TV GAME SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1950

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Beat the Clock was a Goodson-Todman game show which  aired on CBS
television from 1950 to 1958 and on ABC from 1958 to 1961. The original
host of the show was Bud Collyer (shown above).

 

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The Beat the Clock home game

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‘’LIEUTENANT DAN’’ (GARY SINISE) IS 56 TODAY

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Gary Sinise is well known actor, film director and musician. He has won various
awards during his career. In 1992, Sinise directed, and played the role of George
Milton in the successful film adaptation Of Mice and Men. He was nominated for 
the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his role as Lt. Dan
Taylor in Forrest Gump. He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Truman,
as Harry S. Truman. In 1996, he played a corrupt police officer in the dramatic hit Ransom. In 1998, Sinise was awarded an Emmy for his title role portrayal in the
television film George Wallace. Since 2004, Sinise has starred in CBS’s CSI: NY.

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Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump

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Gary Sinise was in the 1995 Ron Howard film Apollo 13 

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Gary Sinise was awarded the Presidential Citizen Medal by George W. Bush (right)
for his support of the U.S Military and humanitarian work supporting Iraqi children.

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THE FIRST CBS-TV MORNING SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

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 The Morning Show on the CBS television network aired from 1954 until 1956 and was originally hosted by Walter Cronkite (above). It was very similar to NBC’s The Today Show and was on the air for two hours from 7-9 a.m. ET until being reduced to one
hour to accommodate the premiere of Captain Kangaroo in 1955. Additional hosts
over the years included Jack Paar, John Henry Faulk, and Dick Van Dyke.

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Walter Cronkite with the weather

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Jack Paar hosting The Morning Show

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IT’S BARBARA FELDON’S BIRTHDAY ~ 78 TODAY

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Barbara Feldon is a character actress of both stage and television who
is primarily known for the role of Agent 99 on the popular 1960s sitcom 
Get Smart on NBC and later CBS. Following her first work as a model,
Feldon’s break came in the form of a popular and much parodied TV
commercial (shown below) for "Top Brass," a hair pomade for men.

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Barbara Feldon with costar Don Adams in Get Smart

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JON PROVOST TURNED 61 TODAY

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Jon Provost, born in Los Angeles, California is a former child actor of film and
television. He is best known for his role as Timmy Martin in the CBS-TV series
Lassie (1957 – 1964).  

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