Archive for March 7th, 2013

RECORD SETTING FILIBUSTER IN 1957

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James Strom Thurmond delivering his record filibuster

Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina conducted the longest filibuster
by a lone senator in August of 1957, setting the record of 24 hours, 18
minutes. He was in opposition of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

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Sen. Thurmond waves as he leaves the Senate chamber after making the 
longest filibuster, August 29, 1957.

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SINGER CLAUDE KING HAS DIED AT 90

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                 Claude King
(February 5, 1923 – March 7, 2013)

(AP) – Country singer-songwriter Claude King, an original member of the
Louisiana Hayride who was best known for the 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain,"
has died. .

King had just celebrated his birthday and 67th wedding anniversary to his wife,
Barbara, last month. The couple’s eldest son, Duane King, said his father was
found unresponsive in his bed early Thursday morning at his home in Shreveport.

King was one of the original members of the Louisiana Hayride, the Saturday-
night show where Elvis Presley also got his start. The show transformed country
and western music from 1948 to 1960 with music genres including hillbilly,
Western swing, jazz, blues and gospel. 

 

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DICK CLARK INTERVIEWS BUDDY HOLLY

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~

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FIRST BROADWAY PRODUCTION ON TV

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Peter-Pan

On March 7, 1955, NBC presented Peter Pan live as part of Producers’
Showcase
(with nearly all of the show’s original cast) as the first full-
length Broadway production on color TV. The show attracted a then
record audience of 65-million viewers, the highest ever up to that
time for a single television program.

 

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