What's a Hot Dog? State Lawmakers Want to Make it Official
July Fourth is a pretty big day for hot dogs. All across the country, people are grilling them, boiling them -- even scarfing them down in competitive eating contests. But what, exactly, makes a hot dog a hot dog? That's a question state lawmakers are answering.
Merle Haggard, Ph.D.
Merle Haggard has been called the most influential singer songwriter in country music history. But he's never been called "Doctor" -- at least until now. Cal State University, Bakersfield recently awarded him its first honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in recognition of his contribution to the "Bakersfield Sound." The university also honored Buck Owens, another architect of that raw music style.