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TV SPECIAL DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Bobby Darin in his first variety series was joined by singer Joanie Sommers 
and veteran comedian Bob Hope with Billy May and His Orchestra. This TV 
special was a pilot for a potential series but it was not picked up.

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RADIO SHOW AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1936

GreenHornet 

The Green Hornet is a radio adventure series that introduced the character
of the Green Hornet, a masked vigilante. The series originated on WXYZ, the
same local Detroit station that originated companion shows The Lone Ranger

and
Challenge of the Yukon. The Mutual network carried the show in 1938 and
the NBC Blue Network (later ABC) picked up the show in 1939 and aired until
1952 with reruns as late as 1954.

The character Green Hornet (Britt Reid) was played by: Al Hodge (1936-1943),
Donovan Faust (1943), Bob Hall (1945-1947), and Jack McCarthy (1947-1952).

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Green Hornet cast members (L-R)Tokutaro Hayashi as Kato,
Al Hodge as Britt, and Jim Irwin as reporter Mike.

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Donovan Faust

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Bob Hall

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Jack McCarthy

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TOP NEWS STORIES ON THIS DAY

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Mike Gracia

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BROADWAY VETERAN IS 94 TODAY

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Carol Elaine Channing was born in Seattle, Washington.

Carol Channing is best known for her roles in Hello, Dolly! (1964) and
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949). She received an Oscar nomination,
a Golden Globe Award, and three Tony Awards.

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

BlueSuedeShoes

According to guitarist Scotty Moore, when “Blue Suede Shoes” 
was recorded, "We just went in there and started playing, just
winged it. Just followed however Elvis felt." According to reports
confirmed by Sam Phillips, RCA producer Steve Sholes agreed
not to release Presley’s version of the song as a single while
Carl Perkins release was hot.

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