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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

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North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford (below) on
this day in 1908. The purchase price of the car was $850.

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Game one of the first modern World Series took place at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Ball Field (above) on this day in 1903. It was
between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boston prevailed five games to three, winning the last four.


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On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight"
show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar
was the previous host.

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Host Johnny Carson, right, appears with the show’s announcer
Ed McMahon during the final taping of the "Tonight Show" on
May 22, 1992.

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Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL. on this day in 1971.

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NEW HOST DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Jack Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host of "The Morning Show"
on CBS-TV.

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Singer Julius La Rosa, left, makes a guest appearance on “The
Morning Show” with host Jack Paar.

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Anchorman Walter Cronkite, host of CBS Television’s ‘The
Morning Show,’ with his daily guest, Charlemane the lion,
one of the Bill and Cora Baird Puppets.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1939, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a
military alliance between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact
of Steel."

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Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

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President Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit
Russia on this day in 1972. He met with Soviet leader Leonid
Brezhnev.

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In Birmingham, AL. on this day in 2002, a jury convicted former Ku
Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry (above) of murder in the 1963
church bombing that killed four girls shown on the memorial below.

(AP Photo/The Birmingham News)

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Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s "Tonight Show" for the last time on
this day in 1992. He had been host for 30 years.

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Laurence Kerr Olivier (Baron Olivier)  (May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989)

English actor and director Laurence Olivier who, along with his
contemporaries
Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated
the
British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films
throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late
in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

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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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