Archive for November 2nd, 2010

A QUIZ SHOW SCANDAL IN 1959

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It was on this date that a noted professor and writer, Charles Van Doren admitted to a House subcommittee that he had been given the questions and answers in advance of his appearances on the TV game show Twenty-One.

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CALIFORNIA U.S. SENATE RACE IN 1950

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Republican Richard Nixon defeated Democrat Helen Gahagan Douglas.
Helen was a well-known star on Broadway in the 1920’s.

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE ANNOUNCER HAS DIED

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Wheel of Fortune announcer…Charlie O’Donnell died
late Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause of
death is unclear at this time. Charlie was well known
as a D.J. at  radio station KRLA in Los Angeles. He
was 78-years-old.

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CHILDREN’S IDOL DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1998

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Local children’s show host, Heck Harper was the foreman  of KPTV’s
”Bar 27 Corral” from November, 1953 to November,1956. Heck would
welcome his “Ranch Hands” to the show which featured Heck’s
singing and guitar playing, story telling and  showing  portions
of a cowboy movie through the week. Heck was most remembered
for his happy birthday song. Heck Harper’s show moved to KGW TV
where it  was called “Heck Harper’s Cartoon Corral”. He passed
away as a result of Leukemia at the age of 79. Heck Harper was
one of Portland’s greatest citizens! He made a lasting impact on
many of us and was never replaced.

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Note…You have till 8PM tonight to drop off your ballot.
http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dbcs/elections/election_information/drop_sites.shtml

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IT ACTUALLY FLEW…FOR A SHORT TIME!

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It was on this date in 1947 that one of the worlds wealthiest and most
influential aviators in history, Howard Hughes, piloted the largest
aircraft ever made. It was called the Hercules H-4 and was largely 
made of wood , thus nicknamed… “The Spruce Goose.” It’s one
and only flight lasted for about a minute for a little over a mile at
70 feet above Long Beach Harbor in California. The airplane is
now part of the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Or.

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