Archive for March 11th, 2012

THE EARLY DAY’S OF RADIO

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Recording of the Jack Benny radio show at Camp Haan in April of 1942.

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THE EARLY CAREER OF LEONARD NIMOY

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Leonard Nimoy (L) as Hansen on the Twilight Zone episode "A Quality of
Mercy" (December 29, 1961)

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‘’THE CHAMPAGNE MUSIC MAN’’

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            Lawrence Welk
(March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992)

Lawrence Welk was a accordionist, and bandleader who hosted The
Lawrence Welk Show
on ABC television from 1955 to 1982. In 1996,
Welk was ranked #43 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

 

The opening number from the premier show in 1955.

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

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Though mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, the idea of daylight saving
time, advancing clocks forward one hour so that evenings have more daylight,
was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and was implemented 
during World War ll.

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George V. Hudson was an English-born New
Zealand entomologist and astronomer.

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THE LES PAUL & MARY FORD SHOW

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The Les Paul & Mary Ford Show (aka Les Paul & Mary Ford At Home) was widely syndicated during 1954-’55, and was only five minutes (one or two songs) long on
film. It was often used as a brief interlude or fill-in in programming schedules. Since
Les created the entire show himself, including audio and video, he maintained
the original recordings and was in the process of restoring them to up-to-date
quality until his death in 2009.

 

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