The Daily Populous

Sunday March 8th, 2020 morning edition

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It is one of popular culture’s generational divides: whether you are old enough to remember when television stations concluded the night’s programming with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Decades ago, viewers would see a slide show of American imagery, perhaps a mountain range or frothy shoreline and then — hours of static .

Now, the early morning hours are filled with rebroadcasts and infomercials, eliminating any practical reason for a formal sign off.

But recently, television broadcasters have been reintroducing the practice of playing the national anthem once a day, pairing it with the same flavor of patriotic imagery, but in high definition and with multilayered audio.

Gray Television, which has 145 stations, mostly in small and midsize markets, made it a companywide practice several months ago.

Two other companies followed: CBS, at its 27 corporate-owned stations, including those in New York and Los Angeles; and Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest owners of television stations in the country.

Within five months, the national anthem has become a daily part of programming at more than 350 stations across the country. »

Fact check: White House falsely claims the coronavirus has been 'contained' in the US

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, falsely claimed on Friday that the coronavirus "is contained" in the US.

Another senior Trump official, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, made a similar though slightly less definitive claim, saying that the virus "is being contained.".

Facts First: Experts say the US has not come close to containing the coronavirus. »

Television Review: 'Better Call Saul' Is Heartbreaking Drama

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Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad prequel is the most heartbreaking drama ever to appear on TV.

The character was originally conceived as comic relief for the AMC drama Breaking Bad, which lasted five exciting seasons before concluding in 2013.

The heartbreaking, staggering genius of Better Call Saul is that we know what Jimmy McGill becomes later in Breaking Bad. »

Trump brags about his science knowledge because of his 'super genius uncle' who was an MIT professor

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John G. Trump was an accomplished electrical engineer who went on to become a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

President Trump is seen above holding up a picture while touring the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta on Friday.

Trump, who is holding up a picture of the coronavirus, bragged on Friday that he could have been a doctor. »

Human transport of thirdhand tobacco smoke: A prominent source of hazardous air pollutants into indoor nonsmoking environments

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Real-time THS off-gassing from smokers into a nonsmoking movie theater was observed with online and offline high-resolution mass spectrometry.

3A ), consistent with previous research that showed that clothing can retain and expose its wearer to significant quantities of nicotine ( 15 ).

These SHS equivalents could originate from cigarettes smoked by smokers themselves and/or from exposure to the smoke from nearby smokers in outdoor or indoor environments. »