Archive for January 25th, 2011

MORE THAN JUST SHOES, HUSH PUPPIES 1971

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LOOKING BACK AT LIFE ON THIS DATE

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 life 1943
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life 1954 
[1954] 

life 1963
[1963]

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FIRST LIVE TELEVISED NEWS CONFERENCE BY A PRESIDENT ~ ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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President John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. He discussed the release of two surviving US Air Force crewman by the Soviet Union after being captured when their jet aircraft was shot down on July 1, 1960. He also talked about an atomic test ban treaty and famine in the Congo.

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DEAN JONES IS 80 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor Dean Carroll Jones is best known for his light-hearted leading roles in several Walt Disney movies between 1965 and 1977. At the  beginning of his career, Jones appeared in minor film and television roles. He made his Broadway debut, along with Jane Fonda, in the 1960 play There was a little Girl. Later that same year Jones played Dave Manning in the Broadway comedy Under the Yum-Yum Tree, a role he repeated in the 1963 film version starring Jack Lemmon.

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STEVE ALLEN’S LAST TONIGHT SHOW APPEARANCE ON THIS DATE IN 1957

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The Tonight Show is a  late-night talk show that has aired on NBC-TV since 1954. It is the longest currently running regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States, and the third longest-running show on NBC, after Meet the Press and Today. The first host of  the show was Steve Allen(above). Allen departed Tonight after NBC ordered him to concentrate all his efforts on his Sunday night variety program,The Steve Allen Show, hoping to combat CBS-TV and The Ed Sullivan Show’s dominance of the Sunday night ratings. Below is a clip from the first Tonight Show that aired on Monday night, September 27, 1954.

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