Archive for February 2nd, 2011

GOOD MOVIE TO WATCH TONIGHT!

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Groundhog Day is a 1993  comedy movie directed and co-written by Harold
Ramis, starring Bill Murry and Andie MacDowell. In 2006, the film was added to
the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically,
or aesthetically significant."

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FRANKIE’S BIGGEST HIT RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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SHOW BEGAN RUN ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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The Midnight Special is a  musical variety series that aired during the 1970s
and early 1980s on NBC-TV. It was created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It
debuted as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a  regular series
on February 2, 1973, with its last show airing on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute
program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny
Carson
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The show mostly featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through
March 1976 when Helen Reddy was the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer. The theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special", was performed by Johnny Rivers. The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical
acts performing live, rather then lip-synching to prerecorded music.

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                 Helen Reddy hosting The midnight Special

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                    The Wolfman on The midnight Special

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1950

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What’s My Line? a panel game show which originally ran on the CBS Television
Network from 1950 until it’s cancellation in 1967. It is the longest-running game
show in the history of U.S. prime time television. It was hosted by John Charles
Daly with panelists Dorothy Kilgallen. Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf. 

The show won three Emmy Awards for “Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show”
in 1952, 1953 and a Golden Globe for Best TV show in 1962. After it was 
cancelled by CBS in 1967, it returned in syndication as a daily production
returned in syndication as a daily production which ran from 1968 until 1975.

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SUPERMODEL CHRISTIE BRINKLEY IS 57 TODAY

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Christie Brinkley  is best known for her three consecutive appearances
as a model on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the late
1970s and early 1980s, for her long-running contract with CoverGirl the
longest ever of any model in history, and for her marriage to musician
Billy Joel. Brinkley has also worked an an actress, illustrator, photographer,
writer, and designer. Christie played her first role as an actress in the 1983 
hit National Lampoon’s Vacation as "The girl in the red Ferrari" (below)
opposite Chevy Chase.

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