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SHOWS FINAL TELECAST ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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The television debut of The Original Amateur Hour came on January 18, 
1948 on the DuMont Television Network with Mack as the host. It was
one of the few shows to have appeared on four TV networks during the
Golden Age of Television. After a 22 year run, Ted Mack (pictured above)
terminated the show of his own volition. The final broadcast of The Original
Amateur Hour
was on Sunday September 27, 1970.

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Johnny Burnette and the Rock & Roll Trio. September 9, 1956

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REMEMBERING ~ WILLIAM CONRAD

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             (September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)

William Conrad (born John William Cann, Jr.) was a actor, writer, producer and 
director whose career spanned five decades in radio, film and television. He
created the role of Marshall Matt Dillion for the popular CBS radio series,
Gunsmoke (1952–1961), and narrated the television adventures of Rocky
and Bullwinkle
(1959–1964) and The Fugitive on  ABC (1963-1967). Conrad
starred as a detective in the CBS-TV series Cannon (1971-1976), and in the
crime drama Jake and the Fatman on CBS (1987-1992).

 

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William Conrad in a promotion photo for  Gunsmoke  

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RELEASED BY THE RONETTES IN JUNE OF 1964

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REPORT MADE PUBLIC ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, named after its chairman Chief Justice
Earl Warren, was established on November 27, 1963, by Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22,
1963. The commission’s 888-page final report was presented to President
Johnson on Tuesday September 24, 1964 (above) and was made public on
September 27, 1964. The controversial report concluded that Lee Harvey
Oswald acted along in the killing of Kennedy and the wounding of Texas
Governor John Connally, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone in the  
murder of Oswald.

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Chief Justice Earl Warren

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October, 1964

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Jack Ruby Shooting Lee Harvey Oswald

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LATE-NIGHT SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

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The Tonight Show
is a late-night talk show that has aired on NBC-TV since
Monday September 27, 1954. It is the longest currently running regularly
scheduled entertainment  program, and the third longest-running show on
NBC, after Meet the Press and Today. The shows first host was Steve Allen
till 1957. Fellow radio personality Gene Rayburn (below) was the original
announcer for the show.  

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Gene Rayburn

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