was the myriad collisions of American and British culture.The wedding was an unprecedented mix of royal pomp, British tradition, African American culture and Hollywood celebrity. Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, named a TV star the Duchess of Sussex before the native Angeleno was wed by the archbishop of Canterbury in a ceremony that opened with the soft serenade of a string section and ended with a gospel choir’s rousing rendition of “Stand by Me.”In between was the animated sermon of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, the first African American to serve as presiding bishop of the Episcopal church. He took a solemn royal ritual dating back to the Anglo-Saxons and infused it with the new world.Pressed and groomed wedding guests such as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and others related to the crown by marriage, blood or circumstance … [Read more...] about A royal wedding TV spectacle where the new world met the old and showed a rethinking of the monarchy
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On Tuesday night, Gayle King weighed in on the controversy that has plagued the White House regarding a leaked joke at the expense of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Last week, White House aide Kelly Sadler had dismissed McCain’s dissent of Gina Haspel, President Trump‘s nominee to become the next CIA Director, by saying his vote doesn’t matter since he’s “dying anyway.” Neither Sadler nor the White House have yet to apologize for the remark. Appearing on The Daily Show, the CBS This Morning host briefly shared her thoughts after Trevor Noah blasted the White House for it earlier in the show. “Don’t you think, Trevor, that if they finally come out and apologize now, will it still mean something when I have to beat you up to give me an apology?” King asked. “Does that really- does that feel good to you if I have to embarrass you to apologize for something?” Noah responded by saying many people want the White House to … [Read more...] about Gayle King: Would a WH Apology Over McCain Remark Mean Anything ‘If I Had To Beat You Up’ For It?
It's rare to see Oprah Winfrey on the receiving questions side of the interview, and even rarer to see her having to defend herself or professional ambitions. Her Monday appearance on CBS This Morning, then, was already newsworthy before she even said a word. Winfrey spent several segments on the newly revamped morning news show, joining best friend Gayle King and King's co-anchors, Charlie Rose and Erica Hill, in a discussion that centered on her struggling OWN cable network. Launched last year, the network has struggled in the ratings, recently ended Rosie O'Donnell's talk show and fired 30 employees. She was frank about the difficulties, saying, "Had I known it was this difficult, I would have done something else." She also admitted that the network launched before they were ready, and that she has some major fixes to make. "Our strategy is to do what we should have done at the beginning, and that is to build one show, one hour at a time, and then move on to the next night," … [Read more...] about Oprah Winfrey Appears on ‘CBS This Morning,’ Talks OWN Difficulties With Gayle King, Charlie Rose (Video)
Amid churning speculation about whether or not Oprah Winfrey will throw her name into the running for the 2020 presidential campaign, the mogul's closest friend, Gayle King, has weighed into the conversation. Speaking on her show, CBS This Morning, on Tuesday, the cohost said while Winfrey's official position hasn't changed, she isn't ruling it out jsut yet."I absolutely don't think that her position has changed," said King when pressed about the developing news story, which was sparked by Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech on Sunday. "I was up talking to her very late last night. I do think this though, guys: I do think she's intrigued by the idea, I do think that. I also know that after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind."King went on to say that she doesn't think Winfrey is "actually considering" it at this point, but that "there are people who said they want to be her campaign manager, who want to quit their jobs and campaign for … [Read more...] about Gayle King: Oprah “Intrigued By the Idea” of Running for President
On Tuesday, Gayle King addressed on CBS This Morning the current discussions about whether her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, will run for president someday.Ever since Winfrey’s electrifying speech at the Golden Globes, a lot of people have said that she could be a real threat to Donald Trump if she decided to run for president in 2020. King said that Winfrey is “intrigued” by the idea, though she insisted that her friend did not intend for her speech to be a launchpad for presidential ambitions.Winfrey has told reporters in the past that she’s never seriously considered running for president before. King acknowledged that the media mogul “loves this country and would like to be of service in some way,” but is still not entirely convinced Winfrey will go for it.“I absolutely don’t think her position has changed,” King said. “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I also know that after years of watching the … [Read more...] about Gayle King on Calls for Oprah to Run for President: ‘She’s Intrigued By the Idea…’