Word of the Day
Odious OH-dee-us (adjective) Arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance; hateful — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Want to escape from all the bad news in the world for a day? This site is full of good-news headlines and inspiring stories about charities, positive corporate social responsibility activities, sustainable travel and more.
Number to Know
5 p.m.: Time when CNN went on the air on this date 30 years ago (see below). The first newscast was anchored by David Walker and Lois Hart.
This Day in History
June 1, 1980: Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Morgan Freeman (75)
“We must not be forced to explore the universe in search of a new home because we have made the Earth inhospitable, even uninhabitable. For if we do not solve the environmental and related social problems that beset us on Earth — pollution, toxic contamination, resource depletion, prejudice, poverty, hunger — those problems will surely accompany us to other worlds.” — Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz