Despite efforts by the Hamms to keep their divorce proceedings secret, Reuters has learned that the couple never signed a prenuptial agreement when they were married 25 years ago.
Such an agreement, common when one or both spouses bring substantial wealth into a marriage, would have spelled out how to divide marital assets in the event of a divorce.
In its absence, the Hamm divorce has taken on dizzying financial complexity. Court documents indicate Harold Hamm, who owns more oil in the ground than any other American, already has turned over 50,000 pages of corporate information to his wife, a former attorney at Continental.Much more at the linked article.
CBS Evening News anchor talks about the evening news:
You know, never in human history has there been so much information available to so many people. But never in human history has there been so much bad information available to so many people. And I think people are looking for brand names that they can trust and CBS News is one of those. The other half of this is that folks are busy. They’re going to work, they’re going to school they’re getting the kids off to school, and they care about the world; they want to know about the world but they don’t have a lot of time to spend on that. So what were offering at the evening news is, within 30 minutes we’re going to tell you about the 12 most important things that happened in the world. And you’re going to get that from the CBS News brand, which you already trust. And I think that’s why we’ve added a million viewers in the last 2 years and why we grew so much this last year in particular.Right, wrong, or indifferent; whether Scott Pelley's CBS is a brand you can trust: the rest of his answer is entirely bogus: at least the last portion of every newscast, and often two segments, are clearly "fluff." With such little time, I am always amazed that one of the 12 segments, or sometimes two, is clearly unimportant to the "folks who are busy." One current segment, for example, is about the new school playground at Sandy Hook. Another current segment is how one teenager is trying to solve world hunger. Cute.
And, oh by the way. Not one of the evening newscasts has 30 minutes of "news." Commercials now account for 8 minutes of the 30 minutes, and there is only 22 minutes of "news." Twelve segments in 22 minutes works out to 1.8 minutes per segment. That's probably enough time to explain: O'Bama Care or Bernanke's quantitative easing or the Syrian Civil War. LOL.
More from the interview:
Pelley: We measure our audience in millions. They’re not big numbers. People talk about cable a lot and cable has a very high profile. Not a lot of people watch cable news, they just don’t. If you look at the Nielsen numbers, the cable channels have a few hundred thousand viewers at any given moment. The CBS Evening News again has 7 million viewers, ABC has 8 million viewers. Brian [NBC's Williams] has almost 9 million. Altogether we have about 25 million viewers on any given night. That’s a very different order of magnitude.Facts:
As TV Newser reported, the Evening News averaged 5.7 million viewers the week of June 3, ABC World News had 7 million and NBC Nightly News had 7.5 million [total = 20.2 million].
It's been years since any of these programs garnered 9 million viewers and they attracted a combined 25 million.This guy's another teleprompter reader.