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AMONG SOME GREAT MEMORIES

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The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon
was an annual event held
on the eve of and during the
Labor Day holiday to raise money for the
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The show was founded and
hosted by actor and comedian
Jerry Lewis, who hosted the broadcast
from its 1966 inception until 2010. We recently lost Jerry on August
20. He was 91 years old.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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This Is Your Life is a reality documentary series broadcast on NBC-TV
from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer
Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host would surprise guests and then
proceed to take them through their lives in front of an audience that
included special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family.

Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted
a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s,
before his death in 2005.

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Ralph Livingstone Edwards
(June 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005)

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SPORTS BROADCASTER HAS DIED AT 61


John Peterson Saunders (February 2, 1955 – August 10, 2016)

(AP) – ESPN announced today that sportscaster John Saunders, who has
hosted "The Sports Reporters" for the last 15 years, has died. A cause of
death was not announced.

Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. He did play-by-play on various sports, 
hosted NHL Stanley Cup Final coverage and World Series coverage
and hosted studio shows for baseball, college football and college
basketball.

Saunders took over as host of "The Sports Reporters," a Sunday
morning staple of ESPN programming, after Dick Schaap died in
2001. Saunders played the role of calm traffic cop on the panel
show that features three sports journalists volleying opinions on
the top sports news of the day.

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PERMANENT HOST ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark Jr.
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

In 1952, WFIL-TV in Philadelphia began airing a show called Bob Horn’s
Bandstand
. Dick Clark had a similar show on the company’s radio station
(WFIL) and served as a regular substitute host when Bob Horn went on
vacation. After a drunk driving arrest in 1956, Horn was dismissed and
a 26-year-old Clark then became Bandstand’s permanent host. The
show was picked up by the ABC television network, renamed American
Bandstand
, and debuted nationally on August 5, 1957.

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The Bandstand podium (above) was donated
to the Smithsonian Institution in 1981.

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