The discovery process in Dan Rather‘s ongoing $70 million lawsuit against his former employers at CBS and Viacom continues to dig up internal documents that network executives would probably prefer to keep out of the public eye.
Yesterday, The Observer sifted through the latest batch submitted into court.
One interesting nugget: according Read More
It’s a scenario that resonates with too many sleep-deprived New Yorkers. A truck containing explosives is driven through barricades into the underground garage of a tall office building. Smoke and flames seem to envelop the corridors, stairways and elevator shafts of the building. In a conference room on the 30th floor, a group of co-workers Read More
Anybody who has spent even a few minutes in Times Square, or along Central Park South, or outside the United Nations headquarters, will not be surprised to learn that New York is one of the hottest tourist attractions on the planet. Every New Yorker has anecdotal evidence of this phenomenon: favorite restaurants filled with out-of-towners; Read More
Of the Public Advocate’s impudent foray into matters of law
enforcement, Mayor Giuliani said: “This is another one of those guffaws by Mark
Green.” The mere utterance of Mr. Green’s name so enrages the Mayor that he
loses control of his well-stocked vocabulary of invective. Another one of those
“guffaws”? Mr. Green is rather notorious Read More
It would seem Police Commissioner Howard Safir and Mayor Rudy Giuliani elegantly sidestepped a giant black eye this month. Federal prosecutors of the Brooklyn-based Eastern District have been threatening to sue the city for failing to adequately punish police officers involved in brutality, and the inevitable outcome appeared to be some kind of Justice Department-imposed Read More
No, Howard Safir will not be attending the Cannes Film Festival on May 12. He will not, for the moment, be writing a book. He also will not be doing anything that might land him in the same purgatory as Schools Chancellor Rudy Crew.
He will, for the third consecutive year, lead some 3,000 Rollerbladers Read More
Everyone had a heart attack when Police Commissioner Howard Safir did his red-carpet roll at the Academy Awards. Everybody, that is, except the Rev. Al Sharpton, who, it seems, had a good giggle. Asked what flashed through his mind at news clips of the black-tied commissioner, the reverend replied: “God does give gifts, doesn’t He?” Read More
Civil Court Judge Walter Tolub can be tart and downright biting–in one recent case, interrupting an attorney to ask, “If you stopped talking, do you think you’d die?”
Sometimes, that verve leaks into his printed decisions. And sometimes, well, he just can’t help himself, and the sarcasm wells up and froths all over any old Read More
Striding through the corridors of police headquarters and trolling the talk show circuit, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spent a long weekend defending those embattled civil servants whose work has made him a national political star: cops.
On Feb. 20, he stood alongside Police Commissioner Howard Safir and handed police a powerful new tool, announcing that cops Read More
One of the best and still freshest of films noir is 1949′s The Third Man [Thursday, Dec. 11, WLNY, 55, 3 A.M.] , a classic example-like Casablanca-of an extraordinarily memorable picture that is not really the personal vision of one artist, but rather an amazingly fortuitous convergence of talents at just the right moment with Read More