We remember Grant Tinker, who died last month at 90. He founded MTM productions with his then-wife Mary Tyler Moore and produced her hit TV show. Later as chairman of NBC, Tinker oversaw the hit shows Cheers, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.
How do you cope with the heat wave?
After a record-setting heat wave, temperatures in the
PETER O’DOWD: It’s not even nine o’clock in the morning at Arizona State University, and already the temperature is nearing 100 degrees. Dan Ross is collecting money at a parking lot on
DAN ROSS: The first thing I do is strip off these sweaty clothes! Get under the air-conditioning, and just relax.
O’DOWD: Forecasters say the latest heat wave broke a few records, including the longest string of nighttime low temperatures above 90 degrees. Here’s how other folks at ASU handle the discomfort.
JANE STEFFANS: Normally what I do, I carry around this cup. It’s a refillable Starbucks cup and I normally fill it with ice all the way to the top. And then water. Sometimes I put it on pressure points.
WILLIAM KENNEDY: Drink hot coffee. It regulates your body temperature.
O’DOWD: That’s Jane Steffans and William Kennedy. And, yes, some scientists say having a hot drink can actually cool you down. Soon though, you might not need it. The Phoenix-area forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms this week that could start to cool the region’s sizzling temperatures.