A wave of opposition to the Dutch character of Black Pete is suddenly generating a fierce dispute in the Netherlands.
Nov. 16, 2013People dressed as Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, wave to spectators as they arrive by steamboat in Hoorn, northwestern Netherlands. Opponents say Black Pete is an offensive caricature of black people, but supporters say he is a figure of fun whose appearance is harmless.Peter Dejong/AP
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.