Archive for March 19th, 2015

FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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Bob Hope

The Academy Awards ceremony made appeared on television for the first time 
with 34 million viewers in front of their TV sets. NBC-TV’s broadcast of the 25th 
Annual Academy Awards featured ceremonies held in both Hollywood and New 
York City
. Bob Hope hosted the main festivities (above) held at RKO Pantages
Theater in Hollywood, while Conrad Nagel led a smaller ceremony at the NBC
International Theater in Manhattan.

The circus drama “The Greatest Show on Earth,” directed by 71-year-old 
cinema pioneer Cecil B. DeMille, won Best Picture over the heavily favored
“High Noon,” which featured Best Actor winner Gary Cooper.


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FROM THE PHOTO ALBUM OF RADIO KATN

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From left: Ralph F. Frazer (KATN 1010 AM owner/manager), Melburn Stone
(“Doc”), and Ken Curtis (Festus) from the CBS-TV series Gunsmoke paid
a visit to the Boise, Idaho country music station in 1965.

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STORM CLEAN UP IN FEBRUARY, 1950

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Portland Public Works Department crew cleans snow from Southwest 12th
Ave. between Main and Jefferson St.

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RECAPPING HISTORICAL NEWS

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Ross Simpson

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BRUCE WILLIS IS 60 TODAY

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Walter Bruce Willis was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany but
raised in New Jersey.

Willis won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award and the People’s Choice
Award for his role in the 1999 suspense film The Sixth Sense. His other
well-known films include the Die Hard series beginning with Die Hard in
1988.

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