Katie Couric

  • Film

    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Here Are Some Medical Procedures Texas Regulates Less Than Abortions

    Placing tough new rules on abortion clinics is just common sense, according to common sense fanatic Rick Perry. He says that House Bill 2--the new law requiring all abortions to be performed in surgical centers, by a doctor with admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles -- will ensure "that ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    EPA-Bashing Judge in Fracking Case Recuses Himself, Predictably Blames the Media

    It must be codified somewhere in the Conservative's Guide to Crisis Management: Ensnared in scandal? Come across like an uninformed buffoon? Or are you a judge whose campaign fliers dispelled any appearance of impartiality in a really important case? Just blame it on the media. Sarah Palin became ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    New Film Miss Representation Explains Why The Women's Movement Has Stagnated. See a Free Screening.

    You've probably seen the photo (above) pinging around the Internet recently of the panel of old men making some pretty important decisions about women's health in the ongoing fracas about contraception. Here are five men sitting at the power table, while the women watch, waiting for a decision that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Competence on Trial: The Strange Odyssey of Serial Dallas Lawsuit Filer Lester Ruston

    Every decent-sized courthouse in the country has its own serial pain in the ass, the guy who thinks nothing of suing the kids who threw a ball over his fence or the cat who pooped in his yard. But there's a special subset of filing addicts: the inmates who while away their time in the pokey filing k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Before He Talks to Council, Meet Frank Luntz

    Perhaps by now you've seen Rudy Bush's item about Frank Luntz, one of two speakers lined up to address the city council at its Arboretum retreat today. Among pols and media folks, Luntz is a pretty well-known guy -- after all, he's the man who, in 2003, told George W. Bush to start referring to "glo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Watch: CBS News's Story on Dallas and Sendai

    CBS News​Sorry, Jack, but Mayor Dwaine Caraway did not appear on last night's CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, which, as advertised, did indeed run an "Assignment America" story about Dallas's deep ties to earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Sendai, one of our International Friendship Cities. Inste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Katie Couric Wants You to Watch This Evening's CBS News Story About Dallas and Sendai

    Twelve years ago, several DISD students went to Sendai for six days; the short film about their trip follows.​If nothing else, Mayor Dwaine Caraway's letters to and from Sendai following the earthquake and tsunami served to remind us of the long, deep connection shared between the International Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2009

    Alex Rodriguez Wasn't Even "Tempted" to Juice. Except, This One Time, at Band Camp ...

    In light of yesterday's revelations that Alex Rodriguez was juicing during his MVP tenure with Your Texas Rangers, a Friend of Unfair Park remind us of A-Roid's appearance on 60 Minutes at the end of '07, when he repeatedly told Katie Couric he'd never enhanced. Below, one video highlight among many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Two Years After Her Husband Died on Mount Hood, Karen James Holds Fast

    On December 10, 2006, 48-year-old Dallas landscape architect Kelly James spoke to his wife Karen for the final time. As you no doubt recall -- because it seems like only yesterday rescue workers were searching a storm-bound Mount Hood in Oregon for James and his two climbing companions, Dallas's Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    So Africa is a Continent, Not a Country. Whoops.

    The first sip: In what is likely to be the first of many leaks in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, McCain campaign aides told Fox News’ Carl Cameron that they had “great concerns” about Sarah Palin as second in command. Among the issues cited were Palin’s belief that Africa is a countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Carly Who? I Kid, I Kid.

    Looks like SEGA made the right decision putting Parker's Nastia Liukin on the cover of its Beijing 2008 Olympics video game. Here's something, then, for those who were up too late to watch morning TV: She and silver medalist Shawn Johnson were on Today today. But, hey there, what happened to Katie C ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Electronic monitoring may dramatically curb truancy. So why isn't DISD interested?

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Bryan Adams and Its GPS Devices Get a Couple of Minutes with Katie Couric

    As no one in America is watching the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, you probably missed last night's piece on those truancy-curbing GPS devices currently in use at Bryan Adams. What I am saying -- of course you missed it. Now, you didn't. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2006

    We'd Rather Watch

    There's finally a start date set for Dan Rather Presents on Mark Cuban's HDNet: November 14. And Rather talks about the show, his first since being unceremoniously canned from CBS News in June, in today's New York Daily News. (What he doesn't talk about is how Katie Couric's taking the nightly news ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006

    Big D’s Book Boy

    Harry Hunsicker signs his new release

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2006

    Katie's Coming

    Yeah! Wee! Whopee! Katie Couric's coming to town July 11. And you can meet her! WOW! Katie Couric's coming to town July 11 as part of a six-city exploratory mission, and yer welcome to come meet the former Today show co-host who, on September 5, takes over as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Lori Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    It's the Chicks' "Time"

    For years, former Observer music editor Zac Crain and I took delight in poking at the Dixie Chicks for pretending the former Dallas street-corner performers didn't exist until singer Natalie Maines joined the band and for acting as though they hadn't released an album till 1998's Wide Open Spaces. ( ... More >>

  • Film

    September 30, 2004


    Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites

  • Dining

    January 23, 2003

    Bold Fish

    Chef Chris Svalesen perseveres with 36 Degrees

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Democracy Inaction

    Rotgut responses to questions from the discard pile

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Unbelievers

    Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers