Archive for June 19th, 2011

THE FCC FOUNDED ON THIS DATE IN 1934

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency
of the U.S. government. It was established by the Communications Act of
1934 as a successor to the Federal Radio Commission and is charged with
regulating all non-federal use of radio and television broadcasting, interstate telecommunications, wire, satellite and cable.    

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1952

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I’ve Got a Secret is a weekly panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and
Bill Todman for CBS-TV. Instead of celebrity panelists trying to determine the contestant’s occupation, the panel tries to determine a contestant’s “secret”,
something that is usual, amazing, sometimes embarrassing, or humorous. The
show was originally hosted by radio and television personality Garry Moore. The panelists included Bill Cullen, Jayne Medows,  Henry Morgan, and Faye Emerson
(shown above). The original version of I’ve Got a Secret began broadcasting in
black and white and switched to a color format in 1966. It ran until April 3, 1976

 

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GUY LOMBARDO (JUNE 19, 1902 – NOV. 5, 1977)

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Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo was a bandleader and violinist. He formed
“The Royal Canadians” in 1924  with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor
along with other musicians from his hometown in Canada. He led the group to international success, billing themselves as creating “The Sweetest Music This
Side of Heaven. The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and
300 million records.

Lombardo’s orchestra played at the "Roosevelt Grill" in the Roosevelt Hotel in
New York City from 1929 to 1959, and their New Year’s Eve broadcasts (which
continued with Lombardo until 1976 at the Waldorf Astoria) were a major part
of New Year’s celebrations across North America. Even after Lombardo’s death,  
the band’s New Year’s specials continued for two more years on CBS.The Royal Canadians were noted for playing the traditional song Auld Lang Syne  as part
of the celebrations. Their recording of the song still plays as the first song of
the new year in Times Square. .

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DRESS SELLS FOR $4.6 MILLION AT AUCTION

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LOS ANGELES (Fox news)-The iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film
"The Seven Year Itch"(above) reached a seven-figure sum at an auction of
actress Debbie Reynolds’ film memorabilia in Los Angeles.

The ivory-pleated outfit from Billy Wilder’s 1955 classic was sold Saturday to an unidentified telephone bidder for $4.6 million, more than twice the figure projected
by auctioneers at the Profiles In History house.

 

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LORNE GREEN WAS TV DAD BEN CARTWRIGHT

(Daddy’s Hands, 1986)
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