Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Regis Philbin dies at age 88

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/25/20, 05:14 pm

Iconic TV host Regis Philbin has died. “His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him—for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,” his family said on Saturday. He died the night before of natural causes just one month before his 89th birthday.

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“Providential and timely”

Arts | A cast member of Hamilton says the groundbreaking musical is fit for our cultural moment
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/16/20, 03:13 pm

The hit musical Hamilton promotes inclusivity, democracy, and the power of youth to change the world. But to get tickets to its original Broadway run in 2015, you had to have money and connections. The hip-hop musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton sold out New York’s Richard Rodgers Theatre just about every night its first year, and the cost of a seat on the secondary market averaged $350, according to Forbes

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Trump commutes supporter’s sentence

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/10/20, 10:31 pm

Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, will not have to serve 40 months in prison for lying to Congress. A jury convicted him of trying to discover WikiLeaks’ plans to release stolen emails damaging to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and then attempting to cover it up. He was due to report to prison by Tuesday. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Stone was a “victim of the Russia hoax.”

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