Host Mark Farrell is a "half glass full" kind of guy but when he muses what's in the glass being shown on Booze-tube...he can't help but wonder what messages tv network shows are sending when hosts and guests consume alcohol, including the 4th hour of the Today Show where Kathie Lee and Hoda have wine or other libation readily available and always front and center on camera.
Insight looks at Baltimore Raven's running back, Ray Rice -the latest celebrity sports star charged with domestic violence and who ironically spearheaded a anti-bullying and pro-kindness campaign. Really, Ray? And Mark shares a shocking story of being attacked by teenagers and how his ability to be empathetic and forgive allowed him to move on. Unfortunately, the outcome is very different for Billy McCaw - the former Rutger's student killed during his visit to see his Rutger's friends.
Are they disabled or just acting? Insight discusses how most TV shows and movies hire able-bodied actors to play disabled characters.
And Mark discusses 'celebrating differences' and applauds actress Ellen Page (star of 'Juno') who announced she is gay.
Attention Sugar Hill Gang, NBC's Brian Williams and Lester holt have nothing on you but one has to be in awe of Jimmy Fallon 's editors who make "Rapper 's Delight" come alive via two hard news professionals.
CVS decision to kick it's own butt by vowing to stop selling tobacco by October has Mark and Lis praising the national pharmacy retail chain.
And if Christin Cooper's goal was to make headlines via insensitive interview questioning of Olympic athletes, she succeeded when Olympic downhill skiing legend Bode Miller broke down after consecutive questions about his brother that died last year. Adding insult to injury - rather than editing interview NBC choose to air piece in full. No gold medal for the Peacock!