Famous Hollywood screenwriter Walter Bernstein, who gained popularity for his work as a blacklisted personality, passed away. He was 101.
Bernstein formally joined the Communist Party while attending Dartmouth College. This was known as a reason for his blacklisting.
He was blacklisted in 1950 while working as a television writer, and his name did not appear in any credits of a film until 1958 or a TV show until 1961.
Bernstein also adapted Eugene Burdick's novel for Sidney Lumet's nuclear-disaster film Fail-Safe (1964) and Dan Jenkins' book for the Burt Reynolds football romp Semi-Tough (1977), and he wrote the John Schlesinger war drama Yanks (1979), starring Richard Gere.
After nearly a decade on the blacklist, Bernstein had finally gotten his name on a screenplay for the 1959 Loren film That Kind of Woman, directed by Lumet.
Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.
King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars, and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after taping more than 6,000 episodes of the show.
He battled a number of health problems over the years, suffering several heart attacks. In 1987, he underwent quintuple bypass surgery, inspiring him to establish the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to provide assistance to those without insurance.
National Voters' Day is observed annually on 25 January in order to encourage more young voters to take part in the polling process.
The day is observed to spread awareness about the importance of voting in a democracy and it also educates people about their voting rights.
The day has been observed on January 25 every year since 2011 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India. The main objective of the day is to educate and encourage young voters to vote during elections.
The Election Commission of India is observing the 11th National Voters' Day with the theme ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed.’
The President of India will launch ECI's Web Radio: ‘Hello Voters' and also confer national awards for the year 2020-21. In addition, the national award for the Best Electoral Practices will also be conferred on state and district level officers.