*NO MORE CURSE – Cubs Advance to World Series:
The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, on Saturday night in game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the team’s first World Series since 1945. The team will face the Cleveland Indians in the Fall Classic beginning on Tuesday in Ohio. Pitcher Jon Lester
and infielder Javier Baez
shared co-MVP honors. The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908, while the Indians haven’t clinched a championship since 1948.
*Donald Trump Pledges to ‘Heal Divisions’ (and Sue His Accusers):
Donald J. Trump
came to this historic battlefield town Saturday
to offer his vision for America’s future, saying he hoped to “heal the divisions” of the country as President Lincoln
tried to do here seven score and 13 years ago. Yet in his own Gettysburg address, Mr. Trump, who has been sliding in the polls less than three weeks before Election Day, did not offer much in the way of race-changing oratory and did not seem to embrace Lincoln’s unifying ambition. Instead, the Republican nominee used the first third of what had been promoted as a “closing argument” speech to nurse personal grievances, grumbling about “the rigging of this election” and “the dishonest mainstream media,” and threatening to sue the women who have come forward — an 11th woman did on Saturday
— to accuse him of aggressive sexual advances. “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign — total fabrication,” Mr. Trump said. “The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
*Las Vegas Review-Journal Endorses Trump:
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
secured his first major newspaper endorsement when the Las Vegas Review-Journal
’s editorial board decided to back him. Characterizing this year as a “change election,” the newspaper said a Hillary Clinton
presidency would mean the elimination of some of our basic rights under the Constitution. “Mr. Trump understands and appreciates the conditions that lead to prosperity and job creation and would be a friend to small business and entrepreneurship,” the editorial board wrote. “Mrs. Clinton has spent most of her adult life on the public payroll.” The newspaper is owned by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, and is often referred to as “The Adelson News.
*MEGAMERGER – AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $80 Billion:
and Time Warner
have agreed to a purchase by the telecoms giant for more than $80 billion, according to reports. The deal would put media properties including CNN
, and Warner Bros
. under the second largest telecom in the U.S. Shortly after the news broke on Saturday, Donald Trump
declared at a speech in Pennsylvania that he would block it. “As an example of the power structure I am fighting, AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN — a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few,” he said. The federal government would likely put the deal under heavy scrutiny.
*LBN – INTEL FOR INFLUENCERS:
*Iran’s Rouhani: U.S. Election a Choice Between ‘Bad and Worse’:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
said on Sunday that the American election is essentially a choice between “bad or worse,” and that “morality” doesn’t exist in the U.S. “America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country,” Rouhani said in a speech. “You saw the presidential debates, how they talk … how they accuse and mock [each other.]” On who he would prefer in the Oval Office, Rouhani added: “I said should I prefer bad over worse or worse over bad?” He did not say which of the two major candidates was “bad” and which was “worse.”
*DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that twelve (12) members of the White House staff read LBN daily?
*FREED – Christian Towns in Iraq Taken from ISIS:
Iraqi forces re-took two Christian towns from ISIS as part of the offensive to liberate the terror group’s stronghold of Mosul, officials said. The province of Nineveh is home to diverse religious groups. The U.S. has been supporting the mission in Mosul, which is being led primarily by the Iraqi military. The Mosul offensive began nearly a week ago.
*SILENT TREATMENT – Nobel Academy Member Says Bob Dylan’s Nonresponse to Prize Is ‘Arrogant’:
, a member of the Swedish Academy that selected Bob Dylan
as the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, has slammed Dylan for not commenting on the award. “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” Wastberg was cited as saying in the Saturday edition of Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The academy has repeatedly tried to get in touch with the 75-year-old legend, but with no luck. Dylan was announced as the winner on Oct. 13 and, apart from a brief mention of the prize on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts, Dylan has yet to comment on the prize or get back to the academy. Despite his criticism, Wastberg said the academy still hopes to get in touch with Dylan before the official ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10. Dylan was chosen for his “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
*MY REVIEW: “LBN is a vivid digest of the day’s and the hour’s evolving news.”—–Legendary entertainment publicist Dick Guttman.
***TLA partner Don Cisternino
having dinner last night at the famed Taverna Tony in Malibu. ***50 Cent
at Omar’s in NYC. ***Larry Silverstein
celebrating his Downtown magazine cover at the Four Seasons Residences in NYC. ***Cory Booker
at the New York Women’s Foundation Gala co-chaired by Martin
and Jean Shafiroff
. ***Arden Wohl
and Cornelia Guest
at an event for Leesa Rowland’s
Animal Ashram. ***Robin Wright
at Rossopomodoro in NYC. ***“Revenge” actor Josh Bowman
at the Tippler’s fifth anniversary. And model Chris Noble
at the bar with Dylan Howard
and “Straight Shuter” columnist Rob Shuter
*WHO READS LBN? Republican strategist Ana Navarro:
*LBN- TODAY’S BIRTHDAY:
John William “Johnny” Carson (1925)
Two years after a 12-year-old Carson sent away for a magic kit, “The Great Carsoni” gave his first performance. He continued his show business career by working as a radio announcer and television comedy writer and went on to host several television quiz shows from 1955 to 1962. He first appeared on The Tonight Show in 1958. He was permanent host from 1962 to 1992, and his personable demeanor and wry humor made it America’s most popular late-night program.
One Of America’s Most Prominent Catholic Priests Opens Up About The Failure Of The Catholic Church: https://youtu.be/HAB7aj-NDsU
*LBN-R.I.P.: Annemarie Huste
, whose career as private chef to Jacqueline Kennedy
came to an abrupt and much-publicized end in April 1968 when she was fired for talking to the press, died on Wednesday at her home in East Islip, N.Y. She was 73.The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, her daughter, Bea Huste-Petersen
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Frank Bruni: The media’s responsibility for Donald Trump’s political success will be debated for a good long while, with the network honcho Les Moonves’s words about Trump’s candidacy (“It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS”) front and center. But almost from the moment that Trump entered the 2016 presidential race, he has been a justifiably huge story. A lead in the polls became a lead in the delegate count and then, surreally, the nomination of the Republican Party. Was he ridiculous? Beyond measure. Relevant? Beyond doubt. As long as the reporting about him was skeptical — and, after a certain point, the bulk of it was — there was more reason to train the spotlight on him than to pull it away.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bruce Nahin (Producer): The greatest piece of advice I ever received is: “Some will, some won’t, so what’s next”. A guide to surviving as talent in Hollywood.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
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