Mo Rocca, who’ll drive to Minneapolis for considered one of his “CBS Sunday Morning” interviews:
“Working now is robust. I drove to the Catskills to interview Melissa Gilbert. She grew up in that ‘Little Home on the Prairie’ present, so I figured she’s protected. Any prairie survivor is aware of cures. Each different episode someone died, however her folks acquired into an ice tub with a 104 temperature and survived. So who doesn’t belief Melissa?
“My mom wanted some air, so I did automotive protocol. Lysol on the seat, Clorox wipes on the home windows, germ-proofed the steering wheel. She was so excited with that drive-thru at McDonald’s that to her it was like going to the Ritz in Paris.
“My accomplice and I’ve to determine the right way to transfer round our rooms so you may conduct convention calls. Happily, I used to be good at geometry so I understand how to design area.
“I’m sick of Zooming.”
TV’s VP debate. With the heat of a cobra, smirking snarky Kamala proved in the event you didn’t like her earlier than, you detest her now. Think about if Adam, Eve and the Serpent made a film. Guess which she’d play . . . James Stalin’s e-book “The Audacity of Grope: A Candid take a look at Joe Biden,” is out. He says “makes an attempt have been made by the left to derail its publication.”
Unpacking the Rat Pack
Comes now Frank, Dean, Sammy, Joey and Peter’s 60th anniversary. Their lives are gone, however their tales aren’t. A brand new e-book’s “Deconstructing the Rat Pack: Joey, the Mob and the Summit.” February 1960. The Rat Pack — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford. In the Sands Resort, Sinatra’s HQ, they filmed the heist film “Oceans 11” over 28 swinging days and nights. The e-book got here from 50 years of interviews with know-it-all unhealthy boys akin to Moe Dalitz, who ran the city and every little thing else — and used these 5 to load Sin Metropolis, USA, onto the map. Authors Richard Lertzman and William Birnes debut it in hardcover and Book.
Concentrate . . .
Mission inconceivable. Rome shut most important artery Through Sistina so Tom Cruise may shoot “a terrifying automotive chase scene” . . . Andrew Lloyd Webber in his studio making the “Cinderella” album for his subsequent musical, which up to now has no theater that’s open . . . Maskless, however by no means miss-less, Giuliani supped outdoor final week at Amata with two women . . . Black Suburban, safety lights flashing, 7 p.m., from DC to UES’ the Seashore Cafe, got here Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and woman pal. Mentioned little, ate quick, and cut up at 8:30 p.m.
World of change
Europe. Rome’s empty Fiumicino Airport. Invisible robots test your temperature. A Lufthansa “Star Trek”-esque hologram shows your temperature. Inserting clothes in overhead bins, forbidden. Should be hung on hooks or stowed beneath the seat. Attendants provide vacuum-packed disinfektionstuchs (wipes). Clutching these, sporting N95 masks, rubber gloves, plus prescription ski goggles, passengers seem like Martians. Munich airport feels hole. Footsteps echo throughout the marble. Germany’s an infection charge is rising. Bavaria bars Berlin or Frankfurt guests. Cancellations are heavy. Everybody wears disposable gloves. Australia’s 600- million-year-old Uluru rock formation can’t now be climbed. Anangu folks personal the place and angrily banned mountaineers from utilizing Google maps to “climb” it by taking photograph tags off the web site. Why, who is aware of? That robust rock’s been in place even earlier than Mrs. Pelosi.
Have nice Italian meals tonight, and rejoice this vacation and this nation . . . and do not forget that we reside in the United States of Godblessus America.
Solely in the USA, youngsters, solely in the USA.