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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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X Minus One
was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series
broadcast
from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in numerous
timeslots on
NBC. The series was never able to generate a
large following.   

The writers of the magazine stories were not well known then
but now are the giants of today. These stories came from the
minds of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson to
name a few.

 

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A vintage Zenith tube radio from 1955.

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TOM SELLECK IS 72 TODAY

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Thomas William "Tom" Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Actor Tom Selleck is known to audiences as Magnum PI on CBS (1980-1988) 
and later appeared in the CBS drama series Blue Bloods (2010-present). He
earned a scholarship in business administration at the University of Southern
California after being admitted on a basketball scholarship. Selleck had a
supporting role in Friends as Dr. Richard Burke, a role which earned him a
nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a
Comedy Series.

 

 


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BARBARA HALE HAS DIED AT 94

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Barbara Hale (April 18, 1922 – January 26, 2017)

(AP) – Barbara Hale, a movie actress who found her most
famous role on television as steadfast secretary Della
Street in the long-running CBS series "Perry Mason" 
(1957 – 1966) has died.

Hale was surrounded by family when she died Thursday
at her Los Angeles area home, said Jaqueline Stander,
an agent for Hale’s son, actor William Katt ("The Greatest
American Hero," ”Carrie").

"She was gracious and kind and silly and always fun to be
with," Katt posted on his Facebook page Thursday, calling
Hale a wonderful actress and a "treasure as a friend and
mother." Hale reportedly died of complications from chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease
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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

today in history

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SANDY KOZEL

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

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Original series on NBC: January 22, 1968 – March 12, 1973

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          1953

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SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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First edition cover.

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost  as Mr. and Mrs. North (1950)

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on NBC and
CBS from 1942 to 1954. The fictional amateur detectives were created
by Frances and Richard Lockridge. They were featured in a series of
26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and
several radio and television series.

In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar
Award
from the Mystery Writers of America (in a tie with CBS‘s The
Adventures of Ellery
Queen
). The Woodbury Soap company was the
programs initial sponsor.

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