Archive for February 15th, 2014

MUPPETS PUPPETEER IS DEAD AT 48

JOHN PAUL HENSON

     John Paul Henson (April 25, 1965 – February 14, 2014)

(USA today) – John Paul Henson followed his father, Muppets creator
Jim Henson, into puppeteering, and sadly, to an early death.

The younger Henson, 48, fell victim to a sudden heart attack Friday
at his home in Saugerties, N.Y.

John was the puppeteer behind the ogre Sweetums (below).

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Sweetums is perhaps the most popular and well known of 
the Muppet monsters from The Muppet Show.

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HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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"My True Story" debuted on ABC radio and ran for seventeen years. The daily
program was presented in cooperation with "True Story" magazine, the source of
the stories for the radio series. The magazine, first published in 1919. was said to
be one of the earliest in today’s genre of confession magazines and continued on
radio for nearly 19 years.   

       radio listeners 1940

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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                                       Ross Simpson

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TV SHOW CREATOR IS 60 TODAY

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Matthew Abram
"Matt" Groening, High School Yearbook

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Groening was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He attended
Ainsworth Elementary School and Lincoln High School. He went
on to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he
served as the editor of the campus newspaper.

Matt Groening is the creator of two successful animated television
shows, The Simpsons (1989-present) and Futurama (1999-2003,
2008-2013).

Groening’s first cousin, Laurie Monnes Anderson, is a member of
the Oregon State Senate representing eastern Multnomah County.

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BURNS AND ALLEN RADIO DEBUT IN 1932

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George Burns and Gracie Allen

Burns and Allen debuted as regulars on The Guy Lombardo Show on CBS
radio. When Lombardo switched to NBC, they took over his CBS spot with 
The Adventures of Gracie beginning September 19, 1934. Two years later
it evolved into the “Burns & Allen Show”. George and Gracie continued on
radio for 14 more years before making the switch to television.

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