Archive for November 6th, 2014

SHOW AIRED FIRST ON THE RADIO

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The radio series of Gunsmoke first aired on CBS on April 26, 1952 with the
episode "Billy the Kid", written by Walter Newman. The show ended on June
18, 1961. It starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear
as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as
Dillon’s assistant Chester Wesley Proudfoot.

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William Conrad and Georgia Ellis

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Conrad (right) talking with the sound effects man

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Cast and crew going over the script for an episode of Gunsmoke

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Howard McNear, William Conrad, Parley Baer, and Georgia Ellis


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TALK SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, is a television talk
show
hosted by Phil Donahue that ran for 26 years on national TV. Its
run was preceded by three years of local broadcast over WLWD in
Dayton, Ohio beginning in 1967. It was broadcast in syndication
nationwide between
1970 and 1996. In 2002, Donahue was ranked
twenty-ninth on TV Guide magazine’s
list of the fifty greatest
television shows of all-time
.

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Johnny Carson (left) was a guest on the Donahue show in 1970

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Phillip John "Phil" Donahue will turn 79 on December 21

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ACTOR RICHARD SCHAAL IS DEAD AT 86

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Richard Schaal (May 7, 1928 – November 4, 2014)

Actor and comedian Richard Schaal, a member of Chicago’s legendary
Second City improv group in the 1960s, died Tuesday, November 4, in
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. The cause was not disclosed.

Schaal was best known for his work in many classic sitcoms including
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Rhoda," "The Bob Newhart Show,"
"Phyllis" and "Just My Luck."

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THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Mike Nichols yng

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Mike Nichols (Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky)

Nichols was briefly enrolled in the pre-medical program at 
the University of Chicago. His third cousin twice removed
is prestigious scientist, Albert Einstein.

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