CHICAGO - Bill Plante's journey from his Chicago upbringing to his current and longstanding post as CBS News White House correspondent has been, in many senses, a conventional one for reporters of a certain age. Plante, now 76, got into radio young - at 17, he recalls, in Evanston, Ill., and then with WNIB-FM in Chicago - transitioned to television and then to the network. While covering some of the major events of the last half-century, he's earned a reputation for humility, hard work and a certain old-fashioned sense of the role of, as he puts it, "an actual, everyday, working reporter."
Grammy-winning Tejano star Sunny Sauceda and country singer Kevin Fowler have joined the "Don't mess with Texas" anti-litter campaign.
Attendees at this year's South by Southwest Conference and Festival are getting some exposure to Oklahoma without leaving Texas.
The British are invading the U.S. comics market as publisher 2000 AD unveils "Brass Sun," a six-issue miniseries that is being published in the size and format of traditional titles printed by American counterparts.
Jackie Chan is transforming himself from action film superstar to K-pop band manager.
If one man's trash is another man's treasure, that's definitely true on Broadway.
The Smithsonian Institution today named Cornell University president David Skorton secretary of the “nation’s attic,” only the 13th person to lead the system’s 19 museums and National Zoo since it was founded in 1846.. Skorton will start July 1, 2015.
Joe McGinniss wasn't one to let a story tell itself.
A stunt man whose credits include the acclaimed martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" and other films was among the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
If you walk into art galleries around Bloomington this month, you may encounter paintings, sculptures and sketches from emerging artists. They're K-12 students from the Monroe County Community School Corp., and their creativity and imagination can be found in the Indiana University Art Museum and the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and By Hand Gallery downtown.
Federal prosecutors say a Norwegian man has been sentenced in Los Angeles to 11 years in prison for a scheme where he convinced an investor to give $1 million toward phony Justin Bieber concerts in Scandinavia.
An arts center in Waterloo with the largest public collection of Haitian artwork has acquired a number of new pieces following a visit by organizers to the island.
The halls of the Oklahoma State Capitol will be filling with the sound of music next week in honor of Bob Wills.
A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he faced retaliation after reporting that a detective made inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body at her death scene.
Sara Evans, "Slow Me Down" (RCA Nashville)
Police say man with stolen passport on missing Malaysian jetliner was Iranian asylum seeker
The city of Norfolk has taken ownership of a century-old theater.
"Mural," the brilliant Jackson Pollock painting that took 20th century American art in a new direction, has re-emerged from seclusion with a stunning face-lift that's given it a brighter look and an even more towering presence than it had before.
Actress Mariska Hargitay, who portrays a police detective on television, on Monday pledged her support for a real-life crime-fighting effort: quicker testing for a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the Detroit area and across Michigan.
March 16: Comedian Jerry Lewis is 88. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 73. Game-show host Chuck Woolery is 73. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 72. Actor Victor Garber ("Alias") is 65. Actor Erik Estrada is 65. Actress Kate Nelligan is 63. Country singer Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel is 63. Guitarist-singer Nancy Wilson of Heart is 60. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 59. Actor Clifton Powell ("Ray," "Norbit") is 58. Rapper Flavor Flav of Public Enemy is 55. Actor Jerome Flynn ("Game of Thrones") is 51. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 50. Singer Tracy Bonham is 47. Actress Lauren Graham is 47. Actor Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock") is 45. Singer Blu Cantrell is 38.