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  • A reporter's brush with a protester made for some interesting live TV … on the competition's newscast.

    CBS Chicago chief correspondent Jay Levine was reporting outside of a fundraiser that President Obama was attending. During the live broadcast, a man barged in to the shot, grabbed Levine's microphone, and yelled, "Obama is a war criminal!" The station immediately cut to a recorded package.

    But the action continued. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern was also live outside of the event and stood just a few feet away from Levine. You can hear the protester shouting as she talks about the president's visit. The camera then pans to the left and catches Levine swinging at the protester. A CBS employee, Dennis Williams, brought the man to the ground and held him there as a police officer walked over to the scene.

    The CBS station posted raw video of the debacle on its website. In the video, you can see Levine swung his arm in an attempt to free himself from the protester's grip.

    The station notes

    Read More »from Chicago Reporter Attacked by Protester on Live TV
  • A FedEx driver's rough morning has led to a viral video but, thankfully, no injuries.

    Surveillance camera footage uploaded to YouTube on Thursday shows a FedEx van driving down a street and out of the camera frame. Moments later, the truck rolls back in to the shot, with the driver frantically chasing it down the street. Miraculously, the delivery van narrowly misses a house before coming to a halt. From the video, it appears that some combination of a tree and its roots redirected the vehicle away from the home.

    In a statement to Trending Now, a spokesperson for FedEx said, "While this video shows an unfortunate situation for the driver, safety is our top priority, and we are relieved no one was hurt."

    The person who uploaded the video shed more details on the situation.

    "There was damage to the vehicle. The driver is safe," a person who goes by "JW" told us. "I did not speak to him directly but did speak to the officer on the scene afterwards and everyone — except for a wooden

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  • An international food and beverage company is taking aim at negative reaction to its advertisement about acceptance by attempting to spread the ad's message even further.

    Mondelez International, formerly known as Kraft Foods, launched an ad campaign called "This Is Wholesome" in March. The campaign promoted Honey Maid graham crackers and Teddy Grahams with the words, "No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will." Mondelez created 15- and 30-second spots that featured biracial and gay couples with their families.

    "Today we celebrate all families," the company wrote. "From working moms to two moms; stay at home dads to single dads; adopted kids to surrogate kids. Honey Maid recognizes that the reality of family has changed, but the wholesome connections that all families share will endure."

    A couple of conservative organizations did not find anything wholesome about the ad. The group One Million Moms wrote on its website, "Nabisco should be ashamed of themselves for

    Read More »from Honey Maid Responds to Ad Criticism With New Video Promoting 'Love'
  • Is the sequel better than the original? You be the judge, as the second installment of "Magic for Dogs" has hit the Internet.

    Finnish magician Jose Ahonen is behind the series. The magician's first video, which we covered on March 24, has been viewed more than 11 million times. In the original piece, Ahonen tricks dogs into thinking he is going to give them a treat, only to make the biscuit "disappear."

    "I'm very surprised," Ahonen told us, referring to the first video's view count. "I was thinking more like 10,000. I think the idea is simple, and you can find it funny in different cultures. It doesn't have a language barrier."

    Ahonen uploaded the latest video to YouTube on Tuesday. If you loved the first video, you will probably enjoy this one too. Once again, it is not so much the magic itself but rather the dogs' reactions to the magic that has people tuning in. Initially, the dogs are a bit puzzled as the treat disappears before their very eyes. Also like the first piece, Ahonen

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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is an easy target, to say the least. The elected official has found himself in the headlines for a number of alleged mishaps and, of course, that whole using crack cocaine "probably in one of my drunken stupors" admission.

    Tony Nappo, an actor in Toronto, perhaps wanted to send Ford a message that kids are paying attention to what he says. Nappo enlisted the help of Ron Murphy and his daughter Ella for a skit titled, "Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child."

    In the video, Nappo confronts his daughter (played by Ella) about a crack ... in the door. Ella denies causing the crack using Ford's own words when he denied using crack.

    "I did not do the crack, and I am not in the habit of making cracks," Ella says. "As for the video, I will not comment on a video that I have never seen or doesn't exist."

    In real life, that video was the smoking gun that forced the mayor's admission. In this skit, it is a minor speed bump for Ella. After telling her dad that he is not

    Read More »from A child uses Rob Ford's words to respond to her father


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