Archive for October 13th, 2015

PDX IS IN IT’S 75th YEAR THIS WEEK!

Dedicated as Portland Columbia Airport when opening in 1940, the airport
served 99,000 passengers in its first year. After building longer runways to
meet the requirements of larger aircraft and international air service, the
airport was renamed Portland International Airport in 1951. By that time,
annual passenger counts quadrupled to 400,000. Today PDX serves a
record 16 million passengers annually, and offers nonstop routes to 57
domestic and nine international locations.

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Arthur "Art" Garfunkel and Paul Simon.


Paul Frederic Simon is 74 years old today.

Simon met Garfunkel while performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth
grade graduation and went on to perform at school dances together.

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TV SPECIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1957


The Edsel Show
is an hour-long television special broadcast live on CBS
intended to promote Ford Motor Company‘s new Edsel line of cars. It was a
milestone in Bing Crosby‘s career, and was notable as being the first CBS 
entertainment program to be recorded on videotape, for rebroadcasting
on the west coast after the show was performed live for the east. The 
special replaced The Ed Sullivan Show, for the same sponsor, on CBS’
Sunday lineup for one evening only, and was one of the year’s most
successful programs, It also features an appearance by a "mystery
guest" who turned out to be Bob Hope.

 

 


The Edsel Show–Oldest known Quad Videotape.

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