Sunday, June 17, 2018

CBS Sunday Morning on June 17, 2018 forecasts US Patent 10,000,000

The CALENDAR feature of "CBS Sunday Morning" on 17 June 2018 stated that the USPTO will issue US Patent Number
10,000,000 on Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

Although there was no ALMANAC feature, artist M.C. Escher was featured on the anniversary of his birth
(17 June 1898). There is an exhibition of Escher's work at Brooklyn's Industry City. His drawings are used to illustrate group theory.

There were various features related to Father's Day, including ones related to fathers who had connection to CBS (Gavin Boyle, Senior Producer; Lane Venardos, former CBS News executive).

There was a "history lesson" by Steve Hartman, who discussed work by Sarah Haycox on Edwin T. Pratt. Although the viewer might have come away with the impression that Pratt had been a forgotten man, there is both a park and a cultural center in Seattle named in his honor. Further, at the time in January 1969, when Pratt was murdered at age 38, there was significant news coverage, and the FBI was involved in the investigation of his death.

There was a piece by David Martin on Seymour Hersh, who has a new book "Reporter: A Memoir" (Knopf). Hersh has a history degree from the University of Chicago, and was admitted to the Law School at the University of Chicago, but did not graduate. There has been some discussion of his work, including the book on Kennedy, The Dark Side of Camelot.

The moment of nature was at Komodo National Park in Indonesia, which video featured a sharp shift from dragons to turtles and fish. The photography was more dramatic than the usual moment of nature.

One reference to Chicago Law in Hersh's new book, relating to his "break-through" story on Calley:

Latimer, speaking very deliberately, as he always did, acknowledged that yes, Calley was his client and it was a miscarriage of justice. Touchdown. I told the judge I was flying to the West Coast soon and asked if he would mind if I arranged a stopover in Salt Lake City. We settled on a day in early November. I had no need to go to the West Coast but thought it best to hide my eagerness. I also spent half a day in the Pentagon library reading a number of the judge’s decisions, and even briefing a few of them; it was a reminder of what I did not do enough of during my underachieving year at the University of Chicago Law School.


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