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NETWORK DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Burr Tillstrom with puppets Kukla and Ollie and host Fran Allison

The first NBC network broadcast of Kukla, Fran and Ollie, with the
Kuklapolitan Players aired from 6–6:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday
through Friday from Chicago. The original series ended in 1957.

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Burr Tillstrum manipulates his puppets from behind a gauze-curtained
stage.

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TWO SINGING LEGENDS BORN ON THIS DAY

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Noble Ray Price (January 12, 1926 – December 16, 2013)

Songs released by Ray Price include "Heartaches by the Number" (1959) 
and "Crazy Arms” (1956). In 1996 he was inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame.

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Tex Ritter (Woodward Maurice Ritter)
(January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974)

Tex Ritter, America’s singing cowboy, sang”Deck of Cards” (1948
and “High Noon”, the theme from the movie of the same name. He
is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and was the first artist
signed to Capitol Records.

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IT WAS IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor and Sally Struthers (from left) (baby is unidentified; possibly Jason or Justin Draeger)

Original run on CBS: January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979.

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