Archive for September 19th, 2011

BROOK BENTON WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1931

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            Brook Benton (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988)

"Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)" made it to the top five on the
pop charts, and to number one on the Hot R&B sides chart, for
ten weeks, becoming one of the most successful R&B singles
of the 1960s.

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SITCOM PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show
(also known simply by the name of the show’s
star,Mary Tyler Moore) is a television sitcom that aired on the CBS network
from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. The program was a television
breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as
the central character Mary Richards). It has also been cited as "one of the
most acclaimed television programs ever produced" in U.S. history. Critics 
gave it high praises ,receiving Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy
Series three years in a row (1975–77), and continued to be honored
long after the final episode aired.   
 

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Mary Tyler Moore

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THE 21st U.S. PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1881

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Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) became the 21 
President of the United States on September 19, 1881 after the assassination
of President James A. Garfield.

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NEW TO TELEVISION ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The show Flipper, has been dubbed an “aquatic Lassie”, was first broadcast on NBC television from September 19, 1964, until April 15, 1967. The star of the show is a bottlenose dolphin, Flipper, and his human companions, Porter Ricks and his two
young sons Sandy and Bud. Porter is Chief Warden of a fictional marine preserve
and park in southern Florida.

 
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CONGRATULATIONS LARS LARSON!

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Radio talk show host Lars Larson has been named Best Radio On-Air Personality
by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. His flagship station, KXL was also
named Station of the Year at the associations annual fall conference which
was held this past weekend..

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