The Osgood File
“The news of the day is so goofy at times, it just seems to fit into couplets and rhymes” is CBS News Correspondent Charles Osgood’s way of explaining why, form time to time, he reports the news in poetry instead of prose. Often called CBS News’ “poet in residence,” Osgood writes most of his verse for his four weekday broadcasts on CBS Radio. On this series, instead of concentrating on up-to-the-minute hard news (the latest word from the battlefield or Capitol Hill), his specialty is so-called “soft news,” the peripheral, non-cosmic, off-beat story.
Time magazine described the Osgood File as “a model of its kind that is scarce in both print and electronic journalism.” He was honored by the Society of Silurians, a distinguished group of New York journalists, for his “fresh approach to news and its background,” an approach which has prompted thousands of listeners to write him letters of praise.
Seattle’s 19-3 victory over the Cardinals Sunday moved both the Seahawks and the 49ers within two game of Arizona, the NFC West leader.
“You can’t start where you ended up last year,” Madden said. “It’s a new year. It’s a new team. It’s a new start.” Harbaugh told reporters the off-season is ‘like being in the comfort of the womb,’ and that the opening of training camp is like being born again.
In his fourth incident with the law in two and half years, linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after allegedly claiming he had a bomb while in the security area.
Stanford’s victory over Kansas and Mercer’s win over Duke were two of the NCAA Tournament upsets over big name basketball programs.