CNN Royal Commentator Victoria Arbiter has spent a lifetime in close proximity to the British Royal Family. Her extensive knowledge and objectivity offers a unique perspective based purely on fact and insider knowledge. In addition to her position with CNN Victoria is also a regular contributor to CBSN, Yahoo News, Entertainment Tonight, CTV (Canada), ITV (UK) and Channel 7 in Australia.
The news to know for Thursday, January 9th, 2020! We're explaining why fears of a war with Iran have now eased,  an update about a deadly plane crash and its impact on Canada, and the rate of cancer deaths is down... Plus: the surprise announcement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (dubbed #Megxit), and the upcoming video streaming service bringing Hollywood to your smartphone... Those stories and many more in less than 10 minutes! Then, hang out after the news for Thing to Know Thursday's bonus interview. Our guest expert is helping you better understand the U.S.-Iran conflict happening the last couple of weeks and what's expected next. Head to to read more about our guest and any of the stories mentioned in this episode. This episode is brought to you by Thanks to The NewsWorthy Insiders! Become one here:     Sources: Iran-US leaders stand down: NYT,  AP, CBS News, Washington Post, The Hill, Fox News Canadians mourn after plane crash: AP, USA Today Number of U.S. cancer deaths drops: CNN, WSJ, Bloomberg, American Cancer Society Warmest year, decade on record: WaPo, Weather Channel, CNN, Axios Royal couple’s surprise announcement: The Guardian, People, BBC, USA Today Celeb tennis match to raise money for Australia: Mashable, ABC News Justin Bieber says he’s sick: CNN Quibi shows off new streaming service: Gizmodo, Mashable Oscars goes hostless, again: THR, Variety  
Have you ever been drawn in by a headline about a celebrity?  Do you know more about the personal lives of the royal family than you care to admit?  Does our media and social media environment create the illusion that celebrities are our friends?  Victoria Arbiter is the CNN Royal Contributor and has spent a career in broadcasting, reporting on the royal family.  We discuss the ways in which the public fascination with the royal family and other celebrities has (or has not) changed over the years, and how media and social media have played a key role in that relationship.
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