When you have a unique experience, you often want to find others who’ve shared it. And that’s even the case for people who’ve been on “Jeopardy!”. Twenty-six million Americans watch the show, but only a few hundred people are on it every year. And they’re starting to come together. Suzie Xie has more on this growing community.
New research shows a rare genetic disorder may have more serious implications than previously thought. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is usually associated with heart defects and learning disabilities, but a recent study supports previous findings that it’s closely connected to Parkinson’s disease. Suzie Xie spoke with one New York family affected by the disorder.
This weekend a massive international story broke — the Panama Papers. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in partnership with news outlets around the globe, began publishing articles about offshore accounts, and, how some of the world’s most powerful people use them to hide their wealth.
Comic books have taken over the entertainment world. It started with blockbuster hits like “Iron Man” and “Captain America.” Then Netflix teamed up with Marvel to create “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil.” New shows are being added to this world, but Suzie Xie says it’s not getting more diverse.
Big-box theaters are getting bigger. AMC Entertainment announced today it will acquire Carmike Cinemas and form the country’s largest movie-theater chain — that’s more than six-hundred theaters.
But the independent theater industry is also celebrating a win — at least in New York. The Metrograph will be the first one to open in Manhattan in over a decade. Suzie Xie reports from the Lower East Side.
Thousands of Asian-Americans rallied nationwide last Saturday after Peter Liang was handed a guilty verdict. Liang was a Chinese police officer who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley. If you think the rally was about the verdict and the racial tension surrounding it, you’re right. But it was also about something less obvious. Suzie Xie reports.