"The United States of Al" creators on "The Takeout" — 3/19/2021
"The United States of Al" creators on "The Takeout" — 3/19/2021 "The United States of Al" executive producer Chuck Lorre, co-creators Maria Ferrari and David Goetsch, retired General David Petraeus and former Ambassador Ryan Crocker join Major to talk about how real-life events of war translate into plotlines of the new series, as well as the research and writing process that went into it, on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."cbsnews.com
CBS sitcom "United States of Al" takes on post-war life
Crocker, a former ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, called on the U.S. to allocate "the resources and the mechanisms to process these cases in three months, not three years." "United States of Al" premieres April 1 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS. This character is astonished by the style of life that's available to him here." This character is astonished by the style of life that's available to him here." For more of Major's conversation with the creative team of "United States of Al," Petraeus and Crocker, download "The Takeout" podcast on Art19, iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify and Stitcher.cbsnews.com
New leaders named at US-funded international broadcasters
Former President Donald Trumps hand-picked chief of U.S. international broadcasting has quit amid a burgeoning staff revolt and growing calls for his resignation. Daisy Sindelar will be acting head of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, replacing Ted Lipien until a permanent president is named. Bay Fang will return to her post as Radio Free Asia president, replacing Stephen Yates. Kelley Sullivan will become acting Middle East Broadcasting Networks president, replacing Victoria Coates. Chao on Sunday also announced new corporate board directors for the three broadcasters, replacing the board directors named by Pack just days before his departure.