Archive for December 26th, 2014

GENE BENDLER

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Eugene L "Gene" Brendler (born April 26, 1927 in Madison,
Wisconsin – Died January 17, 1998)

Pioneer Portland television personality Gene Brendler was probably
best known as the host of KPTV’s ”High Time” from 1956 to 1961. It
a teen-age rock ‘n roll show that was Portland’s version of “American
Bandstand”. He also did the “Northwest Bylines” program along with
public affairs spots for the same station. He also worked as KPTV’s
booth announcer, game show host, news director and public affairs
director. Brendler signed on with the KPTV in 1953, less than a year
after the station went on the air.

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BREAKING TREDITION ON THIS DAY IN 1982

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Breaking its 55-year tradition of naming a “Man of the Year”, Time magazine
proclaimed the personal computer “Machine of the Year”. The was the first time
a non-human received the honors since Charles Lindbergh was named in 1927. 

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Aviator Charles Lindbergh was TIME’s first Man of the Year.

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Ross Simpson

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Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. (Leslie Lynch King, Jr.)  
                   (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1921

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            Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen 
                   (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000)

Allen is best remembered as the first host of The Tonight Show on
NBC from 1954 to 1957.
He innovated the concept of the television
talk show.

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