Hollywood star and gay icon Tab Hunter died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at age 86. Steve Hartman looks back at the life and career of the teen heartthrob and cult movie actor who would write a revealing autobiography about living as a homosexual in Hollywood. Also, we remember the life of entertainer Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy Sinatra, who died this week at age 101.
No one's cheering louder about the increasing popularity of football (sorry, soccer) in the United States than Roger Bennett and his fellow transplanted Brit, Michael Davies. Known as the "Men in Blazers," the two (sporting trademark finely-tailored jackets) have a wildly popular, celebrity-laden podcast, a new book, and a traveling stage show, irreverently extolling the appeal of the game that is exploding here. And, they tell Jim Axelrod, we have the internet to thank.
In Bo Burnham's new dramedy, "Eighth Grade," Elsie Fisher stars as Kayla, a painfully shy 13-year old stumbling through her last week of middle school, while spending a good chunk of her day online, absorbed in social media. Fisher talked to Tracy Smith about how she believes easy access to the internet is accustoming young brains to be over-stimulated. Director Bob Burnham concurs.
Jim Axelrod meets with the "Men in Blazers" – soccer aficionados Michael Davies and Roger Bennett – who talk about the rise in popularity of soccer (sorry, football!) in the United States, and attribute it to the rise of a new medium: the Internet. They also talk with U.S. soccer legend Brandi Chastain, whose winning goal in the 1999 women's World Cup final inspired generations of young girls to take up the sport.
For 30 years high school music teacher Robert Moore directed one of the greatest high school choral groups in the country, the Ponca City Chorale, of Ponca City, Okla. Now retired, Moore would love nothing more than a repeat performance. Unknown to Moore, that is precisely what his former students arranged to surprise their mentor. Steve Hartman reports.
Conor Knighton talks with the actress and fellow Charleston, West Virginia native who became a star on the series "Alias," and became tabloid fodder with her marriage to (and separation from) Ben Affleck. Today, Jennifer Garner is back on screen, and has recently co-founded Once Upon a Farm, an organic fresh baby food company.
The Killers' song "Mr. Brightside" skyrocketed up the charts in 2003, and the group's most recent album, "Wonderful Wonderful," debuted at number one. Correspondent Kristine Johnson talks with Killers frontman Brandon Flowers about his deep Las Vegas roots, and why his Mormon faith might make him an unlikely ambassador for Sin City.