In the news today, there are a number of notable events that are happening. Among them: the death of Bill Plante at age 84, the escape of Deepak Tinu from police custody, and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s deteriorating health. Also, a new book by Maggie Haberman is out, “Confidence Man,” about the “playbook” Donald Trump used when entering politics.
Also in the news today: Bill Plante, a CBS News veteran for more than 50 years, has died. The late broadcaster has been a popular contributor to “Sunday Morning,” and the show pays tribute to him.
Bill Plante dies at age 84 – News Today
Bill Plante was a veteran journalist who was a member of the CBS News team for over 35 years. As a reporter, assignment editor, and anchor, he covered many of the major events of the 20th century, including the Civil Rights Movement.
He also covered the Vietnam War, where he earned an Emmy for his coverage. In addition, Plante covered the presidential elections of 1968 and the fall of Saigon in 1975.
Bill Plante died yesterday at age 84. He covered the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement during his time with CBS News. He was also known for his ability to cross-examine Presidents at their briefings.
Bill Plante is survived by his wife, Robin Smith, and four brothers. His sons include Michael, Dan, Christopher, Brian, and David, and he has eight grandchildren.
As a White House correspondent for CBS News, Bill Plante had a distinct baritone voice that embodied the gravitas of the “Tiffany Network.”
His lungs served the White House press corps to the hilt. He and Lesley Stahl would often cover the White House. Their baritone voices meant they could boom out questions and answers to presidents across vast distances.
Plante was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Barnes Plante, and their son Patrick. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Robin Smith.
He is also survived by his three brothers, sons Michael, Dan, Christopher, and Brian, and eight grandchildren, including a great-grandchild.
Bill Plante joined CBS News in the Washington bureau in December 1976, where he became a senior White House correspondent.
He was later named anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News, which he did until 1995. He won numerous awards for his work, including the Emmy for his report on the funeral of Princess Diana and the reelection campaign of President Reagan.
Deepak Tinu escapes police custody
Deepak Tinu, one of the prime suspects in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, has escaped from police custody in Punjab.
He was being held at the Crime Investigation Agency unit in Mansa district. In the wake of his escape, the Punjab Police has sacked the officer in-charge of the agency.
Police are searching for Deepak Tinu, a Punjabi national accused in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala. He is said to be a close aide of Congress leader Lawrence Bishnoi.
He had been taken to Mansa Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) staff office on remand by the police on May 27. Police say Deepak was last seen speaking to Bishnoi on May 27, two days before Sidhu Moose Wal’s death.
The police are investigating the role of a female friend of Tinu in his escape. They also suspect the involvement of a CIA in-charge in the Moosewala murder case.
Police are also searching for his accomplices. They have also launched a massive search operation in Mansa to track down the suspects.
While the CIA in-charge is dismissed from his post, the Punjab Police has been working with Delhi’s Special Cell and Haryana’s Special Task Force to find the accused.
Tinu is closely linked to Lawrence Bishnoi, the man accused in the Moose Wala murder case. Moose Wala was shot dead in Punjab on May 29, 2022.
Mulayam Singh Yadav’s health deteriorates
Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and founder-patron of Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Gurugram.
The doctors say that the next 24 hours are critical for the ailing leader.
Akhilesh Yadav has already left for Delhi to take care of his father. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also phoned Akhilesh to express his concern and wishes for Mulayam’s speedy recovery.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary, has also expressed concern about Mulayam Singh Yadav”s condition. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Singh Chaudhary expressed his hope that the ailing leader will soon recover from his illness.
Bill Plante’s “Postcard from Nebraska” reports
Long-time CBS News veteran Bill Plante has died at the age of 84. A tribute to Plante is featured on “Sunday Morning” from Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett. “Sunday Morning” also remembers longtime contributor Roger Welsch, who brought smalltown America into our living rooms.
Roger Welsch’s “Postcard from Nebraska”
“Postcard from Nebraska” is a documentary produced by Roger Welsch and aired on CBS News Sunday Morning.
It examines the difficulties of planting trees, and Welsch cites examples from Great Plains literature and tall tales as examples of the problems faced. The essay is largely a collection of insider tips gathered from the author’s experiences living in Nebraska.
The author is a huge fan of the state of Nebraska and the people who live there. His license plate is CAPT NEB, which represents his love for the state. Although Nebraska is a part of the “Corn Belt,” Welsch’s perception of the state is anything but conventional.
He has written about the Lakota, who have a special love for the clown. The clown brings happiness, and he can also satirize people who try to bully others.
Welsch was known for his satirical stories and humor. His wit brought humor to rural life and he was an iconic storyteller.
However, his health has been a problem of late, and he was recently admitted to a hospice program. He was 85 years old. He was born in Lincoln and spent his childhood in Dannebrog, Nebraska.
Welsch left his tenured professorship and moved to the untamed heart of Nebraska, where he learned to live in a country environment.
His book “It’s Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It From Here” is a celebration of rural education and rural life. Welsch is a great storyteller and a renowned folklorist.
The show will include different facts and stories about different areas of Nebraska, and it will be a great way to promote tourism in the state. In addition, it will showcase different businesses, organizations, and products in the state.
The RFD-TV broadcast will feature four original stories each week, with a new segment featuring a different area of the state.