Archive for June 28th, 2011

‘’QUIZ KIDS’’ DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1940

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Quiz Kids, was a popular radio-TV series of the 1940s and 1950s, was created
by Chicago public relations and advertising man Louis G. Cowan. Originally
sponsored by Alka-Sletzer, the series was first broadcast on NBC from Chicago,
June 28, 1940, airing as a summer replacement for Alec Templeton Time. The
show continued on radio for the next 13 years.

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EARLY BIRD BEGAN WORKING ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Intelsat 1 F-1, known popularly as Early Bird (above), was the first
communications satellite developed and launched for commercial
use. It was launched on a Delta D rocket from Cape Canaveral,
Florida and positioned in geostationary orbit over the Atlantic. It
had a capacity of 240 telephone links or one television channel.The
satellite was originally Designed to last for 18 months, it was in use
for 3½ years, even being reactivated briefly to celebrate Intelsat’s
20th anniversary in 1984.

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The Early Bird satellite was launched on a Delta
D rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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ELAINE STEWART HAS DIED AT 81

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Elaine Stewart, a leading lady in a series of films
in the 1950s, including "Brigadoon," and star of the 1970s game shows
"Gambit" and "High Rollers," has died. She was 81.

Her agent Fred Wostbrock told the Los Angeles Times that Stewart died
Monday at her home in Beverly Hills after a long illness.

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‘’THE ALAN YOUNG SHOW’’ FIRST AIRED ON THIS DATE IN 1944

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The Alan Young Show
was a 30 minute situation comedy that ran from
June 28, 1944 thru 1949.The series began on NBC Radio as a summer
replacement starring Alan Young and vocalist Bea Wain (above). It then
moved to ABC Radio with Jean Gillespie portraying Young’s girlfriend
Betty. The program was next broadcast by NBC for a 1946-47 run and
was off in 1948. When it returned to NBC in 1949, Louise Erickson
played Betty and Jim Backus was heard as snobbish playboy Hubert
Updike III.

 

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Louise Erickson with Richard Crenna

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Jim Backus

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AMOS ‘N’ANDY TV DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1951

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The Amos ‘n Andy Show
was produced from June 28, 1951 to April 1953 with
78 filmed episodes, sponsored by the Blatz Brewing Company. The television
series used African-American actors in the main roles, although the actors were
instructed to keep their voices and speech patterns as close to Gosden and
Correll’s as possible. Produced at the Hal Roach Studios for CBS, it was one 
of the first television series to be filmed with a multi-camera setup, four months
before the more famous I Love Lucy used the same technique.


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