Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus proved to be a balancing act that couldn't balance the bottom line. With ticket sales declining, the circus is putting on its final performances this spring, ending what has been a remarkable 146-year run. Lee Cowan visits Baraboo, Wisconsin, where Ringling's first started, and talks with Big Top performers and fans whose connections to the circus span decades
Our complete broadcast, with guest host Lee Cowan, includes: the final curtain call for the fabled Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which is ending a remarkable 146-year run; Martha Teichner's interview with rock-star astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; Serena Altschul's profile of hitmakers Daryl Hall and John Oates, who look back on a decades' old partnership; bestselling author David Grann, who revisits the 1920s "Reign of Terror" on the Osage Nation, as recounted in his new book, "Killers of the Flower Moon"; Faith Salie's examination of the life of a true "Genius," Albert Einstein; and David Edelstein's appreciation of film director Jonathan Demme.
The first Blockbuster video rental store opened in 1985, and at its peak the company had 9,000 stores worldwide. But that was before Netflix. Blockbuster went bankrupt in 2010, but not every store closed their doors. In fact, there are 12 Blockbusters still open in the U.S., including several in the far reaches of Alaska. Conor Knighton checked them out.