Must See TV: Chicago violence and Hadiya Pendleton tonight on CBS

The mainstream media has largely ignored the violence in the city of Chicago while giving almost unprecedented coverage of violence in White communities like Sandy Hook, Connecticut and in Boston.

So, it is certainly about time that a major mainstream media outlet devotes time to the continuing violence in Chicago. Tonight on CBS the news magazine 48 Hours devotes an hour to the violence in that city. It will also cover the tragic shooting of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton. (photo above)

The only sore spot in the coverage is that it seems that CBS thinks in order to make the killings in Chicago’s mostly African American neighborhoods more interesting to the general population that they must also include a segment on drug use in the suburbs of Chicago. Oh well, I suppose it’s a start.

CBS’ 48 Hours airs tonight at 10pm eastern/ pacific. See a preview of the episode here.


If you watch the episode please let me know what you thought of it.

10 Things on my mind

10. Taylor Swift has awful posture.

09. The media is at it again trying to scare the heck out of us with the big bad mean flu. On TV they always start off with the flu map. Which makes it seem like almost everyone in the country has it. In actuality only a few people, relative to the population, have the flu or will get it. But, the mainstream media will never tell us that.

08. I tried to watch the Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday. But, since I haven’t seen most of the TV shows and films that they gave awards for the show was pretty boring to me. Except for Jodie Foster‘s speech. That was very interesting.

07. So many people seem to find Beyoncé very attractive. I don’t. Her personality or lack of personality is just such a turn-off to me that I can’t see the beauty.

06. Boeing has a new commercial jet. It’s called the Dreamliner. And apparently it’s a lemon.

05. Today is Aaliyah‘s birthday. She would have been 34 years old today.

04. I have a feeling that something is going to come along, very soon, that will take the place of Facebook the way Facebook to the place of MySpace. I think that would be a good thing. Facebook collects too much data. It is Big Brother.

03. Kiwi are a very tasty little fruit.

02. I’ve been sleeping really well lately. It’s been very cold here, so I’m wondering if that could be affecting my sleep in a positive way? And, I’ve been remembering my dreams a lot too. Some of them have been great! One actually involved Alicia Keys. 🙂

01. I think the Baltimore Ravens and the Atlanta Falcons will be in the Super Bowl. Who are your picks?

What’s on your mind?