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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~

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DRAMA SERIES LEFT THE AIR ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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"The Shadow" premiered on the CBS radio network on July 31, 1930 as
the narrator for a radio program called “Detective Story Hour” based on a
magazine of the same name.The radio drama series temporarily moved to 
NBC radio in October 1932. After returning to CBS it disappeared from the 
airwaves on March 27, 1935 and later began airing over the new Mutual
Broadcasting System as a half-hour series called “The Shadow” on
Sunday evenings and continued there until the final episode on
December 26, 1954.

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A 22-year-old Orson Welles was the voice of The Shadow
(Lamont Cranston) from September 1937 to October 1938.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Harrison’s first single as a solo artist − "My Sweet Lord" topped
charts worldwide and heralded the use of Harrison’s
slide guitar
technique,  described by one biographer as being "musically as
distinctive a
signature as the mark of Zorro”.

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THE NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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TALK SHOW INNOVATOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1921

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             Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen  

                     (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000)

The Comedian, actor, composer. was the first host of "The Tonight Show”
from 1954 to 1957 on NBC-TV.

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