After comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo with a mask representing the severed, bloody head of President Donald Trump, she became the subject of death threats. In this web exclusive, she discusses with correspondent Luke Burbank how the FBI informed her that she was under "imminent threat" after her name was shared by "MAGA bomber" Cesar Sayoc with "like-minded people," and how she performed while under threat.
There's a time-honored tradition in Britain: When things are looking really bad, take refuge in humor. And lately, the satirical BBC Radio comedy series, "The Now Show," has been finding it hard to be funnier than the real thing. Mark Phillips reports on how Brexit – Great Britain's anticipated-but-not-quite-thought-out exit from the European Union – is screwing up the country, and how satirists are responding.
In May 2017 Kathy Griffin's life turned upside-down after the release of a photo of her holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump – a joke that became anything but. Her career took a hit, she received death threats, and she found herself under investigation for conspiracy to assassinate the president. But while many people might have taken the opportunity to go into early retirement, Griffin did not. She talks with Luke Burbank about the personal and professional consequences she faced, and why she would do it over again.
Long a best-kept secret, the favorite musician of the "cool kids" has been preparing for her time in the spotlight her whole life. Tracy Smith talks with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and her bandmates, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, who discuss their latest album, "By the Way, I Forgive You"; how their special bond formed in the Seattle music scene 14 years ago; and their creation of the Looking Out Foundation.
The NCAA bracket is a March Madness tradition nearly as popular as the college basketball tournament itself. This year, some 70 million bracket-makers are competing for cash prizes and office bragging rights. And it all started at an unassuming bar in Staten Island, New York, where correspondent Brook Silva-Braga learned of the first Final Four bracket, back in 1977, that would spread to become a national sensation – and pique the interest of the IRS. He also talks with ESPN "Bracketologist" Joe Lunardi, and investor Warren Buffett, who encourages his employees' bracket fever with extravagant rewards.