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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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SINGERS TV SPECIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1965

The first of Barbra Streisand’s TV specials, "My Name is Barbra", coincided
with the release of her album by the same name. It was shot in black & white
and featured no guests, just Barbra and 27 songs. The special was critically
acclaimed, won three Emmy Awards, and was followed in 1966 by her next
special "Color Me Barbra".

 

  


Barbra Streisand with her Emmy awarded for
Outstanding Individual Achievements in
Entertainment.

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SOLO APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1969


From Left: Diana Ross, Lucille Ball, and Dinah Shore.

Diana Ross made a rare solo TV appearance while still with The Supremes
when she was a guest on Dinah Shore’s NBC-TV special "Like Hep".

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TRAGEDY IN CHICAGO ON THIS DAY IN 1979


One of the biggest stories in Chicago was the crash of American Airlines
Flight 191.

American Airlines Flight 191 from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to
Los Angeles International Airport crashed moments after takeoff from the
airport. All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board the DC-10 were killed,
along with two people on the ground. Until the September 11 attacks, it was
the deadliest air disaster in the history of the United States.

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A TV SPECIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1960


Frank Sinatra (left) and Elvis Presley

The TVSpecial "The Frank Sinatra Timex Special – Welcome Home Elvis”
was recorded on March 26th 1960 for the May 12 broadcast. It was the
first televised appearance of Elvis since coming home from his military
service
in Germany. The show was recorded in Black and White, since
ABC-TV didn’t start using until 1962. 

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