Archive for September 19th, 2013

WHO WILL PLAY JOHNNY?

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John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

FoxNews – NBC announced it is making a miniseries about legendary late- 
night TV host Johnny Carson. 

The series, based off of the upcoming book “Carson the Magnificent: An
Intimate Portrait” by Bill Zehme, will focus on Carson’s background and 
his time in the spotlight. 

According to the press release from the network: "The project will cover
Carson’s legendary 30-year run (1962-92) as host of ‘The Tonight Show, 
as well as his childhood growing up in Nebraska, his often secluded off- 
camera life and friendships he made throughout his career as one of the 
most beloved TV personalities of all time.

Casting for the role of Carson is expected to begin soon.

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THE ‘BIG’ CRAZE FOR ULTRA LARGE HD TV!

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Quadruple the viewing pleasure with four times the pixelation of regular HD
TV. All the buzz right now is about large Ultra HDTV, or 4K.

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(From The Hollywood Reporter) – As a new wave of viewing technology hits big-
screen TVs — including radically higher definition and richer lighting systems — the market suddenly is rolling out televisions that are getting supersized to home-theater proportions. And that’s not the only tube news: Manufacturers also are converting
TVs into the ultimate landscaping statement — yes, a monster outdoor TV from
Porsche Design Studio is about to start sprouting in backyards the world over.

The C SEED 201 Jumbotron stands a staggering 15 feet tall, offers a 201-inch LED screen and hydraulically disappears into your yard when not in use. It has an equally gargantuan price tag: $700,000. That’s not counting installation, which could run $300,000.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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                Ed Danahue

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  Mary Tyler Moore is 77 (Dec. 29, 1936)

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FIRST TIME IN FULL LIVING COLOR!

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Jack Paar with a RCA TK41 color TV camera in the background

On September 19, 1960, the series became one of the first regularly scheduled videotaped programs in color. Only a few minutes of video of Paar’s talk host
career in color are known to exist today; NBC’s policy at the time was to preserve programming on black-and-white kinescopes, but this policy only applied to live or videotaped prime time programming, and as such, the videotapes of most of Paar’s Tonight Show appearances were taped over and no longer exist, a policy that
continued through the first ten years of Johnny Carson’s subsequent hosting of
the same series.

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ADAM WEST IS NOW 85 YEARS OLD!

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Adam West (William West Anderson)

West played ABC-TV’s Batman from 1966 to 1968, and has since
returned to provide voices in various animated superhero series.

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