With “Wrecking Ball” and a book foreword, Bruce Springsteen writes his thoughts about tough times.
Bruce Springsteen: “I had completed most of the "Tom Joad" record when one night, unable to sleep, I pulled this book [Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson’s “The Saga of the New Underclass: Journey to Nowhere”] down off my living room shelf.”
Bruce Springsteen backstage at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. Michael Williamson/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.