Sunday, July 17, 2016

CBS Sunday Morning on July 17, 2016

Jane Pauley, not Charles Osgood, hosted Sunday Morning on July 17, 2016.

One story of IP interest was the cover story of Mo Rocca on Cleveland, which mentioned that Cleveland was the "silicon valley" of its time, and brought up the term "disruptive technology." The car works of Alexander Winton were mentioned, as was the
distinctive logo of the Winton automobile, which had a forward slanting "O". Charles Brush and his power generating windmill were mentioned. Mo Rocca emphasized that the rich of that Cleveland were self-made men, who invented a product that made them rich.
During the story, the issue of "why" Cleveland did not become "motor city" arose, but elsewhere one had the line "At least we aren't Detroit." And yes, "mistake on the lake" came up.
CBS did not mention Winton's role in patent battles involving The Electric Vehicle Company and Winton's later membership in ALAM, which sued Henry Ford over the Selden patent.

A trademark matter came up in John Blackstone's piece on the band Chicago, once Chicago Transit Authority. It was mentioned that the logo Chicago clearly only meant the band, not the city. Also, the idea that the switch from "Chicago Transit Authority" was necessitated by a complaint was repudiated.

Of interest to IPBiz was a story by Tracy Smith titled How parrots help veterans with PTSD

At Serenity Park, Zoe [an African Grey parrot] and three dozen other birds are part of an animal therapy program that pairs them with vets suffering from PTSD. The veterans say that, somehow, the parrots can connect with them in a way that no human therapist ever could.


Serenity Place was the idea of psychologist Lorin Lindner, who used to take veterans she was working with to another parrot sanctuary she ran north of L.A., and was surprised at how well parrots and vets got along.

"All of a sudden I'd see this transformation come over them," Lindner said. "They'd be holding the birds in their arms and calling them sweet terms, and I hadn't seen that in the group therapy I'd been doing with them."

So ten years ago, Lindner got the V.A. Medical Center to give her enough land to set up a few bird cages, and with a budget based solely on donations Serenity Park was born.


Harvard University researcher Irene Pepperberg says few people are prepared for a parrot in their lives.

"Imagine taking a five-year-old child, putting it in a playpen with a few toys and a few snacks for ten hours a day," she said. "Doesn't work that way."

What's more, a parrot can be a lifetime commitment.

"Because they live forever -- I won't say forever, but 40, 50 years is very common," said Pepperberg.

As a result, parrots can outlive their original owners. And those that do are often abused or discarded.

Most of the Serenity Park birds went through hell at some point in their lives, just like the people who now care for them.

"There is an unspoken communication between one sentient being that has suffered trauma and another," said Serenity Park operations manager Matt Simmons. "And you feel that."

CBS did not mention Pepperberg's parrot, Alex, who lived only from 1976 to September 6, 2007.
CBS did not mention that Pepperberg's Ph.D. is in chemistry.

The Smith piece had a photo of Bacardi, a blue and gold macaw and a clip with an umbrella cockatoo, Phoebe.

There was mention of the sale of the Longaberger Basket Building.

The "moment of nature" was Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


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