Folks in TV mostly spent last week scrambling to find ways to get our shows done without studios or control rooms. On Amanpour & Company, we managed to continue with our long form interviews and to get them on the air the next day.
Clearview AI is freshly in the news, after their client list was hacked. That’s the shop that scraped *3 billion* images off the ‘net to sell face recognition s/w to cops. Here’s an interview Hari Sreenivasan did with the CEO last week.
Tonight,on Frontline-”Targeting El Paso” investigates how El Paso, TX, became the Trump admin’s testing ground for their most extreme immigration policies. Written/produced by Marcia Gaviria (@marcellular). I helped out on this show; it’s eye-opening reporting.
I just edited this fun interview with John Lithgow. He wrote a book of limericks about Trump! 📺
This active wildfire map by the LA Times combines data from many sources to reveal a shocking up-to-the-minute picture. Wavy lines (extending over the ocean) are air pollution.
The first all-female space walk is happening right now and NASA is livestreaming it. You can see the view from helmet mounted cameras as they make repairs! Expected to continue for around another 2 hours (until 12:30 EST)
…and if you need a reminder how dark facebook’s beating heart remains, this fresh news should do it:
This interview with Cambridge Analytica/FB whistleblower Christopher Wylie (@chrisinsilico) was really interesting (where by “interesting” I mean “frightening and horrifying”).
Thoughts, prayers, and trucker grade caffeine pills for my friends working on The Circus this week. Godspeed.