Archive for January 12th, 2011

MUSIC SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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THE BELL TELEPHONE HOUR was seen on NBC-TV and ran until the spring
of 1968. The concert series was one of the first TV shows to be telecast
exclusively in color using a system perfected by RCA in 1954. It aired
every week on Friday evenings. 

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SMOKIN’ JOE IS 67 TODAY

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Joe Frazier is a former Olympic and World Heavyweight
boxing champion whose professional career lasted from
1965 to 1976, with a brief comeback in 1981.

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Frazier’s last world title match came in 1975 when he was
defeated by Muhammad Ali. It has been called the “Thrilla
in Manila”.

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NORTHERN PACIFIC AD ~ 1905

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“SHOCK JOCK” TURNED 57 TODAY

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Controversial radio personality Howard Stern first worked
at the campus radio station while studying Communications
at Boston University. He made his professional debut at 
WNTN radio in 1975. Stern can be heard on Sirius Satellite
radio. 

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MENTALIST IS 76 YEARS OLD TODAY

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The Amazing Kreskin, above, had his name legally changed from
George Joseph Kresge. He had a syndicated TV series from 1971
to 1975 (The Amazing World of Kreskin) and appeared on the
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 61 times from 1970 to 1980.
Kreskin is active today performing live and appears regularly 
on television in New York City.

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Kreskin is seen here, on the right, with Johnny Carson and  
Ed McMahon on The Tonight Show. 

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