Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken officially announced his candidacy for Congress Wednesday.
In a video filmed in his childhood home Aiken, 35, shared difficult stories from his past, including an abusive father, and explained how they have inspired him to run for political office.
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Television news has given us the chance to witness history as it happened. As part of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we look back at the breaking stories and interviews that viewers will never forget.
1. John F. Kennedy assassination (1963) TV anchors (particularly Walter Cronkite) provide solace and real-time reporting when the nation needs it most. After four days of continuous coverage from Dallas, where JFK was killed, and Arlington, where he was laid to rest, TV Guide Magazine declares, "The medium gained a new sense of what it could do."
George W. Bush
Former President George W. Bush is recovering after a successful heart procedure in Dallason Tuesday, ABC News reports. According to his spokesman Freddy Ford, Bush's doctors discovered a blockage in an artery during his annual physical on Monday.
Van Cliburn, the pianist who helped unite and inspire people during the Cold War, has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 78.
Cliburn died in his Fort Worth, Texas, home after succumbing to his battle with bone cancer.
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Born in Louisiana, Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After growing up in Texas, Cliburn moved to New York to study at the Julliard School and trained in Russian Romantic-style music. It was in 1958, at the age of 23, when Cliburn rose to fame after winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. That year he was on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline, "The Texan Who Conquered Russia." Although Russia and the United States were battling at the time, Cilburn became a hero to Soviets.
A pro-gay marriage group will replace ads that featured Laura Bush after the former first lady asked to be removed from the campaign, Politico reports.
President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as 44th President of the United States Monday, in a star-studded ceremony that looked toward the country's future as much as it paid tribute to long-established ceremonies.
Condoleezza Rice has been hired as a new regular contributor to CBS News, The New York Times reports.
CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and...
George H. W. Bush
Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after suffering "a series of setbacks," including an ongoing fever, The Associated Press reports.
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Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, told the AP in an email Wednesday that Bush, 88, had been...
Ke$ha's latest single has been pulled from many radio stations in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, TMZ reports.
"Die Young" ranked third on radio playlists last Friday (when the shooting occurred) and reached approximately 167 million listeners across the country, according to Mediabase, which follows radio airplay.
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However, as it fell off some stations' playlists, the song lost...
Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her first child, she announced on Wednesday morning's Today show.
"We're so excited and [I'm] nervous as a first time mom, but it's something I always wanted," she told co-anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. "We've been able to keep it a secret ... longer than most."