The Daily Populous

Saturday December 7th, 2019 night edition

image for ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’: Showrunner Marc Guggenheim on Plotting The CW’s Six-Show Crossover Event

On Sunday, December 8, The CW kicks off its latest and most ambitious Arrowverse crossover event, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”

And most times, we’re doing it just because we think it’s a fun, cool Easter egg or a fun, cool mention.

Very, very rarely do we do it with the expectation that we’ll eventually be able to pay off that tease.

Like with Anatoli, who in the comics is known as KGBeast—we’ve gotten this far now and that never came to fruition.

But you guys made the character work to the point that fans are pretty much okay with that too.

I think what the fans have had been really great about recognizing is that we really run the gamut.

Which is why you had “Birds of Prey,” despite existing because of “Smallville’s” success, not even being in the same universe. »

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to boost broadband access, break up internet and cable titans

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Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Friday to expand broadband internet access as part of a push to boost the economy and reduce corporate power over Americans.

In his sprawling "High-Speed Internet for All" proposal, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate calls to treat internet like a public utility.

His campaign argues that the internet should not be a "price gouging profit machine" for companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. »

‘The Irishman’ Nabs 17.1 Million U.S. Viewers on Netflix in First Five Days, per Nielsen

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Martin Scorsese’s mafia saga “The Irishman” was watched by 17.1 million unique Netflix viewers in the U.S. in the first five days of its streaming release, according to Nielsen estimates.

On its Nov. 27 premiere date, “The Irishman” brought in an average minute audience of nearly 2.6 million viewers and 3.9 million unique viewers in the U.S., per Nielsen.

According to Nielsen, 751,000 U.S. viewers on the Nov. 27 premiere date (or roughly 18% of the viewers for the day) watched the movie in its entirety. »

WHO, CDC data shows measles cases up 30 percent globally

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WHO/CDC data released Thursday suggests the U.S. is catching up to the rest of the world when it comes to measles.

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- When it comes to measles outbreaks, the United States is catching up with the rest of the world.

According to WHO and the CDC, measles cases surged globally in 2018 due to a series of "devastating outbreaks in all regions.". »