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Rachel Maddow Urges People to Take COVID Seriously

On November 6th, Maddow announced that she was taking a leave of absence from her show after she encountered someone who tested positive for coronavirus. On her return, she announced that person was her partner, Susan Mikula.

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MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow is urging people to take COVID-19 more seriously after her long-time partner contracted the virus and almost died. Maddow returned to her show Thursday following a two-week hiatus.

On November 6th, Maddow announced that she was taking a leave of absence from her show after she encountered someone who tested positive for coronavirus. On her return, she announced that person was her partner, Susan Mikula. The pair have been together for 21 years.

“My relationship with Susan at the end of the day is the only thing that I would kill or die for,” Maddow said. “Susan has been sick with COVID for these past two weeks, at one time we thought it might kill her.” Maddow has tested negative for the virus. She begged her viewers to not downplay the severity of the coronavirus as cases surge across the country. “”For Thanksgiving next week, you really are just going to have it at home without people coming over. Yeah, that is going to suck, but it’s going to suck so much less than you or someone in your family getting sick. Trust me!”

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Trevor Noah Selected to Host 2021 Grammy Awards

Noah was also nominated for Best Comedy Album at this year’s Grammys but lost out to Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones.

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Grammy Awards on Jan. 3, . The Recording Academy and CBS revealed the news Tuesday. This marks Noah’s Grammy-hosting debut.

“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” Trevor said in a statement.

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart emceed the awards show back in 2001 and 2002. Singer Alicia Keys hosted the last two ceremonies. 

Noah was also nominated for Best Comedy Album at this year’s Grammys but lost out to Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones.

The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Legendary Director Duke Struck Recently Passed Away

Struck started directing The NFL Today in the early 1970’s and left to pursue other ventures. He returned to produce the show in 1980 and stayed for more than a decade. He also directed more than 800 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Emmy award-winning director Duke Struck suffered a respiratory failure in a Florida hospital and passed away last month, he was 82. Struck directed parts of The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe NFL TodayGood Morning America.

Struck started directing The NFL Today in the early 1970’s and left to pursue other ventures. He returned to produce the show in 1980 and stayed for more than a decade. He also directed more than 800 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Struck was raised in Fairfax County, Virginia. His father was in the business as a stagehand for the TV variety program The Jimmy Dean Show. Struck, who also worked on the Dean show, graduated with a degree in English from American University in Washington.

“He won 14 Emmys. He went on the campaign trail and met 5 presidents,” said Struck’s daughter Sydney. “His life was nothing short of wild. My mom coaxed him for years to write a book about his life, but his reply was always that he did not want to “kiss and tell”.

He is survived by his wife and daughter, Sydney.

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Laura Ingraham Admits President Trump Lost the 2020 Election

“In what was perhaps the most consequential tweet sent since election day, President Trump gave the go-ahead for the transition,” Ingraham said. “And as unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight.”

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Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham repeatedly claimed to the 2020 election was rigged.

However, as days go by, there’s no substantial evidence to their claim, which is why Ingraham is coming to terms with the reality that President Trump lost the election to Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden on her show “The Ingraham Angle.”

“In what was perhaps the most consequential tweet sent since election day, President Trump gave the go-ahead for the transition,” Ingraham said. “And as unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight.”

“Now, legal challenges continue in a number of states. Serious questions about vote counting, poll watcher access are outstanding. But unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and frankly unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th.”

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