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Wednesday, Dec. 5: Where to Watch President George H.W. Bush Funeral Services

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Wednesday, Dec. 5

President George H.W. Bush Memorial Service
Various Networks, beginning at 9am Live

Broadcast and cable TV news networks (including CNN, HLN, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Bloomberg and FOX News Channel) will carry coverage of the state funeral for George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, who passed away Friday at age 94. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., for a memorial service. President Donald Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning. A second memorial service for Bush will be held 11am ET Thursday in Houston, followed by a ceremony and internment at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas AM University in College Station beginning at 4:15pm ET.

Who Is Alice Johnson, The Inmate Kim Kardashian Discussed With President Trump At White House?

The White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday was surprising enough on its own. But their reason for meeting added another twist: The world’s most famous reality star came to support a great-grandmother who is behind bars.

West met Trump to push prison reform with particular emphasis on pardoning Alice Johnson, 63, an inmate who has become a rallying cause for advocates.

Here’s what you need to know about the woman who caught the Kardashian spotlight:

She’s serving a life sentence for a non-violent offense.

Johnson was indicted in 1994 for being part of that trafficking operation, alongside over a dozen others. She was convicted in 1996 for conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering in Memphis and sentenced to life without a chance of parole a year later. She has now spent a third of her life behind bars and is being held at a federal facility in

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/alice-johnson-kim-kardashian-west-trump-white-house

President Trump Says He Would Have Run Into Parkland School Shooting, Even Without Weapon

During a gathering of United States governors held at the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump boldly declared that he would have stormed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, even without a weapon.

“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon, and I think most of the people in this room would have done that too,” Trump told the group of governors.

He addressed the Broward County Sheriff’s deputies, who reportedly remained outside the school as the school shooting unfolded, even more directly.  He said the officers “weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners” and that “the way they performed was frankly disgusting. […] The way they performed was really a disgrace.”

Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, who was armed and did not enter the school, resigned last week after being suspended without

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/president-trump-run-parkland-school-shooting-without-weapon

Hesling named president of Maverick US

All3Media-owned production company Maverick TV has appointed a former BBC and Warner Bros exec as president of its US arm.

John Hesling

As president of Maverick TV USA, John Hesling will oversee a team developing and launching programmes for the US market as well as shopping formats created by Maverick in the UK.

Hesling will be based in LA and will report to Maverick CEO Simon Knight and All3Media America CEO Greg Lipstone.

The company is best known in the US for series Chrisley Knows Best and its spin-off According to Chrisley, which air on USA Network.

Hesling was previously senior VP of programming at Shed Media/Warner Bros Television, where he had creative oversight of the company’s output.

Prior to that, the Bafta- and Rose d’Or-nominated producer spent 14 years with the BBC in London, New York and LA, where he developed and produced content including BBC2 hit Dragon’s Den.

In

Read more at: https://www.c21media.net/hesling-named-maverick-us-president/

Maverick TV USA Names John Hesling As President

Maverick TV USA has a new boss. Veteran producer John Hesling has been named president of the unit, tasked with developing and launching new programs for American audiences as well as driving value from formats created by Maverick TV’s UK office.

Based in Los Angeles, he will report to Maverick CEO Simon Knight and All3Media America CEO Greg Lipstone.

Hesling most recently was SVP Programming at Shed Media/Warner Bros Television, where he had creative oversight of the company’s output. Before that, he spent 14 years at the BBC in London, New York and Los Angeles, where he developed, produced and directed documentaries and factual entertainment formats filmed in a dozen countries, as well as the first two seasons of the BBC2 reality show Dragons’ Den. In the U.S., he has developed and produced shows for ABC, NBC, Lifetime, Oxygen,

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/12/maverick-tv-usa-names-john-hesling-president-1202220776/

John Hesling Named President Of Maverick TV USA | Deadline

Maverick TV USA has a new boss. Veteran producer John Hesling has been named president of the unit, tasked with developing and launching new programs for American audiences as well as driving value from formats created by Maverick TV’s UK office.

Based in Los Angeles, he will report to Maverick CEO Simon Knight and All3Media America CEO Greg Lipstone.

Hesling most recently was SVP Programming at Shed Media/Warner Bros Television, where he had creative oversight of the company’s output. Before that, he spent 14 years at the BBC in London, New York and Los Angeles, where he developed, produced and directed documentaries and factual entertainment formats filmed in a dozen countries, as well as the first two seasons of the BBC2 reality show Dragons’ Den. In the U.S., he has developed and produced shows for ABC, NBC, Lifetime, Oxygen,

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/12/maverick-tv-usa-names-john-hesling-president-1202220776/

Trump’s Lawyer’s Baffling Defense: “President Cannot Obstruct Justice"

President Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd continues to make controversial statements on the ongoing investigation into the current administration’s dealings with Russia. Dowd now claims that the President “is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case” and therefore “cannot obstruct justice.” Dowd’s comments have been interpreted to mean that he believes Trump to — quite literally — be above the law (because he is the law).

The statement comes in the wake of a confusing tweet issued by President Trump in which he appears to admit knowledge of Michael Flynn’s lying to the FBI:

Village President In Michigan: “I Owe Nobody An Apology” For Sharing Facebook Post Calling To Kill All Muslims

A Kalkaska, Michigan village president said this week that he does not owe anyone an apology for what some are calling a series hateful social media posts, according to The Associated Press. Jeff Sieting, who has been the village president since 2010, made Facebook posts denouncing Islam and calling for the killing of “every last Muslim.”

His posts sparked a protest in the village and residents of Kalkaska called for his apology last month. Several are working to oust him from office. Sieting does have a  group of supporters who live in the rural area in Northern Michigan, according to the AP.

Sieting shared one anti-Muslim post, according to Michigan Live, entitled “Kill them all, every last one,” copied from a North Carolina group last November. That post calls muslims “dangerously destructive to society.” It compares Islam to a “flesh-eating bacteria.”

In a February Facebook post, he wrote:

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/village-president-in-michigan-i-owe-nobody-an-apology-for-facebook-post-calling-to-kill-all

Class President Read His Own Speech At Graduation, So The School Withheld His Diploma

A North Carolina teen was not given his high school diploma after he read his own speech at graduation, instead of one the school wrote for him. 

As Southwest Edgecombe County High School’s senior class president, Marvin Wright was supposed to write a speech and read it aloud at graduation, according to WRAL. He said he worked hard to write a speech for the graduation ceremony. Wright claimed on the day of graduation, he was told by school administrators that he could not read his speech. Instead, he was told to read a speech written for him by the school.

“I felt robbed of a chance to say my own words,” Marvin told The Washington Post.

Wright, 18, chose to read his speech. Marvin’s mom, classmates and teachers urged him to read his prepared words. His speech can be read in full here. He praised his mom, God, and his classmates

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/class-president-read-his-own-speech-at-graduation-so-the-school-withheld-his-diploma

What is covfefe? President Trump’s late night typo sparks criticism, laughter

It looks like the late-night Tweeter in Chief has struck again.

Around midnight Tuesday, President Donald Trump sent out a strange message that read “Despite the negative press covfefe.” Nothing else was added to the tweet, which remained on the president’s Twitter feed into the overnight hours, picking up more than 53,000 retweets and 65,000 “likes.”

#covfefe quickly shot to the top of the trending list on Twitter.

No explanation was given for the Tweet and no correction was immediately issued. The “covfefe” usage quickly became a sensation on social media, with even the Merriam-Webster dictionary joining in the definition fun.