Just a few weeks ago, Slate wrote about the dangers of live TV coverage. In short, if you’re going to broadcast live and in progress, you better be ready for anything. Which is why it’s surprising that Good Morning America wasn’t prepared for what was coming their way when they brought on notorious Hollywood bad boy Tom Hanks. In a bout of method acting, Hanks slipped a bit too far into his brutish gangster character from Cloud Atlas and let slip an F-bomb on live TV.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.