National Hockey League, which normally holds its games in 20,000-seat indoor arenas, has enjoyed substantial marketing success since it began experimenting with outdoor hockey in 2008. VOA's Parke Brewer has more on the Jan. 1 match-up between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Movie theaters across the United States have begun screening "The Interview," the much-hyped Sony Pictures film. Amid threats of cyber warfare and violence, American theaters shied away from showing the comedy and Sony canceled the film's release. But following criticism, Sony backtracked from that decision, and on Christmas Day, some smaller theaters screened the film to sellout audiences. Arash Arabasadi visited one theater in Washington and files this report.