Carole Simpson

Carole Simpson teaches journalism at Emerson College in Boston, is a former anchor for ABC News, and is the author of NewsLady, a memoir based on her 40 years as a broadcast journalist. In 1992, she became the first woman and the first minority figure to moderate a presidential debate.

Carole Simpson: This week

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air


The Origins of Bungee Jumping

"We had this old potato sack and I filled it up with rocks and dropped it over the side. It just hit the water, split, dropping all the stones. And that was our test."


Is Trading Stocks for Suckers?

If you think you’re smarter than the stock market, you’re probably either cheating or wrong


I Spent Half My Life Making a Video Game

How a childhood hobby became a labor of love