Dr. Phil Tells Mom of Muslim Daughter to Keep Lines Open (3/3/14)

Dr. Phil tells Darlene, who thinks that daughter Kristen/Abby may “turn into a terrorist”, to stop asking questions in the form of critical statements. And: The lone minority juror in the George Zimmerman trial says that she was discriminated against and had to move into another friend’s house. Lisa Bloom, author of Suspicion Nation, points out that Trayvon Martin was trying to get away from Zimmerman. Muslim Kristen is now Abby, a short version of her Arabic name, which means “worshipper of God”. Darlene fears that Kristen is being “brainwashed” and may “turn into a terrorist”. Darlene responds by saying that Islam has…

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60 Minutes: 10-Year Old Son Shoots Neo-Nazi Leader (3/2/14)

Tonight’s 60 Minutes Crime and Punishment special hour is on Whitey Bulger, the biggest archival thief in US history, and neo-Nazi leader Jeff Hall (his hand is at the left of the photo). Jeff’s son Joseph (right) said that he had shot Jeff because Jeff had been beating up his son. Joe had been kicked out of school and had tried to strangle a teacher, so the murder didn’t surprise Jeff’s mom Joann Patterson. Although today’s segments are reruns, we have not recapped Lesley Stahl’s 2011 Jeff Hall segment before. We have also added some details not covered in previous…

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The Suze Orman Show: Mom Opens Bills for 1st Time in 1-1/2 Years (3/1/14)

On The Suze Orman Show, Suze (left, photo) appeals to the mom in Kimberly (right) to open 2 of her credit card bills in front of the camera. Kimberly stopped opening her bills when her mom had a stroke. And: Suze approves a $2,688 MacBook Pro & Nikon camera and a sorority membership. Suze denies a 5,000-$7,000 “green” show horse because it would cost $13,000 after training. A trained horse can fetch $15,000. 1 on One When her mom got had a stroke and had to be put in a home, Kimberly of Denver, CO, became so paralyzed that she didn’t open her…

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Dateline NBC Recap: Oscar Pistorius Anticipated to Use Rudi Visagie Case to Bolster Self-defense Claim (2/28/14)

The upcoming trial of Oscar Pistorius (photo in this recap) on the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has Dateline NBC providing a new look into the case with exclusive information obtained in South Africa. Pistorius, coined by the show as the most famous disabled athlete in sports history, claims to have blindly fired at Reeva on the eve of Valentine’s Day last year. South African journalist Karyn Maughan, who covers the case, observes a conflicted narrative from Pistorius: one who wants the court to grant him a different standard from the normal, reasonable human being. The athlete wants to be…

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20/20 Recap: Dads Reunited with Sons after 18 Months (2/28/14)

20/20 reports on dads Larry Hummel and Bob Pfeifer‘s search for their sons Sasha and Jerry. The boys’ mom, Larry and Bob’s ex-wife Maria, had abducted them when they were 3 and 9. She had taken them on vacation in Slovakia and didn’t return. Facebook strangers had helped Larry & Bob find the boys. In Paris, the boys stayed in an orphanage while a court decided custody. David Muir reports on Maria, who had been on the run with Sasha & Jerry for 18 months. Maria had taken Sasha and Jerry on summer vacation in her native Slovakia, but they were not…

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