Archive for March 23rd, 2014

A RADIO FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1932

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Belle Baker

Singer and actress Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show on
WABC in New York City from a moving train in the area. It was
a first for radio broadcasting. She talked about everything from
the current weather conditions to local news from various towns. 

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      Philco Cathedral radio, 1932

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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Bud Collyer

The original Beat The Clock show, hosted by Bud Collyer, ran on CBS
from 1950 to 1958 and on ABC-TV from 1958 to 1961. The show had
several sponsors during this time, with the longest standing being the
electronics company Sylvania. Other versions of Beat The Clock aired 
until 2003. In 2013, the show appeared in TV Guides list of the 60
greatest game shows ever. 

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Announcer Bern Bennett (1950–1958)

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SUPPORTING ACTOR HAS DIED AT 65

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James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 – March 21, 2014)

Rebhorn, a character actor who appeared in over 100 television
shows, feature films and plays and the recent Showtime drama
Homeland, has died. He passed away at his home in South
Orange, N.J. on Friday after loosing a long battle with cancer.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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THE DIXIE CUP BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1912

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Their story starts in 1912 with a Boston inventor named Lawrence Luellen, who
crafted a two-piece cup made out of a blank of paper. He joined the American
Water Supply Company, the brainchild of a Kansas-born Harvard dropout, Hugh
Moore. The two began dispensing individual servings of water for a penny—one
cent for a five-ounce cup from a tall, clumsy porcelain water cooler. Soon they
were the Individual Drinking Cup Company of New York and had renamed their
sole product the Health Kup. The name was changed to “Dixie Cup” in 1919.

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Hugh Everett Moore (1887-1972), Dixie Cup
Company president

 

HEALTH KUP AD

 


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