-- Salon.com's ANDREW LEONARD discusses how the arguably-greatest creative period in television's history is being threatened by the economic model sustaining our TV addiction… and the broader implications that has for access overall.
Grab some lemon juice and a toothpick. We're writing secret letters today. More on that in a minute.
Violence has flared again across Syria, and our plan is to take you to Damascus for the latest. We'll pair that with a look at Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group whose fighters have been battling alongside Syria's government forces for months now. Susannah George in Beirut has that story for us.
-- Slate's AMANDA HESS discusses why NFL cheerleaders are finally breaking the 'culture of silence' and demanding better working conditions, while simultaneously challenging our notions of female empowerment.
ET, the video game, phones home. More on that in a minute.
First, we're off to Ukraine to get the latest from The Toronto Sun's Mitch Potter. He narrowly escaped being kidnapped by pro-Russian activists in the eastern part of the country. He'll tell us about his close shave and his uniquely Canadian approach to avoid becoming a hostage. Listen in for that.