I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.
In a few minutes, we will speak with Jack Marshall. He is a professional ethicist. We want to talk about the Penn State scandal and we wanted to ask even if some people adhere to the letter of the law, did they follow an ethical standard?
Critics say former Penn State coach Paterno may have met his legal obligations but failed an ethical test when going to university officials about child molestation allegations. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with ethicist Jack Marshall. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
"It is virtually certain that on a global scale hot days [will] become even hotter and occur more often" in coming decades, according to a report released today from a group of more than 100 scientists convened by the United Nations.
Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (left) and Ewan McGregor star as father and son in Mike Mills' Beginners.
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Mike Mills is a graphic designer and filmmaker. His first film Thumbsucker starred Vincent D'Onofrio, Tilda Swinton and Vince Vaughn. He has also created graphics for the bands Sonic Youth and the Beastie Boys and directed music videos for Moby, Yoko Ono and Everything but the Girl.
This interview was originally broadcast on June 2, 2011. Beginners is now available on DVD.
Filmmaker Mike Mills' parents met in junior high school. For 45 years, they lived together, raising Mills and his older sisters, until Mills' mother died in 1999. Six months later, Mills' father — a 75-year-old retired museum director — announced that he's gay.
An index that's designed to forecast how the economy will be doing in coming months rose a solid 0.9 percent in October from September, the business research group The Conference Board reports. It had risen just 0.1 percent in September and had fallen 0.3 percent in August.