Sunday, February 01, 2015

CBS Sunday Morning on Feb. 1, 2015

In the February 1, 2015 "CBS Sunday Morning" hosted by Charles Osgood, Lee Cowan did a story on Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota.

Wikipedia notes of Daktonics:  --Daktronics was founded in 1968 by Aelred Kurtenbach and Duane Sander, professors of electrical engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. The company began with the design and manufacture of electronic voting systems for state legislatures.--

As to technology, one recalls one of Thomas Edison's early inventions was an electrical voting machine, which Edison soon learned was not really desired.  Daktronics got a patent on the Matside wrestling scoreboard.  

A memorable line from Sunday Morning:  Our exit strategy was no exit.

Osgood introduced the stories for February 1, with the cover story by Mark Strassman on fantasy football.  Mo Rocca interviewed Patricia Arquette, now in the news for Boyhood.  Serena Alschul interviewed a collector of pizza boxes.  Bill Geist talked about lip synchers from Stone Mountain, GA. (Marvin Himmel). Faith Salie and Anthony Mason also did stories.

The headlines for Feb. 1 started with the beheading of a Japanese journalist.  Airbag recall.  Bobbie Christina Brown.  Bad weather for northeast.  

Of fantasy football,  Strassman noted 100 million watched SuperBowl 48 and 27 million play fantasy football.  Matthew Berry of ESPN.  Grid Iron Ladies and The Heel.

Almanac.  Feb 1, 1887.  Harvey Wilcox and Hollywood.  Prospect Ave.

The moment of nature was more about animals (iguanas) than location (St. Croix, Virgin Islands).


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