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TV PROGRAM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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Allen Albert Funt (September 16, 1914 – September 5, 1999)

Candid Camera was originally called The Candid Microphone and was first heard
on ABC radio June 28, 1947. Creator Allen Funt brought his program to ABC -TV
using the Candid Microphone title of the radio series, and then switched to NBC in
the fall of 1949 (for Philip Morris, with Ken Roberts as his announcer), at which
point its name was changed to Candid Camera

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GUITAR MAKER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1909

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Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991)

Fender was creator of the famous Fender brand of guitars. He also founded the 
Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments companies. During his early years he 
made money repairing radios as a teenager in California. In 2009, Leo Fender 
was awarded a Technical Grammy Award for contributions of outstanding
technical significance to the recording field. He never learned to play the
instruments which he made a career of building.

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LOOKING BACK AT PAST NEWS EVENTS

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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The vocal group The Manhattan Transfer performed songs and took
part in comedy skits as the stars of their own hour-long variety show,
which ran for four weeks in the summer of 1975 on CBS-TV. Reggae
legend Bob Marley made his first American TV appearance on the
series. The show was filmed at CBS Studio in Hollywood, CA on
June 21, 1975, and was recorded live in front of a studio audience.

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