Archive for June 27th, 2011

BETTY ROBERTS (FEB. 5, 1923–June 25, 2011)

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Betty Cantrell Roberts was a Oregon politician and judge. She was
the 83rd Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, the highest
state court in Oregon. She was the first woman on the Oregon Supreme
Court, and had also been the first woman on the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Roberts served from 1982 to 1986 on the high court and from 1977 to 1982
on the Court of Appeals. From 1958 to 1967, Roberts taught high school in
the Portland metropolitan area at Reynolds High School, Centennial High
School, and David Douglas High School before becoming a business law
and political science teacher at  Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham
from 1967 to 1976.

Betty was a private mediator and senior judge until her death this past
Saturday due to pulmonary fibrosis. She was 88 years-old. Betty Roberts
was a great teacher and will be missed!

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, starring Elvis Presley, was the title of a 1968 TV special sponsored by The
Singer Sewing Machine Company , it aired on December 3, 1968 on the NBC
television network. The special is commonly referred to as the ‘68 Comeback
, because of subsequent developments in Presley’s career. At 6.00pm
Thursday, June 27, Elvis Presley took to the stage for the first time in over seven
years, resulting in four one-hour live shows being taped at NBC’s Burbank studios.

A black-clad Presley sat down and jammed with band mates for two shows, each
show having a different audience. There was a one hour break between them
(enough time for Presley to shower and have his outfit dry cleaned after
performing under the hot studio lights. In the second two hour segment,
recorded at 8.00pm,June 29, he remained standing and sang live to a mix
of live and pre-recorded backing, again in front of two different audiences.These
four sessions are often referred to collectively as “The Burbank Sessions.” The
soundtrack album was released simply as NBC-TV Special.


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Where the Action Is or (WTAI) was a music-based television variety show
on ABC that aired weekday afternoons in black and white from Tuesday,
June 27, 1965 to March 31, 1967. It was created by Dick Clark as a spin-
off of American Bandstand. The program had its own group of performers,
most notably Paul Revere & the Raiders, who served as the house band
until 1966. The show’s theme song, “Action”, became a hit single for
Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon.

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BOB KEESHAN (JUNE 27, 1927–JAN. 23, 2004)

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Bob Keeshan in makeup as “Clarabell” with Buffalo Bob Smith


Bob as “Captain Kangaroo” 

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Robert James “Bob” Keeshan was a TV producer and actor. He is best
remembered as the title character of the children’s TV program Captain
Kangaroo, which became an icon for millions of kid’s during its 30-year
run from 1955 to 1984 on NBC. Keeshan was also the original “Clarabell
the Clown” on the Howdy Doody show from 1947 to 1960 on NBC.

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