Archive for August 10th, 2012

SUMMER REPLACEMENT ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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“The Manhattan Transfer” took over the Cher timeslot on CBS television for four
weeks. The nostalgic musical show concentrated on elaborate production
numbers from various time periods.

 

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1975

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FDR STRICKEN WITH POLIO ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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One of only a few known photographs of Roosevelt in a wheelchair

Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s paralytic illness began at age 39, when he got a fever after exercising heavily during a vacation in Canada. He went sailing on the Bay of Fundy
with his three oldest children, put out a fire, jogged across Campobello Island, and
swam in Lake Glen Severn and the Bay. While his bout with the illness was well
known, it was kept from public view.

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GET THE GENUINE ARTICLE IN PORTLAND

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1903

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THE ‘’NATION’S ATTIC” CREATED ON THIS DAY IN 1846

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The Smithsonian Institution is an educational research institute and associated
museum complex headquartered in Washington D.C. It is administered and funded
in part by the U.S. government. The institution was established when scientist Joseph
Smithson donated $500,00.

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The Smithsonian Natural History Museum

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DIRECTOR MEL STUART IS DEAD AT 83

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                Mel Stuart
(September 2, 1928 – August 9, 2012)

(AP) – Mel Stuart, an award-winning documentarian who also directed "Willy
Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died.

His daughter, Madeline Stuart, said he died Thursday night of cancer at his
home in Los Angeles.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Stuart was associated with David L. Wolper,
with whom he established a base of West Coast documentary production
at a time when New York filmmakers and TV networks’ news divisions
dominated the field.

Stuart’s documentaries during those years include "The Making of the
President 1960," for which he won an Emmy, as well as subsequent
explorations of the campaigns in 1964 and 1968. Other programs
were "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" and the Oscar-nominated
"Four Days in November."

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