Archive for January 6th, 2015

RADIO DRAMA DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Host  E.G. Marshall

The format of CBS Radio Mystery Theater was similar to that of classic old
time radio
shows like Suspense, and The Whistler, in that the episodes were
introduced by a host (E. G. Marshall) who provided brief commentary during
the program which aired from January 6, 1974 till the final episode December
31, 1982.

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1974 Sony Marconi Table Top Radio.

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WILDLIFE SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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Original run on CBS: January 6, 1963 – 1971.

The program was syndicated from 1971 to 1988, and was revived in 2002. The
show’s second incarnation currently airs on Animal Planet.

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Perkins was host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom from 1963 to 1985. He
was also director of the New York Zoo in Buffalo, N.Y., the Lincoln Park Zoo
in Chicago and the St. Louis Zoo. He died in 1986 at age 81.

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SUNDAY COMIC DEPUT ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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The Sunday strip appeared in the half-page format, which was the only complete
format for the entire life of the Sunday strip. Most of the other characters that
eventually became the main characters of Peanuts did not appear until later

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Charles Schulz

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)

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PROGRAM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1975

1975 - AM American Begins

AM America was a morning news program produced by ABC in an attempt
to compete with Today on NBC. The show never found an audience after its
premiere. Lasting just under ten months, its final installment aired on October
31, 1975.

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